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A Note From Our Leadership

11/17/2022 04:31:38 PM


Tami Raubvogel, President

This is an exciting time at CBJ. From the outside looking in you may be wondering how our organization is managing with all of these changes. We are hiring a new Executive Director. The Director of Engagement has left her position. Our Ritual Director, Bill, is on sabbatical for nine months. 

These are big transitions. As we focus on the important work of CBJ, providing meaningful and spiritual opportunities for all members to engage and connect with Judaism and Jewish learning, we have thoughtfully delegated each key responsibility created by current transitions. Instead of feeling anxious about the urgent needs of the community, we want you to know that our staff is committed and diligently pitching in.

By staying true to what is most important, we are able to view these transitions as opportunities to reexamine our goals and restructure the areas that need the most work. This will allow us to make smart decisions as we hire new staff.

While we are working our way through these transitions, you might be asking yourself what you can do to support. Well we have some suggestions:

  • Attend events in person, if possible
  • Attend Shabbat and stay for Kiddush
  • Attend a shiva of a fellow congregant even if you don’t know them personally
  • Help with a fundraising project to bolster our operating  and programming budget
  • Ask any board member or staff member for a committee or project that needs additional support

We feel blessed that our community is so active and supportive through the transitions. We are excited for the new changes that are on the horizon.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Rabbi Nat Ezray, Tami Raubvogel and Rosa Whitten

Tue, December 5 2023 22 Kislev 5784