Search Process FAQs

Search Process FAQs Why are we conducting a search for our next Senior Rabbi? After 22 years of distinguished service to the members of KI, our Senior Rabbi Lance Sussman is officially retiring from the KI pulpit on June 30, 2022. His last Shabbat on the pulpit will be June...

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Rabbinic Search Committee Members

Those on the committee include: Janice Schwartz-Donahue – KI President and Rabbinic Search Committee Co-chair Karen Sirota – KI Past President and Rabbinic Search Committee Co-chair Andrew Altman – KI Vice President Isaak Kruger – KI Treasurer Lisè Schwartz – Religious Practices Committee Chair Andrew Eimer – Board Trustee and...

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KI Reopening FAQs

When and where are we worshipping? During July and August 2021, Friday Evening Services at 6:00 p.m. We were blessed with good weather for our opening Summer Shabbat Services in our “Tent of Meeting” on June 18th and 25th but on July 2nd the threat of thunderstorms led us inside...

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Reopening Protocols

Dear Congregants, In my January President’s Blog, I wrote about the Jewish values that were guiding our congregation throughout the pandemic. I continue to feel that it is of utmost importance that we be guided by the values of Pikuah Nefesh (Safeguarding Life) and Kol Yisrael Areivim Zeh Bazeh (We...

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A Time of Transition

Dear Keneseth Israel Community, In Rabbi Sussman’s letter, he shared news of his decision to step down from his position as KI’s Senior Rabbi and begin the next phase of his life. As with any significant change, I imagine that you may greet this news with a broad range of...

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Welcome to Passover 2021 ~ 15 Nisan 5781

After a year of celebrating Jewish holidays in our homes, we are finally getting ready to march out of Egypt and leave those pesky plague/plagues behind. After a year of virtual celebrations, many of us have been immunized, and we are ready to step outside our homes and begin gathering...

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