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Senior Rabbi Transition

After more than 25 years partnering with us, Rabbi Shanks wants to explore new, non-congregational opportunities. She will retire when her contract ends May 31, 2018. Please refer to her letter to the congregation in the May Ruach to fully understand her decision.

Our rabbinic transition team is actively engaging all members of our community to provide input over the next few months, including our board of directors, staff and clergy, JQuest familes, W.I.S.E. Ones Seniors, L’dor Vador Circle, and more.

We want to hear from you!
Please join us for one of the following community-wide opportunities:
Town Hall Discussion:
Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 4-6pm in the Social Hall. CLICK HERE TO RSVP.
Shabbat Evening Discussion: Friday, July 14, 2017 after the 8pm Shabbat service in the Sanctuary
Shabbat Evening Discussion: Friday, August 4, 2017 with 6:30pm Shabbat service in the Amphitheater followed by Shabarbecue dinner and discussion in the social hall (gaga for the kids). RSVP for dinner at


Questions? Contact:

Rabbinic Transition Team
Past President Sue Adler-Bressler
Past Vice President Dan Myers
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Rabbinic Search Team:
Jill Douglas at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Past President Mike Bandler at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Temple President Jasmine Tarkoff at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

or call the Temple office at (925) 283-8575.