Interim Rabbi Search: Frequently Asked Questions

Interim Rabbi Search Frequently Asked Questions Aug 18, 2021   When is Rabbi Jonathan leaving and what will his role be after he retires? Rabbi Jonathan will be our rabbi through June 2022. After he retires, we expect he will be busy writing, performing, and traveling outside the Hudson Valley.   Why are we searching … Read more

A Letter to the Congregation from the Interim Search Committee

Dear members: In response to Rabbi Jonathan’s announcement of his retirement effective at the end of June, 2022, the board asked several members of the congregation to be members of a search committee for an interim rabbi to serve the congregation from June, 2022 – June, 2023. Besides leading services and taking on all the … Read more

A Message from the Board President

A Message from the Board President on Rabbi Jonathan’s impending retirement in June 2022.   Kehillat Lev Shalem began as an idea around a kitchen table more than 35 years ago. In bringing that idea to life, Rabbi Jonathan joined and became our spiritual leader in 1988. For the past 33 years he has been … Read more

A Special Announcement from Rabbi Jonathan

My Dear Woodstock Jewish Congregation Community,   After much reflection, I have decided that I will be retiring from my position as your spiritual leader as of June 30, 2022. (That’s next year, not this year.) Being your rabbi continues to be deeply meaningful and satisfying, and you are all very dear to me, yet … Read more