Dear Friends,

This morning I submitted my notice of resignation to the Woodstock Jewish Congregation's Board of Directors.

Below is the letter that I presented to the Board. It is important that you hear this from me directly.

I am so grateful to have served this congregation for these past nine years and for the opportunities I have been blessed with in working with you.

Wishing you all the best,


June 14, 2016

RonDavid Gold, President
Woodstock Jewish Congregation
1682 Glasco Turnpike
Woodstock, NY 12498

Dear RonDavid and the WJC Board of Directors,

After great soul searching and reflection, I am submitting my notice of resignation as Executive Director of the Woodstock Jewish Congregation. My last day of work will be August 8, 2016.

I have truly loved serving this holy community for the past nine years and am incredibly grateful for the opportunities we have had to vision, nurture, mature and flourish together. I am very proud of what we have achieved together over these past many years.

I will cherish the friends and relationships I have made and hold onto the many accomplishments that are part of my history with the Woodstock Jewish Congregation.

My plans include relocation to Florida in August. I will do my best to complete projects and transfer over all details of our systems & procedures to encourage a smooth transition before I leave.

It has been my great privilege to work with this exceptionally dedicated and skilled team of staff and lay leadership. Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your Executive Director these last nine years.

Best wishes,

Karen Tashman
Executive Director