December 30, 2020 – Senior Rabbi Finalist Announced
December 4, 2020
November 27, 2020
November 20, 2020
This week we received another great resume, which brings B’nai Jehudah to 12 applicants to date. We have had the initial interview and will progress through the same steps with this candidate as previously outlined. We will continue to review new applicants until we find and hire a Senior Rabbi.
In the meantime, our current semi-finalists have entered the next round of the search process. These steps include:
- a question and answer element, which gives us a sense of their writing ability, as well as their ability to communicate – in a limited space – their views on leadership, their role as the rabbi, their view of G-d and their approach to prayer,
- discussions with the President and President-Elect,
- discussions with Rabbi Smiley and our Executive Director, Jennifer Green Baer, and
- reference checks of the candidates, conducted by the Task Force.
We look forward to sharing more information in the coming weeks, as our interview process enables the task force to thoroughly vet each candidate.
November 13, 2020
We’ve had a busy week! After reviewing the deep dives into the applicants’ education, sermons and community outreach, and reflecting on the interviews held with our 9 candidates, the task force discussed each candidate and completed the rubrics. We are excited to share that we have narrowed our search to three (3) semi-finalists! These candidates are in the second and third stages of the multi-step process. This process includes asking each candidate for writing samples to a set of questions, as well as a series of interviews. Each interview will be held to the same standards of the initial interviews with specific questions and a rubric to best enable consistent discussions and review.
At this time, we are limited to Zoom-only communications, due to COVID. We are awaiting CCAR guidelines on travel for in-person visits. These guidelines are due in early December.