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Committee Goal:  The goal of the Rabbinic Search Committee is to not just find the "best" Rabbi, but to find the "best" Rabbi that fits the specific needs of our Kehillah.

Welcome to the Rabbi Search website.  This section will include all the information you may need to understand the entire search process; the rules set by the conservative movement, the members of the committee, the preparation that needs to be done, the actual search and interview process, negotiations, transition, and the timeline for everything.

As a conservative congregation and a member of USCJ, we are bound by specific rules in the search process. The Joint Placement Commission (JPC) is the only advisory group and decision-making body with regard to pulpit rabbinic placement in the Conservative Movement. It is a partnership of the Jewish Theological Seminary, the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, USCJ and the Rabbinical Assembly (RA).

In accordance with the guidelines, our work over the next several months will be focused on preparing to post our Rabbinical job opening with the RA Career Center on the Rabbinical Assembly's E-Placement online system.  This will be the only job placement location.  If BTBJ wants to interview anyone outside of the RA, we must request a waiver.

A congregation's process of selecting a rabbi has four distinct periods:

1) self-reflection and preparation 

2) the search process 

3) transition 

4) first year

Search Committee members:  Richard Gersh (Chair), Marla Sones, Mark Levy, Beth Schwartzman, Jeff Walters, Geri Abrams, Amy Wine, Jeff Braverman, Burt Abrams, and Michael Drossner.

Search Committee Bios

Sat, December 4 2021 30 Kislev 5782