The 10 Principles of MOT
Our community ethos is built on 10 principles. These values are woven into the culture of the MOT experience.

INCLUSIVITY

MOT welcomes all  who are passionate about contributing and adding  to the MOT experience and whom  treasure Judaic values and comradery.  There are no Halachic requirements and no level of Judaic observance is needed. 

RESPECT DIVERSITY

MOT Members hail from diverse backgrounds and have one main thing in common; a deep connection to community.  Each member has a unique gift for you to receive and explore. Gender inequality, racism and ageism are not only inappropriate, but are self limiting. Be open to experiencing new viewpoints and perspectives within the MOT community. 

FRATERNAL

MOT  seeks to imbue a  membership culture that embodies a fraternal concern for its members. Create possibilities Sharing a job lead, or setting up a couple ( a shittach) to the person sitting next to you at a dinner, can change a life easier than writing a check helping restore Rhinoceros Habitat in Botswana or planting another tree. Repeated contact and multiple  shared experiences creates familiarity. Familiarity creates trust. And trust creates friends. We celebrate our Member to Member Mitzvahs at all our group dinners.

FRATERNAL

MOT  seeks to imbue a  membership culture that embodies a fraternal concern for its members. Create possibilities Sharing a job lead, or setting up a couple ( a shittach) to the person sitting next to you at a dinner, can change a life easier than writing a check helping restore Rhinoceros Habitat in Botswana or planting another tree. Repeated contact and multiple  shared experiences creates familiarity. Familiarity creates trust. And trust creates friends. We celebrate our Member to Member Mitzvahs at all our group dinners.

LEADERSHIP &

PARTICIPATION

MOT Members are encouraged to participate as leaders and contributors to the MOT Community.  As an MOT Member you will have the opportunity and platform to engage, inspire and set the tone for authentic connectivity and relatedness within our group. Lead a hike, conduct a panel in the your field, take a group back to their home country on a tour, share a recipe at a cooking class, serve on an MOT committee, volunteer at an event.  MOT is not a “service” to be consumed. It’s a member run participatory community that creates a unique espirt de corp; an opportunity to connect with and contribute to the ones around you in an authentic way. 

SOCIAL IMPACT

MOT Members are encouraged to share and engage members in philanthropic and community service opportunities. At MOT we value Tikkun Olam  To those looking for a way to give back and who haven’t found such a passion, our rabbi, guides you to find one, that speaks to your soul, whether that cause is Jewish or not.

RECRUITMENT

New blood is the lifeline of this group . A member lead community flourishes by the quality of people it attracts. Each and every member is responsible for  the discerning recruitment of other quality members. Uncovering such people is easy, because we cross them in everyday life.  It is perhaps the most impactful gift you can give to our MOT community. We learn most from those whom we surround ourselves with. 

INTEGRITY

Treat others with the respect and courtesy.  Honor your word, value the words of others, be kind and considerate, hold yourself accountable, be authentic & create authentic connections, take a stand, be a friend, do what you said you would do, clear the air, be yourself, share, tell the truth and act with integrity.  

SPIRITUALITY & RITUAL

MOT encourages you to explore both jewish and non jewish rituals. Meditation, Yoga, Kabbalah, Buddhism and other traditions have much to teach us all. MOT embraces all Jewish ritual and heavy on values and follow thru. 

SELF SUPPORTING

MOT is a self supporting not for profit, with member run boards. Maintaining excellence of any community requires  top notch management, staff, and systems. Events revenue break even, if lucky. Your membership fees supports the organization. Our Executive Director works hard to guide the community. If you’ve been to Burning Man it costs $500 for 5 days. Annually YPO costs $10,000, Soho house $2,500, Equinox $1800, and Landmark $2,000.  MOT is very reasonable because its not “a service” it’s a member run community.

A GREATER SENSE OF PURPOSE AND LOVE

If you’re looking for a greater sense of purpose and more love in your life, focus on implementing the above 9 values inside the MOT community, and then  take on the larger world. Greater purpose and real love will very soon find you.

If these 10 principles speak to you, welcome home!

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