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A message from OVS President Michael Bouhadana

08/09/2018 05:00:06 PM


Michael Bouhadana

Why do we label unwanted emails as “SPAM”? I recently checked my SPAM folder and filtered through useless emails about how to invest in gold, earn credit towards my power bill, and obtain a free quote for home solar financing. 
A couple of months ago, I wrote that our congregation’s leadership has launched a formal initiative to better understand the needs of our Kehila - the “Future of OVS Committee.” It is our hope that this process will define the priorities for OVS, enabling us to determine the religious leadership and support staff needed to ensure future growth and engagement. Everyone should now have the survey, either by email or by regular postal mail. We ask for 100% participation and hope that you’ll take the opportunity to respond. Your response is due by Friday, August 24th. We anticipate conclusions to be presented to the congregation at the December 2018 General Meeting.
SPAM is short for “SPiced hAM”. I don’t know the answer to why we call unwanted emails “SPAM”, but perhaps we don’t want to digest an unwanted email as much as we don’t want to digest spiced ham.  
Most people would agree that emails from Congregation Or VeShalom do not mix well in a “SPiced hAM" folder. If you do not have our survey in your inbox, I ask that you please check your SPAM folder or email

Please take the time to respond. 

Shabbat Shalom,

Thu, October 1 2020 13 Tishrei 5781