Rabbi Search Committee, Meeting Minutes

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Meetings of the Shomrei Rabbi Search Committee

July 12, 2021

  • Discussion of the Shomrei Community Survey Distribution
    • Please fill out the survey sent to you by email or in ShomreiWeek.
  • Discussion of Community Focus Groups Logistics
  • Beginning Discussion of the extensive Rabbinical Assembly (“RA”) Questionnaire
    • The main topic this week focused on the wonderful things in our community that we would like to remain the same under new rabbinical leadership.

 

July 5, 2021

  • Discussion of the Shomrei Community Survey and the importance of maximizing community feedback.
    • Feedback from all members of the community makes this process better, and we encourage all members of the community to use whichever channel they’d like (direct contact with individual committee members, focus groups, survey) to share their thoughts
    • To increase access, committee discussed:
      • Mailing printed versions of materials (survey, summary of process) to community members that do not use email;
      • Asking Shomrei staff to encourage members to speak to committee members; and
      • Having committee members participate in upcoming Shomrei services and events and make announcements about Committee process and our desire for feedback.
    • Discussion of Community Focus Group Logistics
      • No more than 10 people no less than three
      • Mix of in member homes, at Shomrei and via Zoom
      • Offering a variety of dates/times to maximize accessibility
      • Five facilitators doing three groups each with one note taker and one host

 

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