Enormous opportunity for forward thinking, enthusiastic, and accessible leader/educator who is devoting his/her career to formal/informal Jewish learning across the lifespan to be Director of Congregational Learning and Engagement for a diverse, vibrant 430 household, suburban Philadelphia, conservative synagogue. This is a key leadership position and strategic member of Tiferet Bet Israel's (TBI) senior staff who will implement a cohesive vision for congregational learning and engagement, including innovative programming for children, teens, families, and adults. The Director has sole responsibility for the Religious School, including Mitzvah Kids and Gan through Hebrew High; Youth and Holiday Programming; and Junior Congregation. A detailed job description can be found at tiny.cc/tbidcl.
The Director should be willing to experiment with different kinds of educational programs and experiences, and be a community builder and team player who fosters a collaborative environment among staff, committees, and the congregation. The Director will have demonstrated experience in a religious school or other educational setting with 100+ students; experience with project management and vision setting; and computer literacy and experience using social media for marketing and engagement. A Bachelor's Degree in Jewish Education, Education, or equivalent is required; Master's Degree is preferred.
Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to DCLE Search Committee c/o Tiferet Bet Israel, 1920 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA 19422 or email to email@example.com.
Congregation Or VeShalom is looking for a dynamic and energetic Executive Director.
The ideal candidate will partner with the Rabbi and members of the congregation to help grow
our caring and multigenerational community.
We seek a full-time Executive Director who will be responsible for the management, leadership,
and supervision of the Synagogue's day-to-day operations, including member relations,
development and fundraising, programming, and facilities management.
The Executive Director will report to a lay Board of Directors via the President and to the Rabbi
on religious issues. The successful candidate will participate in the synagogue’s strategic
planning and have responsibility for ensuring its implementation. He or she will be a highly
intelligent, interactive, and dynamic leader who is able to communicate effectively with a wide
range of constituents; will possess exceptional organizational and planning skills; and will have
orientation toward social media as a tool for communication and outreach to congregants and
the broader community. We are looking for an Executive Director who will also participate in
some synagogue functions and attend services as a member of our community.
I. Membership Relations and Outreach
a. Working together with staff, Rabbi, and lay committees (including Membership,
Education, Programming, Finance, Sisterhood, Rabbinic, Bikkur Holim, Chevra
Kadisha) to achieve membership growth and retention.
b. Collaborating with Rabbi, lay President, senior lay officers, and Board of Directors
on programs, strategic planning, and development.
c. Overseeing the maintenance and update of congregants’ database and
a. Working with the Board of Directors, Rabbi, and staff to fundraise for the
congregation’s programs and services.
b. Cooperating with lay leadership and Rabbi to develop long-range planning to
broaden the fiscal strength of the congregation.
III. Administrative/Human Resources
a. Working with the Finance Committee to develop and oversee the synagogue’s
annual budget, accounting, and cash flow.
b. Supervising staff and vendor relationships.
a. Ensuring facilities are maintained and enhanced to provide an outstanding
experience for our congregants.
b. Managing kitchen and banquet facilities (and maintaining kashrut standards), and
scheduling and arranging facility rentals.
c. Working with lay leadership on capital projects and routine repairs of the building,
including maintenance and site security.
d. Coordinating all activities and functions, and maintaining a master calendar of
activities for all departments and functions of the synagogue.
• Bachelor’s degree required; Jewish communal experience preferred.
• Outstanding leadership and management skills, including the ability to supervise office
• Strong financial management background and orientation, and a keen sense of
programming initiatives are a plus.
• Prior experience at an organization that supports a large volunteer component.
• A minimum of 3 years of executive leadership in a not-for-profit member-driven
environment is highly desirable.
• The ideal candidate will be technically savvy with the ability to operate a cutting-edge
website and understand social networking to communicate and outreach to congregants
and the community at large.
• Knowledge about or willingness to learn Sephardic and traditional Jewish practices
• Strong Jewish background / education is a plus
Compensation and Benefits:
• Salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience; group health
insurance; paid vacation; and synagogue membership.
Founded in 1913, Congregation Or VeShalom, is the Southeast United States’ oldest,
continuously operating Sephardic congregation with over 250 families and a membership of
over 600 individuals. While maintaining a link to our Sephardic heritage with our melodies and
traditions, OVS now has members whose ancestry is from all over the world. The Congregation
has an expanded building, Hebrew School, Bayit Program, and very active sisterhood.
Additionally, the Congregation has adult education and programming under the spiritual
leadership of Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla. Congregation Or VeShalom is located in Atlanta,
Georgia, just off Peachtree near the bustling Buckhead area. We are part of the in-town
neighborhoods, which are attracting the "twenty something’s" of the city's large Jewish
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Synagogue Programs & Youth Coordinator
Beth Meyer Synagogue, a USCJ Kehillah
504 Newton Road
Raleigh, NC 27615
Start Date: Mid to Late Summer, 2016
Interested candidates should send resume and salary requirements to: email@example.com.
Job Description Overview:
The Synagogue Programs and Youth Coordinator (SPYC) position at Beth Meyer Synagogue has been designed to meet the programming needs of the synagogue and its constituents of all ages. This individual will have overall responsibility to successfully create, coordinate, and execute all of the synagogue’s programs and youth activities. Programming can take place both at the synagogue and offsite. This includes holiday observances, adult education classes, fundraisers, guest speakers (i.e., Scholar-in-Residence), social action projects, community events for which Beth Meyer is a co-sponsor, and more. The Director of Congregational Learning will provide supervision to the incumbent for all adult education and youth programs. For all other programming, the SPYC will be supervised by the Executive Director, with assistance as needed from the Rabbi. The SPYC will be encouraged to establish and maintain relationships with other synagogue and Jewish event and marketing professionals for networking, competitive data and idea generation.
Duties will include, but are not limited to:
- Develop programs, coordinate logistics, create promotional materials, and supervise volunteers, especially regarding best programming practices and ritual expectations.
- Assist the Director of Congregational Learning in coordinating adult programming (including year-round educational programs, social and holiday programs).
- Work closely with the Director of Congregational Learning to develop and coordinate family and preschool-age programming, including Shabbat and holiday programs.
- Develop and coordinate all synagogue youth group programs, kindergarten through 12th grade. This may include supervising an advisor.
- Attend and serve as on-site coordinator for synagogue programs and functions.
- Evaluate recurring programs and develop new initiatives to supplement and/or replace.
- Prepare and monitor programming budget; manage vendor relationships.
- Other duties as designated by the Board of Trustees and/or immediate supervisor.
- Bachelor's degree (minimum) or comparable professional experience
- Community programming or education experience
- Volunteer management experience
- Understanding of Jewish lifecycle, holidays and festivals
- Detail oriented with ability to see the "big picture"
- Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
- Computer skills including social media promotion and word processing
Other helpful skills:
- Musical ability
- Knowledge of Hebrew, siddur, and Jewish text
- Audio/Video production skills
- Experience in Jewish communal work
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