Shallat Seminar

Shallat Seminar

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Senior staff transitions within congregations often prompt a range of emotions for everyone involved. Here are four ways to make things easier for the entire community. 

Rabbi Paula Feldstein
Two puzzle pieces being held in front of bright sunlight

Jewish professionals and lay leaders are responsible for so much of what makes the synagogue community important and special that our work can feel overwhelming, especially if we think we are in it alone. But, the work is much sweeter when we recognize we have true partners by our side.

Rabbi Marci Bellows

Though I felt our rabbinic transition was going well, I knew it was too important to the future of the congregation to pass up the opportunity to learn whatever I could about making the transition as successful as possible.

Joel Brown (with Rabbi Audrey Pollack)

It was great timing that we were able to attend the URJ’s Shallat Rabbinic Transition Program and Retreat in January. Designed specifically for congregations that have completed a transition to a new rabbi, the weekend provided outstanding opportunities for Lou and me to learn, network, and bond with each other.

Rabbi Peter Stein and Lou Spiro