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Posting Date: 5/5/2021

Wanted: Jr. Congregation Leader/Rock Star 5782
Germantown Jewish Center
Philadelphia, PA

1 hr/ week (11 am on Shabbat mornings)

Germantown Jewish Centre is searching for a creative and dynamic service leader to coordinate and lead our Jr. Congregation for the 2021-22/5782 school year.  GJC’s Jr. Congregation is a weekly Shabbat morning service for kids geared toward grades 2-6, followed by a small kiddush/snack.   While the main goal is to build familiarity with the form, structure and content of the service, there is a lot of room for out-of-the-box ideas and new formats.  

The ideal candidate would be a “kid magnet”, have a strong familiarity and comfort with Jewish prayer, and excel at building relationships with families. The Jr Congregation leader will work to promote the service to families and encourage students to take on leadership roles within the service. There are approximately 30 services per year.

Germantown Jewish Centre (GJC) is a Conservative congregation in the heart of Mt Airy (and three blocks from Regional Rail) that serves our neighborhood’s diverse Jewish community and includes two minyanim: one Reconstructionist and one traditional egalitarian.  We proudly embrace the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of our students & their families.  We welcome multiracial, interfaith, and LGBT families, and we are committed to the inclusion of students with special needs.  The diversity of our families enriches our community and our children’s learning.  

To Apply: Please send all questions, cover letter and resume to Abby Weinberg:  educator@germantownjewishcentre.org


posting date: 5/5/2021

Wanted: Religious School Rock Stars (a.k.a. Teachers)
Germantown Jewish Center
Philadelphia, PA

Germantown Jewish Centre (GJC) is seeking energetic, creative, Jewish educators to be a part of our vibrant and innovative team of Religious School (RS) teachers for the 2021-22 school year.

 Our teachers are excited Jewish knowledge-seekers, youth-cheerleaders and community builders.  They work to connect students to each other and to our rich and diverse Jewish heritage in a warm and curious educational environment.  Teachers will receive direct support from the Education Director  to build inclusive, empowered, compassionate and engaging classrooms with their students.  Experienced and first-time teachers are encouraged to apply!

GJC is currently seeking teachers to teach Judaics on Sunday mornings between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm and on Wednesdays from approximately 4-6 pm in these classes: 2nd grade, combined 3rd-4th grade and combined 6th-7th grade.  During January and February, classes take place on Saturday mornings instead of Sundays.  While we are still formulating our plans for the coming year in light of the pandemic, we believe that Saturday/Sunday classes will meet in person while Wednesdays will most likely consist of individualized, virtual Hebrew instruction in which teachers will meet one-on-one or in very small groups with students via Zoom for a maximum of 2 hours total, most likely on Wednesdays.  

GJC is a Conservative congregation in the heart of Philadelphia’s West Mount Airy neighborhood that serves Northwest Philadelphia’s multifaceted Jewish community.   GJC is an inclusive community that values and embraces the diversity of all our families and staff.  Our religious school is geared towards students (K-7) from all of GJC’s minyanim, including Dorshei Derekh (a Reconstructionist affiliate) and Minyan Masorti (a traditional egalitarian minyan)

Please send all resumes and cover letters to Abigail Weinberg, Education Director, at educator@germantownjewishcentre.org.


Posting Date: 4/16/21

Director of Development
New Jersey Y Camps
Fairfield, NJ 


About New Jersey Y Camps

New Jersey Y Camps (NJY) is comprised of seven Jewish camps which serve the entire Jewish community including special needs children and senior adults. We continually seek to help each camper develop and grow new skills, greater self-confidence, a strong Jewish identity, and commitment to our heritage that will help shape the course of their lives. It is deeply gratifying to see our campers, each summer, leave camp as better human beings and with an enhanced Jewish identity and commitment.

NJY Camps serves more than 5,000 campers, over 1100 summer staff, over 2200 acres of land and an operating budget of over $17.5M. In 2018, NJY Camps raised $1M. 

For more information about NJY, go to https://njycamps.org/

About Your Position

The Director of Development will lead, plan and direct all of NJY’s fundraising: the major gifts program, annual fund, planned giving, special events, scholarship and capital campaigns. The Director of Development will play an important, visible role for NJY and will work in close partnership with NJY’s CEO, Senior Leadership, and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors. The Director will be responsible for the development of key donor relationships and the implementation of individual donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies to secure NJY’s financial sustainability.

 

Top Priorities for the Incoming DOD

  • Create and sustain a major gifts portfolio

  • Support the activities and communications of the Board of Directors

  • Be responsible for development, implementation and assessment of a robust, integrated annual giving program that supports NJY

  • Be nimble and entrepreneurial for future development projects (i.e. grants, capital campaign, etc.)

 

About Your Responsibilities

  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.

  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.

  • Work with senior management and the Director of Organizational Development in grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.

  • Direct the annual fund program, including mailings and annual fundraising drives.

  • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives.

  • Work with Alumni Relations Manager in coordinating fund-raising special events.

  • Partner closely with NJY’s CEO, Senior Leadership, the Development Chair, and the NJY Board of Directors.

  • Staff the NJY Development Committee.

  • Work to oversee creation of publications to support fundraising activities.

  • Maintain gift recognition programs.

  • Participate actively in all senior staff meetings.

  • Enhance the NJY Legacy campaign, Scholarship fund, and Team Sponsorships.

  • Play a key strategic role in the annual gala and other fundraising events throughout the year.

  • Perform other related duties as requested.

About You

  • You have a genuine interest in and commitment to NJY’s mission and Jewish overnight camp.

  • You love what you do.

  • You love to laugh.

  • You have had successful experience as the partner to a CEO and board.

  • You have been successful in developing and executing a broad fundraising strategy (both short and long term).

  • You are a storyteller, and you know how to elicit stories from others.

  • You have knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly major gift fundraising.

  • You are experienced using and measuring best practices in major gift and pipeline development.

  • You exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to persuade and influence others around ideas, decisions, and financial support.

  • You possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members and other volunteers.

  • You are collaborative in nature and skill and have a commitment to team results; you have the ability to create consensus.

  • You are an "Out the door" fundraiser who thrives on meeting with donors and building external relationships.

  • You are a "Self-starter" and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.

  • You are organized and exhibit "follow through" on tasks and goals.

  • You display a positive attitude, show concern for people and community, demonstrate presence, self confidence, common sense and good listening ability.

  • You are skilled at multi-tasking; able to organize, prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities or unexpected situations; and have a high level of discretion.

 

This position description is based upon material provided by New Jersey Y Camps, an equal opportunity employer.

Sarah Raful Whinston, Senior Search Consultant

Sarah Skrovan, Senior Associate

To apply please visit - http://drgsearch.com/current-searches/?rpid=65bLaTshVuY



Posting Date: 4/5/21

Executive Director
Talmud Torah of St. Paul (TTSP)

Position Summary  

The executive director will provide both leadership and management for the Talmud Torah of  Saint Paul (TTSP), which is the hub of communal Jewish education in our community. TTSP is  comprised of a day school (The Newman School), an afternoon school for elementary and  high school students, and adult education. 

Leadership includes charting the path for the institution:

  •  To adapt and forge new models of engagement in Jewish education in this  challenging time,  
  •  To work well with and enhance the ecosystem of the local Jewish community;
  • To be engaged in a spiral of continuous development, improvement and growth. 
  • To significantly grow our student body so as to broaden our impact and ensure our  financial sustainability

Management includes overseeing finance, human resources, facilities, IT and contracts. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors. 

Qualifications 
Required: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher 
  • 5-10 years experience of proven success building and/or managing a complex  organization or enterprise, including creating strategic plans, setting measurable  goals and evaluating success  
  • Experience with people management 
  • Demonstrated success setting a vision for excellence and managing a team to  achieve it 
  • Experience managing relationships with diverse stakeholders, including volunteer  board members, parents, external community stakeholders and donors
  • Understanding of modern models of Jewish education 
  • Working knowledge of Jewish culture and traditions 

Highly Preferred: 

  • Experience leading or working within a Jewish and/or educational institution 
Scope and Responsibilities: 

Strategic Development 
  • Lead organization in charting a pathway (developing a strategic plan) to achieve its  vision and mission, which is: creating life-long learners, passionate about Jewish  tradition, committed to Jewish community and devoted to the well-being of all people 
  • Develop strategic operating plan that details the steps necessary to operationalize the  strategic plan; the plan should include clear academic, growth, recruitment,  operational, communications, and financial goals  
  • Work with the leadership team, staff, board, key funders, community partners and  other stakeholders to bring the plan to life 
  • Track and report on progress Fund Development/Advancement 
  • Ensure that organization meets financial goals in the strategic plan 
  • Oversee development, including major gifts, grants management, fundraising events,  and the annual campaign 
  • Develop and maintain relationships with foundations, other non-profits, major  individual donors and potential donors, and congregations 
  • Solicitation and stewardship of donors 
  • Oversee the development and implementation of an effective program of communication, so that TTSP’s various stakeholders are well-informed about TTSP and are motivated to support and participate in TTSP’s work. This includes marketing and  branding initiatives. 
Community Engagement and External Relations 
  • Build coalitions, relationships, and partnerships with key stakeholders in support of the  organization’s mission and goals. This group of stakeholders includes funders, fellow  educational leaders, clergy and other leaders within the Jewish community and the  broader community. 
  • Be an authentic thought leader in the local Jewish community. This includes staying  current on relevant literature and on practices in other communities; providing  briefings for congregations and other community organizations; speaking out in the  media (including social media) on relevant topics. 
Staff Leadership and Development 
  • Build and manage a high-performing team to support TTSP’s ability to achieve its  goals 
  • Build TTSP into an “employer of choice,” with clear communication, fair and equitable  personnel policies, strong professional development and educational opportunities, a positive organizational culture, and explicit succession planning
  • Work with the leadership team to ensure the hiring, training and retention of staff to deliver appropriate and high quality Jewish education to students of all ages
Financial Planning and Management
  • Oversee preparation of the annual budget and all expenditures, ensure proper record-keeping, and authorize timely payments of bills and fulfillment of other contractual agreements
  • Work with administrative and financial staff, executive committee and finance committee to ensure thorough and timely understanding of financial status and issues
  • Ensure that annual audits are completed and presented to the board
Boards and Committees
  • Prepare agendas for and participate in meetings of the executive committee and the full board
  • Maintain strong working relationships with board members and effectively deploy board members to further the organization’s mission
  • Recommend to the nominating committee good board member candidates to ensure that the board reflects the community that TTSP serves, and includes the skills and backgrounds needed for the organization
Operational Management, Legal Compliance, Risk Management
  • Assure compliance with current legal and statutory requirements as well as with all contracts and all internal TTSP personnel and administrative policies
  • Create or update internal policies when necessary
  • Oversee all facilities. Ensure that building operations are competently managed to maintain a safe, clean, adequate workplace
About Talmud Torah of St. Paul 

Talmud Torah of St. Paul has been the central address for Jewish education in St. Paul since  1956. Our mission is to create life-long learners, passionate about Jewish tradition, committed  to Jewish community and devoted to the well-being of all people. We are deeply committed  to nurturing in students of all ages a life-long love of learning, pride in their Jewish identity,  belief in themselves, and an understanding of their responsibility as citizens of the world.  Within an accepting and egalitarian environment, we encourage each student to grow, guided  by a strong sense of Jewish values and traditions. 

To apply, please send a statement of interest and resume to Rebecca Noecker, TTSP Board  President, at employment@ttsp.org.


 
Posting Date: 4/5/21

Executive Director 
CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center
Location: Terre Haute, Indiana with some possibility of partial remote work with at least 50% time on-site at the Museum
Reports To: Board of Directors
Status: Full-time
Salary: $65,000-$75,000 commensurate with experience and benefits

SUMMARY:
The ideal candidate will be dedicated to Holocaust and genocide education with a high level of knowledge and background in these subjects.  The Executive Director must be well spoken and able to advance the Museum’s primary goal of education as envisioned by its founder, Eva Kor. 

In addition to a strong commitment and passion for social justice issues, the candidate should expect to make a commitment of at least 5 years, as the Museum is in a growth phase to meet the ever-increasing need for teaching tolerance, knowledge of the Holocaust, and reaching local, state-wide, national, and international audiences.  

The Executive Director must have a solid background managing a team and operations, exercise excellent judgment at all times, have the ability to lead and grow the museum’s mission from a strategic standpoint, previously worked with a board of directors, and understand the importance of fundraising.  The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills and exhibit demonstrated relationship building with a wide variety of organizations, individuals, and diverse populations. 

The Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Directors, will have overall responsibility for strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, and public relations.  The Director will execute the Board’s goals, aligning the organization to achieve short-term and long-term plans.

The ideal candidate will coordinate with the Board on strategic hiring for staff and management, as well as recruitment of volunteers, while utilizing strengths of team members to achieve goals.  The Director will effectively meet measurable milestones set by the Board and maintain a positive and supportive work environment for staff, while maximizing visitor experience in coordination with the Deputy Director, consisting of both on-site and on-line visitors.

Fundraising and Communications:
•    Works closely with the development coordinator to write grants and meet with philanthropic organizations, individual donors, and foundations.   
•    Builds and strengthens relationships with community members, industry, political and local leaders, the educational community, and potential partners nationally and internationally.
•    Aligns major funding sources by preparing grant proposals and by making presentations to corporations and foundations to meet strategic planning goals of the organization.

Minimum requirements also include:
•    A college degree from an accredited university.
•    Demonstrated management, supervisory, and collaborative leadership skills and experience utilizing team members’ strengths and extensive experience with nonprofit work and management.
•    Demonstrated strong written and verbal skills and experience working with diverse populations.
•    Highly developed diplomatic and communication skills and the ability to effectively speak and present to diverse groups of stakeholders and constituencies.
•    Have a deep understanding of the organization’s philosophy, vision, and mission and the ability to communicate the lessons of the Holocaust.
•    Experience and knowledge complying with current Human Resources polices and standards in today’s workplace.
•    Possess action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, innovative, mission- driven, skills and attributes and self-direction in planning and execution of goals set by the Board.
•    Demonstrated sound independent judgment and a high degree of initiative.
•    No particular professional certificates, licenses, or registrations are required.

Additional preferred qualifications of the ideal candidate include
•    Knowledge of museum curatorial and/or education best practices is welcome.
•    Five or more years of relevant leadership experience is preferred, particularly of a non-profit organization, and/or museum.

Physical Demands: 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions:
•    Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and standing at events.
•    Travel as required.  The flexibility, desire, and physical capability to travel domestically and internationally as needed by the Board of Directors for annual educational trips, including walking distances, flying many hours, and the ability to be away for up to 2 weeks at a time.  

Work Environment:
•    Job-related activities are performed in an administrative office area.
•    Professional attire is required during work hours.
•    Some civic duties related to promoting the Museum and its mission will typically involve meetings in other locations.
•    Work hours may include weekends, evenings, and/or holidays, sometimes with short notice.

General Conditions of Employment:  
•    Interviews with representatives of the Board of Directors.
•    Satisfactory completion of reference and background investigation checks.
•    Completion of orientation and paperwork prior to reporting for work.
•    Qualified to work in the United States.
•    Completion of on-site 90-day probation period.

The Museum encourages applications from diverse candidates and is committed to non-discriminatory policies and compliance with all applicable laws in the workplace.  The above description and conditions of employment are not all inclusive but general in nature. 

Interested applicants please send a cover letter and resume or CV via email or regular mail to:  Leah Simpson at:   leah@candlesholocaustmuseum.org or at CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center,  1532 South Third Street, Terre Haute, Indiana  47802.

Please note the application period closes at end of business Friday, May 7, 2021. 
 


 
Posting Date: 3/10/21
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION/JEWISH LEARNING
Bet Am Shalom Synagogue

Dynamic Westchester, NY, Reconstructionist congregation seeks outstanding educational leader as full-time Director of Jewish Family Education and Engagement. Bet Am Shalom Synagogue is looking for an experienced educator/administrator who shares our vision of PreK-12 religious school and family education and programming as a potentially transformative period in the lives of Jewish families and children. Ideal candidates should have: 

● experience in progressive Jewish education; 
● superior teaching ability; 
a track record in program and curricular planning and innovation;
● exceptional leadership ability, organizational and communication skills;
● expertise in administration and staff development; 
● “Ruach!” 
● a musical background -- a distinct plus
● relevant education/degree(s) 

The ideal candidate is energetic, creative, flexible, passionate, collaborative, knowledgeable, Jewishly engaged, and available as of early June, 2021. Compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications; please include salary requirements/range. 

Send your resume and cover letter containing an educational philosophy statement to BASEDSEARCH@betamshalom.org.
 



Posting Date: 3/10/21

RESIDENTIAL ADVISOR

6 POINTS CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY

Prior experience working with elementary and middle school-age children in a formal or informal setting. Supervisory experience is preferred. Must be a grad student, graduate, or licensed in social work, mental health counseling, or similar field and 21 years of age by June 15, 2020. Place pre-camp phone calls to families for intake and assessment on camper support needs

  • Supervisory responsibility for the health and well-being of the campers and counselors of their assigned dorm floor
  • Hold counselors accountable for daily camper logs, review with Community Care Coordinator, and take corrective action where necessary
  • Make and return parent phone calls regarding camper challenges and successes
  • Coach counselors on navigating camper challenges and support campers through difficulties (i.e. extreme moments of sadness, mental health concerns, camper-camper/camper-staff conflict) beyond the expertise of counselors
  • Support counselors in crafting the day-to-day routine, including boker tov and lilah tov (morning and night) rituals, menucha (rest hour), meal time, activity transitions, and nikayon (clean-up)
  • Share staff and camper successes and challenges with Community Care Coordinator and Assistant Director, referring participants to those partners where necessary
  • Keep Programming staff, Arts Mentors, and Faculty (where appropriate) apprised of situations which may impact the participation of campers or staff in daily routine
  • Circulate in the camp community during programming daily
  • Provide support as needed on counselor days/evenings off
  • Accompany ill or injured campers off-site for medical attention as needed
  • Perform 3 formal evaluations with dorm counselors at the end of each session and provide constructive feedback

Leadership Team Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the overall positive morale of the camp community.
  • Abide by and enforce safety and security protocols and policies with all participants and staff.
  • Serve as Senior Shmira (nightly on-duty coverage) as assigned
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Other responsibilities as needed

Supervised by the Assistant Camp Director and under the guidance of the Community Care Coordinator. Must be available remotely for bi-weekly check-ins beginning in March, in-person for staff leadership team training weekend in the spring, and on-site for leadership team and staff prep week June 17. Position term concludes on Tuesday, August 10.

 

Interested applicants please send an email to Kara Hoffman at kehoffman@urj.org or visit their website https://6pointscreativearts.org/staff/apply/


Posting Date: 3/5/21

Director of Jewish Education

Temple Har Shalom is at an exciting crossroads and we want you to join our congregational family in helping us to both build upon our 50-year legacy as a dynamic Reform synagogue to 300+ families, and to assist us in shaping, visioning, and innovating into the future.  Drawing from 14 towns in the greater Somerset County, we educate 100+ students, grades pre-K through 12th in our revitalized religious school.  In addition, we are home to a thriving and expanded preschool of 100+ representing a wide diversity of young and eager families ready to strengthen our Jewish community.

As our long-tenured Cantor plans for retirement, we have the good fortune to revision our future as we know that replacing our beloved Cantor is not realistic.  Rather, we are looking for dynamic full-time and/or limited-service professionals who aspire to build Jewish life and education infused with experimentation and flexibility in our post-COVID world.

Should you possess and seek to use your multiple talents, we offer unique opportunities to work with our team of professionals in fostering a creative, engaging, and pro-active Jewish center for learning and praying.

Job Summary: 

  •          A professional educator to direct our congregation’s formal and informal Jewish learning programs; have experience in a religious school or other educational setting; have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a knowledge of and experience with social media Have requisite Judaic and Hebrew knowledge, computer literacy and experience using social media for engagement.
  •          Someone whose leadership skills, values and disposition will serve to engage our students and families with warmth and creativity.
  •          Someone who is a self-starter and is willing to experiment/take chances and be comfortable with implementing change(s).
  •          A community builder and team player.
  •          Excellent leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
  •        The ideal candidate is a creative and effective administrator, organizer, planner, thinker, educator, communicator, and community-building leader.
  •          The candidate needs to have a solid Jewish background with literacy in Hebrew language and decoding together with an understanding of Reform Judaism; and can bring their depth of Jewish knowledge to everyone within our congregation and integrate personally into the life of our synagogue community.
  •          The candidate should have a track record of innovation and positive change in the education environment.
  •          Experience with virtual and/or hybrid learning required together with the capacity to facilitate home and internet-based learning initiatives. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • •         Serve as head of religious education programs (including religious school, Hebrew education, and high school programs) including curriculum research, development, and implementation, teacher hiring, management, and training, and parent communication.
  • •         In conjunction with the Rabbi, participate at and/or oversee our Shabbat and Family Holiday Services and Children’s Programs (experience with song leading and tefillah a bonus); provide support for the B’nai Mitzvah program and develop and implement experiential family services, programs, and education opportunities.
  • •         Provide strategic vision and strategies for current and future growth by suggesting changes or improvements to current plans, policies, and procedures.
  • •         Create a warm, positive culture and learning environment, emphasizing Jewish values and community.
  • •         Serve in a planning and supervising capacity and be willing to take a “hands on” approach to promote events and programs and ensure they are successful, both within the synagogue and with the community at large.
  • •         Additional educational and synagogue program duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • ·         Appropriate educational experience, focus on Jewish education a plus.
  • ·         At least 3 years of administrative experience.
  • ·         Strong working knowledge of Jewish education, Reform Judaism, and religious holidays, customs and rituals.
  • ·         Demonstrate success in leading a team approach.
  • ·         Effective and strong communication skills (orally and written).
  • ·         Strong understanding of and comfortability with technology including Microsoft 365 suite, Google products, ability to learn industry-specific SaaS platform (prior knowledge of ShulCloud a plus), etc.
  • ·         Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check in accordance with state and federal regulations.

Please note that Temple Har Shalom is also looking for a dynamic music professional with traditional cantorial training and/or experience leading worship services and related activities through Jewish song leading.  Should you seek to use your multiple talents and interests in Jewish education, Jewish music, ritual, lifecycle and/or pastoral care, we offer a unique opportunity to combine your multi-faceted interests into one full-time position.  Please see our corresponding job posting for more specific information and be sure to note your interest in both positions in your initial communication.

Salary Range:

$75,000-$90,000/year

Please send cover letter, resume, references, and any other pertinent information to applications@templeharshalom.org.

Temple Har Shalom (THS) is a 501(c)(3) religious non-profit organization located in Warren Township (Somerset County), New Jersey.  As a Reform synagogue, THS represents a vibrant Jewish community, drawing members from more than 14 different towns in Somerset, Union and Morris counties.  The organization presents innovative programming, technological integration, a cutting-edge educational curriculum and a wide array of engaging experiences to meet the needs of all ages.  Included in the synagogue’s offerings are weekly Shabbat services, lifecycle events, religious school for kindergarten through high school, social programming, auxiliary groups and our preschool, The Orchard Academy at Mountain Top School, which boasts over 100 students.


Posting Date: 3/5/21

Musical Director/Cantor/Cantorial Soloist/Song Leader

Temple Har Shalom is at an exciting crossroads and we want you to join our congregational family in helping us to both build upon our 50-year legacy as a dynamic Reform synagogue of 300+ families and assist us in shaping our future.  Our long-tenured Cantor is retiring and we now have the challenge and good fortune to revision our future as we know that replacing our beloved Cantor is not realistic.  Rather we are looking for a dynamic limited-service music professional with traditional cantorial training and/or experience leading worship services and related activities through Jewish song leading.

Should you possess and seek to use your multiple talents, we offer unique opportunities to work with our team of professionals in fostering a creative, engaging, and pro-active Jewish center for learning and praying.

Job Summary:

The primary duties of this position involve working in partnership with of our Rabbi in:

  • ·         Creating a great opportunity to develop and pilot creative programming based on the candidate’s personal interests.
  • ·         Co-officiate and select, prepare, and lead the musical aspects of worship and HHD services.
  • ·         Tutor B’nai Mitzvah students.
  • ·         Collaborate with education directors to provide music for the preschool and provide music for and teach in our religious school.
  • ·         Share in officiating life cycle events with Rabbi, including b’nai mitzvah, weddings, funerals and shiva minyanim.
  • ·         Provide leadership to the volunteer adult choir and coordinate a youth choir.
  • ·         Should be personable, professional, warm and engage the congregation spiritually, encourage communal participation and explore new ways for congregants to experience Judaism through a variety of music.

Qualifications:

  • ·         Have competency in Jewish liturgy and cantillation.
  • ·         The ability to read music and proficiency in teaching music for prayer.
  • ·         Proficient in chanting Torah and Haftorah.
  • ·         Strong working knowledge of Jewish education, Reform Judaism, and religious holidays, customs and rituals.
  • ·         Demonstrate success in working with a team approach.
  • ·         Effective and strong communication skills (orally and written).
  • ·         Strong understanding of and comfortability with technology including Microsoft 365 suite, Google products, ability to learn industry-specific SaaS platform (prior knowledge of ShulCloud a plus), etc.

·         Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check in accordance with state and federal regulations.

Please note that Temple Har Shalom is also looking for a dynamic Director of Jewish Education who aspires to build Jewish life and education infused with experimentation and flexibility in our post-COVID world.  Should you seek to use your multiple talents and interests in Jewish education, Jewish music, ritual, lifecycle and/or pastoral care, we offer a unique opportunity to combine your multi-faceted interests into one full-time position.  Please see our corresponding job posting for more specific information and be sure to note your interest in both positions in your initial communication.

Salary Range:

$15,000-$25,000/year

Please send cover letter, resume, references, and any other pertinent information to applications@templeharshalom.org.

About Temple Har Shalom:

Temple Har Shalom (THS) is a 501(c)(3) religious non-profit organization located in Warren Township (Somerset County), New Jersey.  As a Reform synagogue, THS represents a vibrant Jewish community, drawing members from more than 14 different towns in Somerset, Union and Morris counties.  The organization presents innovative programming, technological integration, a cutting-edge educational curriculum and a wide array of engaging experiences to meet the needs of all ages.  Included in the synagogue’s offerings are weekly Shabbat services, lifecycle events, religious school for kindergarten through high school, social programming, auxiliary groups and our preschool, The Orchard Academy at Mountain Top School, which boasts over 100 students.



Posting Date: 2/17/21

Executive Director Upper Valley Hillel (serving the students of Dartmouth College)

Join Upper Valley Hillel, our new independent 501c3 Hillel in Hanover, New Hampshire, supporting Jewish life for students at Dartmouth College. Our inaugural Executive Director will begin at a historic juncture where the organization officially matures from its 20-year history within the College to a robust, fully independent 501c3, helping to enrich students’ experiences and shape the future of Dartmouth students' Jewish life.

See the full ad and apply here.
 



Posting Date: 2/1/21

Religious School Director/Educator

Orangetown Jewish Center (OJC) is a vibrant Conservative synagogue located in Orangeburg, New York. Situated on the NY/NJ border, our community encompasses households from both Rockland County and from Northern New Jersey. OJC is an egalitarian, inclusive and caring community that strives to maintain, model and teach Jewish values through ritual, on-going learning, social action and social programming. Our efforts are focused both within our own community, as well as in the local Jewish and secular community and beyond to Israel and the world.

The educational philosophy in our Kulanu program is that our learners should experience the joys of Judaism in the context of community, while acquiring the knowledge, skills and inspiration to continue to grow "Jewishly" throughout their lives. Our program is called Kulanu (“All of us”) rather than “Religious School” because we envision a community of active, cooperative learners engaged in Jewish life, learning and community. We offer a K-2 program that meets 1 day per week and a 3-7 program that meets 2 days per week. The total number of Kulanu participants varies yearly between sixty and eighty children. Students learn from one another (“chevruta” learning in “Beit midrash” setting), in small group settings with mentors from our community, and through hands-on project-based curricula. We aspire to maintain a collaborative, experiential and interactive learning community where students are actively engaged.

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Educational Director/Educator who embraces change and new initiatives; who has the vision to inspire others; who will warmly engage our students and their families; and who will be passionate about maintaining and nurturing a thriving Jewish learning community.

Educational Director/Educator responsibilities:

  • Foster a respectful, positive environment where students, families and staff experience a meaningful connection to the Jewish community.
  • Develop, implement, manage and oversee curriculum, and adjust curriculum delivery and learning environments as needed.
  • Create and execute a communication plan for the Kulanu community.
  • Oversee Kulanu operations, including registration, scheduling, programming, staffing, safety and security, and budgeting.
  • Support, train, evaluate and retain staff, and recruit staff as needed.
  • Teach as a member of our staff.
  • Participate as an ex officio member of the Kulanu Board to coordinate meetings and to represent Kulanu to the greater OJC community and the local community at large. Qualifications: * Strong Hebrew and Judaic knowledge * Strong interpersonal and communication skills * Strong organizational skills * Educational experience * Administrative experience * Technology competence * Experience with virtual and/or hybrid learning

Please send resumes to: kulanusearch@gmail.com