You grew up in this town, went away to attend college and earned your law degree, and then returned to practice law. While you and your family have been members of Temple Ohev Shalom for a long time, this is only your first year as president of the temple. You want to do the right thing for both your community and your temple. Realizing that the issue of supporting these Northern civil rights activists is one with far-reaching implications for you, your family, and your temple, you don't want to make this decision by yourself. You are relying on the good people on the temple board to help you make the right decision.
You see your role as judge and/or moderator. You will run an organized board meeting (see the Board Meeting Outline) and try to get the best information and opinions from your board members, while trying not to inject your own opinion too much. Of course, as an attorney you're good at asking questions to get the clearest picture possible.
Preparation for running the Board Meeting:
- Review the Board Meeting Outline and be sure you understand your responsibilities.
- Review the documents the class studied earlier.
- Review the lists made by your group after discussing the documents.
- Make a list of issues that you think would be important to deciding whether or not to help the Northern civil rights activists.