Dear Congregant:

As you have read in the accompanying Message from Rabbi Cohen, she has been offered a new professional opportunity at Yale and will be leaving TBC this summer when her current contract expires.

Leah's contributions to TBC and our community over the past 13 years have been enormous.  She has overseen the growth and development of TBC from the “little” Temple in the woods to a welcoming and thriving congregation focused on connecting diverse individuals into a warm and inclusive community.   

Her leadership will be missed by all of us.

This will be a time of transition at TBC and I am sure you have many questions.   

Plans are already in development to begin the search for a new Rabbi.  We will work closely with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) to assist us during this time.   While the search is underway, we will have an interim Rabbi to help guide our congregation to a permanent leader.  Cantor Sobel's assistance during this period will help ensure we have continuity in our congregation for day-to-day TBC activities as well as important life-cycle events.

Change is never easy nor always expected.  I am sure all of you share enormous affection for Leah and appreciate everything she has accomplished for our congregation.  As with any family member, we want to congratulate her, celebrate her contributions to TBC and wish her future success.

We have a planned congregational meeting this Thursday at 7:30 pm and I invite you to attend so that we can answer any questions that you may have.

Our congregation and community are strong and we will work together through this time of change.  I ask all of you for your support and participation as we move forward.



David Abraham, President 

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