Every year, the Men of Temple Ahavat Shalom select one or more individuals to honor as our “Man of the Year”. As a goal, the qualities the Man of the Year must embody are as follows:
- They must be a MoTAS Member (male member of TAS); active MoTAS preferred.
- They must embody the values of MoTAS:
- They serve as a role model to other men in the congregation.
- They are always welcoming to visitors and TAS members.
- They embody T-A-G: that is, they are visible at religious activities, they do service for the congregation and MoTAS, and they gives of themselves in some tangible fashion (not necessarily monetarily).
- They haven’t been honored as a Man of the Year within the last 5 years.
The following men have been recognized for embodying these values and for their service to MoTAS and to Temple Ahavat Shalom. They have been recognized regionally at the annual Man of the Year Dinner hosted by the Men of Reform Judaism. This “wall of honor” recognizes our honorees over the years: