Your Voice,
Your Vote

Our Voting Initiative at Temple
Emanu-El

As Reform Jews, we are summoned to engage with our community and to sanctify the sacred gift of freedom by expressing gratitude and affirming the responsibility freedom places on us. In this spirit, our tradition teaches that the process of choosing leaders is not a privilege but a collective responsibility. Temple will continue to bring these values to life in future elections.

Temple has embarked on a nonpartisan civic engagement campaign—Temple Votes—to achieve 100% voting by every member of Temple eligible to vote. Through a variety of means, including one-on-one outreach to Temple members, we will educate, register, engage, motivate, prepare, and enable 100% of voting age Temple members to vote.

GET INVOLVED,
BE ENGAGED

There are many ways to be part of the process:

  • Start a conversation
  • Fill out postcards
  • Listen to our clergy discuss voting from the bimah
  • Gather with virtual groups
  • Go to the polls together in small groups

WE’RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE

If you need a ride to the polls or help with your vote-by-mail application, we can help! Please contact Robert Elkin or call our Temple Votes hotline (214.706.0000 ext. 153) if you or someone you know needs assistance.

STAY UP TO DATE

Make us your one-stop-shop for all voting information. But most of all, support our Temple community in honoring our sacred gift of freedom by helping make Temple a 100% voting congregation. Please see additional voting resources below as well.

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE?

Step 1: Are you registered to vote? Click here to check your status in any county in Texas.

Step 2: Register to vote here.

DON’T FORGET YOUR ID!

The State of Texas has new requirements for ID at the polls. Click here for a list of acceptable photo IDs and information on how to vote even if you don’t have one of the listed photo IDs.

If you have any questions about voter ID, email info@voteriders.org or call 1.844.338.8743.

WHERE DO I VOTE?

Questions or concerns? Please contact the Secretary of State at 1.800.252-VOTE or Texas Voter Protection at 1.866.OUR.VOTE (687.8683) or your county election official.

VOLUNTEER ON ELECTION DAY

Through Temple Votes 100% and our relationship with Faith in Texas, we invite you to volunteer at our Adopt-a-Poll location on Election Day. Volunteers will be a friendly face at the polling site, and will help distribute water, snacks and masks. To sign up or for more information, please email Erica Strauss.