Rabbinic Search Committee Updates

October 28, 2020 – Final Version presented by RSC Co-Chairs

October 28, 2020 The RSC met to review the final version presented by the RSC Co-Chairs.  This included a new introduction to the Application, drafted by the Co-Chairs to better describe our congregation and its strengths.  With a bit of discussion to clarify a couple of points, everyone has signed off on the final application…

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September 15, 2020 – Final Edits

September 15, 2020 Three members of the RSC have completed pulling together all of the drafts from each of the small groups.  Now the RSC Co-Chairs begin the process of a final edit of the RSC application.  The RSC is extremely excited and motivated to move through the rest of the search.  It will take…

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August 25, 2020 – Small Group Writing

August 25, 2020 The RSC has been working in small groups to draft our answers to questions in the CCAR questionnaire.  We are answering the nine open ended questions which inquire about and address our congregation’s outlook and our priorities.  The RSC is made up of a broad spectrum of the congregation and each person…

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August 18, 2020 – Reviewing the Data

August 18, 2020 The RSC met with Emily & Dick Axelrod regarding their Catalogue of Opinions which summarized the thoughts of members expressed in the Congregant Coffees.  Our discussions with the facilitators were extremely helpful, and while the ideas were consistent with most of our understanding of member opinions, it sharpened our understanding.  We feel…

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July 30, 2020 – RSC Covenant Created

July 30, 2020 The RSC members completed a team building exercise to create a RSC Covenant.  The Covenant will guide our interactions and help us remain focused on a collaborative process.  At the July 28, 2020 meeting of the RSC we began to discuss our response to the questions of the CCAR questionnaire which will…

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July 3, 2020 – Coffee Talks Successful

July 3, 2020 The response to our Congregant Coffees is overwhelming.  We have had to increase the size of our Zoom Coffees as a result of the tremendous number of people signing up.  We anticipate nearly 200 members will ultimately participate.  The feedback that we have received so far has been positive and the participants…

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Rabbinic Search Committee (RSC) Update 5 June 25, 2020

The RSC has “met” with our representative from the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) (the body through which the search process is organized) and they will be supporting us and have given us positive feedback on the plan we have in place. Our Zoom Coffee Talk signups are now closed and we are pleased…

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Rabbinic Search Committee (RSC) update 4 – 06.08.2020

The RSC has met again to discuss the Zoom “Coffees” at which our facilitators will gather information to guide our Rabbinic Search. The Congregation has been given the opportunity to sign up for a discussion and space is filling up. Please be sure to sign up for a Zoom “Coffee” no later than June 22,…

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Meet the Rabbinic Search Committee

Click on the button above for the presentation! Questions:   Michael M. Lorge   mmlorge @ gmail.com Jon Schneider hjonschneider @ gmail.com Deb Spiegel  debspiegeltbi @ gmail.com

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Update 3 May 13, 2020

The RSC Co-Chairs spoke at the TBI Board Meeting to remind everyone to join us on the TBI Web Site on May 24, 2020.

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