Welcome to 2016!! We hope you enjoyed the holiday season with family and friends both inside
and out of the synagogue! We wanted to connect with you as the calendar year begins to check
in, to see how you are… and to simply say “hi.”
First we would like to mention our new Search Committee and thank them for their hard work
and coordination for our latest Congregation Agudas Achim Rabbinic Search! By now you have
received a letter from them keeping you abreast of their process and hopes for the near future.
They are very motivated and excited to bring in another strong leader as we bid Rabbi Carolan a
very fond farewell later this year.
Although the search may feel redundant to some of you, this process is simply another step in the
evolution of our congregation. While a part-time rabbi is the best fit for our congregation at this
time, it can also mean that we may go through more change as years pass.
As promised, we plan to remain as transparent as possible, sharing with the congregation our
progress every step of the way, and how our future might look. To that end, we will be hosting
another Town Hall Meeting in late January to discuss our thoughts about Rabbinic Leadership,
our plans for the congregation, the building and other programming.
Although we have introduced a new strong Board of Directors who fulfill important roles and
who have also had the great success of empowering Committees, we are forever in need of
continued support. If you have not yet contributed your time to a committee or attended a
program, please consider doing so in the months ahead. Get to know your fellow congregants…
and more importantly… come and explore your community!
We will be back in touch with more information in the coming weeks, so please save the
date—Sunday, January 31, 2016—and make plans to attend!
Rosanna & Sammi
Amy and her husband George have lived in North Attleboro for the past 21 years. She grew up as a member of Agudas Achim, and became a bat mitzvah in 1983. He son, Samuel, followed in her footsteps, becoming a bar mitzvah in 2013. After being a member of the board for the past 4 years, Amy is looking forward to continuing to build on the momentum from our previous leadership.