Small Group Support Gatherings with Rabbi Jonathan

Small Group Support Gatherings with Rabbi Jonathan We woke up this morning (if you managed to get some sleep!) to an uncertain and unsettling future for our divided nation. Many of us are in emotional turmoil; many of us are searching for better understanding. To help our WJC community support one another, Rabbi Jonathan will … Read more

Family School Survey

Thank you for completing the survey below. As you can see, this is a very brief survey, but it will help us immensely  as we decide how to move forward. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reach out to Andrew who will be happy to discuss the planning process with … Read more

How did we conduct the search?

in November. It includes 2 Board members, 6 other members of the congregation, Andrew Maayan (the Senior Administrator) and Rabbi Jonathan. The goal is to hire a full-time rabbi, who would start over the summer. At that time, Rabbi Jonathan would reduce his hours to part-time. The new rabbi would work closely with Rabbi Jonathan, … Read more

We NEED you — Please Save the Dates!

During the weekends between Purim and Passover, the shul will host finalists in the search for our new full-time rabbi. Each weekend, from Friday through Sunday, a different candidate will lead services and teach classes for adults and families. There will also be times for more informal interactions between the congregation and the candidates, including … Read more

Where we are. What we heard

Where we are The rabbi search is in full swing. The Search Committee has received many applications and has interviewed (via video conference) some of those candidates. In February, several candidates will come to the WJC for interviews with the Board of Directors, Rabbi Jonathan, and Andrew Maayan. The finalist candidate(s) will be invited to … Read more


Why do we need another rabbi? Rabbi Jonathan will be reducing his hours to part time in July 2020 as he moves towards retirement. The new full-time rabbi will be responsible for all day to day activities at the shul, including services and pastoral care. Rabbi Jonathan will continue to take part in High Holy … Read more


Welcome to the Rabbinic Search blog. This is where we will keep the Congregation and community informed about the search process. Please check back regularly for updates. On November 21, the Board of Directors approved for a new rabbi and mandated the Search Committee to conduct the search. The job description was posted at various … Read more

Letter to the Congregation

Dear Members and Friends of WJC, As you may know, the WJC is actively engaged in finding a second rabbi! A second rabbi will allow Rabbi Jonathan to reduce his hours and give him more flexibility for travel, writing projects, and family commitments. Last week the Board approved a job description, processes and budget for … Read more

Rabbinic Search Job Description

  The Woodstock Jewish Congregation, Kehillat Lev Shalem, seeks a full-time Rabbi to lead our congregation. As our spiritual leader, there will be no area of synagogue life that is not the Rabbi’s concern. The ideal candidate will have experience leading Shabbat and holiday observances, providing pastoral care, and teaching both adults and children. For … Read more