At the last Joint Executive Committee meeting, Rabbi David Wolfman, our consultant, proposed a timeline to move toward a new congregation. Below are the phases identified to implement our transition. There is some overlap in actions to be taken during each phase (i.e., Creation of Vision), and some items may happen later than planned (i.e., Leadership Summit). However, the chart below will give you an overview of where we are now and what we expect to look forward to in the next twelve months.

There will be multiple opportunities for you to be involved and to have your voice heard. We want to know your thoughts, ideas and vision for our new congregation. Please contact your congregation’s president to advise Scott Arden/Elaine Jones of your interest by sending an email to: or

As always, thank you for your commitment and the passion you bring to our congregation!

Mona L Gibson, Temple Emanu-El
Beverly Sandock, Congregation Or Chadash
Libby Quinn, Temple Emanu-El