Jobs in the Jewish Community

As a service to our alumni, we list job openings submitted to the Program by Jewish communal organizations and schools worldwide. This listing is updated weekly. If you pursue a position listed here, we'd love to hear about it. Please email Hornstein alumni are also eligible to use the services of Brandeis' Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Heller School Career Centers.


Associate Executive Director for Program, Volunteer Management, and Evaluation

New York, NY

DOROT, a leader in the field of services to the aging and volunteerism is seeking an Associate Executive Director.  For almost four decades, DOROT, which was established to affirm the Jewish communal commitment to honor older members of the community, has worked to alleviate social isolation among the elderly in New York City by providing services to help them live independent lives as valued members of the community.  Utilizing over 7000 volunteers, DOROT brings the generations together in a mutually beneficial partnership of elders, volunteers and professionals.

As a member of DOROT’s Executive Director’s leadership team, you will lead five integral programs – Friendly Visiting Services, Community Services, Volunteer Services, Program Evaluation, and DOROT Westchester. Building on a strategic plan adopted in 2011, the AED will provide the creativity, authority, and management necessary to ensure that the organization has the mission-focused programming, partnerships and services to meet near-term and strategic objectives

The ideal candidate will have at least ten years of program management in a social services agency – experience with the elderly preferred, but not required; direct experience in managing programs, services, and people. The AED will also have an understanding and strong desire to establish a comprehensive program impact and evaluation initiative to build on DOROT’s success. Having a have a passion and sensitivity for DOROT’s mission, possessing an understanding and respect for Jewish values and the elderly community is also important. 

Full job description and application instructions


Westchester Reform Temple

Executive Director

Scarsdale, NY

Westchester Reform Temple (WRT), a 1,200 member/household congregation located in Scarsdale, NY, seeks an Executive Director to provide support to its clergy and leadership, management and guidance to its professional staff. The ideal candidate is a customer service minded “do-er” with a high “EQ” (emotional intelligence quotient) and a track record of success in staff management, leadership and organizational development. A skilled, business-focused Jewish communal professional, able to manage an organization and to support the operation of WRT’s various activities.

The Executive Director will be the most senior non-clergy employee of the synagogue, providing leadership and direction to professional staff in support of the vision, policies and messaging developed by the Senior Rabbi and Temple Board of Directors, through its Executive Committee. Reporting to the Temple President and the Senior Rabbi, the ED will supervise all administrative (non-clergy) professionals, reviewing and assessing current systems and functions, managing all membership and financial processes, working with the Treasurer of the temple to ensure fiscal health and responsibility and ensuring the smooth and professional functioning of the temple on a daily basis.

Functioning at the point of intersection of operations with educational and spiritual programming and messaging, the ED will oversee finance, communication and information systems, facilities and rentals, membership outreach and all educational programs in support of the effective, efficient, coordinated and best in class functioning at WRT. S/he will also supervise WRT’s full time facilities manager to coordinate all usage of facilities and rentals.

WRT, an award-winning LEED-certified synagogue is well known for its outstanding clergy and innovative programming, has been a leader in the Reform Jewish movement since it was founded in 1953. WRT’s embracing attitude towards change allows it to meaningfully address the evolving Reform Jewish landscape within the context of valuing and honoring Jewish traditions. Through meaningful expressions of prayer, song, ritual, study and community involvement, WRT strives to fulfill its mission of ensuring the perpetuation of the Jewish people and cultivating a love of Jewish heritage: God, Torah and Israel.

With a NY State licensed Early Childhood Center (0-5y), a K- 12 religious school, a staff of 25 (excluding teachers) and a budget of approximately $6.5 million annually, WRT is a constant locus of activity, providing a welcoming and inclusive environment, excellence, stability and a spiritual compass for its congregants.

To apply or make a recommendation, please email:


Hillel at Brandeis University

Executive Director

Waltham, MA

Job Description:

Hillel and Brandeis University seek a dynamic, inspiring strategic leader to develop the next generation of Jewish leadership as its new Executive Director. Brandeis reputedly has the highest percentage of Jewish students among secular universities of any institution outside of Israel. It is arguably the most diverse Jewish university, drawing
students from across the spectrum of Jewish life. We now seek a visionary leader who will realize the untapped potential of Hillel at Brandeis as a place where Jewish studentsspend their formative years and encounter a level of engagement with Jewish life that can only be possible at Brandeis. The successful candidate will use his/her stellar
capacity building and community organizing skills to have a substantive impact on the Jewish community of Brandeis University, the broader campus community, and the local, national and international Jewish landscape. She/he will be a catalyst for engaging, motivating, educating and enriching Jewish life within the greater Brandeis community.

The Executive Director is responsible for leading the organization with vision and passion, engaging students, advancing its mission through effective fundraising, effectively managing staff, and cultivating lay leaders for an organization that is the focal point for Jewish life at the nation’s only university founded by the American Jewish community as a top-tier research institution open, without discrimination, to qualified students regardless of their background or beliefs. The Executive Director will work in close partnership with students, staff, the Hillel at Brandeis Board of Directors, top level donors, alumni, and University administration and faculty to grow and maintain a vibrant, meaningful, pluralistic, and financially sustainable Jewish community on campus.

Full job description and application instructions


Congregation Shearith Israel

Director of Congregational Learning

Atlanta, Georgia

The School:
Congregation Shearith Israel’s Religious School, Machaneh Shai (Camp Shearith Israel), serves students in grades K-7. The program meets on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons with an emphasis on experiential education, personal religious development and whole family learning.   Programming and curriculum foster Jewish identity and literacy through text study, music, art, drama and team activities. Students engage in active, experiential learning with rich and meaningful content.  The program also encourages parental engagement and participation though a monthly Beit Midrash (House of Study) where parents join their children to review and discuss classical Jewish texts.  The school enjoys the support and involvement from the Rabbi, a strong education team and an active Education Committee.

Principal Function: This position is responsible for planning and implementing all formal and informal Jewish Education programs serving youth (pre-k through college age), families and adults through a combination of classroom study, innovative services, social programming, special holiday programs and parent education programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Strategic Planning
2. Education Program Administration
3. Execution of Educational Programming
4. Partnership/Community Relations
5. Communications/Marketing
6. Program Development and Growth
7. Any additional duties as assigned by Clergy.

Minimum Education and Experience:
•MA in Jewish Education or equivalent and extensive background in Jewish learning
•Rabbinic candidates with applicable educational experience/training are encouraged to apply
•Experience in formal and informal education settings
•Program leadership and supervisory experience preferred
•In depth knowledge of Conservative Judaism
•Track ecord of creating innovative education programs
•Experience designing exciting and challenging curriculum for students of various ages

•Ability to lay out specific goals and objectives and to produce discernible results
•Strong leadership, communication, and organizational skills
•Engaging presence with ability to relate to all age groups
•Fluency with technology, including social media
•Desire to keep up to date with the latest educational models and methods
•Ability to supervise and mentor other educational professionals and to collaborate effectively with clergy and senior leadership

The Director of Congregational Learning will report to the Rabbi with input and evaluation from Chair of the Jewish Learning Committee and the synagogue’s leadership team.
Email cover letter and resume to:


HUC-JIR/New York

Assistant Director of Recruitment and Admissions

New York, NY

The successful candidate will be whole-heartedly committed to the Reform Movement and liberal Jewish values, a charismatic and effective spokesperson for the College-Institute and its mission, and an energetic leader ready and able to help recruit the future student body of HUC-JIR and the next generation of Jewish professional leadership for North American Jewry and beyond.

Position description and application instructions.


New Voices Magazine

Editor in Chief

New York, NY

New Voices Magazine and the Jewish Student Press Service have a full-time job opening for a recent college graduate as the editor of an online magazine and director of a small non-profit. The start date is flexible, somewhere around late spring/early summer 2015.

New Voices (est. 1991) is a national, independent magazine written by and for Jewish college students. Now a web-based publication, New Voices is published by the Jewish Student Press Service (est. 1970). New Voices covers Jewish issues from a student perspective. New Voices and JSPS have launched the careers of countless journalists now working in the Jewish and mainstream media.

Description of the position and application instructions. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.


Yiddish Book Center

Major Gifts Officer

Amherst, MA

The Yiddish Book Center seeks a Major Gifts Officer to join this dynamic cultural organization and help grow its fundraising program. Now in its 34th year, the Center, located in Amherst, MA, is working to celebrate modern Jewish and Yiddish culture by rescuing endangered Yiddish books and opening them to new generations through innovative visitor and education programs.

This position will report to the Director of Institutional Advancement, and will have regular interaction with members and donors to further the individual giving program, overall fundraising efforts, and an upcoming endowment campaign.

•Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors and members
•Collaborate with the Director of Institutional Advancement to meet mutually agreed upon activity, travel, and ambitious fundraising goals
•Establish personal relationships with members and donors, identifying their interests and matching them with the Yiddish Book Center’s programs and activities
•Maintain strong relationships with Center program and development staff to understand programs and anticipate funding needs

Candidates should have:
•A minimum of 3 years of major gift experience, including successful face-to-face solicitations
•A Bachelor’s degree
•Ability to travel frequently
•Occasional evening and weekend availability
•Superior writing, technology and communication skills
•Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
•Sense of humor, entrepreneurial spirit, and flexibility
•Appreciation and ability to articulate the Yiddish Book Center’s mission, values and goals

Email cover letter and resume to: and put “Development Search” in the subject line.
No phone calls, please. For more information about the Yiddish Book Center


Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management


Los Angeles, CA

Reporting to the Dean of the HUC-JIR Jack H. Skirball Campus, the ZSJNM Director manages, evaluates and expands the current programs of the school, including a self-standing master’s degree, four dual master’s degrees with the University of Southern California, a certificate in Jewish nonprofit management, and joint-degree programs with HUC-JIR’s Schools of Rabbinical Studies and Education.

The new director will lead a strategic planning process, expanding offerings throughout the College Institute (with campuses in Los Angeles, New York, Cincinnati and Jerusalem), and developing online curricula and executive programs. The new director will be charged with the responsibility of growing the Zelikow School in the number of students, expanding its scope of offerings, positioning it in a changing academic world, and cultivating its leadership in the theory and practice of Jewish nonprofit management.

More information
Please send resume/ cover letter to:
DRG – Executive Search Consultants
130 East 40th Street, Suite 800
New York, NY 10016


Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund of San Francisco, the peninsula, Marin and Sonoma counties

Jewish Teen Foundations Project Director

SF/Marin, and the North and South Peninsulas, California

Program Overview:
Jewish Teen Foundation (JTF) is a ground breaking, 12-year old, project-based learning program that trains and inspires high school students to run real grant making foundations and change their world. These motivated and high-achieving teens apply and interview for the opportunity to join one of our 25-person boards that choose their own funding mission statements, research nonprofits, fundraise for their cause, review grant proposals and interview nonprofit professionals before allocating their grants (cumulatively totaling ~$200,000 each year). Board members participate in monthly, weekend board meetings from November to May and may apply to return a second year on their local Leadership Council. Often described as a “mini-MBA program based in Jewish values”, JTF teens develop leadership skills, gain a deep understanding of contemporary social issues, and make a real impact.

Position Summary:
Project Directors are 80% FTE exempt employees of the SF-based Jewish Community Federation and key members of the JTF team.  All team members play a vital role in our annual Jewish Teen Philanthropy Training Retreat, developing engaging curriculum, critical colleagueship, social justice research, and community outreach. Project Directors engage daily in creative collaboration with local educators, community members, nonprofit representatives, and philanthropic professionals. A passion for relationship building, tikkun olam, and empowering youth leadership are both the keys and rewards of success in this program.

Jewish Teen Foundations

Full job description and application instructions


Just Congregations

Congregation-based Community Organizer

San Rafael, California

Just Congregations seeks a talented and experienced organizer to join the team of those who are redefining Jewish social justice in the Reform Movement for the 21st century. This individual will take a leading role in growing the cutting edge California statewide campaign of the Reform Movement, “Reform CA,” as well as support the local organizing of Reform congregations in Northern California by guiding top lay and clergy leaders and the congregations they lead in the work of community organizing, systemic social and economic change, and building power across lines of race, class, and faith.

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Union for Reform Judaism

Chief Financial Officer

New York, NY

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) – a dynamic network of nearly 900 Reform Jewish congregations – is the largest and fastest growing constituency of Jews in North America. Through a wide array of programs, resources, and other opportunities provided by the URJ, the organization helps strengthen member congregations, enabling them to better welcome spiritual seekers, engage Jewish youth, pursue tikkun olam (social justice), connect with Israel, and develop inspired leadership.
Reporting to and partnering with the URJ’s chief operating officer, with direct access to the president (CEO), the CFO will play a critical role in implementing the strategic priorities contained within the URJ’s 2020 Vision and will engage in overall fiscal planning for the organization. As a member of the executive leadership team, the CFO will advise divisional managers, assisting them in developing and evaluating their financial plans and economic modeling efforts to ensure that they are in concert with the overall financial blueprint of the organization. S/he will have the opportunity to be a leader in transformational change and, in conjunction with the organization’s professional managers, the lay oversight committee, the board of trustees, and essential financial committees, including operations, budget, audit, and investment, will oversee all of the organization’s fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities.

Working closely with the CEO and COO, the CFO must be strategic in discovering business opportunities and assessing business risks. The CFO will need to be proactive in leveraging and prioritizing the organization’s resources to take advantage of opportunities to increase revenue, expand programs, reduce expenses, and move towards the implementation of the URJ’s 2020 Vision. In addition to strategic finance experience, the CFO also must be able to build financial scenarios, manage the daily fiscal operations, oversee internal and external financial reporting, and assess the adequacy of the Union’s processes, analytical tools, and internal control systems. The CFO will manage a team of more than twelve professionals, which may include a director of finance, accountants, and a controller, as well as other staff. In conjunction with the COO, the CFO will have autonomy and authority to direct the composition and development of this work area.

Full job description

For more information contact:
DRG – Executive Search Consultants
130 East 40th Street, Suite 800
New York, NY 10016


Jewish Community of Amherst School


Amherst, MA

The Jewish Community of Amherst is a welcoming egalitarian synagogue of 330 households. Located in a semi‐rural college town with many cultural amenities, JCA is affiliated with the Jewish Reconstructionist movement. We’re seeking a principal for the JCA School, which educates about 75 students ages 4–13. School meets on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons with supplemental programming monthly on Shabbat and on Jewish holidays.

The JCA School is transitioning to a collaborative educational model in which the principal will serve on a leadership team with the rabbi, the administrative director, and the programming director. Team members will support one another and engage in ongoing dialogues about how to best serve students.

Position status: 25 hours per week Position start date: Early May - Reports to: The rabbi and the administrative director

Full job description

How to Apply:
Submit your cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references to Karen Bell. Applications will be reviewed between January 19 and February 20. (References
will not be contacted until interview phase of the search.) The search committee will contact
applicants of interest directly. Due to the anticipated volume of applications, plea do not contact
us to inquire about your status. We will acknowledge receipt of application.