The Longtime Rabbi Will Move into an active Emeritus role beginning in 2017 Shalom Lewis
At the September 11 Board of Trustees meeting of Congregation Etz Chaim Rabbi Shalom Lewis announced, that in the summer of 2017, he intends to move into an active Emeritus role, thereby stepping down as the Congregation’s Senior Rabbi. He plans to remain in the area and will continue to be a vital part of the Etz Chaim family. This change in roles will allow him more personal time while still maintaining an active presence at the shul. Congregation President Cheryl Miller stated that “Rabbi Lewis will continue to be an active participant in the leadership of our congregation, a wealth of information and resources, a trusted friend, and a role model to our future clergy. His commitment to maintaining a strong and dynamic Etz Chaim will not waiver.”
Congregation Etz Chaim, founded in 1975, is honoring its history as they celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2015.