Chuck Freedman : Get involved with TKA
Hello. Many of you know me, but for those who don’t, let me introduce myself. My name is Chuck Freedman, and I’m on your TKA Board of Trustees.
I am married to Heidi, my high school sweetheart, for over 20 years! We have two boys, Joey (16) and Ethan (almost 15).
I am proud to be on the Board for a third term, nominated by my peers to represent the Temple membership at Board meetings and on various committees. As a member of the Membership Committee, I volunteer with a tremendous group of individuals who help to set programming to maintain current members as well as try and pull in more members. I’ve helped coordinate great programs like Shabbat Noah, Aces Chai, Movie Night, Not so Silent Night, and many more. I’m also in our Temple’s Brotherhood and the captain and coach of our summer softball team. I work at an advertising agency, so often I’m involved in posters, signs and ads you see in the Temple lobby, the Jewish News or other publications.
Our two boys are still in our religious school, even years after their Bar Mitzvah, and both volunteer at various K.A.T.Y. events or religious school events and are Madrich during religious school on Sunday. I’m proud to see my boys grow into leaders of their class; their BBYO chapter; the Temple and our family.
I stand by the notion that “I can’t sit back and complain if I am not willing to do something about it.” I began to get involved on various TKA committees and groups in order to keep my family involved and get the programming designed to be more family friendly. Some twelve years later – I still enjoy ever minute of it.
If you haven’t attended a Friday night or Saturday morning Shabbat service in more than a month – make an effort to do so. After all, that’s what we’re here for, isn’t it? Schedule time to hear the speakers at our Bagels & Basics presentations; come to a potluck service; find something you enjoy and have expertise in, and offer your services to TKA.
You ARE needed and wanted as part of our TKA family.
All events are listed in The VOICE, on flyers in the stand in the lobby, but also on our website http://www.tkolami.org. I host the site and, along with volunteers Arthur Chartow and Ray Kach, and help from the Temple office, maintain as much Temple information as possible to keep our membership – and potential membership – aware of TKA happenings.
Are you reading this and feel that you would be willing to help plan or coordinate – or even just be a helping hand – or maybe just write an article for The VOICE? If you’re willing, we could always use your help on (m)any of the events that happen around the Temple. Please don’t be shy. Speak up. YOUR opinion is what makes Temple Kol Ami truly the right fit for you.