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.

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 expand its fundraising program. Now in its 34th year, the Center, located in Amherst, MA, is a non-profit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

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 and overall fundraising efforts, and the upcoming endowment campaign.

For more information and application instructions


Hebrew Free Loan Society

Executive Director

New York, NY

The new Executive Director will be charged with ensuring that HFLS has the financial and human resources to effectively operate and expand its loan and training programs. S/he will identify emerging community needs where HFLS’s programs can be a unique resource. The Executive will partner with the Board of Directors to set the strategy and oversee the implementation of short and long-term plans, program operations and evaluation, and planning for the organization’s anticipated growth.

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Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh

Assistant Director

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Hillel JUC is seeking a dynamic self-starter to oversee our programming team serving the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University. The ideal candidate will be a community builder and thought partner for the Executive Director and serve as the lead programming professional for the Comprehensive Excellence Initiative (CE). The Hillel JUC is currently in its first year of a three year partnership with Hillel International for CE; through this program the Hillel JUC will know 90% of our students on campus by the 2016-2017 academic year. The AD will be responsible for the collection of all qualitative and quantitative data for CE. The AD will have the unique opportunity to work directly with Hillel International, Hillel JUC’s Executive Director, and the staff of the lead funders for this initiative, to build a model of excellence that can be replicated in Hillels throughout the country.

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Gann Academy     

Waltham, MA

Jewish Teacher and Educator (Full-Time)

Gann Academy seeks an experienced, dynamic Jewish teacher and educator for the 2015-2016 school year. Qualified candidates will be comfortable teaching a broad range of Jewish subjects, including Jewish history, thought and ethics, as well as classical Jewish texts including Tanakh and Rabbinic Literature. Candidates will be able to connect well with teenagers, serve as a role model of engaged, reflective Jewish practice, and facilitate students’ development of their Jewish identities. Candidates should enjoy working in a pluralistic Jewish setting and engaging students from all Jewish backgrounds. We seek educators who are committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, and to supporting diverse learners in the classroom. An essential part of the job is connecting with students outside the classroom, including creating and leading experiential Jewish learning experiences, prayer experiences, Shabbatonim, and holida y celebrations.

Jewish Experiential Educator (Full-Time)

Gann Academy seeks a dynamic, energetic Jewish educator to create and lead Jewish learning experiences, prayer/singing experiences, Shabbatonim, and holiday celebrations, bringing the spirit of camp into school. Candidates will love connecting to teenagers, and will be capable of serving as a role model of engaged, reflective Jewish practice, and facilitating students’ development of their Jewish identities. Candidates will also be comfortable teaching one or two classes on the Jewish holiday cycle, Jewish history, Jewish thought, or Jewish ethics. We seek candidates who enjoy working in a pluralistic Jewish setting and engaging students from all Jewish backgrounds, and who are committed to collaborating and growing as educators.

For more information
Please send resume and cover letter to


Congregation Or Atid

Director of Education and Youth Engagement

Wayland, MA

Congregation Or Atid, a small (150 families), innovative, growing, traditional yet progressive, egalitarian synagogue in Wayland, MA, is seeking a creative, forward-thinking, part-time Director of Education and Youth Engagement for the 2015/2016 school year.

The ideal candidate has experience as a Jewish educator, is energetic and innovative, and is passionate about reimagining and improving the Hebrew school experience. The Director will lead the community’s Hebrew school (around 70 students K-8), oversee youth group activities, and may work in collaboration with other area synagogues in creating engaging teen programs. This is an ideal position for a creative educator who wants to work part-time in a vibrant, growing community. Salary commensurate with experience.

Please contact the president of Or Atid with a resume/CV and a cover letter explaining why you are a good fit for this position. Send to Mark Krasnow.


Sephardic Community Center

Executive Director

Brooklyn, NY

The Executive Director will be the chief professional officer of the Sephardic Community Center. Reporting to the Board President and the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is ultimately responsible for providing strategic leadership for the organization and for working with the Board of Directors and the Senior Management Team to continue to foster and advance sound organizational vision, goals, and planning. S/he will serve as the SCC’s inspirational voice, taking forward its vision, programs and services, as well as its lead advocate to core constituencies and the greater community at large.

The Morris & Paulette Bailey Sephardic Community Center (SCC), a beautiful modern facility, provides extensive tailored programming to 8,000 members in the Midwood-Flatbush section of Brooklyn. The SCC seeks an Executive Director to provide strategic leadership, drive programmatic and administrative synergy, and facilitate new programs and services meeting community’s needs. Fostering excellence, financial sustainability and accountability across all services and programs, s/he will supervise operations, planning, program development, implementation and fundraising, as well as the overall institutional health of the SCC. The Board seeks an executive relationship builder to meet new opportunities and challenges while stimulating creativity and growth.

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Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center

Vice President of Education & Exhibitions     

Skokie, IL

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Vice President of Education & Exhibitions will be a member of the senior management team. The Vice President is responsible for guiding and overseeing the overall exhibition and educational programs as well as public outreach activities. This person will be responsible for developing an integrated program strategy for IHMEC that links existing programs to achieve mission objectives in ways that are effective, efficient and use contemporary technology resources. The Vice President of Education & Exhibits is responsible for a team of eight and directly manages the Chief Curator of Collections & Exhibitions and Director of Education.

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 10 or more years of verifiable management and administrative experience in museums, historic sites or other appropriate setting preferably in the area of education or exhibits. Leadership skills in the development of a strategic plan for programming are required. The candidate must have prior experience developing innovative and creative programs that are presented in attractive and comprehensible ways to different public audiences.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated management experience and the ability to work with and lead a staff in the development and implementation of education, exhibitions and outreach programs. Furthermore, organization of multiple programs requiring efficient and careful project management will be required. The ideal candidate will have grant writing experience and knowledge of other funding strategies. This person will have solid experience developing budgets, spreadsheets and cost control measures. The successful candidate will embody the vision, mission and values of IHMEC. Knowledge and study of the Holocaust is desired. A minimum of a B.S. or B.A. in education, public history, museum studies or related field of study is required. Graduate study is preferred.
Applications and nominations are being received by Noetic Search via electronic mail at If interested, please submit a current resume and cover letter to the above email address.


Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston

PJ Library Coordinator, Boston (Project Management and Community Outreach)

Newton, MA

This is a year-round, part-time position based in Newton, MA. Available immediately.
PJ Library is an international Jewish book subscription program for children and their families which has become an indispensable tool to connect families to the Jewish community. PJ Library in Boston is administered by the Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston and is the cornerstone of the JCC's efforts to engage families with young children in Jewish life. Each month, PJ Library Greater Boston sends out more than 3,000 books and distributes a monthly PJ e-newsletter to over 4,000 families who reside in 98 towns in the Greater Boston area.

The coordinator is the face of PJ Library in the Boston community, interacting with families, strategic partners and, at times, donors. The coordinator plays a key role in the family engagement team and strategy of the JCCs of Greater Boston and represents the JCC in its many collaborations with other Jewish and secular organizations throughout the region.

The coordinator will be responsible for managing the varied aspects of this program which include overseeing all administrative elements of the book subscription service; developing and implementing a program plan; developing and sustaining community partnerships; coordinating public-space and community-wide events and programs; and meeting all the reporting requirements of funders.

Exceptional organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills are required along with the ability to be flexible, think creatively and strategically, and work well in a team environment. Experience working with families and/or children preferred.
To apply, please submit a resume to


Kaplen JCC on the Palisades

Chief Operating Officer

Tenafly, NJ

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the COO has the primary responsibility for managing and highlighting priorities within day-to-day operations and growth of the JCC programs, services, and facility. In addition, the COO is responsible for developing and implementing clear action plans and systems needed to address operations, challenges and opportunities. The COO directly supervises a number of the department directors, and works to guide the overall program and operation of the JCC.

Working strategically with all levels of staff as well as Board and lay committees on program development and budget, including procedures, development and implementation, the COO will troubleshoot and promote safety and comfort of members. As a member of the Senior Management Team, the COO will partner with and support the CEO in setting the tone of the JCC in order to ensure the most consistent and highest standards of expertise from staff. Additionally, the COO will work closely with the CEO to implementing efficient systems, and to help shape the overall strategic direction of the JCC.

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United Jewish Endowment Fund/Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Philanthropic Officer

Rockville, Maryland

The Philanthropic Officer will be the lead professional on the CJL Initiative, reporting to the Director of Planned Giving and Major Gifts. The Philanthropic Officer will be tasked with ensuring the overall success of the CJL program by:

•Facilitating regular training sessions for partner agencies, where they can learn about the legacy building process and hone their skills.
•Maintaining frequent communication with partner agencies through telephone calls, site visits, development of email newsletter content, and the identification and distribution of industry best practices.
•Stewardship of the UJEF’s relationship with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. This involves consolidating detailed reports from partner agencies and submitting them to the Foundation, ongoing communication and relationship development.
•Working with partner agencies to grow the number of volunteers working to have legacy conversations.
•Organizing and coordinating community-wide stewardship efforts to recognize people who have established legacies for the benefit of the local Jewish community.

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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.

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