Congregational Meeting for Contract Approval - RABBI REMY LIVERMAN
We are very pleased to announce to the congregation that the Board of Trustees has approved the hiring of Rabbi Remy F. Liverman as our new spiritual leader! The next step is for the congregation to approve the hiring of Rabbi Liverman. There will be a Congregational Meeting on Zoom for all members in good financial standing on Monday, April 10th at 7PM to do so. An invitation will be sent out to members via email and “snail mail” with a link to register for this meeting. If you are unable to attend the Zoom meeting in person, you can request a paper ballot by calling the Temple Office @706-736-3140.
Rabbi Liverman will be ordained at Hebrew Union College (HUC) in Cincinnati in May and will arrive in Augusta towards the end of June.
Rabbi Liverman was born in Montreal, and was raised in Toronto, Canada. Growing up, she and her family were active members of Temple Sinai in the greater Toronto area. She spent her summers at Camp Northland B’Nai Brith in northern Ontario. Rabbi Liverman moved to the states in 2008 to begin her undergraduate studies at the University of Miami where she earned her B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology, with a minor in Theatre Arts.
After graduating, Rabbi Liverman decided to move to Israel to be part of a new MASA program, volunteering as a medic with Magen David Adom in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. In 2016 she returned to school to do her Master’s in Religious Studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, where she also taught an Introduction to World Religions class for undergraduates.
While living in Atlanta, Rabbi Liverman was very involved with The Temple, in midtown Atlanta where she taught in the Breman Education Center as a Hebrew School teacher, and she was fortunate to work with the clergy there on several projects with their young adult outreach programs. During her time at The Temple, she had the opportunity to work on several social and racial justice projects pioneered at the Rothschild Social Justice Institute at The Temple.
Rabbi Liverman has served as a student rabbi at several congregations across the Midwest including Congregation Oheb Shalom in Sandusky, Ohio, Temple Israel in Marion, Ohio and the United Hebrew Congregation in Terre Haute, Indiana. She also has worked as a student Chaplain at a hospital and nursing homes in Cincinnati.
Sharing prayer and worship through music has been an integral part of Rabbi Liverman rabbinical work. She is a trained singer and is currently trying to expand her musical abilities in learning to play the guitar and ukulele.
In her spare time, Rabbi Liverman enjoys swimming, hiking, biking and walking her two sweet dogs, Murphy and Mac.
Murray and I are very excited and happy to have Rabbi Liverman join CCI as our 25th rabbi in our 177-year history.