July 19, 2009   27 Tamuz 5769

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I'm Wendy Rhodes, President of the Board of Directors of Congregation Solel.  Welcome to solel.org.  If you've come looking for information about our congregation, I'm delighted to tell you briefly about our history and philosophy:

We're a congregation with a storied 52 year old history based on a foundation of lifelong learning, social justice, sacred worship, and community.  Our tradition of strong lay leadership goes back to our founders and continues to this day. Our tradition of inspirational Rabbinic leadership (including Rabbi Jacob Weinstein, Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf, Rabbi Robert Marx, Rabbi Dov Taylor, and now Rabbi Evan Moffic) is one of which we're proud.   

We're also proud of our smaller size (500 families) and our tradition of welcoming congregants from many paths -- whether differing ethnic or religious backgrounds, political beliefs, family configurations, or zip codes.  We come together as a community, and we hope you'll join us sometime to see for yourself what the Solel experience is like.


This is a transformational time for Congregation Solel.  On July 1, 2009, we welcomed the fifth rabbi in our history, Rabbi Evan Moffic.  Other members of our team include Geoff Prass, our new Director of Education, and Lindsay Schoenberger, our Cantorial Soloist. Watch this website for information on our Summer Shabbat plans for July and August. 


If you'd like to attend one of our services or social events, find out more about our religious school, or if you have questions about membership, please contact our Executive Director, Sharon Diaz, at [email protected] or contact me at [email protected].  And if you have a question we can't answer directly, we'll put you in touch with someone who can.  Hope to meet you soon.

Warm Regards,




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