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October 19: Making Progress

10/19/2023 04:50:22 PM


Fellow Congregants,

A lot has happened in our search since our last update, on October 5:

  • We saw many of you in person at the pre-neg on Friday, October 6 — thanks for coming!
  • We have oriented the Board, Past Presidents and Search Advisory Committee to the search process and their roles in it.
  • We have completed our job posting for sharing through the CCAR, the Reform movement rabbinic organization. This is a big accomplishment:  the template requires a lot of thought and much detail, so that potential candidates can understand who we are and what we need.
  • We have created multiple detailed templates to be used when we are interviewing candidates.
  • The entire Search Committee has participated in training on Behavioral Interviewing, a well-established technique to elicit concrete and predictive descriptions of a candidate’s capabilities.

We are on track to be talking to candidates about Beth Am in the very near future. Although we will not be able to share the names of specific candidates, which is not permitted in the CCAR process, we will continue to keep you apprised of our progress in general.

Want to talk informally about the search? You can always send comments or questions to Our next update will be November 2.


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

Wed, June 12 2024 6 Sivan 5784