Judaism Your Way announced that Rabbi Kolby Morris-Dahary will be leaving Judaism Your Way at the end of June. Everyone involved with JYW are all aware of the amazing energy, passion, and commitment that Kolby has brought to JYW for many years. She has been instrumental in elevating our High Holidays experience, creating new monthly Shabbat programming, educating Be Mitzvah students, working with interfaith families, and building community connections. Kolby will be greatly missed. And although we are saddened by this news, we are genuinely excited for her next adventure.
Rabbi Kolby has accepted the position of Full Time Solo Rabbi of Har Mishpacha in Steamboat Springs, Colorado and will be moving with Noam, Oriyah, and Shir this summer to begin the position. Har Mishpacha is a small, non-denominational congregation of over 70 member families and anticipates significant growth in the next few years as more and more Jewish families are moving to the high country. This is the first time that Har Mishpacha has ever had a full-time rabbi, so this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is very exciting for Kolby as a newly ordained rabbi.
“It is with both a heavy and full heart that I share this news with all of you. I am so grateful to Judaism Your Way for bringing me onto the High Holiday leadership team seven years ago and then giving me the amazing opportunity to serve as Student Rabbi for the last three years. It has been an honor and a privilege to pray, celebrate, mourn, love, learn, and dream with all of you. I am touched that you allowed me to be a part of your spiritual lives in this way. When I began on the Judaism Your Way team several years ago, I was deeply inspired by JYW’s vision of inclusion, and I knew that change was something I wanted to be a part of. Please know that all my future endeavors are powered by the incredible experience I had working in this world-changing organization. I look forward to continuing to be inspired by Judaism Your Way’s mission in all that I do.
“A special bow of gratitude to Jeremy Anderson and the entire Judaism Your Way board and team, past and present, for all your support on my journey. I’m sending all my love and appreciation to my unbelievable rabbinic colleagues – Rabbi Caryn Aviv, Rabbi Amanda Schwartz, and Rabbi Emeritus Brian Field – who bring the Torah of Inclusion to life for me and for all of us. Hazak hazak v’nithazek … may we all go from strength to strength. And if you ever find yourselves in Steamboat Springs, please come visit!”— Rabbi Kolby Morris-Dahary
Please join us in celebrating Rabbi Kolby at an in-person Havdalah Service on June 18 at 6:30 pm in a central Denver location to be announced. Register Here.
Rabbi Kolby will remain on the team through June 30th and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mazel Tov Kolby!