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August 2: We want to hear from you

08/06/2023 11:55:02 AM


Fellow Congregants,

As mentioned in our previous updates, congregant input will be a key part of our Senior Rabbi search. This community listening process will extend into the fall, and it starts today. The Search Committee is seeking your input in a variety of ways:

  • The Invitation to Provide Input allows you to provide personal reflections in writing. We’d like to hear how you’d describe the congregation today, and what characteristics and experiences you’d like to see in a Senior Rabbi. (You may reply anonymously if you wish.) Click here to access the document; it will be open through the end of August.
  • Members of the Search Committee are available for 1:1 conversations, ad hoc or planned, and will make sure that your thoughts are preserved. 
  • The Search Advisory Group will be organizing small group meetings with representatives from various stakeholder groups (e.g. parents with children in the educational program, congregants with diverse perspectives on Israel, the LGBTQ community) so that we can hear their unique perspectives. The SAG will also hold a few general listening sessions to make sure that everyone who wants to express their thoughts regarding the Senior Rabbi search can do so.
  • We’ll continue to keep you posted on the progress of the search by providing regular updates in “Next Week and This Shabbat at Beth Am.” Previous posts can be found on the new Senior Rabbi Search webpage.

Again, please take a moment to share your thoughts in the Invitation to Provide Input by clicking here. As always you can also send comments or questions to — we are eager to hear from you.

Thank you!


Ben Lloyd, Loree Farrar and Deb Radin
Senior Rabbi Search Co-chairs

Wed, June 12 2024 6 Sivan 5784