The 2020 project is a TBA Board initiative, conceived two years before the rabbinic transition. Our Vision 2020 planning was delayed because of the timing of the hiring and transitioning our new rabbi.
While Rabbi Pokras has endorsed the strategic planning and will use it to inform his future leadership, TBA Vision 2020 is primarily a lay-led effort, centered on a group chartered by the Board of Directors.
When there are significant risks to an organization’s health, as there are for TBA right now with the $100,000 budget deficit, it would be irresponsible for the rabbi and the board to delay the kind of strategic study required to find workable solutions. A comprehensive strategic planning process, guided by engaged congregants who are contributing their talents and experience we hope will prove an effective way for TBA to achieve sustainable success.
Through a good planning process, TBA can set its priorities in ways that are consistent with its values, purpose and community interests.