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Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center for Jewish Life and Learning
New York, NY
The Executive Director will serve as the Skirball Center’s inspirational public voice and a visible community leader working to develop strategic partnerships and alliances with other institutions. The Executive Director will be responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the Skirball Center to ensure its continued operational and financial success. The Executive Director will be active in relationship-building with funders, donors, and partners. S/he will work closely with the leadership of Temple Emanu-El and the Skirball Center staff to achieve these goals.
The position requires a visionary leader, whose interests, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit will enable the Skirball Center to expand and grow to meet new opportunities and challenges.
•Creative and innovative leader; comfortable with change; able to articulate an inspiring organizational vision.
•Open, flexible, and inspiring management style conducive to fostering collaboration, creativity, and a team approach.
•Excellent interpersonal, managerial, and diplomatic skills.
•Ability to present oneself in a professional manner that garners trust and will challenge and inspire leadership, funders, and community members.
•Prior experience in a leadership role facilitating and implementing change.
•A passion for Judaism as a central part of life. A commitment to enhancing Jewish life and culture. Pluralistic view and comfort with the varied expressions of Judaism.
•Significant practical experience as a senior executive in the nonprofit and/or business sector with a record of achievement in relevant organizational leadership, management, administration, and financial operations.
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Congregation Eitz Chayim
Education Director (20 hrs/week)
This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and energetic individual to lead a rich Jewish education program that integrates Torah study, Hebrew, Jewish values and history with art, music and social action through project-based learning. Building on our origin as Harvard Hillel Children’s School, when the school was in the forefront of the family education model, our updated curriculum addresses the needs of contemporary Jewish education. The successful candidate will be expected to continue to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of the students.
EC’s religious school encompasses preschoolers through post-Bar/Bat Mitzvah middle and high school youth. The latter group engages in a unique teen leadership program that combines curriculum-based study and volunteer activities.
The School Director will work directly under the guidance and mentorship of Rabbi Liza Stern, Eitz Chayim’s inspiring spiritual leader, and will work closely with the Congregation’s School Committee.
• Work collaboratively with the Rabbi and the School Committee to ensure the successful integration
of school and congregational goals and objectives
• Oversee the daily operations of a twice per week school (Wednesdays 4-6 pm and Sundays
10 am-1 pm) and affiliated religious events
• Hire and supervise teaching staff
• Oversee implementation of assessment tools for student progress as well as teacher performance
• Support Teen Coordinator in managing leadership training program for middle and high school
• Bachelor’s degree
3+ years of experience in Jewish education
• Curriculum development experience
• Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with ability to connect with all ages
• Demonstrated leadership ability
• Exceptional organizational skills
To apply send CV and cover letter via email or postal mail to:
Education Director Search Committee
Congregation Eitz Chayim
136 Magazine Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Application reviews are underway and will close April 15, 2014. Start date is May 15, 2014.
Temple Beth El
Director of Education and Youth Programming
Temple Beth-El, Ithaca NY [www.tbeithaca.org], an egalitarian congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, seeks a dynamic educator-administrator to serve as Director of Education and Youth Programming, effective July 1, 2014. This full-time leadership position includes the responsibilities of directing the Religious School, Youth Activities, and Family Programming, and involves working closely with our Rabbi.
The successful candidate (Master’s Degree in Jewish Education or its equivalent required) will demonstrate a strong background and experience as a Jewish educator, a commitment to Jewish life, and the imagination and energy to engage members of an active synagogue community, especially its youth and their families.
The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Please send a personal statement, resume, and three references, including one from a supervisor, to: Search Committee, Temple Beth-El, 402 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 or email@example.com.
Temple Beth-El, founded in 1924, is an established center of Jewish life in beautiful Ithaca, New York, a town of nearly 100,000 nestled on the shores of Cayuga Lake in the picturesque Finger Lakes region of central New York. Located in the heart of downtown, minutes from Cornell University and Ithaca College, Temple Beth-El is a welcoming, progressive, egalitarian synagogue. It serves a growing, active and diverse congregation in and around Tompkins County. Temple Beth-El strives to preserve and enhance our Jewish heritage by providing a wide range of religious, educational, social, and community activities that enable people to explore the full richness of Jewish life.
For additional information, we invite you to explore the following websites:
www.tbeithaca.org Temple Beth-El, Ithaca, New York
www.visitithaca.com Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention and Visitors Bureau
www.iaujc.org A Guide to Jewish Ithaca
Movement for Reform Judaism
Community Development Manager
Finchley, United Kingdom
The Movement for Reform Judaism is looking for a creative, energetic and committed individual to join our Community Development Team. We work with 42 synagogues across the country, delivering the Movement's mission of enabling the growth of a vibrant Reform Judaism, inspiring individuals and communities with Reform Jewish values and traditions.
Working in partnership with the rabbis, cantors, professionals and lay leaders of our communities you will help them to think strategically to realise their potential.
Using your skills and experience gained within a not-for-profit organisation or synagogue, you will also help to create and deliver national and regional events that promote Reform Judaism and to find opportunities for outreach and growth across the UK.
You will need to be a competent and credible communicator, at ease with both one to one meetings and in leading groups. You are likely to have some experience of running a synagogue (either in a professional or voluntary capacity), or hold a recognised community development qualification and have an understanding of the dynamics of working with clergy, lay leaders and professionals.
Your normal working week is likely to include regular evening and weekend work. We are open to the possibility of varying work patterns. If you are a real people-person who can empower others to make a difference in our communities and are happy to work flexibly as part of a professional team, please request an application form and full information pack. Excellent package available for an excellent candidate.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 020 8349 5647
Deadline for applications: March 21, 2014
Jewish Educator and Teacher
Gann Academy seeks an experienced, dynamic, full time Jewish educator for the 2014-2015 school year. Qualified candidates will ideally have a strong background in Talmud and other Rabbinic literatures, and Tanakh, and comfort teaching a broad range of Jewish subjects, including Jewish history, thought and ethics. Candidates will be able to serve as a role model of engaged, reflective Jewish practice, and be able to facilitate students in the development of their Jewish identities. Candidates should be comfortable working in a pluralistic Jewish setting that engages students from all Jewish backgrounds with creative and innovative programs. We seek educators who are committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, supporting diverse learners in the classroom, and connecting with students outside the classroom, including leading and participating in experiential Jewish learning experiences.
Please send resume and cover letter to Rebecca Kadden, the Director of Human Resources, at HR@gannacademy.org
Regional Synagogue Initiative Director - New England
The Regional Synagogue Initiative Director will be responsible for building relationships with clergy and synagogue lay-leaders in targeted congregations in order to educate them about issues affecting Israel, train them to become pro-Israel political activists, and get them involved with AIPAC to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Roles and Responsibilities
• Work with rabbinic leadership to:
• Engage regional rabbis in pro-Israel politics
• Increase pro-Israel political activism among synagogue leadership and congregants
• Create programming and networking opportunities for rabbis at local, regional and national level
• Help compile and disseminate printed materials for use in synagogues
• Cultivate congregational lay-leadership to:
• Model pro-Israel activism and recruit new activists
• Organize pro-Israel congregants at the synagogue level
• Integrate lay-leaders into larger AIPAC community
• Identify and solicit potential AIPAC donors
• Meet yearly recruitment and development goals
• Work with national and regional staff to determine which synagogues to target, develop a work plan for engaging targeted synagogues and oversee the plan’s implementation
• Represent AIPAC, including public speaking, at synagogue and regional events
• Other duties as assigned by the National Synagogue Initiative Director or New England Regional Director
• Bachelor’s degree preferred or commensurate experience
• Five years' experience in a related field
• Passion for Israel as well as AIPAC’s mission
• Development experience
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Understanding of synagogue and rabbinic communities
• Ability to work with all streams of Judaism
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to travel
Must submit cover letter to be considered
Midwest Synagogue Initiative Director
The David Project
(2 positions available - one for now, one for June 2014)
The David Project offers an energetic, fun, and friendly work environment built on the values of open and honest communication, learning, and Zionism.
Campus Coordinators train student leaders on the skills and methodology of relational advocacy – The David Project’s theory of change. Our coordinators represent the organization when working with students to positively shape campus discourse on Israel. An ideal campus coordinator has an entrepreneurial spirit, is flexible and employs a versatile set of skills in order to contribute in many ways including leading workshops, writing blogs, and discussing with students over coffee the importance of Israel advocacy today.
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:
* Establish relationships with pro-Israel student leaders and organizations as well as with campus professionals on a portfolio of campuses
* Consult students and student groups to help them map their campuses for strategic outreach
* Teach pro-Israel students to build bridges with new communities on campus
* Design and lead workshops and trainings at college campuses, conferences, and seminars
* Recruit for The David Project initiatives and programs
* Research the Israel environment on campus
The ideal candidate will have the following skills:
* Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, writing, and presentation skills
* Comfortable leading workshops and speaking in front of groups
* Prior leadership and organizing experience
* Relevant work and/or volunteer experience
* Knowledge of Israeli history as well as an understanding of the Arab-Israeli conflict
* Willing to travel up to 50 percent of the time
* Experience leading presentations and workshops
To apply for the positions, please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and references to:
Marilyn Goldman, Assistant Executive Director
The David Project
P.O. Box 52390
Boston, MA 02205