Neighborhood focus groups
Focus On the Future
As the search for a new settled Rabbi at Temple Emanuel has started, we are looking for your input. For this reason, we invite all congregants (over the age of 12) to participate in a focus group in your neighborhood!* At these focus groups, a member of the Settled Rabbi Search Committee will facilitate a structured discussion about Temple’s future. You will be receiving a personal invitation by email and phone; but in the meanwhile, please mark your calendars and plan to attend one of the following:
Crafton/Carnegie/Bridgeville/McDonald/Oakdale – At the home of Stacy and Jared Tafeen on Sunday, May 6 at 4 p.m.
Peters Township/Washington, PA – At the home of Adit and Oded Green on Sunday, May 6 at 7 p.m.
Downtown Pittsburgh/East End/ Mt. Washington – At the home of Meredith and Dave Cohen on Sunday, May 6 at 7 p.m.
Sewickley/Coraopolis/Imperial/Robinson – Hosted by Sandee Connors-Rowe at the Anchor & Anvil Coffee Shop in Coraopolis on Thursday, May 10 at 10 a.m.
Nevillewood Area – At the home of Irene Luchinsky on Monday, May 14 at 7 p.m.
Bethel Park/South Park/Whitehall/Pleasant Hills – At the home of Robin and Steve Hausman on Sunday, May 20 at 4 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Dormont/Brookline – At the home of Mary Cothran on Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m.
Mt. Lebanon (15216)/Greentree – At the home of Rikki Hommel and David Weisberg on Sunday, May 6 at 4 p.m.
Mt. Lebanon (15228 and 15234) – Three Options:
At the home of Claire and Mel Vatz on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m.
At the home of Sarah and David Levinthal on Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m.
At the home of Lori and Dan Rothschild on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.
Mt. Lebanon (Cedarhurst Area)/Scott Township – Two Options:
At the home of Beth and Matt Schwartz on Monday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
At the home of Pauli and Jason Green on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m.
Mt. Lebanon (Virginia Manor) – At the home of Rita and Stuart Zolot on Wednesday, May 2 at 7 p.m.
Upper St. Clair – Three Options:
Hosted by Rob Goodman at the Upper St. Clair Rec Center on Monday, May 14 at 7 p.m.
At the home of Susan and Richard Hommel on Thursday, May 17 at 11 a.m.
At the home of Georgia Kent on Sunday, May 27 at 2 p.m.
In addition to these focus groups, the following will be held at Temple and are open to all congregants over the age of 12:
- Sunday, May 6 at 10 a.m.
- Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m.
*Note: In conjunction with these focus groups, we request that all congregants over the age of 12 also complete the anonymous Settled Rabbi Search survey, which will be distributed via email. A paper version will also be available at Temple Emanuel’s office.
3 thoughts on “Neighborhood focus groups”
For some reason Scott Township (where Chartiers Valley Schools are the school district) doesn’t seem to be in your neighborhood listings. At one time Scott Township/CVS was at least 25% or more of Confirmation classes. We are NOT Carnegie or Bridgeville.
Scott Township always seem to be left out of things. Please don’t forget that the JCC is IN Scott Township.
Thank you so much to bringing this to our attention. The SRSC did its best to work by neighborhood and zip code to create opportunities for congregants to attend a focus group as close as possible to their homes. In our zip code sorting, it appears that with Scott Township being 15243, we included that in the Cedarhurst area, but neglected to mention that in the listing. All those living in 15243 (including Scott Township) will be receiving a personal phone call and email, so please don’t think that anyone was being left out, and we’ve updated the blog post to include Scott Township with the Cedarhurst focus groups. Again, thank you for bringing it to our attention. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me.
Chair, Settled Rabbi Search Committee
I plan on attending the focus group on May 17 at 11:00 A.M. at the Hommel’s home. Please send me the address.
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