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SALTY Election Rules

In order to apply and run for a position on the SALTY Board, each candidate prepares a campaign poster and an election speech! Make sure to read about the available positions. Check with Rabbi Schwartz about the next election cycle deadline, which is typically in late April or early May each year.

Campaign Poster Rules

  • Your poster must be submitted to Rabbi PJ (rabbischwartz@shirhadash.org) by the election cycle deadline - watch for announcements each spring.
  • Your poster will be available on this website and on Instagram (@sh.salty) in advance of Election Night
  • Poster must cover strictly what position you are running for, your ideas for the upcoming year, your qualifications for the role, and some background of who you are as a person and your relationship to Judaism. 
  • There can only be one version of your candidate poster.
  • The poster can not exceed the measurements of an 8.5x11 piece of paper.
  • Websites like Canva and BeFunky are great places to make your board position campaign poster. 
  • The poster can (and is recommended to be) an “introduction” of sorts to your campaign.

Election Speech Rules

  • Your speech must be written in advance and performed on Election Night
  • The speech should be from 2 to 3 minutes long and should be about these topics:
    • Introducing yourself
    • Ideas for next year/implementation
    • What separates you from the other candidates
    • There should be no “name calling”
    • Your speech should fixate on you and yourself ONLY.
  • You will work on your speech with one of the advisors (advisors are assigned and will contact you, depending on your position).
  • Your speech can be given from notes rather than a script but it does have to be approved by the advisors.
  • There will be time to caucus after each candidate and time for 3 questions of each candidate.

General Rules

  • Your campaign publicity will only take place through the SALTY instagram account (@sh.salty) and on the SALTY page on the CSH website.
  • This publicity is strictly to inform viewers of the candidates and their goals.
  • There is no publicizing on any personal social media.
  • There is absolutely no lobbying: if there are any signs of lobbying you will be disqualified.
  • All the pieces of your campaign need to be approved by Rabbi PJ or Aviva.
Sat, August 8 2020 18 Av 5780