With her announcement in November 2019, Rabbi Sonya Starr is leaving the congregation at the conclusion of her current contract, June 30, 2021.
The Rabbi Search Committee (RSC) is tasked with finding an extraordinary Rabbi to fill the Religions, Spiritual, Educational, Pastoral, Social Action and related needs of Columbia Jewish Congregation, Columbia Jewish Community School and the community.
March 15, 2020 Assembled committee of 8 members and conducted our kickoff meeting
March 31, 2020 Congregational Town Hall Meeting
April 1, 2020 Initiated Discovery Phase of the Rabbi Search
Established Organizational Chart defining Roles and Responsibilities
Finalized Scope Statement and drafted scope document
Drafted project plan defining major and minor milestones
Established a document repository
Initiated discovery of Rabbi Search Processes, Community Communications, Job Descriptions, and Interviewing to name a few
April 13, 2020 Met with Congregation Oseh Shalom in Laurel, Maryland to obtain a briefing of their Rabbi Search
April 26, 2020 CJCS Town Hall Meeting
April 30, 2020 Met with Beth Jacob Congregation in Mendota Heights, MN to obtain a briefing of their Rabbi search.