Monday, July 26, 2010

We All Have Our Vices

File this one under, we all have our vices, and that includes me, but in this instance, I am the vice.  Vice-President, that is.  Of Congregation Adas Emuno.

I was asked if I would serve, and agreed, and so, on June 16, at our annual Congregational meeting, I was elected Vice-President, for a two-year term.  As you may recall, I have been a member of the Board of Trustees of Adas Emuno for several years now.  Our By-Laws are a bit different from what I'm used to, as the Officers are elected for two-year terms, whereas Trustees are elected for 3-year terms, so officers are distinct from Trustees.

Congregation Adas Emuno is a small Reform Jewish Temple in Leonia, New Jersey.  You may have caught my previous post about starting up a congregational blog:  Adas Emuno Now Blogging.  The blog's address is, and you can see the post about my new post (and the rest of the changing of the guard regarding the Officers and Board of Trustees) here: New Leadership and Trustees for Adas Emuno.

The nice thing about this vice thing is that there are no specific duties--that's an old story when it comes to vice-presidencies.  Of course, there's no senate (or sanhedrin) for me to preside over, but I expect that my cup will be overrun before long.  Until then, I will not weep over becoming the veep.


Anonymous said...

Congradulations...:-) mazal tov..
a big honor...

My late husband and I were founding members of a small reform temple in Mass we we even helped to give it a name, and the torah sat in our basement for awhile when my husband repaired the ark... he was one of the
people who helped create bylaws in the ritual committee while I worked and argued in the school committee...

Lance Strate said...

Thank you, Talia, for your good wishes and sharing your own experiences. You are quite right, it is a big honor indeed.