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Rabbinic Search

Rabbi Jaffe will be retiring in June 2022, prompting the current multi-month search for the right person to lead our congregation. This page will include regular updates about the search and transition as we welcome our new senior rabbi.

We welcome your input and questions as we build the next decades of Temple Isaiah's journey--together. To reach the search committee, please email


March 20, 2022 - Rabbinic Search Announcement: Rabbis to Join Temple Isaiah
March 3, 2022 - Clergy Search Update
January 9, 2022 - Rabbinic Search Committee Recommendation
November 24, 2021
November 15, 2021
November 1, 2021
October 11, 2021
September 23, 2021
September 20, 2021
September 5, 2021
August 19, 2021 - Rabbinic Search Update
July 8, 2021 - Announcing the Rabbinic Search Committee
May 5, 2021 - Update on Our Rabbinic Search
March 30, 2021 - Update on Our Senior Rabbi Search
February 25, 2021 - Our Rabbinic Transition: Together in Sacred Community
February 24, 2021 - Rabbi Jaffe's Retirement Announcement (video)


July 2021
February 2021


Gil Benghiat, Gary Fallick, FayeRuth Fisher, Sharon Grossman, Rachel Hayes, Meryl Junik, Wendy Liebow (Co-Chair), Dan Ostrower, Sam Zales (Co-Chair)

Committee Member Bios


The search for our new senior rabbi is only one aspect of our transition. We have a great team in place to take us through the coming year. The transition team leadership is:

Bidding Rabbi Jaffe and Irene farewell—Robin Lipson, Chair
Welcoming our new rabbi—Audra Hamilton, Chair
Recognizing Rabbi Jaffe’s legacy—Brianna Nadelberg, Chair
Communications—Lynn Asinof

This team welcomes volunteers to help make this year of change a great success. You may volunteer by sending an email to or by reaching out directly to any of the chairs.

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