Announcement to the Congregation

Temple Beth Am is proud to announce that the Board of Directors and Rabbi Sam Kieffer have mutually agreed to extend Rabbi Kieffer’s contract with Temple Beth Am until the summer of 2018.  Although we are in the midst of a very smooth transition, everyone understands the challenges that a community faces after any change, particularly the retirement, after 33 years, of Rabbi Emeritus Paul Plotkin.  After consultation with the Joint Placement Commission and United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, all parties are in agreement that the best interests of Temple Beth Am will be served by having Rabbi Kiefer continue as the Senior Rabbi for two full years.  In the summer of 2018 Rabbi Kieffer will return to his home in Israel. 


We look forward to a rewarding and fullfilling future at Temple Beth Am.




Jeffrey Needle

President, Temple Beth Am