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May 25, 2022: Rabbinic Transition Small Group Meetings

May 25, 2022

Dear Friends:

As promised, below are several opportunities for KI members to meet Rabbi Benjamin David, our next rabbi, and for him to get to know us. Please read on, mark your calendars and join us.

We are currently planning several small group gatherings throughout the summer and fall in a variety of venues: in members’ homes (both locally and down the shore), in community rooms, at KI and by Zoom. We hope you will join us in casual conversations with Rabbi David. If interested, please click here to fill out and submit an interest form that is due by August 6. You will be contacted in mid-June about location, date and time of your meeting.

Below are some other opportunities that we hope you will note in your calendars:

Monday, June 13 – KI Committee Chairs meeting with Rabbi David
A time for Rabbi David to learn about our active committees

Friday, July 1, 6:00 p.m. – Lay-lead Shabbat service
Rabbi David will offer remarks

Friday, July 8, 6:00 p.m.
KI’s “Official Welcome to KI” Shabbat for Rabbi David
Join us for this historic beginning and a special celebratory oneg

Friday, September 9, 7:00 p.m. – Shabbat service and installation of KI lay leaders
Congregation officers, Board Trustees and Constituent Group officers

Sunday, September 11 – First day of JQuest
Join Rabbi David as he greets students and families

Sunday, September 18
Intergenerational gathering to welcome 5783 and Rabbi David and his family
Help kick off the new school year
Shofar on the Roof, lunch, games and activities

Friday, October 28 – Rabbi David’s Installation Shabbat
Historic opportunity in this next chapter of KI

Watch for other emails, eKI and on KI’s website for program updates. As always, if you have any questions, please contact either of us (contact information in the signatures below).

We look forward to your response to our Small Group gatherings and to having you join us as together we give Rabbi David a warm KI welcome that is a hallmark of our congregation.

Best Regards,

Karen Sirota, KI Rabbinic Transition Chair

Jaimie Shmelzer, KI Membership Engagement Director