Message from President Louis Schmier
As you know, the Board has decided to postpone the Corned Beef sale until further notice. I want to emphasize Postponed. Delayed. Not canceled. The sale will go on at a later date when this crisis has passed. The Board also has decided to refund the cost of tickets to anyone who so requests (1) during the hours that the sale was to be held on this coming Friday, Sunday, and Monday or (2) thereafter by appointment up until the time of the rescheduled sale. Online tickets will be refunded online upon request.
Please contact the people to whom you have sold less than 12 tickets. Tell them that in the light of the Governor’s declaration of a health emergency for the whole of Georgia, the Temple, in the interest of the welfare of the community, has a moral obligation to postpone the sale. Please emphasize that the sale will go on when this crisis has passed. Ask them hold their tickets until the sale is rescheduled. If, however, they wish a refund, either (1) secure the ticket and come to the Temple to hand in the tickets in exchange for a refund to hand back. Or, (2) ask them to come to the Temple personally with their ticket(s) for a refund.
For you who have secured large orders—12 or more sandwiches that were to be picked up at one time—and have handed in monies, this week please contact those persons who made the order (if you no longer have that information, either Sidney Morris or I can give you that information from the handed-in large order forms). Again, tell them that in the light of the Governor’s declaration of a health emergency for the whole of Georgia, the Temple, in the interest of the welfare of the community, has a moral obligation to postpone the sale., and that the sale will go on when this crisis has passed. Ask them hold their tickets until the sale is rescheduled. If, however, they wish a refund, the procedure for refunding large orders is as follows:
(1) you must retrieve the tickets
(2) bring the tickets to the Temple next weekend when we would have had the sale or thereafter by appointment so someone will be available to take the tickets.
(3) hand in the tickets, along with the name and address where a refund check is to be sent
(4) a refund check will be mailed to the appropriate individual(s).
(5) then, we’ll have to recontact them when the sale is rescheduled.
We will not refund any monies to anyone—anyone, you or someone else–without having first received returned tickets. I realize the great inconvenience we are asking of and imposing on each of you, but these are inconvenient times for all of us.
Make it a good day!
The Isaiah Fund
The Isaiah Fund is formally under the auspices of the Temple Board. The purpose of the Fund is to provide temporary financial support for congregants who find themselves in need of assistance due to special circumstances beyond their control. Such requests and dispensing of monies from the Isaiah Fund will be in accordance with the following regulations:
- The Fund’s resources are available only to members of the congregation.
- The committee responsible for the dispensing of Fund monies shall consist of the Rabbi and President of the congregation.
- The fund can be used to help pay for such items as rent, medical bills, medications, therapy, food, utility bills, or any other assistance subject to the approval of the Fund’s committee.
- To secure assistance, a member must contact the Rabbi requesting such assistance.
- The request must be accompanied by (a) a statement of how much money is needed, (b) a statement of exactly what the money is for, and (c) both the name and address to whom the money is to go (d) a form of documentation (e.g. bill, notice, prescription ) indicating the specific need. If additional information is needed, the rabbi will follow up the request before any decision is made.
- The rabbi will then consult with the President of the congregation regarding approval of the request.
- A request does not guarantee approval.
- All actions shall be confidential.
- Upon approval of a request, the committee shall decide whether the monies shall go directly to the person making the request or arrangements shall be made to monies to be paid directly to the provider of a particular service.
- The request for funds is ordinarily a one-time request only, exceptions, however, can apply.
- Because the Fund’s resources are limited, there shall be a designated cap of $1,000 on such requests.
- For tax purposes, the recipient of the monies must submit, in addition to initial documentation, subsequent receipts to the Rabbi.