In my remarks on Rosh Hashanah, I stated that we needed to expand the size of our clergy team. Over the past few months, Temple leadership and the clergy have held discussions with our Board, the senior staff, and congregants about the ways in which our community could benefit from having more clergy. We have also analyzed the budgetary implications of a larger team. As a result, the Board has approved going forward with an expansion. And after input from these discussions, and further analysis by our current full-time clergy, we have decided to hire a full-time Assistant Cantor. This would be in addition to our current team of three full-time clergy and an adjunct (part-time) Rabbi. As time is now very short for us to post our job opening, a search committee has been formed, with Cory Amron and Curt Ritter as co-chairs. However, this committee would like to hear from you about the characteristics you would like to see in an Assistant Cantor. Soon, there will be communication on how you can convey your thoughts. I am very excited that we have this opportunity to expand our clergy team and provide the benefits that congregants have been looking for — even more connection with the clergy, expanded learning opportunities, greater youth engagement, and longer-term pastoral work.
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