Dear Members,

In our last update we shared that our strategic planning process has officially launched! We are being guided through this work by consultants, Margie Zohn and Guy Sapirstein, from CJP’s Leadership Development Institute. The consultants are working closely with an Ohabei Shalom Strategic Planning Leadership Team. This team includes: Rachel Calmas, Danielle Dykeman, Mara Goldstein, Andy O’Connell, Josh Paradise, Rabbi Berkman and Naomi Gurt Lind. Thank you to everyone on this committee for leading us through this important work.

The process begins by bringing together the voices of every community member. In just about a week you will be receiving a survey. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey and share your thoughts with us. We want to hear every voice during this process. Save the date for a community-wide strategic planning meeting which will be held on Sunday, January 28th from 2 to 4:30 pm. This meeting will give us an opportunity to review the results of the survey and to fine-tune our core values as well as sharpen our vision.

b’vracha (with blessings),
-Rachel and Georgia