Welcome to Kolot's Rabbinic Transition information section. Below you will find files, letters, and other communiques.
Kolot members - now is the time to share your opinions about Kolot’s next rabbi! Sign up for one of the House Meetings taking place October 26th - November 19th. At each of these meetings members of Kolot will discuss their visions of where Kolot is headed and what we’re seeking in our next rabbi. Every participant will submit written input to the Transition Team at the conclusion of the meeting.
⇒ Handout on the Rabbinic Transition and Kolot's Transformation: Key Elements of the Coming Years, prepared by the Transition Team, May 2017.
Communiqué from the RABBINIC SEARCH COMMITTEE, 7/24/17:
As you know, following the Rabbi’s retirement next summer (2018), Kolot will first engage an Interim Rabbi for a term of one year to help us make the transition from the only rabbi we’ve known to new leadership and new possibilities. We are very pleased to announce that the Job Posting for the Interim Rabbi has been finalized, is now being advertised and is available on the Kolot website here.
As you know, the Kolot Board, Transition Team and Rabbinic Search Committee have been preparing for the rabbinic transition for quite some time. Collectively, we have engaged in conversations and meetings with leaders of Jewish... READ MORE >>
Communiqué from the RABBINIC SEARCH COMMITTEE, 5/5/17:
Greetings from the Rabbinic Search Committee! We are excited and honored to be working together on behalf of the congregation on this very important transition. We are writing to share our first update about what we’ve been up to.
As you know, after an open nominations process that began at the end of 2016, the Nominating Committee informed us in March that we had been selected for the Rabbinic Search Committee. We first convened... READ MORE >>
The Transition Team was created by Kolot’s board in 5776 and given three tasks: to learn about rabbinic transitions; to use what we learned to develop a process for Kolot’s transition; and to communicate with the congregation. This is all in preparation for our founding rabbi, Rabbi Ellen Lippmann's, retirement towards the end of 5778 (June 2018.) Leading the charge in our Rabbinical search is our Rabbinic Search Committee, which the Transition Team created in February 2017.
On February 7, 2017 we announced the Rabbinic Search Committee Members! Click here for more information.
On December 5, 2016, a Town Hall meeting was held - the first of a series of opportunities for the Transition Team to share what we’ve learned with the congregation and solicit feedback as we move forward. Following the Town Hall meeting, the transition team disseminated a Transition Timeline. Click here to read the notes from the December 5, 2016 Town Hall Meeting and click on this link to read the FAQs that were disseminated at the meeting.