Job Opportunities

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.

Jewish National Fund

2 positions

New York, NY

Jewish National Fund (JNF) is a nonprofit dedicated to the land and people of Israel. Created in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere, Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. Today, JNF continues to give all generations a unique voice in building and ensuring the prosperity of the land of Israel through their generosity and partnership with the people of Israel

Fundraiser, Greater New York

The primary purpose of the Fundraiser is to develop relationships with prospective and current donors to raise money for Jewish National Fund’s National Campaign to support projects and programs for Israel. The main expectation for accomplishing this is through cultivation, solicitations and events.

The Fundraiser will be responsible for fundraising throughout the New York Metro area focusing on community campaign level and young leadership.

Job Duties will include:
•Face-to-face meetings for solicitation, cultivation and recognition of donors, both new and prospective of donors up to $1,000.
•Develop and identify community campaign level gifts
•Plan and organize 2-3 “JNF Breakfasts” in the Greater New York Area, including New York City and Brooklyn
•Provide professional leadership and management for Boards and/or Committees
•Develop JNFuture donors for Greater New York
•Increase the number of Root Society Members ($1000+)
•Mission recruitment
•Event Planning
•Other duties as assigned by supervisor

•The Fundraiser should have at least 2-5 years of related experience
•A track record of success and progressive accomplishments in financial resource development and fundraising management
•Bachelor’s Degree
•Strong understanding of donor research, identification, cultivation and solicitation, and stewardship.
•Excellent analytic and organizational skills; strong attention to details and the ability to balance a variety of tasks and deadlines.
•Experience with “moves management”, donor research and fundraising databases.
•Creative self-starter with the ability to work both independently as a team player
•Openness, flexibility and decisiveness to lead and inspire internal and external constituencies.
•Excellent oral and written communication, planning, and organizational skills
•A flexible and creative thinker able to find and create new giving opportunities for programs.
•Self-motivated, outgoing and results oriented; ability and desire to set and reach ambitious goals.
•Ability to respect and maintain donor confidentiality.
•Travel limited to the tri-state area and Israel on occasion.

Israel Advocacy and Education Associate

Job Accountabilities:
•Community Outreach and Programs:
o Develop relationships; provide content delivery to schools, synagogues, campuses, and professional and volunteer leaders leading to fundraising.
o Promote IA&E programs.
o Track success of engaging the institution.
o Represent JNF and IAE at national conferences, Jerusalem Online University.
•School programs include, but are not limited to: Blue Box Bob, Tu BiShvat in the Schools, Let Us Play, B’nai Mitzvah Projects, Plant Your Way to Israel, Caravan for Democracy High School Edition.
•Campus programs include, but are not limited to: Caravan for Democracy, recruiting for and possibly staffing JNF/Shorashim Taglit-Birthright Israel trips, Alternative Break trips.
•Synagogue programs include, but are not limited to: Tu BiShvat Across America, Speakers Bureau, Rabbis for Israel and Positively Israel.
•National Program Responsibility:
o Implement program plan for assigned national program responsibility.
•To fulfill these job responsibilities, travel will be needed for approximately 4 days per week.
•Responsible for developing, maintaining, and reporting, daily schedule to achieve goals.
•Responsible for implementing program plan for assigned national program responsibility.
•Responsible for organizing and planning all details of Caravan High School and Caravan programs in the region.
•Responsible for strategic communication and follow up with schools and synagogues in the region.
•Responsible for regular reporting to Director of IAE.

Job Qualifications:
•Candidates for this position must have a B.A. or B.S. degree
•1 or more years’ experience working with a non-profit fundraising organization or work with an educational institution highly preferred. This individual will work directly with on-campus organizations and students, JCCs and major youth movements, synagogues, and supplemental and day schools.
•Candidates must have ability to create, plan, and implement multiple projects at once and have the ability to work in a team environment.
•The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, creative, and energetic.
•Knowledge of Israel and current trends in the Jewish community is required.
•Must have excellent oral and written skills.
•Must have Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint skills. Travel is necessary throughout the region and to Israel, taking up approximately 40% of the time.
•Candidates must have a valid US driver’s license, access to a car and personal credit card to use for travel (documented expenses are reimbursed per company policy).

For either position, please send your resume and cover letter with salary to
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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.
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Plainview Jewish Center

Educational Director

Long Island, New York

Plainview Jewish Center is a fully egalitarian, inclusive, forward-looking, family-friendly Conservative synagogue which respects and incorporates traditional Jewish values. We strive to provide a distinct identity through worship, life-long education, enrichment and community involvement. These practices ensure a congregation in which every member matters.
PJC is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, compassionate, and proven leader to administer its Religious School, Youth and Early Childhood programs, as well as collaborate with our successful Family Education program. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, and proficiency with technology. Comprehensive academic Judaic background, strong Hebrew linguistic skills, and the ability to evaluate and teach a Hebrew/prayer curriculum is required. Participation in synagogue and school activities and occasional Shabbat celebrations are expected. Musical skills a plus.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
•Collaborate on the development and periodic review of new curricular objectives including an “experiential” learning model
•Supervise professional and administrative staffs including hiring, evaluating and providing feedback in collaboration with clergy and lay leaders
•Develop and implement programs for professional development
•Prepare, maintain and reconcile school and program budgets
•Oversee and maintain the confidentiality of student records
•Participate as a member of the synagogue’s senior staff team
•Work with parents, teachers, clergy and lay leaders to ensure that our families have a positive learning experience in our programs
•Plan, direct and participate in holiday activities and school events.
•Serve as a resource to the Executive Committee, Board and Religious School Committee Chair regarding Religious school, Youth, Early Childhood and Family Education issues and attend various committee meetings

Preferred Experience: 3-5 years administrative experience
Preferred Degree: Masters or relevant experience

Please send resumes with references and any requests for additional information to: Deadline for submissions is January 5, 2015.


Temple Israel of West Bloomfield

Network Weaver

West Bloomfield, Michigan

Temple Israel of West Bloomfield, Michigan is establishing a spirituality and social action institute for in-reach and outreach to young Jewish adults as well as to the under-affiliated of all ages. We are searching for a founding director and "network weaver" to launch this ground-breaking endeavor.
The institute’s underlying approach will be to make Jewish worship, values, ethics and spirituality directly applicable to the lives of our people and community.  Thankfully, we have secured sufficient funding from generous and visionary benefactors for a four year trial of this non-Orthodox, Chabad-style “network-weaving” endeavor.

Temple Israel is a collaborative environment with no senior, associate or assistant rabbis; we work on a round-table approach to leadership. The network weaver will be a full partner in this creative “competition of good ideas” process.  So with the full support and peer-supervision of the Temple Israel clergy, lay leadership and staff, this network weaver will:
•Assemble a steering committee to help guide the work of the institute.  
•Lead creative alternative worship services and meditative experiences.
•Create innovative ways to draw young adults and the under-affiliated into Jewish study.
•Spearhead social action initiatives in the Detroit Metropolitan area.  
•Create networks between temple members and non-members based on their interests and affinities.  
•Connect with members of the target audiences in coffee houses and other off-site venues.
•Lead retreats and travel experiences.  
•Wage an impactful social media campaign and assist our communications department in the creation and maintenance of a robust on-line presence.  
•Develop effective organizational branding, potentially including participation in the naming of this new institute.
•Seek philanthropic and foundation support for the expansion of the institute’s work in future years.
•Participate in the clergy/staff and board meetings of the synagogue.  
•Manage the budget of the institute with the assistance of our temple’s accounting department.  
•Other responsibilities to be determined.  

We are seeking a rabbi, cantor, Jewish social worker or educator, but would also be open to those with significant experience in Jewish camping or youth work.  In our vision, this founding director/network weaver should be:
•A spiritual entrepreneur.
•A dynamic and charismatic personality.
•An inspiring worship leader.
•A knowledgeable and effective teacher.
•A willing fundraiser and grant writer.
•Competent in social media.
•A self-starter who relishes working as part of a team.

If you are interested in building a transformational program from the ground up within the supportive structure of a successful and innovative congregation, please send a cover letter and resume to:

Rabbi Paul Yedwab
Temple Israel
5725 Walnut Lake Road
West Bloomfield, Michigan 48323  or call 248-661-5700.


Boston Workmens Circle

Executive Director

Brookline, MA

Boston Workmen’s Circle (BWC) seeks a new Executive Director to lead and manage our vibrant Boston-area secular Jewish community. Located in Brookline, BWC is a nonprofit organization that works to be:
•A community and spiritual home for secular Jewish life
•A voice for progressive Jewish values and social change
•An arts and education center celebrating Yiddish, Jewish, and progressive culture, and
•A community where, whatever one’s Jewish background, whatever the faith, ethnic, or gender diversity of one’s family -- children and adults feel welcome and participate fully at all levels of the organization.OUR GOALS

Responsibilities and Duties:
Our next Executive Director will be expected to: build upon successes to date; provide leadership; oversee operations and fundraising; lead staff and board development; and serve as our primary liaison to the larger Boston Jewish community and to National Workmen’s Circle.

Governance, Planning, and Leadership Development:
•Together with the Board of Directors, ensure effective decision-making and coordination between operational practices and policies.
•Support volunteer committees, including Executive, Finance, Personnel and Fund Raising.
•Lead strategic visioning, and develop a dynamic strategic framework for organizational growth and sustainability.
•Provide leadership on organization building in the areas of programming, leadership development, membership recruitment and retention, and communications.
•Manage leadership and volunteer systems and build relationships throughout the organization; including developing new leaders and activists.

Programming and Campaign Development:
•Plan and implement innovative programming to address current and future needs.
•Supervise and support staff and volunteer leadership of program committees and of social justice campaigns.
•Strengthen relationships among program committee leaders, campaign leaders, board members and community members.

Fiscal Management and Development:
•Provide financial oversight, budget development and monitoring together with the Treasurer and Finance Committee.
•Provide strong leadership around fundraising, including growing revenue over
the next five years; and partnering with the Fundraising Committee Chair to set priorities and expand board and staff fundraising activities.

External Relations:
•Serve as the primary liaison with the national WC office.
•Build relationships within the Jewish and progressive communities to enhance Workmans Circle ability to advance a social justice agenda consistent with our mission.
•Serve as BWC’s primary liaison with the Jewish community in Boston and elsewhere..

Personnel, Staff and Volunteers:
•Supervise staff. Foster a strong sense of teamwork. Manage and oversee human resources systems and benefit programs.
•Partner with the Personnel Committee chair to set priorities, and provide staff support for the Personnel Committee.
•Identify, mobilize and support volunteer leaders.

We seek a passionate, strategic and experienced leader and manager to guide our organization and our programs, and to help ensure long-term stability of our organization.
Our ideal candidate will have:

Please submit a cover letter, detailing your salary requirements, and a resume to: Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, and will
be accepted until the position is filled. We aim to fill this position by early 2015. No phone calls or letters please. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and nationalities.


Park Avenue Synagogue

Director of Finance

New York, NY

A leading and growing Conservative Jewish congregation of 1,500 families, The Park Avenue Synagogue (PAS) is renowned for creating portals of engagement responsive to 21st century lives. Reporting to the Executive Director, PAS seeks a Director of Finance to head fiscal management, financial administration, planning and budgeting for this $15 million organization. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Finance will collaborate with the Clergy, Executive Director, Treasurer, and the audit, investment  and finance committees of the board of directors to create a finance team culture that promotes an open, inclusive environment emphasizing transparency, integrity and teamwork.

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To apply please contact: DRG – Executive Search Consultants at


Solomon Schechter Day School of Las Vegas

Head of School

Las Vegas, NV

The Head of School has overall responsibility for the educational and Judaic mission of the School, financial management and oversight, staff and faculty management and oversight, and community relations. With support from the Judaic studies faculty, the Head of School will lead the ongoing development of a comprehensive written Jewish Studies curriculum that emphasizes children’s spirituality along with academic excellence. The Head of School will engage and activate the Board of Trustees, Parent Teacher Organization, and other staff and volunteers in effective student recruitment and retention activities and resource development.

•Graduate degree(s) in education, educational administration, Jewish education and/or Jewish studies
•Five or more years of professional leadership experience in elementary and/or middle school settings
•Non-profit professional leadership experience
•Appropriate certification and/or licensure
•Teaching experience

Please submit resume and cover letter to Neil Braunstein, Search Committee Chair,

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