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Posting Date: 7/9/2019

Northeast Philadelphia, PA

A well established religious early childhood center, located in NE Philadelphia, is looking to hire a PreK group (PreK Counts) lead teacher for the upcoming school year 2019-20.  The ideal candidate must have: PreK -4 PA Teachers' Certificate, basic knowledge of traditional Judaism, and a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience.  We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

Apply for this job and get a chance to join an outstanding group of educators!

Email your resume to [email protected]

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Posting Date: 7/9/2019

Tidewater Jewish Community, Virginia Beach, VA

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JOB POST #1

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Title: Director of Jewish Innovation
Reports to: CRC/Programs Director
Status: Full Time, Exempt

About the UJFT/Simon Family

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (UJFT) provides critical funding to Jewish agencies, institutions, and programs locally and around the world through our Annual Campaign. With the support of donors and volunteers, the Federation builds and fosters a vibrant and engaging Jewish community. Through its beneficiary agencies, the Federation provides support for Jews in need wherever that need may be, Jewish education for children, teens, and adults, care for Jewish elderly and those with special needs, and support for Israel.

The Simon Family JCC is dedicated to inclusivity in the community by providing facilities and programs that are open to all. The standards for excellence through cultural, social, recreational, health and educational programs remain rooted in Jewish values. It stands as a common meeting ground promoting enrichment and unity for the Jewish and general community.

For more information

The Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus is a multi-generational Jewish neighborhood where all are welcome and which fosters new personal and community connections through rich and rewarding experiences. The Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus provides a common ground for Jewish institutions, local groups, organizations and individuals to work, learn and play together for the betterment of the whole community. For more information, visit www.JewishVA.org or call 757-965-6100.

Overview of the Role

The Director of Jewish Innovation will work together with all departments and employees to infuse

Judaism into what we do at the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus on a daily basis. He/she will bring a spirit of creativity to how we experience Judaism on campus and in our community by creating a culture of innovation and forward thinking through events, experiences and study. This individual will be a highly motivated, adaptable and passionate person, who can leverage ideas from any source, determine their viability in conjunction with the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater and Simon Family JCC’s missions, and develop concepts that can be moved to implementation.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Jewish education for the UJFT/JCC through coordination of programming and educational offerings both on the Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus and, in partnership with other Jewish education professionals, in the Jewish community.
  • Oversees Youth and Teen Experiences
  • Accountable for infusing Judaism into youth and teen experiences, including but not limited to, camps, family programming, and PJ library
  • Create and collaborate as appropriate, to provide exciting, innovative UJFT/JCC-wide programming around major Jewish holidays including Shabbat, Hanukkah, Purim, Shavuot, Sukkot and the High Holidays
  • Work with other departments as a quarterback, helping staff and lay leaders decide content and in determining partners for events both on and off campus
  • Offer programming around unique, Jewish life-cycle events, including programs that can meet people where they are Jewishly and take them to the next step in their Jewish journey
  • Take advantage of the unique economy, energy and ingenuity of the Tidewater region by aligning and learning from area leaders, gurus and innovators and by reaching into the business community to incubate new ideas and ventures into Jewish living
  • Create an environment where imagination becomes reality and Jews are excited about the possibility of having relevant, meaningful and fun Jewish experiences
  • Offer Jewish educational opportunities for board and staff
  • Collaborate with other UJFT/JCC professional staff to offer educational and cultural missions to Israel, and eventually, other Jewish trips around the world
  • Collaborate with other UJFT/JCC professional staff to on successful programs to engage unaffiliated Jews in our community.
  • Other related duties as required or directed

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Rabbinic ordination or advanced degree in Jewish Education a plus
  • Strong working knowledge of Jewish values and traditions
  • 5+ years’ experience developing innovative programing including implementation and growth
  • Demonstrated success as a Jewish educator for different demographics
  • Record of success in developing and securing funding sources to support program opportunities
  • Excellent communicator with ability to communicate effectively with staff, lay leaders and program participants
  • Positive and upbeat, strong conflict resolution and problem solving skills
  • Out of the box, creative thinker
  • Self-starter with comfort taking initiative
  • Good understanding of the goals and objectives for Jewish arts and cultural programs, outreach, and engagement
  • Demonstrated ability to work comfortably with all sections of the Jewish community
  • Ability to work some weekend and evening hours and holiday-appropriate responsibilities on
  • Jewish holidays
  • Ability to lead singing and/or provide musical accompaniment for Jewish programming a plus

 

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JOB POST #2

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Title: Director, Community Relations Council
Reports to: Director of Community Programs
Status: Full Time, Exempt

About the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (UJFT) provides critical funding to Jewish agencies, institutions, and programs locally and around the world through our Annual Campaign. With the support of donors and volunteers, the Federation builds and fosters a vibrant and engaging Jewish community. Through its beneficiary agencies, the Federation provides support for Jews in need wherever that need may be, Jewish education for children, teens, and adults, care for Jewish elderly and those with special needs, and support for Israel.  The Community Relations Council is a committee of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater

About the Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater:

The Community Relations Council (CRC) of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater educates the community on issues impacting the rights of Jews locally, in the United States, in Israel and around the world. The CRC transforms issues into action through the community, public officials and government, the media and other faith and ethnic communities.

Specifically, the CRC:

  • Spearheads with CRC and UJFT leadership, the development of the public policy agenda and vets and educates on issues and current events to foster understanding and cooperation within the Jewish community;
  • Harnesses the power and resources of the Jewish community in supporting issues of importance within the Jewish community;
  • Advocates on at all levels of government for public resources to support the activities of the Federation and partnership agencies, Israel’s safety and security, and other issues of priority concern.
  • Builds relationships and mutual understanding with ethnic, racial, faith-based, and civic - groups;
  • Promotes through education and action, strong protection and support for Israel and the Jewish people at home and throughout the world.

Primary Responsibilities:

The CRC Director is responsible for leading the CRC in implementing its mission and programmatic direction, under the direction of the CRC Chair and lay leadership, reporting to the Director of Community Programs, CEO and Board of Directors of the UJFT.

This includes:

  • Ensuring excellent government relations;
  • Promoting the interests of the community;
  • Educating and advocating for Jewish causes and issues including Israel, Anti-Semitism, and against BDS;
  • Building strong relationships and cooperation within Jewish communal groups
  • Cultivating relationships with other faith and ethnic communities, civic leaders, and other groups and engaging the community in support of issues of importance, and supporting others’ issues of importance; and
  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the CRC and supervisingstaff.

Legislative Affairs

  • Establishing and maintaining ties with government officials, elected and appointed, at the local, state and federal level;
  • Liaising and undertaking advocacy and public policy work with the Jewish Federation of North American’s (JFNA) Washington Office, and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) where aligned. Ensuring an effective voice for the Jewish community within these organizations;
  • Monitoring local, national, and international events for Jewish issues and Israel advocacy, and working with leadership and community members to set policy and mobilize community actions; and
  • Organizing voter education and legislative advocacy opportunities for the community.

Community Relations

  • Positioning the CRC as a convener for the Jewish community’s public affairs agenda;
  • Fostering collaborative relationships based on mutual understanding and respect with other communities and groups and building and engaging in coalitions on areas of common concern and priorities;
  • Working with CRC leadership to represent the interests of the Jewish community with religious, non-profit, civic, corporate, political, ethnic, and academic arenas, as well as the media; and
  • Engaging and working with local Jewish communal organizations and agencies and community members to advance the objectives of the organized Jewishcommunity.

Miscellaneous

  • Working closely with Federation and Communications/Marketing staff; ensure that the community is educated on CRC priority issues through Federation and CRC communication vehicles, social media, local Jewish news, monthly board reports to partner agencies, Federation Board of Directors, and identified others, as well as other marketing opportunities;
  • Working in coordination with Campus Security Director as appropriate;
  • Writing and seeking grants (sometimes in collaboration with Federation Development Director) and undertaking necessary reporting;
  • Oversight, reporting, and grant fund research and collaboration with Development Director of the Be A Reader (BeAR) Literacy Program; and
  • Undertaking various other Federation tasks as necessary; including various senior management functions.

Qualifications and Skill Sets:

Personal Skill Sets and Attributes

  • In-depth knowledge of current topics of interest to the Jewish community, especially Israel.
  • Passionate commitment to the Jewish community, the State of Israel, and the Jewish people.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Jewish life, practices, customs, history, perspectives and community infrastructure.
  • Consensus builder, with proven ability to interact with and form effective relationships with community leaders, donors, and volunteers.
  • Ability to set priorities and handle complex tasks; strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work irregular hours, including periodic evenings and weekends as necessary to attend relevant events and programs and/or address issues as they arise.
  • Demonstrates initiative, problem solving skills, creativity, analytical skills, and follow-through.
  • Higher education degree in relevant field is preferred.

Community Skills Sets and Attributes

  • Has been involved in Jewish communal life. 
  • Respected as an experienced community leader with demonstrated leadership abilities, both within and outside the Jewish community.
  • Strong team leader, who can motivate lay and professional leaders to achieve agency mission.
  • Relates well to lay leadership of the organization and the leadership of the larger Jewish community.
  • Relates well to the broad spectrum of the Jewish community and connects with and engages diverse groups in the community.
  • Capable of cultivating relationships beyond the Jewish community.
  • Capable of effectively representing the Tidewater Jewish community internally and externally.
  • Able to advocate in a congenial, effective and action-oriented manner.
  • Commands respect as a leading professional both within and outside the organizational system. 

Business Skill Sets and Attributes

  • Creative and strategic thinker, with demonstrated success in developing and implementing short and long term strategic goals, objectives and measurement tools.
  • Experienced in community relations, government relations and public policy.
  • Ability to create and manage organizational/project/program budgets and timelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and manage a professional staff, and to motivate staff to achieve high performance.
  • Superior capability in oral and written communications, good listening skills, and strong presentation/public speaking capabilities. 
  • Works effectively with the media (including a solid understanding of social media).

Capable of managing competing priorities and pressures.

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Posting Date: 7/2/2019

Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County, PA

Immediate teacher opening for combined K-2 Sunday School class at Beth Israel Congregation of Chester County, located in Chester Springs, PA. Focus on teaching Jewish holidays, ritual practice, Hebrew letter introduction, Bible stories, music, and arts & crafts.

For more information, contact Joan Sharp, Religious School Director 610-458-8550

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Posting Date: 6/11/19

The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) is a thirty-year-old Holocaust museum and education center located in Glen Cove, on the north shore of Long Island, New York.  The Center is well known for its outstanding youth and adult programs to teach the history and lessons of the Holocaust as well as for its high quality Museum. It has a small cohesive and collaborative staff and a large cadre of highly dedicated and talented volunteers including many Survivors and second generation survivors.

THE POSITION
Reporting to the Chairman of the Board, the Museum and Programming Director supervises the museum, archive, all adult educational programs and trainings that include: staff development, leadership programs, law enforcement, military personnel, nurses, physicians, attorneys and public and community programming.

The Museum and Programming Director works in close collaboration with the Director of Youth Education on interdepartmental projects, facilitates professional development, staff training and training for museum educators.   S/he is also responsible for cultivating relationships with new and existing external partners. S/he must be a strong facilitator and trainer working with a diversity of audiences. S/he will play a key role on collaborative projects and activities that fit within the center's mission and education strategy.

CANDIDATE PROFILE
We seek a candidate with a passion for Holocaust education, genocide studies, human rights and social justice. Knowledge of the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights is needed. Prior museum experience developing innovative and creative programs that are presented in attractive and comprehensible ways to different public audiences is required.

The successful candidate will have the ability to work with staff in the development and implementation of education and outreach programs. The ideal candidate will be a strong writer and will assist the Development Director in grant writing and other funding strategies.

S/he will be an effective and inspiring communicator. Clearly communicating HMTC's mission to diverse audiences requires a high level of public speaking skills. The ability to communicate effectively in writing and in other forms of media as appropriate is expected. The successful candidate will be an engaging public speaker, facilitator and trainer who has worked with audiences of diverse ages and backgrounds.

Qualified candidates will have a significant number of years of management, education and leadership experience, conducted in museums, historic sites or other appropriate settings in the area of education. A minimum of a M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies is preferred.  

Please send resume and cover letter to [email protected].

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Posting Date: 5/3/2019

Tutoring

Teachers needed for Reading & Writing. K-12

  • Enrichment tutoring center. Small group setting.
  • Located in Elkins Park, PA
  • Part time. Hours are flexible.
  • Compensation-based on experience

Send your resume at [email protected] or call (215)782-1773

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Posting Date: 4/18/2019

Director of Jewish Student Life
University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky is searching for a vibrant, committed professional with a strong background in Jewish practice and community development to engage, empower, and inspire students. The candidate should have proven leadership skills, including experience managing programs and engaging people, and familiarity with budgeting, program development, and community building.

The Director of Jewish Student Life will work with University of Kentucky staff and students as well as members of the local Jewish community to create and deliver dedicated programs that contribute to the engagement and retention of Jewish students.

Here is a quick link to the posting: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/220396

Please note the following related things:

  • This position is currently supported by a grant to the University of Kentucky, so the position description and salary range are consistent with UK policies
  • Although the salary RANGE starts in the mid-40s, we fully expect to be offering nearer to the top of the range ($65-70K) for the individual selected for the position, in addition to a very generous benefits package.
  • Although posted in the College of Health Sciences, this is simply the home of the PI on the grant. The position will serve the entire University community
  • UK uses Education Equivalencies, thus a Masters degree = Bachelors degree + 2 years of experience in the same field

If you have problems with the link, please reach out to:

Janice Kuperstein at [email protected] and include your resume and letter of interest.

Wonderful Jewish community in Lexington with about 2500-3000 people, 2 synagogues (1 Reform, 1 Conservative), a thriving Jewish Studies program that offers 10 courses per semester, hosts 6-8 public lectures an academic year, and a new digital humanities initiative to highlight and build a repository of Kentucky Jewish voices. We are looking for an excellent colleague to help build and develop the extant small, but mighty Jewish student life on campus.

Lexington offers affordable and high quality of life, relatively little traffic, a major international airport (plus 2 additional airports within an hour and change--at Louisville and Cincinnati), a great craft beer and bourbon distilling scene, a donut trail, not to mention beautiful outdoor hiking and horse events galore. The restaurant scene is diverse and ever-expanding.

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Posting Date: 4/15/2019

Director of Community Engagement
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El Wynnewood, PA

Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El (“TBH-BE”), a prominent Conservative synagogue in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania (a suburb just outside of Philadelphia), is seeking an enthusiastic and innovative candidate to join its Senior Staff as the Director of Community Engagement. Our congregation is proudly celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. Our clergy and our 700-member families share a vision of a diverse, dynamic, inclusive, supportive and welcoming community that offers many paths to Jewish religious life. Our congregation is participatory, innovative, and blessed with a spirit of volunteerism. Along with our strong leadership, we are a vibrant, haimish, and dedicated membership committed to Jewish values and synagogue life. Our congregants reflect a broad spectrum of ages and religious backgrounds.

The Director of Community Engagement is responsible for coordinating synagogue programs, lifelong learning opportunities and the overall engagement, satisfaction and retention of TBH-BE members. The position works closely with the clergy and other senior staff and lay leadership to create a warm, caring, and vibrant environment for our members to engage fully in the many opportunities provided at the synagogue. This position reports to the Executive Director, is considered a part of the Senior Staff, and will work closely with a range of volunteers.

The ideal candidate will be energetic, charismatic, committed to enhancing our programs of Jewish education, a leader with exceptional people skills and have experience in coordinating large scale relational and experiential programs to foster relationships across all ages and stages. The successful candidate will be instrumental in cultivating relationships and meaningful engagement across our membership spectrum as well as outreach for potential members. An ability to create innovative and content rich opportunities for Jewish study and community building for all membership groups of our congregation is desired. A passion and energy for engaging, teaching, and connecting to our families with children of all ages is expected.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Strategy:

  • Keep abreast of best practices in the field of engagement, including relational Judaism and other approaches and assess which will be most effective at TBH-BE
  • Collaborate with staff and lay leadership to implement practices and foster a culture at TBH-BE that encourages engagement and relationship building
  • Leverage the Board and volunteer committees to meet with a significant percentage of the membership, and gather key information for engagement strategy
  • Envision and partner to coordinate High Holiday and Shabbat Youth and Family Services
  • Develop relevant criteria to measure engagement and program success
  • Develop and implement ways to recruit, connect, motivate and honor volunteers

Relationships:

  • Work with the clergy and lay leadership to create new initiatives to better connect members with one another. These may include chavurot and small groups, and/or continuation of existing programs
  • Provide support for a range of existing initiatives, including existing groups (Sisterhood, Men’s Club, Boomers, L’Chaim, Cook for a Friend, etc.) and ensure that they are maximizing their engagement impact
  • Spend time meeting with members and volunteers one on one and in small groups

Membership:

  • Serve as a resource to the Membership Committee to assist in its work of identifying, recruiting and retaining members
  • Work with Rabbi and Executive Director to identify “at risk” members, collaborate with Membership Committee to retain them if possible, and identify reasons for departure when not

Programming and events:

  • Collaborate with staff and congregational committees to ensure that existing congregational programs, including religious services, holiday activities, social-action initiatives, and social and educational programs create opportunities for meaningful engagement and Jewish inspiration
  • Serve as lead staff member for congregation wide programs including Simchat Torah, MLK Day and Purim
  • Initiate new programs as needed, which may include synagogue-based programs as well as home or neighborhood-based study groups, Shabbat and holiday activities
  • Supervise Youth Advisors to ensure a robust youth program
  • Coordinate Journey to Bar/Bat Mitzvah Program
  • Collaborate with mission-aligned community partners that may help bring effective engagement programming to TBH-BE
  • Ensure that engagement and follow-up are integrated into each program
  • Follow up with program participants to assess program effectiveness

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be available some nights and weekends depending on programs

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Preferred experience: 5 years or more in Jewish organizational life, in the field of engagement, member relations, or programming
  • Preferred degrees: Jewish Communal Service, Jewish Education, Social Work or related field Rabbinic ordination welcomed but not required
  • Judaic knowledge, including familiarity and comfort with Conservative Judaism as expressed through Shabbat and holiday observance and ritual practices, as well as Hebrew vocabulary, preferred but not required
  • Strong organizational skills, including experience in collaboration with volunteers and lay committees
  • Self-starter and self-motivator
  • Standard technology skills (Word, Excel, and Publisher)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment and maintain a positive attitude
  • A cooperative and engaged team player. Ability to work in a team to ensure that all aspects of the organization are successful.
  • High standard of excellence, dedication, flexibility and a "do whatever it takes to accomplish the job" attitude

COMPENSATION:

This is a new full-time position with competitive salary. Benefit package includes medical insurance plan, 403b, and paid PTO.

Please send cover letter, resume and references to Ken Krivitzky, Executive Director ([email protected])

Reporting to: Executive Director
Position start date: July 1, 2019

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Posting Date: 4/15/2019

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 intern to focus on engagement and programming. The graduate 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 graduate student intern will work closely with and be supervised by Rabbi Steve Nathan, 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 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 clergy, as well as staff members from 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. 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 volunteer, 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 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 10-15 hours per week during the academic year. 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, 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 depend on experience and the number of hours you work. Lehigh will also pay for you to attend the Hillel International Global Assembly in December. Attendance is a requirement, unless there are extenuating circumstances.

About Lehigh

Lehigh University is located in historic Bethlehem, PA, which is about 45 miles from RRC. 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 the 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 campus. 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 https://hillel.lehigh.edu or you can check us out on Facebook and Instagram as LehighHillel.

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Posting Date: 3/11/2019

Congregation of Moses - Program Director
Respond to: [email protected]

Employment Type: Full-Time

The Congregation of Moses (CoM) in Kalamazoo, Michigan, seeks an experienced, creative, and dynamic Jewish leader to serve as the congregation’s program director. This role plays an integral role in CoM’s success by developing and shaping social and educational programming for our diverse members of different ages and religious backgrounds. The position requires outstanding communication, execution, and collaboration capabilities to work with our Rabbi, staff, and volunteers to create meaningful Jewish experiences for current and prospective members. The ideal candidate for this job is resourceful, organized, and an adept problem solver. This is an opportunity to exercise a key leadership role in a smaller but vibrant, dedicated, and pluralistic religious congregation.

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits, generous vacation and holidays.

Reporting Structure: The program director reports directly to the congregation’s board of directors.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of congregation-wide social and educational programming and events.
  • Serve as project manager for ongoing programmatic initiatives.
  • Plan and execute logistics as well as day-to-day administrative tasks and communication with relevant committees.
  • Collaborate with congregational leadership and other partners to ensure high impact experiences for members and guests.
  • Stay abreast of current events, community issues, and organization priorities to identify and inform program content.
  • Develop marketing and communication materials to support programs as well as assist with internal and external communication efforts.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in high-impact Jewish educational and social programming
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized, detail orientation, and proactive.
  • Strong interpersonal, time management, and problem-solving skills.
  • Highly collaborative and an impeccable standard of excellence.
  • Proactive, creative, and hands-on problem solver.
  • Self-directed and able to work without supervision.
  • Schedule flexibility to meet work demands (early mornings, after hours, weekend programs).
  • Energetic and eager to tackle new projects and ideas.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google Docs.

About the Congregation of Moses (CoM):

Judaism is active and thriving at the Congregation of Moses in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Our synagogue is over 130 years old and we have over 100 families. We are affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and participate actively in the Jewish Federation of Kalamazoo and Southwest Michigan. Along with Temple B’nai Israel, a reform congregation, we sponsor the Marvin and Rosalie Okun Kalamazoo Community Jewish School, with approximately 50 students. Many of our members are also active in Hadassah. We make an effort to satisfy the diverse spiritual, social, and educational needs of all of our members, young and old. The mission of The Congregation of Moses is to nurture the spiritual and cultural values of an active Jewish community.

About Kalamazoo, MI:

Kalamazoo is a medium-sized city in southwest Michigan approximately two hours from both Chicago and Detroit. Home to both Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo is known for the Kalamazoo Promise, a universal college scholarship that makes college nearly tuition-free for its public school graduates. The birthplace of Gibson Guitars, Checker Motors, and the Upjohn Company (pharmaceuticals), the area today hosts a medical school and Fortune 500 biomedical company, a thriving craft brewery scene, numerous museums and theaters, and a large collection of hiking and biking trails. A low cost of living and less than an hour’s drive to Lake Michigan make the Kalamazoo area a great place to live!

For JewishJobs:

Duration: Full-time
Salary Range: $50,000 - $65,000
Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical
Preferred Experience: 3 years
Preferred Degree: Bachelor’s or Master’s

Job Categories:

Job Focus: Education & Schools, Outreach, Synagogue, Youth, Community Relations
Religiosity: Pluralistic
Organization Name: Congregation of Moses
Website: http://www.congregationofmoses.org/

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Posting Date: 3/7/2019

Keneseth Israel - Director of Education

About Congregation Keneseth Israel
In existence for over 110 years, Keneseth Israel is a vibrant and inclusive Reform congregation of about 300 families located in Allentown, PA. We pride ourselves on our warm, welcoming, caring and multi-generational community where congregants can experience and express their Judaism in numerous ways, including at spiritual, educational and community gatherings. Among our strengths: our educational programs, youth involvement, music, social action, and interfaith relations and study. These are traditions that continue to shape Keneseth Israel.

Beyond our walls, Keneseth Israel is an integral member of the larger diverse Allentown religious community, leading the way for increased involvement and community interaction. Within our walls, we have a highly collaborative and healthy relationship between the Board and our Rabbi. Our lay leadership is committed to our members and provides solid financial management.

Education – for congregants of all ages – is a priority at Keneseth Israel. Our religious school students learn via engaging and fun programs including art, movement, individual and small group learning as well as through experiences outside our building. Additionally, students learn about Israel and have interactions with our sister community in Israel.

Keneseth Israel has a close relationship with our neighbor Muhlenberg College and their strong Hillel. Many of our teachers are Education majors from Muhlenberg College.

About the Opportunity:
We are seeking a part-time (about 25 hours) Director of Education to support Keneseth Israel in its efforts to modernize religious school programming, partnering with our dynamic clergy and lay leadership as well as other Jewish institutions in the region. We pride ourselves on engaging our students and instilling a love of learning and love of Judaism. Our aim is to continue building a vibrant school that allows our students and families to experience Judaism from a variety of perspectives. We envision that the Director will build upon our current program to further strengthen student learning, and manage positive relationships with students, parents, clergy, staff members, board members, and the greater Jewish community.

The Director is supported by office staff. Religious school is held on Sunday morning (9-12).

We are seeking a candidate to manage all aspects of our educational programming including:

Overall Administration & Management of the Religious School:

  • Coordinate the day to day operations of the school
  • Develop and manage school budget and finances, including reimbursements for teachers, payroll, etc.
  • Oversee student safety
  • Attend monthly board meetings and create board reports
  • Communication effectively with parents and families to encourage participation and family engagement, with the school and with each other
  • Work with Education Committee to enable all to work together to fulfill school vision

Manage School Staff, Learning Environment & Curriculum:

  • Recruit, manage and supervise school staff, including teachers and madrichim
  • Supervise education intern
  • Evaluate and provide reports on student progress in Hebrew
  • Manage service requirements for B'nai Mitzvah
  • Staff development: lead & manage all staff development sessions for school staff (Hebrew and religious education)
  • Select, implement and evaluate curriculum for grades K-10
  • Maintain Hebrew program including introduction of new & innovative platforms to facilitate in school, online and at-home learning

Select and Manage Varied Learning Experiences:

  • Design and implement educational opportunities & experiential learning in and outside of the classroom environment for K-10th graders and their families.
  • Design, implement, and oversee special school programs including family programming which includes planning & coordination of Shabbat dinners for K-6th grade student & their families prior to their participation in Shabbat services

An Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate will be an experienced Jewish educator, have strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with all congregants, an energetic spirit, personal warmth and a true love of Judaism. The Director of Education will be enthusiastic and eager to continue and build upon our existing program. The Director will interact warmly with young people and be able to engage them to find meaning in their Judaism. Importantly, the Director will work collaboratively with the Education Committee, Rabbi, the Board of Trustees and other Jewish educators in the Lehigh Valley.

Position begins in June 2019 – with opportunity for earlier start for planning for next school year;
Applications and letters of interest accepted immediately.
Hours: This position is part-time, typically about 25 hours per week.
Salary: commensurate with experience

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Posting Date: 2/8/2019

Kol Ami - Educational Director

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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.

HOW TO APPLY:

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

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES

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.

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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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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]

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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

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
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.

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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.

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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.

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