Employment Opportunities

Posting Date: 1/9/2019




Posting Date: 1/8/2019




Posting Date: 2/8/2019

Kol Ami - Educational Director


Kol Ami means “Voice of My People” in Hebrew.  Our congregation was founded in 1994 as a Reform synagogue with the goal of creating and sustaining an intimate and purposeful Jewish community. We are a spiritual community, committed to Judaism, to Israel and to each other.   Through our philosophy of inclusiveness and diversity, we strive to provide a welcoming home to Reform Jews of different backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, and interests in religious practice, as well as for interfaith families.  

Our community's values of social justice, inclusivity, and respect underlie every aspect of  Kol Ami’s Religious School.  With this in mind, we are seeking a part-time (25 hours/week) Religious School Director to assume the responsibilities of creating a safe, welcoming learning environment that fosters students’ exploration of their Jewish identity and prepares them to lead fulfilling and joyous Jewish lives.  Working in collaboration with the Rabbi, Executive Director, lay leadership, families, and the broader congregation, the Religious School Director is expected to hire and train highly quality staff, encourage creative programming, cultivate partnerships, and manage the logistics (i.e. budget, schedules, calendar, and policies) to offer a unique, intimate, and highly engaging learning space for our young members.     

SALARY: $35,000 minimum


  • A minimum of 3 years experience leading a supplemental Jewish religious school
  • Experience enhancing children’s participation in Jewish culture and community through creative, collaborative, and child-centered Hebrew and Jewish education
  • Strong background in empowering children as lifelong learners and leaders in the Jewish community and beyond, through experiential learning, practice of tikkun olam, critical thinking, and open dialogue.
  • Respect for, and ability to relate to and connect with kids, including those in interfaith families, with diverse learning needs, different backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, and interests in religious practice
  • Ability to communicate and partner effectively with staff, lay leadership, and families.

The Religious School Director reports directly to Rabbi and Committee Chair and is strongly encouraged to become part of the Kol Ami community.  To this end, we require the Religious School Director to be present at the synagogue at least 15 hours per week (as part of the 25 hour total) and invite them to be part of the B’nai Mitzvah and grade level services when possible.

For the 2019-2020 year, our school hours are Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM and Sundays 10:00-12:00 Noon.  We look forward to working with the new Religious School Director throughout the year to design a program that speaks to the uniqueness of our Kol Ami community and the strengths of our new educator.


Please send resumes and cover letters to Dr. Tamara Sniad, Chair, Religious School Committee [email protected] and Rabbi Leah Berkowitz [email protected] 


Instructional Design/Implementation:

  • Collaborate with faculty to ensure curriculum and instruction meets learning goals and needs of all students, including students with diverse needs
  • Oversee design and delivery of school assemblies, holiday programing, special events, and off-campus activities, such as assisting in the JRA food drive, meeting at Morris Arboretum for a Tu B'Shevat program, or visiting the elderly at the Abramson Center
  • Develop and implement of a meaningful, student-centered program for children in grade K-12 (Including Confirmation Academy (grades 8-10) and LAMED (our 11-12th grade leadership program)

Learning Environment/School Climate:

  • Create a safe learning environment, including physical safety, through arrival and dismissal oversight, and emotional safety through school policies that emphasize respect and inclusivity
  • Create an inspiring learning environment, including the physical space (i.e. classrooms and hallways) and the emotional space (i.e. policies and practices that value self-expression)

Administration/ Kol Ami Community:

  • Oversee the logistics required for a smoothly run school, including budget, registration, and communication
  • Contribute to the overall vision of the congregation by being part of regular meetings (i.e. Board, Religious School Committee, Building Safety Committee, and individual meetings with Rabbi)
  • Represent Kol Ami at family recruitment and student celebration activities, including grade level Shabbat service and B’nai Mitzvah when available.

Parent/Family Engagement:

  • Establish process for ongoing communication with families regarding school programs and activities, classroom expectations/supports, and student progress

Provide meaningful opportunities for families to partner in religious education, including, but not limited to,  Family Education programming.



Posting Date: 1/25/2019

Voices of Hope Director of Programs and Development

Voices of Hope is a nonprofit educational organization that strives to provide quality educational and community programming in order to ensure future generations never forget the significance and impact of the Holocaust and other genocides. Our mission is to foster a culture of courage and social action against hate, bigotry, intolerance and indifference. As a new and quickly-growing organization, Voices of Hope is currently seeking a Director of Programs and Development.


  • Programs
    • Work alongside and with the guidance of the Director of Operations.
    • Responsible for the planning, implementation, management and collaboration of 10+ educational and commemorative Holocaust and genocide events annually.
    • Coordinate training and organize programming for descendants of Holocaust survivors to carry on the legacy of their family.
    • Attend all Voices of Hope events, and represent Voices of Hope at community and partner events and meetings.
  • Development
    • Create and integrate a wide range of marketing and communication materials such as newsletters, posters, pamphlets, flyers, press releases, event speeches, invitations, and social media. Update, enhance and develop website pages.
    • Develop and cultivate relationships within the community to increase engagement, donor prospecting and paths to donor and corporate solicitation.
    • Submit and manage current grants, research new opportunities.
    • Maintain and grow donor database.
    • Organize fundraising events, including annual gala, lead and grow Fundraising Committee.
  • Other Responsibilities
    • Demonstrate a commitment to the mission, philosophy and vision of Voices of Hope.
    • Develop mutual trust and build a courteous, respectful and compassionate team environment with staff, the Board of Directors and community professionals.
    • Monthly reporting to the Board of Directors and work in conjunction with the Board committees to plan, develop goals and budget.
    • Work closely with the Director and Executive Director of the Holocaust Education Resource and Outreach (HERO) Center for the advancement of Holocaust and genocide education awareness and studies in Connecticut schools. Assist in the planning of student programming, museum tours and teacher workshops. Coordinate academic materials with the Department of Education.
    • Work with bookkeeper on monthly bank statements and handle all transfers of donations to bank account from online sources. QuickBooks knowledge helpful.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Applicant must be professional and able to work independently, multi-task, be organized, detail-oriented, and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access.
  • Experience with online communication tools for outreach, event planning and design tools, including ImpactFlow, Canva, WordPress and Constant Contact.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Passion and experience with Holocaust and/or other genocide studies.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with philanthropic non-profit organizations.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum two years of non-profit or related work, including development and event planning experience.
  • Experience in the field of Education helpful.

Salary and Benefits:

  • Full-time flexible hours.
  • Benefits negotiable.
  • Salary negotiable, based on experience.
  • On the job training, professional development opportunities and mentoring.
  • Potential for advancement, based on performance and organizational growth.
  • Paid holidays (6) and earned vacation.

Applicants should be prepared to provide the following documents when applying:

  • Current resume
  • Letter of application addressing the above responsibilities
  • Contact information for two professional references

Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, please submit materials by Friday, February 15th to [email protected]



Posting Date: 1/18/2019

Religious School Director

M'kor Shalom

Hineini - Here I Am! Hineinu - Here We Are!
We are here to make a difference in the lives of our congregants and the world, experience Judaism both in community and personally, foster sacred relationships with each other and our clergy, and create cherished memories we call “M’kor Moments.” We are here to provide an inclusive, warm, caring, and supportive Jewish home for all. Welcome to our family of families; Welcome Home!

Our current Religious School Director is retiring in June 2019 and we are in search of a new director. This position will start on July 1, 2019.

The Religious School Director position at M’kor Shalom presents an opportunity for a creative, energetic, and visionary Jewish educator to partner with our clergy and leadership to move our education and youth program into the future. The congregation has been fortunate to have the steady guidance of our current Director of Education for 17 years. We are looking for a Religious School Director who can appreciate and maintain the many strengths of our current educational and youth program, evaluate and identify areas for change, and guide us in implementing new and innovative curricula and programming. This is a part-time position of 25-28 hours a week.

It is the mission of the Religious School of Congregation M’kor Shalom to provide an inclusive learning community where children can find meaning in their Jewish identity through worship, study of Torah, and acts of loving kindness. Our goal is to build the next generation of Jewish adults, l’dor vador, by creating age appropriate curricula and programs in which our families can embrace their Judaism with pride.

Please read the full job description along with the qualifications that we are looking for in a new Religious School Director: https://mkorshalom.org/wp-content/uploads/JobDescriptionRSEdDirMkorShalo...

To learn more about Congregation M’kor Shalom, please visit our website: http://mkorshalom.org

Please send your resume and cover letter to: [email protected] We are only accepting applications digitally, please do not contact the synagogue. If you need further assistance, please email the above address.



Posting Date: 1/16/2019

Education Director

Kesher Israel Congregation
West Chester, Pennsylvania

Kesher Israel is looking for a passionate educator, strategic thinker, strong collaborator, effective communicator, and inspirational leader to serve as our Education Director. The Education Director is a full-time staff member who will work collaboratively with the Rabbi, professional staff, and lay leadership to create a compelling vision of the Kesher Israel Religious School. We are seeking a dynamic, dedicated role model who will inspire our students, teachers, and the Kesher Israel community. This position brings the opportunity to help shape our community and the future of our children.

Our religious school educates 80 students in grades K through 7 and is the bridge from our vibrant, award-winning preschool program to our innovative Chester County Hebrew High School. Our mission is to develop a creative, experiential learning environment that integrates each child’s (and his/her family’s) world with joyful Jewish learning, ingrained Jewish identity, a lasting love of Judaism, knowledge of Hebrew, and comfort and joy in prayer. Kesher Israel welcomes children with learning differences in our school.

The ideal start date is June 1, 2019, but the actual start date is negotiable. Salary based on experience.

Our Religious School Director will:

  • Lead all aspects of the religious school, including curriculum development, implementation of best practices with measurable performance goals, recruitment and enrollment responsibilities, day-today operations, long-range planning, and working with professional and lay leadership to ensure continued innovation and vitality of our religious school.
  • Hire and evaluate religious school staff to support the mission of the religious school.
  • Oversee the B’nai Mitzvah process and supervise the B’nai Mitzvah Instructor.
  • Supervise the Hebrew High School Director.
  • Work with lay leadership to develop a balanced budget for approval each year and to maintain financial oversight of the budget throughout the year. Actively pursue and write grants to enhance the budget.
  • Communicate creatively, regularly, and effectively with our students, parents, congregational community, and the Chester County Jewish community with a compelling vision for the future of Jewish education.
  • Apply effective and efficient leadership and management direction to our religious school synergistically with our early childhood program and the Chester County Hebrew High School.
  • Develop and build relationships with our students, parents, and teachers.
  • Cultivate a parent/congregant-support network to help with the planning and implementation of religious school-related activities; collaborate with the Chair/Co-Chairs of the Parent Teacher Organization to enhance the religious school experience.
  • Integrate family learning with student learning.
  • Recognize that a successful and robust religious school depends upon recruitment, enrollment, and growth of our religious school student body.
  • Assist teachers in creating intimate, expressive, and safe classroom environments for positive learning.
  • Conduct regular classroom and teacher formal and informal observations and provide all staff with formal and informal feedback.
  • Supervise professional staff development.
  • Develop and implement school safety procedures in collaboration with professional staff and lay leadership.
  • Develop religious-school related programs conducted outside of regular religious school hours, such as Tot and Family Shabbat Services, High Holiday Junior Congregation, Children’s Kehilah Services (Grades K-7), family/student programs for Jewish holidays, and religious school Havdalah services.
  • Communicate school matters to lay leadership, the Rabbi, and the Religious School Committee, including participating in monthly Board of Director meetings and monthly Religious School Committee meetings.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Advanced degree in education and/or Judaic studies
  • Experience in the field of education, ideally in a Jewish setting
  • Classroom experience in an elementary or middle school environment
  • Familiarity with the Hebrew language and Jewish liturgy
  • Belief in a progressive Jewish environment
  • Excellent computer skills; familiar with the use of technology for school operations and to enhance education
  • Understanding of and experience with special needs and different learning styles
  • Prior supervisory experience
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team to explore new ideas
  • Experience in a pluralistic, egalitarian environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to effectively set priorities and seamlessly manage multiple tasks
  • Strong connections to the larger Jewish Community that can be leveraged to attract resources to Kesher Israel

To apply for this position, kindly send a cover letter and resume/cv by email with the subject line “Educational Director” to [email protected]

Kesher Israel Congregation is a vibrant and inclusive Jewish community serving 240 families and located in beautiful Chester County, Pennsylvania. At every stage of life, our congregants enjoy deep relationships with God, community, and one another. Our mission is to build a sacred community with the tools of Jewish tradition.



Posting Date: 1/3/2019

Cantorial Soloist/Religious School Director

Congregation Beth EL, a thriving, sixty-five-year-old egalitarian Conservative synagogue located within proximity to NYC in the lovely suburban community of Fairfield, Connecticut, is searching for an innovative, inspirational, engaging, results oriented Cantorial Soloist/Religious School Director who will connect with our congregation through educational, musical, cultural, and spiritual programming for all of our members.

The Cantorial Soloist/Religious School Director will create an environment in which music enriches our worship and celebrations and invites all congregants to participate in our services. The ideal candidate will possess organizational and leadership skills to foster our congregation’s learning and to further enhance our K-8 grade Religious School. In addition, the ideal Cantorial Soloist/Religious School Director must possess a solid acumen of Hebrew, Torah reading, daily minyan, music, Jewish life-cycle events and traditions.

Founded in 1953, our congregation of 300 + families enjoy the best of all worlds for a Jewish professional: an environment small enough for all congregants to benefit from spiritual warmth and close friendships, yet large enough to sustain myriad of diverse activities. Among these activities are congregant-led Morning Minyan Services, Friday Evening Shabbat Service (including a summer beach service on Long Island Sound), Shabbat Morning, Holiday Services, a Preschool, and a Religious School.

Core skills include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the administration, communication, and management of the entire K-8 religious school, teen and family educational programs.
  • Ability to co-officiate Shabbat services and Jewish festivals religious services, and life-cycle events.
  • Provide leadership and supervision for the Faculty and Madrichim.
  • Lead congregation and choir to energize a strong spiritual connection encompassing musicality within the synagogue.
  • Ability to work with all age demographics including teenagers

Qualifications include:

  • A degree in education, preferred
  • Prior experience or training as a Cantorial Soloist
  • Knowledge of traditional & contemporary Jewish liturgy, including Nusach for Shabbat and High Holy Days.
  • Experience in curriculum development, youth programming, and fundraising
  • Voice training and extensive knowledge of Jewish music
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Team Oriented
  • Collaborative leader with the ability to connect to diverse age groups of congregants.
  • Competent working with Microsoft Office, Audio & Video Software and working with various communication programs and tools.
  • We are looking to fill this position by July 1, 2019.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Please forward a cover letter, resume, and sample recording to:
[email protected] or contact Beth El office 203-374-5544.



Posting Date: 12/13/2018

Camp Seneca Lake Seeks Trip Leader for its “CSL in Israel” 2019 Summer Program
Camp Seneca Lake, a Jewish residential summer camp located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, is seeking a dynamic Jewish educator and trip leader for our Camp Seneca Lake “CSL” in Israel program, a month-long immersive Israel experience for sixteen-year-old/ entering high school juniors. Our 2019 trip will take place from Sunday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 31. The CSL in Israel Trip Leader must oversee and manage all on-the-ground aspects of the CSL in Israel trip during the duration of the program. This includes working with the staff team on the ground – American and Israeli, implementing the planned itinerary, managing camper issues, overseeing supplemental Jewish programming and Shabbat experiences, coordinating rooming, etc. The CSL in Israel Trip Leader will work closely with the JCC Senior Director of Jewish Life to ensure programmatic success.

The CSL in Israel Program:
CSL in Israel is a pluralistic program for Jewish teens, all of whom have spent at least one summer at Camp Seneca Lake. Our month-long immersive program exposes participants to the beauty, depth, and complexity of Israel from the inside out. Participants travel the entire country – hiking, touring, tasting, learning, and exploring. Each Shabbat is celebrated with a different community, enabling participants to experience some of the many ways that Israelis celebrate and observe Shabbat. The program includes time at several kibbutzim, as well as in all major cities. Additionally, participants spend a Shabbat with host families in Modi’in, Rochester’s “Partnership2Gether” community in Israel.

The CSL in Israel program aims to create positive, purposeful opportunities for its participants to learn about and connect with Israel – past, present, and future – on a personal level. We strive to provide participants with a deep, nuanced understanding of Israeli history and culture, so that all participants may begin to develop a relationship with Israel that is unique and meaningful to them. While the trip is certainly Zionist, it is not pro-aliyah. Rather it focuses on how we as American Jews can relate to Israel as both a spiritual and religious homeland, and a complex modern nation-state.

CSL in Israel strives to enrich the character and personal development of participants by providing a supportive, open environment in which they can be themselves, question and think critically, grow personally, and learn how to balance their personal needs with the needs of a group on the go. CSL in Israel strives to challenge each participant to think deeply about who they want to be, and how they want to relate to and participate in the world around us, Jewish and non. We are confident that the CSL in Israel experience will last well beyond the teens’ time together, and serve as a one of the most significant and influential summers of their lives long into the future.

Jewish Practices on CSL in Israel:
CSL in Israel is nondenominational. Sometimes Shabbat is celebrated with just the CSL in Israel community, utilizing the Camp Seneca Lake siddur and songbook (potentially accompanied by a live guitar). Sometimes Shabbat is celebrated in partnership with a local synagogue – Reform, Conservative, or Orthodox – as a way to expose participants to the many different ways that Israelis (and Jews) celebrate and observe Shabbat. The group does occasionally drive on Shabbat. In terms of kashrut, the vast majority of food provided is kosher, with occasional exceptions most typically being an unhechshered snack bar. Participants may purchase and eat what they wish during free time and in their rooms. CSL in Israel is deeply committed to all types of pluralism, and encourages participants and staff to “be themselves” within the structure of the group. That said, it is unlikely that someone who is “shomer Shabbat” in a more traditional sense will feel comfortable in the group, and the trip leader must be willing to drive on Shabbat and fully participate in services of any denomination.

General Trip Leader Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Be responsible for the general health and safety of the participants
  • Establish an atmosphere in which participants feel secure, happy, and part of the group
  • Supervise participants under their immediate care at all time
  • Make sure participants adhere to program rules
  • Set a good example in all areas of program life; act as a role model
  • Actively participate in group activities
  • Be drug-free (including paraphernalia) and alcohol free while on the program
  • Avoid physically intimate relationships with all participants
  • Work closely with the JCC Director of Jewish Life and the Authentic Israel provided tour guide to implement the CSL in Israel program and planned itinerary
  • Work with the tour guide to effectively supervise and manage the security/medic and bus driver
  • Supervise the junior counselors provided by CSL
  • Oversee supplemental Jewish programming and Shabbat experiences
  • Coordinate rooming; ensure special dietary needs are met
  • Work with the JCC Director of Jewish Life to manage camper and families issues
  • Work with the JCC Director of Jewish Life to effectively communicate with parents and families about the trip, both generally and in terms of specific, personal issues as they arise

Specific Trip Leader Qualifications:

  • Have traveled to Israel as staff (junior or senior) on a teen or young adult peer trip
  • Have strong group management skills, and a willingness to enforce program policies and staff requirements
  • Be an exceptional communicator with parents, families, and JCC supervisors
  • Be able to speak about personal Jewish and Israel-related experiences in a natural, organic way
  • Be fully committed to pluralism – politically, religiously, and beyond – both within American Jewish society and in Israel
  • Be physically able to participate in at least the vast majority of group activities, including occasional hikes and camping, and extensive daily walking
  • Be committed to continuing the mission and values of CSL while in Israel
  • Be comfortable participating in (and potentially taking a leading role during) pluralistic, CSL-style Shabbat experiences, both at host synagogues and just with the group
  • Be comfortable helping teens debrief and process difficult, varied, and sometimes unexpected experiences, including but not limited to group exposures to religious and political diversity within Israeli society, and visits to sites such as Har Herzl and Yad VaShem

Job Details:

  • Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
  • Expected Time Frame of Employment: June 30 – July 31, 2019, with consistent communication and pre-trip coordination with JCC Senior Director of Jewish Life and Director of Camp Seneca Lake beginning in early April, as needed
    • Please note there will also be a mandatory 2-3 day staff training workshop prior to June 30 scheduled to best accommodate the schedules of all involved

To Apply:

  1. Please submit your resume, with the names and contact information of three references to Joy Getnick, JCC Senior Director of Jewish Life, at [email protected]. References can be a combination of professors/teachers, employers/supervisors, and peers or friends.
  2. Please contact Joy Getnick at [email protected] or 585-461-2000 x239 with any questions about the CSL in Israel Program or this job posting.



Posting Date: 11/20/2018

*Also listed on https://www.jevshumanservices.org/job-listings/

Client Services Coordinator

*Job Description*

JEVS Human Services is hiring for a Coordinator for Client Services within our Career Strategies program.  JEVS Career Strategies program helps individuals of all ages find meaningful, satisfying employment through tools and processes to unlock and present their own skills, abilities and interests. In addition, Career Strategies assists with job placement for qualified job seekers, using our network of local employers.

This position plays a key role in the department by providing support and guidance to the team and to program clients in the areas of community resources and public benefits.  In this position you will assist our clients with the application and enrollment processes for benefits, coordinate group events, and monitor compliance of the program.


  • In coordination with the career counselor, develop a service plan for all clients receiving social services
  • Maintain an active caseload of clients who may exhibit a range of socio-economic and mental/emotional health barriers
  • Provide one on one guidance to clients seeking assistance with community resource referrals
  • Assist clients with enrollment process for public benefits; counsels clients during and after the enrollment and acceptance process
  • Collaborate and communicate with local community and government agencies to secure financial, medical, mental health, nutritional aid etc. to support client needs;
  • Coordinate a calendar of group workshops, events and activities on and off site for adult and youth clients
  • Conducts internal audits at direction of Program Director to assess compliance with program guidelines
  • Performs related duties as assigned


*Skills & Requirements*

  •  Bachelor’s degree required
  •  2+ years’ experience in the field of social services required
  •  Desire to work with clients presenting with a range of challenges which may include poor work history, minor physical/mental/emotional issues
  •  Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills
  •  Working knowledge of local and state social service agencies and regulations, .i.e, Compass/Benefits Bank, Medicaid, SNAP, etc. required
  •  Demonstrated ability to problem solve with a variety of clients from a diverse range of socio-economic levels
  •  Proficient in MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.Willingness to learn JEVS specific database.Knowledge of Sales Force, Survey Monkey a
  •    plus.
  •  Strong organizational skills to maintain accurate records and client notes
  •  Possesses personal vehicle, valid driver’s license and car insurance
  •  Available to work a flexible schedule in the five-county area as required, which may include occasional evening and/or weekend day.

 Send resumes to [email protected]


Posting Date: 11/8/2018

Beth Chai

Beth Chai Jewish Humanist Congregation of Greater Washington (“Beth Chai”) is seeking a part-time Rabbi to support and lead our community.

Candidate Eligibility

Beth Chai, an independent congregation, is seeking a Rabbi with a degree/certification from a rabbinic institution, and will consider rabbis of any denomination who are passionate about leading our congregation in a manner that supports our humanist values and programming.  We will also consider applicants with equivalent qualifications who meet the other requirements listed below.

The congregation meets in Bethesda, Md., located outside Washington, D.C. We have a small, growing Sunday School and would consider applicants who are interested in serving as both Rabbi and education director, as well as applicants interested solely in the rabbinical position.

About Beth Chai

Beth Chai is a lay-run, welcoming community that celebrates Jewish values, history, ethnicity, music and culture. We believe that it is up to humans to create the world we wish to live in, and we work to bring alive the principles of tikkun olam. Our approach to Judaism is non-theistic, and we are a big tent that fully includes interfaith families and members with a wide-range of Jewish backgrounds.

We celebrate all major Jewish holidays, run vibrant adult education and social action programs, and offer Sunday School from pre-K through 8th grade. Our B’nai Mitzvah program gives young people and their families the chance to create meaningful ceremonies marking this coming of age moment. 

We draw members from all over the Washington, D.C., area. In 2018, we are celebrating 40 years as a congregation.

After a successful 30-year tenure, Beth Chai’s rabbi retired and the congregation currently has an interim rabbi, who is assisting us through its transition to a permanent rabbi. As part of the transition process, the congregation has completed its visioning process which served to assess and affirm Beth Chai’s key strategic themes that will be prioritized across all activities. Please see and review the attached Beth Chai Vision Document. 


The initial term of the rabbi is projected to be 24-36 months, beginning September 1, 2019, with the expectation that the Rabbi, if successful, will remain as the consistent head Rabbi of the congregation for an extended period of time. Prior to the start of the term (during spring and summer), time should be allowed for transition.  The position is part-time but the passion for our community should not be thought as “part-time.”

How to Apply

Interested applicants should email the following documents to [email protected] with “Rabbi Application” in the subject line.

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in this position and highlighting relevant experience. As part of the cover letter, please indicate one of the following:
    • Only interested in Rabbi position without Education Director responsibilities
    • Only interested in the Rabbi position if it includes the Education responsibilities
    • Interested in the Rabbi position, whether or not the Education Director responsibilities are included.
  • A statement outlining your vision for leading a congregation like ours. In writing this statement, please first read our congregation’s Vision Document, below; and read through our website (www.bethchai.org).
  • A recent, relevant writing sample in English such as a sermon or an article for a community newsletter.
  • A resume or CV

The deadline for applications is Monday, Nov. 19. Early applications are encouraged.

For More Information

Please visit www.bethchai.org for more information about our community. Questions or comments can be directed to the Rabbi Search Committee at [email protected].

Thank you for your interest.


Rabbi’s Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Beth Chai Board of Directors, the Rabbi’s responsibilities include:  

  1. Overall: Provide enthusiastic and engaged leadership of the congregation to energize, support and grow the Beth Chai community in a manner that affirms our values. 
  2. Ritual: Oversee rituals by leading High Holiday Services, monthly Havdalah services, Saturday morning Shabbat B’nai Mitzvah services (about 10 per year) and other ritual events as needed. The rabbi will also be encouraged to offer weddings, baby namings and other life cycle events to people in the congregation and the wider community, and may charge for those services separately.
  3. Leadership: Maintain relationships with the Beth Chai board of directors and committees, and consulting as appropriate on goals and activities. Meeting with prospective members and engaging new and existing members. Encouraging inter-Judaic and inter-faith respect and understanding. 
  4. B’nai Mitzvah Guidance: Work with Mitzvah students to select a Mitzvah topic and develop a presentation; reviewing families’ service booklets to ensure they align with Beth Chai's philosophy and traditions.
  5. Pastoral Care: Provide rabbinic counseling, emotional support and spiritual direction as needed.
  6. Adult Education: Participate in and lead 5 or 6 of the Adult Education sessions (during times that do not unreasonably conflict with other responsibilities).
  7. Tikkun Olam: Encourage Tikkun Olam, Tzedakah and a general spirit of social justice. 
  8. Sunday School: Provide support and guidance to Education Director and Sunday school
  9. Other: Perform other tasks as may be requested by the Executive Committee and/or Board of Directors.

The following tasks outline the responsibilities of the Education Director:

  1. Provide enthusiastic and engaged leadership of the school to enable all students to have a positive and rewarding educational experience that aligns with and affirms the values and culture of Beth Chai.
  2. Recruit, hire, supervise and evaluate teachers. Link teachers to appropriate resources and support their curriculum development.
  3. Work to assess and improve the curriculum, working with the board and parents.
  4. Plan school-wide programming for holidays including Sukkot, Hanukkah, Purim and Passover.
  5. Develop and manage scheduling for the school, coordinating with adult education committee and the Board. Determine appropriate use of space for school activities and student class assignments. Enforce school policies related to classroom behavior and discipline.
  6. Develop and maintain a budget and set of school policies that is approved by the Board of Directors. Identify, apply for, and administer appropriate grants for development of school-related programming.
  7. Attend monthly board meetings and make regular reports to the Board on school matters.
  8. Provide updates on school schedules and activities in the annual newsletter, weekly email newsletter, and on the Beth Chai website.
  9. Market the school to prospective members by attending meetings for new members and by taking referrals from Board members and advertisements. Answer questions from prospective members and discuss concerns of parents throughout the years.

Desired Skills and Qualities

  • Outstanding leadership experience and abilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to speak publicly for services, sermons and community outreach events
  • Knowledge of and ability to teach and advise about Jewish history, rituals and tradition to include Torah, literature, culture and spirituality
  • Willingness to explain and lead the practice of Judaism in a non-theistic manner
  • Ability to read and speak Hebrew (preferred)
  • Appreciation of Beth Chai’s diverse, inter-faith community

The Rabbi is expected to work an average of 15 hours per week during the term of employment (e.g. less during summers, more during High Holidays); 24 hours per week if the role includes the Education Director responsibilities.  The Board and the Rabbi will review, on no less than a quarterly basis, the level of effort relative to the scope of responsibilities and work together on a good faith basis to make sure that both parties feel that they are being treated equitably.



Posting Date: 11/8/2018

Executive Director
Center for Jewish Education | Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas

Mersky, Jaffe & Associates, a national executive search and consulting firm, has been engaged to conduct a search for the next Executive Director, Center for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas (Jewish Federation).

Background and Mission

The Center for Jewish Education (CJE) is a fully-funded department of the Jewish Federation. The Dallas Jewish community has more than 50 agencies/organizations including Jewish day schools, synagogues, community organizations, Jewish Community Center and a variety of Federation-supported agencies. Dallas is home to approximately 70,000 Jews representing a broad spectrum of Jewish life and identity.

Emerging out of the Department of Jewish Education, the CJE was created in 2004 to lead the Jewish community on issues pertaining to Jewish education, to enrich existing programs and serve as a catalyst for new Jewish educational initiatives in the community. A lay-professional Advisory Committee works with the CJE and its Executive Director.

Position Description

The Center for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas seeks a visionary, Jewish educational leader who will advance the role of Jewish education in Dallas. The Executive Director of the CJE will be the primary representative for Jewish education of the Jewish Federation and serve on its senior management team. S/he will convene community professionals and serve as a resource to Jewish Federation community partners while leading a team of professionals at the CJE. The Executive Director is also a scholar-in-residence for the Jewish Federation and the community.

The Executive Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer of the Jewish Federation and supervises these staff members at the CJE: Director of Institutional Development & Advancement, Director of Programs & New Initiatives, and Coordinator of Projects & Administration.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Executive Director will:

  • Serve as the primary spokesperson for Jewish education in the Dallas community.
  • Direct the work of the CJE and supervise its professional team.
  • Coordinate major annual event to raise funds in support of CJE as well as development efforts with donors who support the work of the CJE for particular projects.
  • Work successfully with the CJE Advisory Committee of volunteer leaders charged with advancing the mission of the CJE.
  • Create and monitor the budget of the CJE, with input and guidance from CJE team members and the Jewish Federation.
  • Meet with community leaders to educate and raise awareness of the CJE’s activities through one-on-one meetings, board presentations, and advisory committee meetings.
  • Participate in ongoing dialogue with other central agency executives to stay abreast of cutting edge issues on the Jewish educational horizon.
  • Collaborate with other departments of the Jewish Federation as an educator and resource and serve as an ambassador of the annual campaign including solicitation of gifts.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in Jewish education or a related field.
  • 7 + years’ experience in Jewish education and/or non-profit management.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of people.
  • Proven nonprofit leadership, with experience in supervising program directors and managers, including a local and remote workforce.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and lay leadership.
  • Strong fiscal and business management skills including proficiency in developing budgets.
  • Command of education-related issues and the current Jewish educational and community landscape.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to plan, prioritize and complete multiple tasks with attention to detail and deadlines.
  • A deep level of Jewish content knowledge and profound commitment to pluralist and inclusive Judaism.                                                                                                      

Mersky, Jaffe & Associates is proud of its association with the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas and to be conducting the search for the next Executive Director of its Center for Jewish Education. If you, or someone you know, might be a suitable candidate for this position, please forward, in confidence, the person’s name, cover letter, resume, salary requirements and contact information to Kerry Olitzky



Posting Date: 11/1/2018

Communications & Marketing Intern
The Tallit

You will be a great writer with perfect English.

Our ideal candidate is a detail-orientated individual with an eye for storytelling. The intern will learn how to create highly effective written communications targeted to a variety of audiences; & track communications metrics for social media and web.


• Under the direction and mentorship of the Director of Marketing, develop and post content to The Tallit's blog and other social media channels; facilitate community engagement by responding to social media comments and inquiries
• Conduct research and prepare content (especially written content) for various The Tallit communication channels, both internal and external. This is including but not limited to: social media, websites, electronic newsletters (internal and external), memos, and print collateral materials


• Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
• Detail oriented and a strong eye for visual storytelling
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; knowledge of PowerPoint
• Experience with social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.)
• Teamwork skills, including ability to work collaboratively, efficiently, and, at times, independently


• Preferred degree in English, communication, journalism

Nice to have:

• Photograph events, activities, park destinations, and special projects. *You do not have to be an expert photographer
• Create short videos/stories to use on social media, newsletters, and the website *This an ideal skill but not have to have.
• Upload content to the website content management system (CMS), ensuring information is accurate, accessible, and user-friendly
• Track the inventory of print collateral materials and manage distribution of materials
• Support public events and activities, including some evening and weekend events
• Support the tracking and reporting of communications channel metrics
• Other communications duties as assigned

Why Apply

• Gain professional development in a team setting
• Learn valuable communications and media relations skills
• Be a standout candidate for any future marketing job


Start Date: As early as November 2018
Schedule: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday schedule with flexibility including occasional holidays and evenings.
Other Requirements: This position requires a current, valid Driver's License prior to starting work

About The Tallit

Bar Bat Mitzvah Planning Software

In the beginning our mom was tasked with creating a memorable bar mitzvah (3 kids at once!) out of thin air. To complicate matters, no synagogue would let her use their space to host the services. She was forced to put in many hours of effort and consult expertise from our nana in order to pull off a weekend that worked logistically for everyone. It was a nightmare as she remembers it. We created The Tallit to solve the biggest problems for bar bat mitzvah planners. Everyone is guessing. The Synagogues won’t let you customize your event, vendors can be impossible to communicate with, and no-one knows which planning steps to do first and when to do them. Furthermore, specialist bar mitzvah vendors don’t know where their target users are, how to reach them, or even how much they need to spend in order to do so. In modern event planning, people use online platforms to stay organized and make better decisions. Our mission at The Tallit is to make bar mitzvah planning as easy as possible by providing such a platform for our users. - Noah and Adam Weitzman

Contact: [email protected]



Posting Date: October 11, 2018

Associate Regional Director BBYO
Liberty Region
Elkins Park, PA

Who is that one person who changed your life? Do you want to be that person for others? If so, read on, because BBYO is looking for awesome talent to join our team as an Associate Regional Director in Liberty Region.
Associate Regional Directors play a key role in the success of BBYO by working closely with teens to create strong programs, develop leadership skills and make their chapters great. This is an amazing opportunity to make an impact in the community by engaging with and inspiring Jewish teens to do great things.

You love working with teens. You’re creative, quick on your feet and you like your job to change every day. You’re not the kind of person who wants to sit behind a desk. You have an infectious personality and you love getting others to join you in changing the world. You're a problem solver and you're good at juggling multiple priorities at once.

We’re a global network of passionate professionals excited to make a difference in the lives of Jewish teens. We are the Jewish community’s largest and fastest growing pluralistic platform for reaching and inspiring Jewish teens during the school-year with 600 teen-led local chapters and over 100 weekend retreats along with a plethora of summer experiences including Israel visits, global travel programs and leadership camps. We work as a strong and inclusive team and every day is different by design. We are fast-paced, high energy and results driven.

Learn more and apply



Posting Date: September 26, 2018

Congregation Beth Am Israel (“BAI”) is seeking dynamic, creative and experienced educators for our 2018-2019 school year. BAI is a progressive, engaged Conservative Synagogue community with 380 families located in Penn Valley, Pa. We are 20 minutes drive from Center City or Mt. Airy, 30 minutes from Elkins Park.

We have a unique program that blends weekday afternoon and Shabbat morning education. This model provides opportunities for students to experience Shabbat alongside their parents and our adult community, participating in our tefilah, and learning from and with our entire community throughout the morning.

We are seeking educators who bring their own enthusiasm for learning and the Jewish people, think outside the box, and most importantly are team players, eager to collaborate and engage in child centered learning. Familiarity with inclusive classroom settings and/or Hebrew language skills are a plus. Educators with experience with differentiated learning models and/or working with students with special needs are welcome to apply.


Position: Early Childhood Educator
Organization: Congregation Beth Am Israel
Location: Penn Valley, PA
Job Dates: September 2018-May 2019
Payment: $6750
Contact name: Leo Fuhrman
Contact email: [email protected]

Job Description:
Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley, PA is looking for an Early
Childhood Educator that can inspire our smallest members. The Early
Childhood Educator will be responsible for designing fun and educational
Jewish programs for children ages 2-6 and their families. We are looking
for someone who can bring the experiential and engaging activities to life
and work closely with our Education Director and Hazzan.

- Creating and implementing engaging, active, and thoughtful Jewish Early Childhood programs on Shabbat and once a month on a Sunday
- Coordinating with parent volunteers and involving them in the activities
- Working directly with the Education Director and Hazzan
- Promoting the Early Childhood programs through e-mail, evites, Facebook and other social media platforms

- 2+ years of experience as an educator working in Early Childhood

- Knowledge of the Conservative Jewish landscape and customs
- Experience leading Shabbat services
- Creativity and flexibility
- Charisma and capacity to command a room full of children
- Ability to play an instrument is a major plus


Position: 4th grade teacher
Organization: Congregation Beth Am Israel
Location: Penn Valley, PA
Job Dates: September 2018-May 2019
Contact name: Leo Fuhrman
Contact email: [email protected]

We are looking for a 4th grade teacher to work on Shabbat morning.

Our classes meet for Grades 3-6 on Thursdays from 4-6pm and Shabbat Mornings from 9am-12:15pm. Grades K-2 meet only on Shabbat Mornings from 9am-12:15pm. Teachers are also required to participate in our monthly paid Professional Development meetings on a Thursday afternoon from 6-8:30pm.

We look forward to you joining our team!

Please send inquiries and resumes to:

Leo Fuhrman
Education Director
[email protected]

Posting Date: August 24, 2018

Salary Posting Information: Commensurate with experience.

Job Classification: Exempt

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Posted 7/24/2018

Job Title: Youth Engagement Specialist, Reform Temple Emanuel, 1101 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, 

Contact Jessica Manelis (Temple Emanuel President) [email protected].

Department: Education
Reports To: Assistant Rabbi
FLSA Status: Exempt/Part-Time (Approximately 20 hours/week)

Job Summary

The Youth Engagement Specialist inspires young people in the celebration of Jewish life and in building strong and positive identification with the history, heritage, and faith of the Jewish people. The Youth Engagement Specialist will direct and coordinate the activities of the Youth Program of Temple Emanuel. He/she demonstrates the values and behaviors of TE that support a warm and welcoming culture, and collaborative environment.  Tuesday evening and weekend hours are a requirement for this position.  Additional evenings may be required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Direct TE’s youth groups: TEFTY (High School Youth Group), EJY (Junior High School Youth Group), Club Noar (grades 3-5), Club Chaverim (K-2).  
Build membership and community: Actively engage with all Temple youth to build relationships, membership in our youth groups and a sense of community among the young people of our synagogue. Increasing membership is a primary goal of this position.

Develop/supervise/chaperone programs: Together with student leaders, the youth committee, lay advisors, and external groups such as NFTY and DJE, develop ongoing programming that engages the members of each group and supervise/chaperone those programs and activities, including trips. 

Collaborate/integrate programs into TE: Coordinate and integrate the Temple’s Youth program within TE as a whole, NFTY (national/regional) and other programs/groups within the TE community including Social Action and Tzedakah.
Represent TE and TE Youth: Serve as the direct staff person to the Temple’s Youth Committee and interface with other Temple committees. Represent the needs of TE’s youth to the Temple community and represent the values of TE to the youth. Have a regular presence during religious school hours to build relationships and encourage membership.
Promote youth groups: Create, organize and maintain social media of the youth groups and for TE’s social media channels.

Additional Responsibilities

Other duties as necessary.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Organize and supervise teen volunteers for events planned for the younger children.

The Ideal Candidate Will Have The Following

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, Jewish studies or other related discipline.
  • Experience working with youth of all.
  • Ability to create content for various social media channels such as Facebook and Instagram. 
  • Possess a love of Judaism, Israel, Tikkun Olam and Hebrew along with enthusiasm for integrating these passions into the youth community of TE.
  • Teaching and/or camp experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities

Excellent organizational skills, communication skills, and computer skills.

Certificates, Licenses, and/or Registrations


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to regularly stand, walk, or sit and carry loads up to 25 pounds.

Contact Jessica Manelis (Temple Emanuel President) [email protected].

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties.

Posted 7/20/2018

Job Title: TRIBE 12 - Engagement Associate (Philadelphia, PA)

What we’re all about:

Tribe 12’s mission is to connect people in their 20s/30s to Jewish life and community in Philadelphia today so they will choose to stay connected tomorrow.

Our programming includes social events, matchmaking services, an LGBTQ community, affinity groups (an acapella group and fantasy football and sports leagues to name just a few), a Fellowship for entrepreneurs, and much more. We’re also intentional about being a true community resource, hosting an online community calendar for 20s/30s events and referring people to opportunities outside of Tribe 12. Our vision is that every person should have a path to finding others like them, creating their own meaningful experience with Judaism, and building Jewish community in our city – or wherever they may go.

Tribe 12 is well-established as a non-profit in Philadelphia with more than fifteen years of experience centered exclusively on people in their 20s/30s and over 2,500 unique participants in our programming each year.

How you’ll contribute:

As our Engagement Associate, you will be developing and running events for a community of Jewish 20s and 30s in Philadelphia (40%), meeting with individuals and representatives of organizations one-on-one for outreach and networking (25%), utilizing social media (20%), working with volunteers (10%) and performing administrative functions (5%).

In this role, your primary job will be planning, designing and producing events (about one a week) for 20s/30s in Philadelphia’s Jewish community, which will include working with volunteers to help them run their own events and interest groups. You will be working up to three nights a week and sometimes on weekends with a schedule you design, whether at your own events or networking on behalf of Tribe 12. On a daily basis, you’ll be meeting one-on-one with people in their 20s/30s and with representatives from other local organizations. You will run Tribe 12’s social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and email newsletter platform to advertise your events and market Tribe 12.

This role reports to Tribe 12’s Assistant Director.

What you’re all about:

  • You gain energy from being around people, are radically welcoming, and genuinely enjoy being in social environments
  • You feel passionately about cultivating an environment in which people from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive
  • You’re detailed, meticulous and thorough (you feel a special joy when you find a typo in an email blast!)
  • You have a strong work ethic and hold yourself to a high standard of practice
  • You’re a creative thinker with a million great ideas for events, and you also can point to examples of times when you’ve effectively executed on your big ideas in the past
  • You regularly use and are comfortable with social media and enjoy trying out new technologies
  • You believe Judaism is relevant, important and can hold meaning for the millennial generation and for you personally

Life at Tribe 12:

  • It’s fun to work at Tribe 12! We’re intentional about company culture and work-life balance, and it’s not uncommon to see “mandatory staff fun time” listed in our staff calendar.
  • We work together in our own office space in Center City and will soon be moving to a co-working space
  • Our twelve “core values” ground us and inform our work on a day to day basis
  • We’re a scrappy team who dive head first into challenges. We start with why when approaching new ideas, we aren’t afraid to try new things and fail fast, and we pick up slack when someone needs extra support
  • We use the latest technology to be an efficient team and stay relevant to our demographic. On a typical day, you might use Slack, Salesforce, Soapbox Engage, Asana or the Google suite to communicate and stay organized.

Compensation and benefits:

  • This is a full-time position with a salary range of $32,000-$36,000. Final salary offer will be dependent on experience and qualifications.
  • This is two-year (maximum) position, commencing with your start date. You may have the ability to grow in the organization depending on role availability.
  • This is an entry-level job with an experience range of 0-2 years
  • An annual stipend of $3,000 is provided in monthly installments to cover the cost of individually-purchased health insurance
  • A Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • Every Tribe 12 staff member receives a financial allotment for their own professional development which can include travel to conferences or events
  • We have flexible hours and, to balance our evening and weekend work, typically take off work on Fridays
  • Meals or coffee are often covered when you are out for work
  • We have a flexible vacation, holiday and sick leave schedule that you work out with your supervisor
  • The ability to work from home may be granted after three months at Tribe 12 with supervisor approval

Our hiring process and timeline:

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled
  • We will begin scheduling phone and in-person interviews to take place the weeks of July 9th and July 16th with up to three total interviews for the selected candidate
  • You may be asked to complete a creative or in-person assignment before an interview
  • We would like to have our new team member start by August 15th, 2018
  • To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and 1-2 references with a creative subject line to [email protected]. Optional: also send a 1-minute selfie video telling us about a time you took a risk that paid off!

Tribe 12 is an equal opportunity employer. We serve an array of people from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences and strive to build a team that is representative of our diverse community. We encourage applications from individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Posted 7/12/2018

Job Title: Learning Specialist

The Learning Specialist works with the Director of Student Services and Programing to provide support for students requiring accommodations in their learning needs. The Learning Specialist must have a Bachelors degree in Special Education, a Masters’ degree is preferred and experience in a high school environment. Possessing teaching skills in a variety of high school subjects, including Hebrew reading, is essential.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but may not be limited to:

Working with Students:

  • Be familiar with individual students’ psychological testing results to prepare custom strategies that would be most helpful for each student.
  • Meet individually with students to help identify problems and access their needs, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develop appropriate academic support plans for students with varying needs.
  • Provide learning resources to foster academic success.
  • Tutor students within certain subject areas according to their specific learning needs.
  • Advise students as to various and appropriate learning strategies.
  • Assist students with obtaining appropriate accommodations for standardized testing (e.g. ACT, SAT, PSAT, and AP); and assist in any appeals process, if necessary.
  • Allow students to take tests in the Learning Specialist’s office.

Working with Staff:

  • Coordinate individual plans with teachers, individually and collectively, to maximize student success in the classroom.
  • Regularly visit classrooms and provide classroom support, as needed.
  • Manage in-school testing accommodation requests.
  • Consult with the Director of Admissions regarding prospective new students with documented learning issues (e.g., IEP or 504 plan).
  • Work closely with technology department to investigate and utilize new technology to support learning.

Working with Staff:

  • Communicate regularly with parents, tutors, psychologists and the local public school district professionals.
  • Keep abreast of current research in learning disabilities, learning styles, multicultural perspectives, brain research, accommodations, medications, etc.

Frankel Jewish Academy is an equal opportunity employer and committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities.

Send resume and cover letter to:

Laura Delie | Assistant to Head of School
Frankel Jewish Academy | 248.592.5263 ext. 221
6600 West Maple Rd., West Bloomfield, MI 48322

Posted 6/27/2018

Job Title: Penn State Hillel - Annual Giving Associate

Penn State Hillel seeks an energetic development professional based in Philadelphia with 2-4 years’ experience to serve as our Annual Giving Associate. The Annual Giving Associate is a new position for Penn State Hillel and will be a key player in developing Penn State Hillel’s foundation of loyal donors and creating a pipeline for our next tier of major gifts. The Annual Giving Associate will create and implement an annual fund strategy through direct mail, email, and telephone solicitation to alumni, parents, and friends toward our $1M+ annual budget. A key component of this role will include the management of student interns both on campus and remotely. Additionally, the Annual Giving Associate will assist in overall development plans including capital and planned giving outreach.

The ideal candidate is a dynamic, results-driven development professional with baseline experience of the following: prospect research, face-to-face asks, direct mail, e-solicitation, and telefund. This role will engage regularly with young alumni, donors and prospects.

What you’re great at:

  • Relationship building
  • Successfully managing multiple projects
  • Professionalism with coworkers and stakeholders
  • Building a concise and compelling case
  • Attention to detail and deadlines

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 2-4 years of development experience required
  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • Familiarity with relationship-management databases preferred
  • Desire to learn and develop your fundraising skills
  • A passion for Jewish life and Jewish identity

What you’ll own:
Annual Fund

  • Work in partnership with the Director of Development to prepare and execute direct mail and online appeals
  • Lead timely, accurate preparation and management of all Annual Campaign appeals
  • Create appeal design and messaging for review and approval
  • Serve as liaison for print and mail house


  • Work in partnership with the Director of Development and to prepare and execute e-communications and appeals
  • Lead e-appeal and e-newsletter development
  • Manage website design and content


  • Oversee all aspects of the phone solicitation program, including the hiring and training of student callers as well as the scheduling of four seasonal sessions
  • Track and analyze telefund data to build fundraising/outreach strategies
  • Manage follow-up with donors/prospects as necessary

Cultivation and Stewardship:

  • Maintain a prospect portfolio of mid-level donors for discovery visits in the Greater Philadelphia area
  • Conduct individual and foundation prospect research
  • Identify strategies to reach lapsed and decreased donors
  • Assist in coordination of other national cultivation events for incoming students, their parents and alumni as necessary

Supervision and Professional Growth:

  • Participate in weekly professional supervision and staff meetings
  • Participate in semiannual reviews to consider successes, challenges, and opportunities for growth
  • Opportunities for formal learning around development and other professional skills
  • Additional responsibilities as needed

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit market

What we’re about:
Penn State Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of the estimated 5,000 Jewish students at Penn State so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Penn State Hillel’s student leaders, staff, and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually, and socially. Penn State Hillel helps students find a balance between being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world), and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Penn State Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability, and results.

The Pennsylvania State University is one of the largest and most respected public universities in the country, with an estimated 5,000 Jewish students. Penn State Hillel is in the midst of dramatic organizational growth, awarded as the top student organization at Penn State twice in the last six years and one of the fastest growing Hillels in the country. Already one of the premier centers for Jewish student life in the country, Penn State Hillel will soon to be operating out of a new, state-of-the-art facility.

Penn State Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

To apply:
Visit www.hilleljobs.com to apply. For questions, please contact [email protected].


Posted 6/27/2018

Job Title: Graduate Student Intern for Engagement and Programming Lehigh University Hillel and Office of Jewish Student Life

Lehigh University Hillel and the Office of Jewish Student Life is seeking a rabbinic student or graduate student to serve as an intern focusing on engagement and programming. The student must be passionate about Jewish life and about building Jewish community.  The candidate will be enthusiastic about working with Jewish undergraduate students. They must also be creative with regard to community building, outreach and programming. 

They will be flexible and energetic; they will be eager to connect with Jewish students on campus and inspire them to become more involved in Jewish life in a way that works for them. The internship is a terrific opportunity for professional growth and rabbinic experience.

The intern will work closely with and be supervised by Rabbi Steve Nathan, RRC ‘94, the Director of Jewish Student Life. Together they will create a plan of action for engaging the maximum number of Jewish students through one-on-one interactions and creating new and exciting programs. This will be done in  conjunction with the Hillel leadership. They will also work with Rabbi Nathan to  supervise and collaborate with our four students who are part of the Hillel Peer Engagement Intern Network. 

In addition, as part of the Office of Jewish Student Life,  the intern will have opportunity to interact with other staff members from the Chaplain’s Office and the other offices within the Division of Diversity  Inclusion and Equity (see below). This a great way to experience and observe what it is like to be part of the University, as well as Hillel.

Who You Are:

  • A relationship builder – capable of building rapport and developing meaningful relationships with a wide variety of students in an open and non-judgmental way.
  • Passionate – You have a deep passion for building pluralistic Jewish communities, and for creating a welcoming, vibrant, and deeply enriching Jewish environment on campus.
  • A self-starter – highly motivated, driven to succeed, reflective and open.
  • Team-oriented and flexible – a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don't turn out the way you thought they would. Able to communicate needs clearly, as well as to maintain an open line of communication with the Director and with the student leadership.
  • You have a Bachelor's degree with 0-2+ years professional work experience and are currently enrolled in a graduate program of study in Jewish communal service, Jewish education, rabbinical studies, or something similar. If you do not have actual work experience on a college campus, then being a student leader or professional in a Jewish or community organization, an active community volunter, or serving as a student leader during your own college experience is acceptable.

Your skill set:

  • Building rapport and developing meaningful relationships with a wide variety of students.
  • Excellent communication skills with adults of college age, as well as with staff.
  • Creating unique programming that students find appealing.
  • Figuring out what makes people tick, and then helping them to connect with what they’re passionate about or people or experiences that will enhance their lives.
  • Using social media & other tools to connect with students
  • Incorporating Jewish values, texts and concepts into casual conversations in an authentic and accessible way. 
  • Inspiring others to try new ways to connect to Judaism and the campus Jewish community.
  • Utilizing creative problem solving skills to develop and implement ideas
  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously, setting timetables and adhering to deadlines while maintaining quality across all areas

Some examples of what you might do:

  • Coffee meeting with a student you met during move-in week who is considering her involvement in Jewish life on campus.
  • Meet with members of a student group or club to discuss the possibility of creating collaborative programming of interest to them.  Examples of these groups might be: fraternity and sorority members, athletes, musicians, LGBTQ students, Resident Assistants, etc.
  • Weekly advising meeting with the the Peer Engagement Interns and the Director to supervise the interns and to continually work on assessing and improving engagement efforts on campus. This will be done with an eye for leadership development, innovation, and relationship cultivation within the broader campus community.
  • Work with the Director, Hillel leadership and Engagement Interns to support the creation of enjoyable and interesting programs that build community, challenging students to think beyond traditional Hillel events.
  • Creating a program at a location other than the Jewish Student Center that will reach out to less involved Jewish students.
  • Have an informal conversation on a topic of interest while noshing with students at the Jewish Student Center.

Hours, Responsibilities  and Supervision

The Engagement and Programming Intern will work 10 hours per week during the academic year. This will begin on or close to August 24, 2018. The exact hours will be determined by your schedule and the needs of the campus community, but will be divided over two days per week.

You will be supervised directly by Rabbi Steve Nathan, RRC ‘94, Director of Jewish Student Life and Associate Chaplain at Lehigh.

Your top priorities will be: interacting with as many individual and small group of Jewish students as possible, as well as  planning, publicizing and implementing one or two programs each month in collaboration with students. This can be with Hillel leaders, students with whom you’ve connected and/or peer engagement interns. 

You will supervise and collaborate with the peer engagement interns together with the director in order to determine the most effective methods for engagement and outreach. You will also maintain records of student interactions and event attendance for ongoing engagement tracking/measurement and evaluation.

Participation in Shabbat and holiday services or programming will not be required, though you would certainly be welcome to attend. It is possible that you would plan a program or activity for Shabbat or a holiday. This would be determined as part of the planning process referred to above.

Obviously, all of the above cannot be done in 10 hours. You will work together with Steve Nathan to determine each week’s priorities based on the current needs of Lehigh Jewish community, and with input from student leadership.

The stipend for the internship will be $12,000 for the academic year, plus a $1000 stipend to help with travel expenses.  This stipend is based on travel expenses from the Philadelphia area or an equivalent distance and is set at $1000.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Rabbi Steve Nathan at [email protected].

About Lehigh

Lehigh University is located in historic Bethlehem, PA, which is about 45 miles from Elkins Park. It is approximately a one hour drive via route 309 or the PA Turnpike. 

Lehigh is a premier residential university, annually ranked in the top tier of national research universities. There are over 5000 undergraduates, plus various graduate schools. It is estimated that 15%-18% of the undergraduate students identify as Jewish. Approximately 35% of the undergraduate student body is involved in Greek life.

Lehigh is a nondenominational, private university, Lehigh’s four colleges and numerous research centers contribute to a vibrant, collaborative academic community that serves undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe.

About Lehigh Hillel and the Office of Jewish Student Life

The Office of Jewish Student Life is part of the Chaplain’s Office, which is part of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity.  This office also includes the Pride Center, Center for Gender Equity, and Office of Multicultural Affairs, with whom we often collaborate on programming.

Lehigh Hillel is an independent student club which provides, social, religious, and informal education programs for members of the Lehigh Jewish community.  At this time, the primary focus of Hillel is undergraduate students, though some graduate students do occasionally attend programs. All are welcome at Lehigh Hillel. 

OJSL and Hillel are housed in the Jewish Student Center, which is on the edge of camus.  We provide kosher meals every Shabbat and for many holidays at the JSC.  The JSC is also a place where students can relax, study and connect with other students.

Our website is in the process of being updated hillel.lehigh.edu/ or you can check us out on Facebook and Instagram as LehighHillel.


Posted 6/27/2018


Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, a close-knit, vibrant Conservative synagogue located in Beachwood, Ohio, seeks a Director of Congregational Learning. The director works with Clergy, Executive Director, educational personnel, and lay leaders to engage the members of CST to be a community of lifelong learners with enriching, experiential learning that builds identity and community connection.

This position is responsible for program development and administration, organization of a yearly congregational Shabbaton, and oversight of a growing array of adult education options. Youth education is an important priority, including supervision and oversight of youth programming on Shabbat and holidays, coordination of Judaic and Hebrew education options for youth, and implementation of the B’nai Mitzvah family series.

The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about cutting-edge Jewish education trends and enthusiastic about increasing Jewish learning and connectedness within the congregation. He or she will be an adept communicator with colleagues, staff, and congregants including parents, teens, and younger students. He or she will develop creative ways to meet educational goals, including making connections outside the synagogue walls.

The position of Director of Congregational Learning is a flexible 30-hour-per-week position including regular Shabbat attendance. Salary and benefits will depend on individual candidates’ qualifications.

Interested candidates should send a resume and a job-specific cover letter to Executive Director Martha Sivertson at [email protected]



Posted 5/15/2018

Job Title: Rosh Teva (Head of Nature Program)

Ramah Day Camp, Elkins Park PA

We are still looking for someone to join our Teva (Nature) team at Ramah Day Camp in Elkins Park, PA, summer 2018. You will work with our Rosh Teva (head of the Teva program) to develop & lead programs for groups of children in the garden and in the fields as as part of our "nature exploration program." Also help to prep and organize supplies, be primary caretaker for our animals and also do some garden care. A wonderful opportunity to develop skills as experiential environmental educator for ages 4-13. Because there is Jewish content in the program, we prefer to find someone from the Jewish community. Orientation: 2nd wk of June, Camp June 20-Aug 10. Full-time (M-F) preferred, but part-time options possible. Compensation based on experience. Please send an email expressing interest to our director, Elana Rivel: [email protected]

Posted 5/2/2018

Job Title: Teacher

Or Hadash 

Fort Washington, PA

Or Hadash is seeking a new teacher for Kitah Bet (3rd grade) for the 2018-2019 school year. We meet on Sundays in our lovely building in Ft. Washington from 9:00-12:30. Curriculum includes early Hebrew reading, Holidays, Bible with a strong emphasis on social action and mitzvot.  

Desired teaching style is experiential with some familiarity with Project Based Learning. 

Please contact Education Director, Barbara Weisman at [email protected] to discuss further.


Posted 4/26/18

Havurah Shalom, A Reconstructionist and participatory Synagogue in Portland Oregon is expanding its small staff and hiring a Program Director.  This position will be a key member of Havurah's leadership team along with the Rabbi and Education Director and work in close coordination with our 450 families to help the community meet our congregational goals.  Please review the  job description and all interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Posted 3/27/2018

Job Title: Director of Education and Engagement

B’nai Zion Congregation

114 McBrien Rd.

Chattanooga, TN 37421


Submit Resume to:  [email protected]

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administration of and teaching in our Pre-K through 10th grade educational offerings.
  • Beit Sefer Ivrit Hebrew School program – weekly – approx. 15-20 kids
  • Pre-K through 7th grade
  •  Bagrut (post B’nai Mitzvah) – monthly – grades 8 and 9
  • Confirmation - monthly - 10th grade
  • Create and manage the annual Hebrew School budget. Approve all expenditures in relation to the Religious School and educational programs of the congregation.
  • Serve as co-administrator for Machanooga, our community Sunday School (along with a partner from Mizpah Congregation, the Reform Temple – usually the Rabbi or Educator).
  •  Organize and facilitate the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, in conjunction with Rabbi Tendler and staff. Including, but not limited to, conducting all B’nai Mitzvah lessons.
  • Spearhead youth programming, specifically Kadima and USY programs, for students in grades 6-12.
  • Monthly programs for both groups.
  • 3 USY Conventions per year, 1 Kadima, and 1 for only 8th grade
  • Promote Jewish Summer Experiences, such as Camp Ramah Darom, and build upon those experiences throughout the year.
  • Promoting and collecting applications for the Helen Hanan Memorial Scholarship
  • Collaborate with the Rabbi and Lay Leadership to envision and implement formal and informal-based learning opportunities and continuing education programs for the entire congregation.
  • Envision and establish new educational programs as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors and/or Education Committee.
  • Create and lead Youth Service opportunities on Saturday mornings and holidays.
  • Possibly assist coordination/leadership of quarterly Family Shabbat Services on Friday evenings.
  • Participate and contribute to Shabbat, weekday (Wednesday evenings and possibly monthly Sunday mornings) and holiday services when asked to do so; and serve as a backup for Rabbi Tendler when needed.
  • Prepare for and attend all congregational board meetings and Education Committee meetings; attend other committee meetings by request.
  • Provide leadership creativity and infuse “ruach” in religious educational programs and services.
  • Be an active member of the Chattanooga Jewish Community as a professional, helping with Aleph-Bet and attending various Federation meetings and programs.
  • Administrative Tasks
  • Contribute to the publication various communication pieces
  • Integration of software necessary for administrative tasks
  • Creating RSVP forms
  • Creating graphics and videos for publicity
  • Support Program Chairs

About the Position

We are looking for a charismatic, creative, and dedicated educator who loves working with people of all ages and is able to naturally connect with, inspire, and engage our members in Jewish study, culture, and celebration. We also want someone who will appreciate the unique offerings of Southern Jewish culture and the benefits of living in one of the most progressive and livable mid-size cities in the U.S., run by one of only ten Jewish mayors in the country.

Profile of Candidate

  • Passionate, energetic and creative leader who infuses ruach in his/her life and in the lives of others
  • Leads by example with a strong connection to Jewish life and culture, and a personal commitment to and understanding of Conservative Judaism
  • A leader in the community at large
  • Familiar with weekday, Shabbat and festival nusach, and understanding of Jewish lifecycle, holidays and festivals
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated with ability to effectively multi-task
  • Able to hire, manage, and inspire teachers
  • Comfortable working with people of all ages and abilities and able to collaborate and build relationships with diverse constituents
  • Excellent written, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage administrative and fiscal job requirements
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook), Internet research and web-based programs
  • Experience using social media in a professional/programmatic context
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • Hebrew fluency (reading and writing with some degree of comprehension preferred) and ability to chant and teach Torah and Haftarah trope

About B’nai Zion

Chattanooga is a small, but mighty community, and B’nai Zion is likewise a small, but robust congregation. After 125 years and counting, our thriving 163-family Conservative synagogue boasts a warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment infused with an egalitarian spirit and multi-generational approach. We are fortunate to have a passionate and dedicated team at B’nai Zion led by Rabbi Susan Tendler, the first female rabbi to serve at any congregation in Chattanooga. Rabbi Tendler joined the B'nai Zion family in August 2012 from Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, Virginia, where she served as assistant rabbi, with her primary focus being on education and programming.

About Chattanooga

Chattanooga is the 4th largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. With a metropolitan population of 492,000, Chattanooga blends "Big City" amenities with "Small Town" ease of living. Area residents enjoy the friendly atmosphere, moderate housing costs, and easy commuting typically associated with smaller communities, but Chattanooga's cultural and recreational opportunities rival those in much larger metropolitan areas. Add to these assets a downtown recently rejuvenated by a $120 million waterfront transformation and the area’s breathtaking natural beauty and you have one of the nation’s most livable cities with much to offer people from all walks of life. Chattanooga has a rich legacy of entrepreneurs – from startups that grew into industry game-changers to civic leaders who changed Chattanooga from the “dirtiest city in America” into being twice named Outside Magazine’s “best town ever.” Also known as “Gig City,” Chattanooga is the first city in the Western Hemisphere to offer 10-gigabit-per-second fiber Internet service to all residents and businesses. Chattanooga is located within two hours’ drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

Jewish Chattanooga

With approximately 1,500 Jewish residents, Chattanooga has a longstanding and thriving Jewish community that supports three congregations (Conservative, Reform and Chabad), a Jewish preschool (Aleph Bet Children’s Center) and Chattanooga Jewish Congregational Religious School (combined Sunday School program), a nationally recognized chapter of Hadassah, and active AIPAC and ADL groups. The Jewish Cultural Center houses the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga and is a venue for programs, classes, and art exhibits as well as social services and a preschool, all rooted in Jewish values. The facility raises the visibility of the Jewish community, fosters relationships, and strengthens Jewish identity in the Chattanooga area. Jewish Chattanooga’s continue to support a broad range of religious and communal functions and the Jewish residents of Chattanooga continue to play a vital role in the city’s economy and civic life.


a.​ ​Salary​ ​or​ ​salary​ ​range:   From: $ 45,000 To: $52,000

b.​ ​Maximum​ ​length​ ​of​ ​initial​ ​contract​ ​you​ ​are​ ​prepared​ ​to​ ​offer​ ​is years. 2

c.​ ​What​ ​fringe​ ​benefits​ ​is​ ​your​ ​school/congregation​ ​prepared​ ​to​ ​offer?

The above Salary is an all-inclusive compensation package which includes payroll taxes and the following to be allocated by the candidate:

Health Insurance, Professional Dues, Continuing Education, General Expenses, and Cell Phone


Post 2/23/18

Executive Director:

Temple Emanuel: Cherry Hill, NJ

Department: Administration
Reports To: President
FLSA Status: Exempt
Anyone interested in the position should send their cover letter and resume to Jessica Manelis at [email protected]

Job Summary
The Executive Director is the chief operating officer of Temple Emanuel and is responsible for all
day-to-day operations of the organization, working closely with TE’s Board, clergy, professional
staff and volunteers to achieve the synagogue's goals. A strong and organized administrator and
leader, the Executive Director is highly-visible and models the values and behaviors of TE that
support a warm and welcoming culture, and collaborative environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• TE Values, Vision and Behaviors: Demonstrates the values, vision and behaviors of TE.
• Congregant and Volunteer Support: Oversee a professional and welcoming office where
staff demonstrates the values and behaviors of TE and the needs of all congregants and
volunteers are addressed effectively, promptly and courteously.
• Staff and Office Management: Oversee, motivate and lead the administrative and support
staff. Ensure that TE’s HR and employment policies are upheld and that there is proper
benefits management, coaching, delegation, performance management and annual reviews.
Collaborate with other professional staff to ensure their administrative and program needs
are met, and maintain all office equipment and supplies.
• Membership and Retention: Assist in planning strategies for growth and membership
retention, sustain congregation’s commitment to a warm and welcoming culture and support
all member recruitment and integration efforts.
• Financial Management: Oversee all financial activities including annual budgeting, monthly
financial reporting, receivables, payments, and vendor relationships. Ensure that expenditures
are in line with the annual budget, and that all monies are allocated correctly.
• Fundraising/Development: Assist in developing and supervising all fundraising including
identifying and recognizing major gifts, new avenues of fundraising (grants or events) and High
Holy Day and Advanced Giving appeals.
• Ritual Administration and Support: Ensure security while preserving sanctity at all ritual
and synagogue events. Oversee the administrative and logistical support needed to smoothly
run weekly Shabbat programs, High Holy Day Services and Festival programs. Supervise the
B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator.
• Communications and Public Relations: Oversee the congregation's marketing and
communications, including the monthly newsletter, website updates, email, social media, print
advertising and congregational letters.
• Program Support: Supervise staff to ensure that events are staffed properly, logistics are in
place and budgets are created and adhered to. Ensure security and liability issues are
• Governance: Carry out decisions, policies and plans of the Executive Board and the Board of
Trustees. Ensure that the synagogue’s constitution is upheld.
• Volunteer management / lay leadership development: Assist planning and coordination of
leadership training and development of lay leaders. Assist in identifying potential leaders and
• Facilities Management: Oversee building maintenance, upkeep, security and room set-up.
Ensure a clean, attractive and welcoming environment.
• Strategic Planning: Participate with the President and Executive Board in planning and
implementing short term and long range strategies for the congregation.
Additional Responsibilities
Develop and maintain a strong partnership with the educational leadership and clergy, ensuring that
their plans and programs are supported. Ensure that staff recruitment (e.g. job postings, interviews)
occurs as needed with direction from the Board of Trustees. Other duties as necessary.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Director of Congregational Engagement, Accountant, Event Coordinator, Custodial Staff, B’nai
Mitzvah Coordinator
• Bachelor’s degree, Master’s Degree preferred, or equivalent life experience. 5 - 7+ years
experience in a management role with demonstrated results, ideally in synagogue/non-profit
• Ability to serve the needs of a diverse congregation and work in a true partnership with clergy,
professional staff, and volunteers
• Demonstrated experience with volunteer management strongly preferred
• Ability to operate with a high level of personal responsibility, discretion and good judgment
• Proven ability to set and achieve goals
• Experience in budget, facility, vendor, and database management
• Knowledgeable about Jewish rituals and customs, preferably Reform Judaism
Other Skills & Abilities
Outstanding interpersonal skills with a background in volunteer management, excellent organizational
skills with attention to details, excellent verbal and written communication, strong understanding and
use of technology, strong financial background a plus
Certificates, Licenses, and/or Registrations

Anyone interested in the position should send their cover letter and resume Jessica Manelis at [email protected].


Post 2/23/18

Education Director - Mishkan Shalom

Mishkan Shalom, a dynamic spiritually activist Reconstructionist congregation seeks a new education director for our congregational school.  The Job will be 28 hours/week with the long- term goal of increasing the hours and the position into a fuller Life Long Learning position.

We have a diverse, multiracial/multicultural community with a strong commitment to tikkun olam/justice and lovingkindness, engaged spiritual life, inclusivity, activism and diversity. The congregational school currently serves approximately 60 students with the religious school in session Wednesday evenings and Sundays mornings.

We are seeking an engaging, innovative, community-oriented educator with energy and creativity, an ability to support a range of special needs and multicultural backgrounds. Deep knowledge and affinity for Judaism in a liberal context, Hebrew language skills, teaching experience, supervision and management-skills, strong communication skills, facility with social media and computer use. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s or other advanced degree preferred. Clergy-Educators also most welcome to apply. 

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Hiring, supervising, and mentoring teachers
  • Supervising and innovating curriculum
  • Community outreach and growth
  • Managing administration of school
  • Managing school budget and enrollment
  • Being school liaison to congregation, Rabbis, education committee, and synagogue staff
  • Supervising facility during school hours
  • Coordinating tot family programs, B’nai mitzvot and family education

Prior to applying please review our website www.mishkan.org and Statement of Principles: https://mishkan.org/sites/default/files/attachments/mishkan-statementofprinciples-n3.pdf

Please email your letter of interest and resume to Odamis Fernandez-Sheinbaum at [email protected] with the subject line “Education Director Search” by Friday, March 16th, 2017.

4101 Freeland Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19128 - ph: (215) 508-0226 www.mishkan.org


Post 2/13/18

Work at Hillel


Post 1/2/18

Post 12/22/17

Director of Congregational Learning

Job Description

The Jewish Center, Princeton (TJC) is seeking a permanent, full-time Director of Congregational Learning to begin July 1, 2018. The Director of Congregational Learning is a key leadership position and strategic member of TJC’s senior staff. The Director will maintain sole responsibility for the Religious School as well as implement a cohesive vision for congregational learning and engagement. Working with the clergy, staff, and lay committees the Director of Congregational Learning (Director) will help implement a shared vision of learning to inspire congregants at all ages and stages of their lives through thoughtful and innovative programs, services, and educational opportunities.

The Jewish Center is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We are a diverse congregation of approximately 500 membership units and an award-winning youth education program that provides learning experiences for more than 200 children from pre-school through high school. 

Our new Director will have demonstrated experience in a religious school or other educational setting; the ability to effectively communicate with colleagues, visitors, and congregants of all ages in a respectful and professional manner; excellent verbal, and written communication skills; requisite Judaic and Hebrew knowledge; budget creation and oversight, experience with project management and vision setting; and computer literacy and experience using social media for marketing and engagement. A Master's Degree in Jewish Education, or equivalent work experience is required.

The Director of Congregational Learning will be expected to:

  • Communicate regularly with parents, and congregants and be accessible to discuss their concerns, ideas, and suggestions
  • Attend and participate in professional staff meetings, and appropriate committee meetings
  • Participate in professional conferences and other educational opportunities to advance learning, and keep up with the latest trends in Jewish education, family programming and adult learning
  • Coordinate and/or participate in other TJC programs, events and fundraising projects as appropriate
  • Create and manage several budgets

The Director of Congregational Learning’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Serve as Principal of TJC’s Religious school
  • Oversee all activities related to the school’s administrative needs; including student recruitment; registration process; parent volunteers; curriculum development; recruitment, supervision and evaluation of staff; student discipline and budget.
  • Revamp and create a dynamic High School curriculum that will engage and attract new and existing students
  • Encourage students and their families to make connections with TJC beyond the educational programs in which they are enrolled
  • Work collaboratively with clergy to develop and coordinate opportunities for youth and teens to participate in services.
  • As part of a professional and lay team, plan and administer Adult & Family education programs for all demographics including singles, seniors and lifelong learning activities.
  • Manage and promote programs that create a spiritual community within TJC for young families and young adults that motivate them to become members.

Please forward your resume and references to [email protected]

Post 11/13/17

Education Director - Mishkan Shalom

Mishkan Shalom seeks new education director for congregational school.  Job will be 28 hours/week with the goal of increasing the hours and the position over the next few years.

Mishkan Shalom is a progressive, Reconstructionist synagogue in Philadelphia.  We have a diverse community with a strong commitment to tikkun olam, spiritual life, inclusivity, and diversity. The congregational school currently serves approximately 60 students with the religious school in session Wednesday evenings and Sundays mornings.

We are seeking a dynamic, community-oriented educator with energy and creativity.  Deep knowledge of Judaism, teaching experience, strong communications skills, bachelor’s degree required, master’s or other advanced degree preferred. Clergy-Educators also most welcome to apply.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Hiring, supervising, and mentoring teachers.

  • Supervising curriculum

  • Managing school budget and enrollment

  • Community outreach

  • Being school liaison to congregation, Rabbis, education committee, and synagogue staff

  • Managing facility during school hours

  • Coordinating B’nai mitzvot and family education

Please email your letter of interest and resume to Odamis Fernandez-Sheinbaum at [email protected] with the subject line “Education Director Search” by Friday, December 1st, 2017.