The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Registration is open through October 16 for the 2019 URJ Shallat Rabbinic Transition Program.
Congregations that have undergone a rabbinic transition in summer 2019 are eligible to participate.
For a list of dates and logistics, view our informational one-pager.
The URJ Shallat Rabbinic Transition Program guides congregations through a senior/solo rabbinic transition. Through shared learning about transition management, participants plan and implement their rabbi’s successful integration into the congregational community.
Participants in the URJ Shallat Program will:
For a congregation to sign up, the current or incoming president and the new senior/solo rabbi are required to participate. Additional lay and/or professional leaders are welcome to participate in the learning sessions as well. Your entire congregational community will benefit from this concentrated focus on transition management and fostering sacred partnerships.
The format of this program includes six live online learning sessions, as well as an in-person meeting at the URJ Biennial that participants are strongly encouraged to attend. Participants will also be expected to complete assignments at their congregation at their own time.
Congregations are eligible to attend during the year that they undergo a rabbinic transition.
Thanks to the generosity of the Shallat family, this program is offered to URJ member congregations free of charge. We only ask participants to commit to participating consistently throughout the year.
For more information about congregational transition and the URJ Shallat Retreat, contact Rabbi Paula Feldstein at PFeldstein@urj.org, Rabbi Janet Offel at JOffel@urj.org, or Rabbi David Fine DFine@urj.org.