Kehilla Staff Transitions

Posted by on May 25, 2017 in Announcements | No Comments

After five years, Operations Manager Beth Bittle will be leaving the Kehilla staff on June 16.  As you can read below, Beth will be pursuing some of her passions.

Beth came to us as our Volunteer Coordinator, and quickly stepped up and took more and more responsibility for the functioning of the synagogue.  With her calm and kind presence, her keen intelligence and her diverse set of skills, Beth has become an essential part of the Kehilla community and one of the key reasons for our strength and success.

We will miss Beth, but we are fortunate that she has agreed to work with us on some special projects over the next several months.

Please join us in thanking Beth for her service to our community by offering some appreciation when you see Beth and/or dropping her a note of thanks at the office or to the email address below.

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Dear Kehilla Community:

It is with great appreciation that I want to let you know of my decision to move on from my work at Kehilla.  The last 5 years have been such an enriching part of my life and I appreciate the warmth and engagement from everyone in the community.

As many of you know, I am passionate about helping people get outdoors to hike, bike and enjoy the wonders of nature.  I have an opportunity to pursue this professionally working with a local outdoor adventure company.

This work will allow me to pursue my passion and will also give me more time to spend with my wife and our 1-year old baby.

I appreciate the opportunity to have been part of this community, and look forward to staying connected.  If you wish to learn more about my upcoming work, or just be in touch, feel free to reach out to me personally at callingu2@gmail.com. My last day in the office will be June 16th.

Be well,

Beth

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We are delighted to announce that Rabbi Gray Myrseth will be the new Director of Kehilla School, beginning in July. (At that time, Rabbi David will become Kehilla’s Active Emeritus Rabbi and Rabbi Dev will become Senior Rabbi.)

Rabbi Gray has recently completed rabbinic studies at Hebrew College in Boston. They have worked extensively with youth of all ages, from pre-school through high school, and bring an extraordinary capacity to connect with anyone and everyone, guiding Jewish learning that is both brightly alive and strongly rooted in Jewish traditions. Rabbi Gray is deeply aligned with the mission of Kehilla Synagogue and Kehilla School, and is eager to share their vision of justice-oriented, radically inclusive Jewish life with our community.

The selection of Rabbi Gray was the culmination of an intensive four month search process led by our School Director Search Committee. We are grateful for the work of the committee: Jenny Wong (chair), Ali Cannon, Jonathan Cohen, Bracha Stone, Malka Stover-Kemp, Michael Saxe-Taller and Rabbi Dev Noily.

This is a time of transition and growth for Kehilla School and we are excited to have Rabbi Gray steer the school community through this period.  Please join us in welcoming them when they arrive in July.

 

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