Clergy Search Committee

December 2021 update

Over the past month, the Clergy Search Committee has been busy interviewing candidates to fill our open clergy position. So far, we have interviewed six candidates and currently have five more interviews scheduled over the next couple of weeks. As we continue to receive new resumes, we may conduct additional first-round interviews as well. We are speaking both with cantors who have teaching and pastoral experience as well as with rabbis who have music experience.

The committee will meet soon to decide whom to invite back for a second round of interviews with Rabbi Josh, Jim Billings, and other select board members. What happens after that will depend on how those second interviews go. If candidates emerge who appear to be an excellent fit for the congregation, we will invite each of them to meet the Beth El community in person over the course of a weekend. Watch for future communications from us over the coming weeks on how the search is going

Clergy Search Committee Co-Chairs:

  • Bonnie Jenson & Howard Boles


  • Jessica Baker
  • Jane Brauer
  • Janet Buchwald
  • Judy Goldberg
  • Elena McNally
  • Joel Perlmutter