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Message from the President // Rabbi Matthew Leibl leaving position

2021-04-27 03:30:00 PM

Apr27

Gary Hyman, President

Dear Friends,

I would like to bring you up to date on current events specifically regarding the ritual department at the synagogue.

Rabbi Matthew Leibl has decided not to renew his contract with the synagogue and will be leaving at the end of June. He advised that he has decided to move on and focus on his family and mostly being a Dad. We are very sorry to see him go and wish him and his family well.

You can be assured that the Board of Directors is fully committed to ensuring that any transition will be a smooth one and will be meeting this week to discuss this issue (both for the short term and going forward). At the same time, we will be firming up additional ritual related issues including the upcoming High Holy Days. 

We are very fortunate that our current staff component is more than capable of conducting all our ritually related services and events.

Unfortunately, with the most recent government edicts, we have had to review our Bar and Bat Mitzvah schedule for the next month due to new limiting restrictions. However, it is hoped that with improved numbers we will be able to resume these events within the next month.

If you have any questions or concerns, as always, I can be reached at president@szwinnipeg.ca.

Gary Hyman
President
Congregation Shaarey Zedek

Fri, 14 May 2021 3 Sivan 5781