Category: Rabbinic Search

RSC Update – February 2, 2021 – Meet the Rabbi

  TBI RSC Final Report to Congregation FINAL TBI RSC Cover Letter RSC Report FINAL Sign up to Meet the Rabbi Register for All Congregation Meeting to Elect Rabbi Marks

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Questions for the Search Committee

Email them at:  SEARCH@TBISkokie.org

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December 8, 2020 – Bringing the Board of Trustees up to speed

December 8, 2020 The RSC Co-Chairs have focused on updating the Board and the congregation membership as we anticipate reviewing the first panel of candidates next weekend.  A presentation is prepared for the Board, but in particular an agenda is developed for a December 16, 2020 Informational Meeting for the congregation.

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December 6, 2020

December 6, 2020 The RSC met as a full committee and assigned a question to each RSC member.  The questions were practiced, and the final language was decided.

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December 1, 2020 – First Round questions finalized

December 1, 2020 Over the past weeks beginning before Thanksgiving, the RSC then split in to 3 sub-groups and each picked its favorite 11 questions.  The RSC Co-Chairs selected from those 3 sets of potential questions to create a set of 11 questions.  The RSC met as full committee to finalize the choices and revise…

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November 20, 2020 – 1st Round Questions drafted

November 20, 2020 Over the course of this month, the RSC engaged in a process to draft and select questions for the interview of the first round of candidates to be selected from the CCAR panel.  The meetings began with a brainstorming session with the entire RSC and resulted in a list of dozens of…

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November 19, 2020 – Training for the RSC

November 19, 2020 The RSC met for an important series of sessions concerning implicit bias training and understanding the parameters of interviewing candidates.  The training was well received by everyone and much was learned that will be put to use in the months ahead.

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November 5, 2020 – Application submitted

For the past week, the RSC Co-Chairs continued to revise the Application and reviewed attachments.  Final review by RSC members.  Confer with TBI President on final version and obtain her signature.  Notify CCAR to expect our Application. On November 5, 2020, the Application was submitted to the CCAR.  The CCAR staff commented that, “Thanks again…

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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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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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