Shomrei president Miriam Haimes announced this change in an email to the congregation on Wednesday July 7:
Dear Shomrei Community
Art Schuman recently informed us that due to some unforeseen commitments, he is unable to dedicate the time needed to continue to serve on the Rabbi Search Committee. We appreciate his contributions so far and know that we can depend on Art for input as the search continues. As I mentioned in my initial announcement, it is important that the Search Committee “broadly reflects our membership, spanning diverse interests, needs, religious practice, age, family status and gender.” Based on this, we wanted to fill the opening with someone who could represent the same generation as Art, and I am thrilled to announce that Barbara Gollob has agreed to join the search committee. Please join me in welcoming Barbara, a long time Shomrei member, to the Rabbi Search Committee. Please read on for her bio.
Barbara Gollob joined Shomrei, along with her husband Herman, about 40 years ago after their two children went away to college. A registered nurse who also taught Latin and health education at Montclair Kimberly Academy, Barbara served on the Shomrei 2020 committee, has been a regular in the Rabbi’s Torah study class and the Kiddish prep crew, and volunteered for MESH, the Interfaith Hospitality Network, and a summer camp run by St. Paul’s Church and Shomrei for children displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
Barbara and Herman were regulars at Shabbat services until he became ill. We’re grateful to Barbara for making this commitment so soon after Herman’s passing.
Thank you again to Art and to Barbara.
The Rabbi Search Committee
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