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.