Rabbi Search Update

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.