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June 29: Invitation to join the Search Committee

06/29/2023 12:08:28 PM


Fellow Congregants,

As Amy Gerstein shared last week, we are at the very beginning of our search for a new Senior Rabbi for Beth Am. Thanks to all of you who have expressed your support for this work! It will surely be a community effort, and it will benefit from all of your input.

We are committed to driving a transparent process, and will update you regularly on what’s in the works and what is coming up. Here’s where we are so far:

In the works. 

  • So far, we have received almost two dozen expressions of interest in participating in the Search Committee or Search Advisory Group.  
  • If you are interested in playing a role in the search process, please take a moment to fill out this form and let us know by Wednesday, July 5.  
  • We will finalize committee membership by mid-July from both respondents and others who are committed to Beth Am’s future.  

Coming up.

  • We are reviewing Hazon’s specific suggestions around the search process for incorporation, and will be reading the complete report shortly.
  • We are drafting a survey to begin the process of collecting congregant input - both on our future as a congregation and on the type of person we’d like as a leader.
  • We’ll be planning for in-person and zoom discussions as well.

Our next update will be July 13.

This week’s Torah portion gives us those uplifting words we say whenever we gather together to worship: “Ma tovu: How lovely are your tents, O Jacob, Your dwelling places, O Israel!” Indeed, the loveliness that blossoms when we come together in community refreshes and strengthens us and propels us forward.


Ben Lloyd | Loree Farrar | Deb Radin
Senior Rabbi Search Committee Co-chairs

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