Creating the Job Description

The Settled Rabbi Search Committee (SRSC) met Monday evening, splitting into two groups to focus on creating a job description and crafting our interview process. The committee is happily working together on the sacred task before us. Our work is informed by many sources. This week we are delving into Aliya – A Congregation’s Rabbinic Search Guide, written by Rabbi Elliot Schoenberg and revised by Schoenberg and Emily Hendel. Produced by the Rabbinic Assembly Placement …

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Know Your Seminary: Hebrew College

This week we’ll be profiling Rabbi Noyo’s alma mater, Hebrew College. Founded in 1921 in the Boston area (and planning a move to a new Newton campus this January), Hebrew College is so-named because a cornerstone of its original vision was teaching exclusively in Hebrew, reflecting an ardent Zionism in its founding members. Today, the college emphasizes its role as “a pluralistic institution, recognizing and valuing human diversity.” Communal responsibility and Jewish creativity are two …

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The Third Meeting

On Monday, July 25th, the WJC Settled Rabbi Search Committee (SRSC) met for the third time. We continued our discussion around the process for interviewing candidates, and the decision was made to begin posting the job description on various sites on October 19th, after Sukkot. The interview process continues to be refined and will be shared with the community soon. In the meantime, house meetings are continuing to gather feedback from the congregation on what …

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How do we best evaluate the candidates for the position?

When the WJC Rabbi Search Committee zoomed together for their second meeting on July 11th the planning and discussion revolved around a central question: “How do we best evaluate the candidates for the position?” Rather than a generic answer, our approach should reflect the unique character of the WJC. We heard a report on the three house meetings that have been conducted so far to get feedback from the community, with a particular focus on …

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WJC Settled Rabbi Search Committee (SRSC): The Work Has Begun

The committee met this week on Monday, July 11. Attendees were split into two working groups. One focused on how the committee will structure the interview process for interested candidates. The other began research into the different rabbinical schools that our candidates may draw from, understanding that it will be helpful for us to be acquainted with the structure and quality of education that our applicants have received. If you have any thoughts or concerns, …

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WJC Settled Rabbi Search Committee is Now in Place

We are excited to announce the newly formed WJC Settled Rabbi Search Committee. The Board has asked Ellie Kramer to chair this committee. Members, representing a broad swath of our community, are: Rahel Gruenberg (Staff Liaison), Elizabeth Appel, Ed Baum, Glen Berger, Nathan Brenowitz, Allison Gould, Dahlia Graham, Karen Levine, Desirée O’Clair, Leah Rosen, Laurie Schwartz, and Rabbi Ellen Triebwasser. They met for the first time the last week in June for introductions, to discuss …

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