Rabbi Search Committee, Recent Meeting Minutes

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The Committee has been very busy this July with the logistics of gathering input from as many congregants as possible to best inform our search for Shomrei’s next Rabbi. We are so grateful to those of you who participated in the survey – and the focus groups are next! Please sign up here to ensure your individual voice is heard! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0845adad2ba75-rabbi.

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Meetings of the Shomrei Rabbi Search Committee
(most recent first)

August 2, 2021

  • Lessons from the pilot focus group
    • Giving each participant a chance to answer each question allows for all voices to be heard equally
    • Advise participants to bring a pen and paper to gather thoughts
    • The importance of thorough notetaking
  • First presentation of survey results
    • 191 or 60% participation
    • Thus far the survey responses were robust, insightful, and important

July 26, 2021

  • Presentation of survey responses to date and discussion
    • 151 survey responses thus far – a little more than half membership has responded.
  • Presentation of script for Focus Groups and discussion (Fern)
  • Discussion of focus group logistics and assignment of dates and roles

July 19, 2021

  • Discussion of the Shomrei Community Survey Distribution – response rate so far
    • How to encourage more community participation
  • Discussion of Community Focus Groups Logistics
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