The AARC Board expected that we would have a student rabbi or rabbinical intern to lead bi-monthly Shabbat services for the 2022-2023 year. Unfortunately, there were no fifth year Reconstructionist Rabbinical College (RRC) students interested in field placement in Ann Arbor. (Fortunately, there were RRC rabbi graduates interested in leading High Holidays services, so look for an announcement of our High Holiday service leader next week!)
For our Fourth Friday Kabbalat Shabbat and Second Saturday Shabbat services this year we envision a mix of lay leaders and visiting rabbis. We formed a committee to consider the Jewish holiday calendar as well as our current bi-monthly shabbat services schedule. We want to create a vibrant tapestry of services and events this year, spun by a variety of leaders. To encourage variety, we will set a limit that each person will conduct no more than four services during the year.
We have a committee led by Deb Kraus, Debbie Zivan, and Rebecca Kanner, who have begun the process of organizing and scheduling service leaders. We will have a network of support for anyone that is interested in providing this deeply important service to our community. You can volunteer here. If you have any questions, or are curious about the possibilities, please email us. We look forward to hearing from you. Please sign up to lead!