Interim Rabbi Alyson Solomon Bids Farewell to BCC


Rabbi Alyson Solomon

לִמְנוֹת יָמֵינוּ, כֵּן הוֹדַע; וְנָבִא, לְבַב חָכְמָה

Teach us to number our days, that we may cultivate a heart of wisdom. 

Psalm 90:12

April 15, 2020 

21 Nisan 5780

Dear Beth Chayim Chadashim Community, 


Thank you for the opportunity to serve as your rabbi this year. How fast the time has flown by! 

I am grateful to have partnered with the Board and leadership of BCC and with our staff and for the collaboration of Cantor Juval. I am especially grateful to each of you, the people of BCC, for your warmth, your support and your confidence. 

I look forward to sharing some of the highlights of this year with you at my farewell Shabbat, June 5, 2020, 7:00 p.m., as part of our First Friday early service. I will also gather and say shalom to our Ohr Chayim youth and young families at our Shavuot Palooza on June 6, 2020, at 10:30 a.m.; all are welcome.  

Between now and June 6, before I take the remainder of my vacation and move on to my next professional position, I welcome you to reach out, join me for Tuesday night Torah study or for an upcoming Shabbat experience. 

I’d also love to stay in touch with you and invite you to subscribe to my monthly vlog at, follow me on FB at Reb Alyson Solomon or Instagram at thisisRabbiRAS. My email is

If you’d like to offer a blessing, share an encounter or teaching that’s been meaningful to you, include a photo or poem, please post it here –

This is my blessing for you:

May BCC continue to be a vibrant House of New Life for all who enter her doors, whether virtual or physical. May the leadership, staff and congregational community continue to guard and grow the ways in which BCC is a place for new ideas, new friendships, new learning and new creative ways to express what it means to be a Jew today in our endlessly diverse and dynamic global community.



Rabbi Alyson Solomon