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A Message from the President
November 16 2017

A few months ago, Rav Adam Cutler was invited to interview for the role of Senior Rabbi at Adath Israel Congregation. This week, they concluded an agreement for Rav Adam to assume that role. On behalf of the Board and members of Beth Tzedec—Mazal Tov to Rav Adam!
 
Rav Adam joined Beth Tzedec as Rabbi in August 2009. Over the past eight years, he served our members with dignity and dedication as he played an important role in our Congregation. Rav Adam’s commitment to his rabbinic calling, as demonstrated through his passionate teaching of Torah, tremendous work with families and young professionals and dedication to our members at life’s critical moments is widely recognized within the Conservative movement.  
 
It’s a credit to our kehillah that Rav Adam had the room to grow, to become a rabbinic leader and to be approached by a sister congregation looking to for a new spiritual leader. While he will be missed, we are also tremendously proud and supportive of Rav Adam’s move to take on a new challenge as Adath Israel’s Senior Rabbi.
 
Since he’s just moving up Bathurst Street, we look forward to working with Rav Adam and his new congregation on joint programs and projects that serve the needs of Toronto’s Jewish community. Rav Adam will continue his service at Beth Tzedec until March 24, 2018. 
 
The next few years represent a time of tremendous renewal at Beth Tzedec, as Rav Adam moves on and Rav Baruch moves towards his much-deserved retirement in July 2019. Our new strategic plan was designed to provide the Board and our rabbinic and cantorial search committees with significant guidance on hiring new clergy. As the process moves forward, we will keep our membership fully informed. 
 
We look forward to our final months with Rav Adam and wish him, Debra, Jacob and Ezra much success and happiness in the years ahead.
 
Yours,
 
Dr. Sheldon Rotman