Parting seems to be sweet sorrow for the congregation, as members are accustomed to having Rabbi Gans around. Once Rabbi Weiner takes over, Gans plans to stay on as rabbi emeritus. According to the article in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Weiner will begin full-time in August and be installed in December.
"As a young rabbi coming in, I can't ask for a better situation," he says. "Rabbi Gans has created an incredibly warm, intimate, and thoughtful community.
"This is a congregation that steps up to care for one another, asks questions, and engages - and he has facilitated that culture. It's a huge honor for me to be trusted with his baby."