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January 11: December/January Progress

12/14/2023 11:26:27 AM

Dec14

Fellow Congregants,

With holidays and travels, it’s been hard to keep up on the updates; we apologize for the gap. Please know that lack of an update does not indicate a lack of progress; just progress of a different sort:

  • At URJ150, a gathering of nearly 1000 Reform Jewish leaders in December, we were able to meet with many rabbis and luminaries from around the country, including some who were eager to continue conversations. Most striking was how consistently Beth Am was described as a leader, an innovator and a congregation that inspires others. It was very gratifying.

  • We have received  a number of applications from rabbis across the country. They are going through our cascading process, which includes reviewing submitted materials, a series of interviews, review of online presence/streamed services, references and in-person meetings at Beth Am. Candidates are in various places along this path.

  • We are progressing with a strong pool of candidates, Rabbi Sarah among them, each of whom has unique strengths to bring to this position.

  • We congratulate Rabbi Jon on accepting a senior rabbi role in Madison;  they are lucky to have him. 

We continue to welcome congregant input; you can send comments or questions to search@betham.org. Our next update will be January 25.

L'Shalom,

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

Wed, June 12 2024 6 Sivan 5784