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Message from the President //Ian Staniloff Leaving Executive Director Position

10/03/2021 01:59:42 PM


Gary Hyman, President

With mixed emotions, I write to let the congregation know that Ian Staniloff will be leaving his position as Executive Director, when his current contract expires at the end of June.

I want to congratulate Ian on his years of service to the synagogue. He has been an outstanding Executive Director for over 12 years, taking Shaarey Zedek to new heights in this fast moving, challenging world, including the tenures of Rabbis Green, Pinsker, Leibl and Mass. In that time, Ian has consistently put the welfare of our congregation first, acting as a supportive ear for congregants and staff alike.

My fondest memory is of Ian during our High Holy Day services, when he approached every congregant – all of whom he knew by first name -- with his affectionate smile, wishing them a happy new year. While the High Holy Days are among the busiest and most hectic times for the Executive Director, Ian ensured they were also among the most joyous for the congregation.

Fortunately for all of us, Ian will not be leaving the synagogue when his time as Executive Director comes to an end. He will remain as the administrative head of the L'Dor Va'Dor campaign, our major fundraising campaign for the upcoming renovations to the synagogue. He will also help train and mentor his replacement. A search committee has been formed to identify our next Executive Director in a timely way.

Once the pandemic is over and it is safe to gather, the Board will arrange a celebration honouring Ian.

From the Board of Directors, we congratulate Ian and wish him all the best.

Gary Hyman
Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Sat, 13 August 2022 16 Av 5782