Temple Emanu-El and Congregation Or Chadash counted ballots on Sunday, February 9th regarding the proposed Memorandum of Understanding to move forward with merging our congregations.
Both congregations gave strong approval for the MOU. A total of 140 Temple Emanu-El congregants voted, with a 95% (n=133) “yes” votes.
A total of 264 Or Chadash congregants voted with a 77% (n=204) “yes” to approve the MOU. The Ambassadors and the Boards of Directors will move forward toward merger, in keeping with the approved MOU. We’ll continue to keep you updated.
Thank you to all our congregants for participating in this important decision. And please feel free to share your thoughts and comments by writing to our shared email account at JewishTucson@gmail.com.
Elaine Jones, PhD, President
Congregation Or Chadash