Senior Rabbi Search


The objective of this search committee is to hire a new senior rabbi who will begin in the summer of 2019, when Rabbi Wise becomes Rabbi Emeritus. This committee is made up of a diverse group of congregants including representatives from many of the synagogue committees and affinity groups. Committee meetings began last May.
The Rabbi Search Committee wants to keep you informed as we move through this journey.  We’d like to share what we’ve done already, and how we see the timeline progressing.

         Conducted congregational focus groups to collect feedback regarding future rabbi “must haves”
      Synthesized data from focus groups and past surveys to develop criteria for new senior rabbi
Completed and posted the Senior Rabbi job description to the Rabbinical Assembly’s website, the appropriate venue to advertise rabbinical positions for our movement
         Developed comprehensive and in depth interview questions based on search criteria

      Have conducted several phone interviews, with additional phone and Skype interviews scheduled in December
      Will continue to review resumes and offer interviews if warranted
      Will invite candidates for weekday interviews and allow time for candidates to interact with congregants
      Will invite final candidates for Shabbat visits which will include giving sermons and more opportunities for congregational engagement


      We hope to hire and announce a new Senior Rabbi

We will continue to update the congregation regularly.  However, in the meantime, if you have any questions, concerns, or recommendations please feel free to reach out to any of us on the search committee. We are all in this search together, for the best of our congregation. 

Debbie Lempert, Chairperson
Joel Kling, Vice Chair

Senior Rabbi Search Committee

 Chairperson: Debbie Lempert

Craig Coleman
Evelyn Fisher
Ed Frankel
Beth Guttman
Carly Hueber
Zelda Jacobs
Aaron Kaplan
Joel Kling
Beth Kotzin 
Josh Lisman
Evelyn Margolin
Sue Pressman
Pilar Samuel
Cara Shapiro
Anita Schneider
Bob Sugerman
Sherri Symson
John Stillpass - President