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Get ready for our Rabbi Candidate visit!

January 30, 2023

 The Rabbi Search Committee has been working hard reviewing candidates for our next rabbi. 
We are happy to report that Rabbi Sara Rich will be visiting our congregation during the weekend of February 17-19.
While we are still working on the details of her visit, please be sure to save the dates as we are planning many opportunities for you to meet her throughout the weekend. 
Thank you very much to the Brotherhood for their flexibility to accommodate Rabbi Rich’s visit on this weekend. Brotherhood Shabbat featuring speaker Howard Libit, Executive Director of the Baltimore Jewish Council, will now take place on March 18.  
Rabbi Rich comes to us from Hillel of Buffalo, NY. She has roots in the Baltimore metro area and is a graduate of the University of Maryland. Rabbi Rich leads High Holiday services for Hillel and her Buffalo community. She has experience with community and pulpit rabbinic involvement, officiating at lifecycle events and leading services for vacationing clergy.  Prior to joining the Hillel of Buffalo in 2017, she served as the Director of Education at the Hillel of Princeton University for six years. 
She is very excited to learn more about our community. We strongly encourage you to introduce yourself and get to know her when she visits.
Please be on the lookout for further communication coming soon.


Beth Israel Rabbi Search Committee 

The Rabbi Search Committee is continuing the search! 

November 2022

We have updated and submitted our application to the Rabbinical Assembly, and it has been received. We await responses from potential candidates and plan to schedule interviews. We look forward to candidate visits and will invite congregational feedback.

You, as members of our congregation, are an important part of the process. Please stay tuned, and feel free to email us any time.

Next Rabbi Search Update

The Rabbi Search Committee is regrouping and diving back into the application and search process. One of the roles of the transitional rabbi is to advise us as we search for our next rabbi. With Rabbi Ezring's guidance, the Committee is updating and tweaking our application. We will submit it to the Rabbinical Assembly during Sukkot. After that, we will schedule interviews and candidate visits, invite congregational feedback, and cast our votes for our next rabbi! We will include a timeline for the Rabbi Search process in the near future.

Although every congregant is not on the Rabbi Search Committee, every member is an important part of the process. You may email the Committee any time.

Co-Chairs, Rabbi Search Steering Committee
David Braitman
Heidi B. Hoffman
Candidate Application Team
Harry Baumohl
Randi Buergenthal

Communications Team
Diane Gensler
Hedy Rosman
Engagement/Focus Group Planning Team
Beth Hecht
Betsy Berner
Interview Team
John Buergenthal
Randall Singer

 Logistics Team
Toni Greenberg
Membership Survey Team
Rick Frankle
Iris Ingber
Saundra Madoff
Scott Gensler
Aliza Rothenberg

Sat, February 4 2023 13 Shevat 5783