June 24, 2022

The Search Committee completed our formal surveying and focus groups of our community. Thanks to YOU the response was outstanding with around a 40% survey response rate and around 80 members (including teens B’nai Mitzvah and up) meeting with us in person or on zoom to share with us answers to the 3 following questions: Who Are We? Who Do We Aspire to Be? What are the talents and qualities we want in a new rabbi? Without your active participation, we could not have been successful. We are grateful that you took the time to speak when asked. The wealth of responses can be found in the results of the survey (click here), as well as a PowerPoint (click here) which was presented to the Board at their last meeting.  

Next, we have connected with the various Jewish movements and Rabbinical schools to learn what we need to complete or submit in the recruiting process to secure a Rabbi for our community summer 2023. That effort will continue, along with refining interview questions we will have for the candidate and synagogue responses to interview questions Rabbis will have for us. 

Additionally, we are planning (hotels, activities, etc.) for weekend visits with prospective Rabbis, when they occur. Your participation in services and/or other activities will be very important. Stay tuned for further updates.