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Rabbi Search Committee 2023 hosting Senior Rabbi Candidate, Rabbi Adam Rubin-April 28-30, 2023

 Dear Shaare Zion Beth-El Mishpacha,

 We are very pleased to provide an update on the search for the next leader of our congregation. The Rabbi Search Committee has been diligently reviewing applications and having conversations with a number of candidates.

 In an exciting step to this end, we will be welcoming a strong prospect, Rabbi Adam Rubin, to the shul for an upcoming Shabbat weekend. Rabbi Adam comes to us after having served as Senior Rabbi at two synagogues, Beth Jacob Congregation in Mendota Heights, MN, and Beth Tikvah Congregation in Richmond, British Columbia. Prior to his Rabbinical work, he was an educator of Jewish history for over 10 years. We have been inspired by his breadth of knowledge of Torah as well as of modern Jewish life, and believe he brings the right qualifications to serve in this capacity. His intention of being a caretaker and community builder in his next congregation aligns directly with our desires for our congregation's leader; he is committed to being an approachable and warm pastoral figure for the families of SZBE.

 We are looking forward to the opportunity for our congregation to meet Rabbi Adam Rubin the weekend of April 28, 2023.  In the coming weeks, we will keep you updated as to all the happenings.

 We appreciate your support and participation in our endeavours to find a Senior Rabbi for our congregation.

Suzanne Grant and Maxine Bercovici
Rabbi Search Committee Chairs



Schedule of Events

Please look through the scheduled events below and click to register where applicable. All other events are open and do not require registration.  Please note that ALL services mentioned below are taking place at SZBE.

Friday, April 28:
7:30 am Shacharit and Breakfast
12:00 pm Learning Session on ZOOM only (followed by Q&A- moderated by Linda Shohet) REGISTER HERE (Zoom link provided upon registering).

Kabbalat Shabbat dinner
6:00 pm Mincha-Kabbalat Shabbat followed by Shabbat dinner.
Services open to all.
REGISTER FOR DINNER HERE (More information provided on registration form).

Shabbat, April 29:
9:30 am Shabbat morning services led by Rabbi Adam Rubin and the SZBE clergy and the SZBE Choir (Birthday Shabbat)
12:00 pm Kiddush
1:00 pm- Interactive Learning Session (In-person only)

Saturday evening services and light bite:
7:30 pm Mincha
7:50 pm Seudah Shelisheet followed by Ma'ariv & Havdallah

Sunday, April 30:
8:45 am Shacharit and breakfast (discussion with the rabbi for parents with children ages 8-14 years)

We look forward to welcoming Rabbi Rubin and Judith and hope you join us in making his weekend successful.

Tuesday, May 2:

7:30 pm Young Adult Q & A with Rabbi Adam Rubin on ZOOM (no registration required)


Maxine Bercovici & Suzanne Grant
Co-Chairs, Rabbi Search Committee

Thu, 1 June 2023 12 Sivan 5783