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William Davidson Foundation

Program Officer, Israel Insights

Troy, MI

The Program Officer, Israel Insights will play a key role in the strategic development and stewardship of grants across the Jewish Life portfolio through relationship building, grants management, and identifying new opportunities to impact the field of Israel advocacy, education and research. S/he will manage a portfolio of grants dedicated to experiential learning and thoughtful policy analysis, working both within and outside Israel to further the democratic and pluralistic values that are central to the State of Israel. Additional investments seek to nurture the connection between the American Jewish community and the State of Israel.


The ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:

Professional Experience & Education
• Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
• Minimum of seven to ten years experience in relevant field with a preference for individuals who bring significant expertise in understanding and depth of experience on issues of impact to the modern state State of Israel and a personal and/or professional background in relevant areas
• Experience as a grantmaker or grantseeker preferred
• Hebrew language proficiency (both written and spoken) preferred

Personal Attributes
• Commitment to the Foundation’s mission to honor William Davidson’s memory and to continue his philosophy of giving by: supporting projects that will have a significant, long-term impact on the lives of the participants; collaborating with organizations and individuals that are creative, visionary and transformational; leveraging resources to work with other organizations and grantors; and encouraging a spirit of entrepreneurship
• Ability to learn quickly; demonstrate integrity/ethics beyond reproach; strong interpersonal skills and experience building positive collaborative relationships; willingness to “pitch in” and assist on any project – big or small; sufficient comfort with ambiguity and change to succeed within an evolving and entrepreneurial environment; be well organized and detailed-oriented
• Ability to travel including grantee site visits and serve as a representative of the Foundation at external meetings
Application Instructions: *

More information about the William Davidson Foundation may be found at:

Candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.

Job posted March 15, 2018

Duke University

Director of Jewish Life

Durham, NC

The Director for Jewish Life will provide leadership and administrative oversight for the Freeman Center for Jewish Life and Rubenstein-Silvers Hillel program and operations. A key focus will include strategic vision and planning; financial management and fundraising; staff supervision and programming. The Director is expected to inspire and support a dynamic pluralistic community and promote awareness of Hillel activities and Jewish culture among members of the University community as well as the local and regional community. Major responsibilities will include managing internal and external stakeholder relationships to sustain and strengthen key networks vital to the future of Jewish Life at Duke. The Director will embrace a deep commitment to Judaism. The Director reports to the Associate Vice President of Campus Life in Student Affairs.

Strategic Planning, Fundraising and Fiscal Management (35%)
Program Design and Initiatives (35%)
Supervision and Professional Development (30%)

Required Qualifications

Work requires communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a Master's degree in student personnel, student development, higher education, Jewish education or other relevant discipline.

Five years of experience in fund-raising for and administration of a campus Jewish center or related area with progressive levels of responsibilities.

Exceptional verbal and written communication; supervisory and performance management skills; strategic planning; prospect development and donor relations; budget preparation and management; understanding of Jewish heritage and culture; strong interpersonal skills and self-awareness; flexible, collaborative and eager to support others; effective team player who fosters collaborative environment and adept at creative problem solving.

Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Please direct all questions to Dr. Zoila Airall, Associate Vice President of Campus Life at

Job posted March 15, 2018

American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science

Executive Director

San Francisco, CA

The mission of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWIS) is to provide philanthropic support and raise awareness in the United States for the Weizmann Institute of Science (the Institute) in Israel, which is dedicated to curiosity-driven, science-backed research.

The American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (ACWIS) is a national network of dedicated lay leaders and professional staff who share the Institute’s vision of advancing science for the benefit of humanity and strengthening Israel through science and technology. ACWIS engages in various activities in order to raise philanthropic funds for the Institute from individuals, families, foundations, and the business community in America; to educate the American public about the Institute's groundbreaking research; and to represent the Institute's interests in the United States.With a national staff of 65 and an annual budget of $16 million, ACWIS also has a network of regional offices and national experts in major gifts, planned giving, national and international programs, and marketing. Improving upon traditional fundraising strategies, ACWIS has created the Center for Personalized Philanthropy, to provide customized giving opportunities for its donors.

This is an opportunity for a bright, inquisitive, people-oriented fundraising professional and leader to join a very successful organization as it celebrates its 75th Anniversary. The Executive Director will be an integral part of a national team focusing on generating revenues on behalf of the Institute.

The Executive Director will have the opportunity to keep up to date with the latest Weizmann research and Institute discoveries. S/he will engage supporters and prospects in: parlor meetings, luncheons and galas; meetings with Institute scientists; educational campaigns to spread the news of research discovery; and special initiatives like NextGen, the Vera and Chaim Weizmann Honor Society and Women for Science. S/he will develop and maintain donor relationships; develop and implement fundraising and leadership development programs; and increase awareness of the research at the Institute among donors, prospects and the broader community.


  • Financial Resource Development
  • Donor Relations
  • Communications, Public Relations and Community Awareness
  • Event Planning and Implementation
  • Leadership Recruitment and Development

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned development professional capable of clearly articulating a case for giving, raising both private and institutional funds, and demonstrating an authentic commitment to the mission and goals of the Institute.

• At least 15 years of professional experience, with 5-7 years of successful major gifts fundraising experience.
• A proven track record of success in the cultivation, stewardship, and closing of gifts from individual major donors and foundations at and above the six-figure level.
• Ability to lead, in a highly collegial manner, within a complex, national and international organizational culture.
• High standard for quality and productivity, focusing on results. A strong work ethic, ability to maintain and model high personal, ethical and professional standards, as well as an outgoing and positive personality.
• Success in increasing the effectiveness of development efforts through established objectives, performance standards and quantifiable benchmarks.
• Creative, innovative, and strategic inclinations; intellectual curiosity and emotional intelligence. Strong interpersonal skills with the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity and collaborative skills to work effectively across the entire organization and all levels.
• A demonstrated understanding of, and experience with, the networks of the Jewish philanthropic community in the Bay Area; a demonstrated ability to engage various groups within this community.
• Experience with all development vehicles so as to comfortably engage potential donors in discussions about major and planned gifts to ACWIS.
• Prior experience in contemporary fund raising strategies such as “Moves Management”; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge and DonorScape preferred.
• Entrepreneurial self-starter with a high energy level, accustomed to and comfortable within a lean work environment
• The ability to travel and work evenings and weekends, as necessary, including to the biennial staff conference held at the Institute.
• A bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree and CFRE accreditation preferred.

To apply, please go to

Job posted March 12, 2018

College of Wooster Student Affairs, Center for Diversity & Inclusion

Coordinator for Jewish Life and Intersectional Programming

Wooster, Ohio

The College of Wooster has a long tradition and commitment to a religiously and theologically diverse campus community. The Program Coordinator will have two main focuses. The first is supporting Jewish students in building a vibrant Jewish community and creating meaningful and purposeful Jewish experiences. You will partner with students as they explore different aspects of Jewish faith and culture and discover the places where Judaism intersects with their many other identities. Secondly, the Coordinator will work to foster interfaith programming, dialogue, and understanding, among the broader campus community and will assist the Chaplain and other staff in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI) in promoting an intersectional understanding of spiritual life and well-being across campus. This is a full-time, 10 month position (August-May).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Oversee Jewish life on campus, working with student leaders on sponsored campus events, Shabbat, and holiday programming.
  • Mentor Jewish students and help them to cultivate richer understanding of identity, spiritual practice, and leadership.
  • Build connections with Jewish faculty and staff, as well as the local faith community.
  • Assists the Chaplain in promoting interfaith understanding, designing interfaith programming, and supporting multi-faith dialogue across campus.
  • Support student service initiatives.
  • Create and maintain relationships with various community members, alumni, and organizations.
  • Create new programs for Religious and Spiritual Life, work collaboratively with other members of the RSL and CDI team, and support the ongoing initiatives of Religious and Spiritual Life.
  • Support campus activities, as assigned, addressed to the student body with the goals of increasing their religious and ethical awareness and inviting their personal involvement and commitment.
  • Practice radical welcome and hospitality, fostering a campus environment which is positive and equitable for all students.
  • Support the Center for Diversity and Inclusion in developing intersectional programming and serve as an active member of the Dean of Students’ staff. Develop and maintain a cooperative program with other offices with the goal of insuring that the religious and ethical dimensions of the issues involved are understood and addressed.


  • Bachelor's degree required, master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience supporting Jewish students in faith formation and collaborating with others in programming in a multi-faith collegiate setting.

Please apply at
For highest consideration please submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references.

Job posted March 2, 2018

Jewish Community Center

Director of Programming

New York, NY

The Director of Programming will be responsible for creating and executing all elements of the programs and classes offered at the Center and will also be an integral part of the senior management team.

This is a unique opportunity for a talented executive to help develop and manage a signature Jewish center combining tradition, education, and innovation to nurture the mind, body and soul in a sophisticated urban setting.
The Director of Programming oversees the coordination and administration of all aspects of the Center’s program department including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and identifying an array of dynamic programs and classes. The Program Director acts as part of the senior management team reporting directly to the Executive Director. They will lead a department of specialty programmers (ex: teens, sports, arts, etc.) and manage several partnerships relating to wellness, Jewish, educational, and city-wide programming. They will serve the Center’s membership by providing creative, stimulating, innovative and inspiring programming.

Develop the Programming Department

• Create and develop new and unique programming for the Center, appropriate for all ages
• Plan the staffing and delivery of the overall program and its activities to support and enliven the mission and vision of the Center
• Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to achieve the successful outcome of the program and to support the strategic direction of the organization
• Develop an annual budget and operating plan to support the department
• Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the programs and to identify areas for improvement along with forms and records to document program activities
• Communicate with members and other stakeholders to gain community support for the program and to solicit input to improve the program
• Monitor the program activities on a regular basis and conduct regular evaluations.

Staff the Department and Develop Departmental Policy
• Recruit, interview and select well-qualified program staff with expertise in specific areas
• Implement the human resources policies, procedures and practices for the instructors/ teachers/professional hired to work directly with our members – in conjunction with the HR department
• Supervise program staff by providing direction, input and feedback
• Establish and implement a performance management process for all program staff
• Ensure that all program staff receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and appropriate training in accordance with the Center’s mission

• A passion for developing new programs, building boldly from the bottom up
• Focus on client needs: the ability to anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of the internal and external clients
• 5-7 years’ experience in programming and management
• Proven successful program planning and implementation, relationship building, and management experience
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to partner with a dynamic leadership team and interface with the public
• Minimum of a BA/BS required

To submit nominations or candidacies please contact:
Joel H. Paul, President
The Joel Paul Group
Direct Line: 212-564-6500 x218
All resumes must be submitted in Word format to

Job posted March 2, 2018

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford

President and CEO

Hartford, CT

The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Hartford (“the Foundation” or “JCF”) seeks a dynamic President and CEO to build on the organization’s more than 45 years of growth and success. The Foundation seeks an outstanding leader with a demonstrated passion for JCF’s mission and values as well as a deep understanding of both broad philanthropic trends and the changing needs of the North American Jewish community. This CEO will bring integrity, excellent relationship and team-building skills, a collaborative spirit, and the ability to be a positive spokesperson for the organization. Experience in donor relationships and fundraising is required, along with strong financial and business acumen. Experience with non-profit organizations and/or with grantmaking institutions is ideal and experience working with a non-profit board is preferred.

For more information, please see

Job posted February 26, 2018

Rashi School

Development Associate

Dedham, MA

The Rashi School, the Boston-area Reform Jewish independent school offering an academically challenging K-8 education in an environment infused with Jewish values, seeks a Development Associate to support the School’s Development team administratively and strategically. In addition to the Development Associate, the department consists of the Director of Development, Assistant Director of Development, and the Director of Alumni Relations and Events. The Development Associate reports to the Director of Development.

Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee all areas of gift processing, acknowledgement, tracking, and reconciliation.
  • Assist in donor cultivation activities with preparation, production, mailing, and correspondence.
  • Handle inquiries from donors, prospects, and Board members.
  • Support Development team in the management of an annual portfolio of high-profile events.
  • Assist with select internal Development meeting preparation including booking rooms, creating agendas, assembling briefing materials, taking meeting minutes, and making travel and conference call arrangements.
  • Serve as a primary point of contact with Board members, parents, donors, funders, Alumni, Alumni Parents, and others. Required Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of administrative experience, preferably in a non-profit organization and/or experience handling receivables, reconciliations and record keeping.
  • Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook, web and email contact technology and programs.
  • Database experience required, Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge preferred. 
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Detail-orientated.
  • Ability to multi-task and to work under pressure.
  • Able to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and data security at all times.
  • Work effectively both independently and in a team.
  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends.

More information at website. To apply, please send resume, cover letter and professional references to

Job posted February 20, 2018

Temple Emunah

Executive Director

Lexington, MA

Temple Emunah is a vibrant, growing, multi-generational Conservative congregation that serves over 575 families in Boston’s northwest suburbs. We seek to hire an exceptionally well-organized and effective individual for the full-time position of Executive Director.

The Executive Director has ultimate responsibility for the daily operations of our synagogue. In addition to possessing the skills for these tasks (e.g., oversight of staff, communications, budget and facilities), the ideal candidate must be a strategic thinker, facilitator, and manager. The Executive Director we seek must be able to balance attention to details (of events, policies, etc.) with the larger landscape of the Jewish, financial and administrative year.

Applicants should have previous experience in a similar position and strong interpersonal skills in order to work well with congregants, lay leaders and our professional staff. Experience with finance and technology will be valued as well as knowledge of or willingness to learn about Judaism.


  • A strong work ethic balanced by a real sense of humor and humility.
  • A team-oriented approach focused on achieving collective success.
  • A strong foundation in the financial, Board management, member outreach, fundraising, and facilities-related issues that typically confront mid-sized congregations.
  • Either educational or work experiences that demonstrate a keenly developed aptitude for managing multiple projects with competing deadlines.
  • Measurable and quantifiable experience with supervising a team that has achieved sustained success.
  • A comfort level in high-pressure environments fortified by the capacity to admit and learn from mistakes.
  • 3 or more years work experience in a comparable position

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter that describes your interest and qualification for this position to
For more information, see

Job posted February 16, 2018

Congregation Beth Elohim

Director of Jewish Education and Community Engagement

Acton, MA

Located in Acton, Massachusetts, a suburban community 25 miles northwest of Boston, we are an independent, progressive synagogue with a hamish congregation of over 280 families who are religiously diverse in our practice, including many interfaith families. We are an inclusive, socially active, participatory congregation with an informal atmosphere. Our services, practices, and siddur are egalitarian. Jewish traditions, community, and life-long learning are central to our values. Our adults are actively involved in Brotherhood and Sisterhood, social action, adult education, and the weaving of creative arts into our Jewish practice. The congregation values our close social connections, and we support each other during simchas and in times of need.

The ideal candidate will be:
Visionary- The director will bring a vision to the school programming, influencing the atmosphere, the culture, and the curriculum of our school.
A Strong Leader- The director will inspire students in their learning, families in their Jewish practice, and teachers in their educational practice. The director will be flexible, adjusting to changes that are inherent in a dynamic school setting.
Approachable and Available – The director will be visibly present and accessible as part of the fabric of the community.
Embracing of Diversity – The director will welcome a congregation with varying styles of Jewish observance, interfaith families, and students with a range of learning needs.
Inspiring, Charismatic, and Warm – The director will infuse excitement and joy into programming. This love of Judaism and Jewish community should be contagious to students, teens, and families.
Organized- The director will manage many aspects of the program, including communication with teachers, parents, students, and community leaders.
Collaborative- The director will work collaboratively with the rabbi, cantor, preschool director, school committee, and other community leaders. The director is also expected to engage the teachers in planning and to include them in relevant decisions.

Responsibilities will include:
* Manages the day-to-day administration of the school, including hiring, evaluating, and supervising teachers
* Communicates clearly and consistently with religious school families, teachers, congregation leaders, and clergy
* Establishes, guides, implements and assesses a multi-dimensional, engaging, and spiral curriculum for grades K-12
* Encourages family engagement in synagogue through varied programming
* Develops and implements professional development for teachers
* Provides resources and support to students and families through development of one-on-one relationships
* Collaborates with School Committee to manage school policy, procedures, and budget
* Partners with clergy, teachers, and lay leadership to develop effective programming on a consistent basis
* Networks with Jewish and secular programs to foster student growth through bringing in different perspectives, new teaching methodologies, and an enhanced use of technology
* Maintains and develops teen programming, including a classroom assistant program and elective classes, to promote continued involvement post B’nai Mitzvah in the CBE, and greater Jewish community

* Master’s degree in Education, Jewish Education, Jewish Communal Service, or Clergy with a focus in education
* Previous experience working in Education or in the Jewish community as an educator or in a leadership role
* Minimum 5 years Synagogue Education Administration or related field

Please submit resume and cover letter to:
For more information, see

Job posted February 13, 2018

Mount Zion Temple

Congregational Engagement Director

St Paul, MN

Mount Zion Temple, a welcoming and vibrant Jewish spiritual home for 650 households in the Twin Cities, seeks a Congregational Engagement Director to help strengthen the connections of congregants to each other, to clergy and staff, and to Judaism. This position will be at the center of Mount Zion’s future, helping navigate the congregation toward its aspirations to build an inclusive community, act for social justice, and foster meaningful human and spiritual connections for all.

There’s much to be done! Your initial activities will focus on establishing and supporting a new congregant-led groups initiative to engage participants who share similar interests, needs, or stages in life. Other key activities in the initial year will be reaching out to young adults, getting to know many of our wonderful and committed members, and helping to engage new members as they join. In subsequent years you would help determine future activities and initiatives. We envision your role to be the organizer and facilitator: enabling for lay leaders to blossom, relationships
to flourish, and inclusion to grow. All along the way, you would be a nexus of information and communication, both reaching out to and sought out by congregants.

You’re the right candidate if you’re a natural people connector who brings energy, warmth and a familiarity with and love of Judaism to the position. You’ll succeed if you’re comfortable with people and details, have a strong sense of professionalism, and are fluent with both social and traditional media.

The position is full-time, with a competitive salary and strong benefits package.

To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Larry Solomon, Executive Director, at, by February 28, 2018. A more detailed job description is available at

Job posted February 13, 2018

Kesher Center for Jewish Learning and Culture

Director, After School Program

Somerville MA

The Kesher Center for Jewish Learning and Culture is a non-affiliated institution that serves the Cambridge, Somerville, and surrounding areas. Home to both the Kesher Nevatim Preschool and the Kesher After School programs, we are a diverse and welcoming community that provides progressive Jewish educational experiences for children pre-school through middle school.

We are seeking an experienced, innovative, and passionate educator to lead the Kesher After School program and contribute to the vision and development of the Kesher Center. The Director will work closely with the Kesher Nevatim Preschool and other Center programs to create and implement integrated and holistic programs for education and community-building.

The Director’s responsibilities include:
● Hiring, training, leading, mentoring, and supervising teachers in the After School program
● Collaborating with teachers to develop project-based and experiential study units in both Judaic Studies and Modern Hebrew.
● Arranging professional training and follow-up for staff in the proficiency approach to language acquisition
● Communicating with current families directly and through regular newsletters and social media
● Proactively networking, marketing to, and recruiting new prospective families, including developing marketing materials
● Developing and communicating with a broad alumni network
● Overseeing budget and operational needs of the After School program including transportation services, purchasing, record keeping, and employee and facilities management
● Working closely with, and reporting to, the Kesher After School Steering Committee and the Kesher Board of Directors
● Identifying potential funding opportunities and coordinating grant applications
● Collaborating with the Kesher Nevatim Preschool Director and other on-site educational programs on joint activities, communications, and operations
● Ensuring all licensing standards are met
● Representing Kesher and its programs to the greater community

This role will also include participating in the overall development of the Kesher Center by:
● Contributing to development and articulation of the ongoing vision for the Kesher Center
● Expanding the Kesher Center’s offerings through collaboration with other organizations, to create a multi-organization/multi-use space for playgroups, parent/child classes, adult education, Havurahs, and other Jewish cultural programming, rituals, and events
● Devising and managing fundraising to support the Kesher Center’s programs
● Collaborating on marketing the Kesher Center in the greater community

● M. A. in Education or Jewish Education preferred
● Minimum of 5 years teaching experience in K-8 educational programs (e.g., Jewish day school, synagogue programs, after school program, etc.)
● Minimum of 2 years leadership experience with employee supervision and staff development
● Extensive knowledge of Judaic Studies and Modern Hebrew
● Exceptional organizational, management, communication, and supervisory skills
● Proficiency in current technology, including spreadsheet management, file sharing, and communications platforms
● Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to children, teachers, and parents
● Proven experience as a productive and collaborative team leader and contributing member
● Experience with current Jewish educational materials and age-appropriate pedagogy
● Experience in curriculum development in K-8 settings

Interested applicants should send their resume and a cover letter to This position begins on or about July 1, 2018.

Job posted February 9, 2018

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism

Senior Director of Teen Engagement, USY

New York, NY

USCJ seeks a visionary and bottom-line oriented Senior Director to lead its international youth division and spearhead the growth of USY and Nativ, USCJ’s gap year program in Israel. Reporting to the Chief Innovation and Implementation Officer, the Senior Director will provide direction and motivation to a broad team of youth staff and volunteer leadership, while seeing the big picture and the immediate next steps. This role requires a keen understanding of teen education, dedication to and enthusiasm for Conservative Judaism and a commitment to grow opportunities for its teens and communities.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and support a strong Teen Engagement department by managing, mentoring, and developing staff and volunteer leadership.
  • Manage a multi-million-dollar budget and develop new lines of business and revenue sources.
  • Work with team(s) to set education, programming, and engagement goals.
  • Develop, modify and monitor teen engagement policy and procedures.
  • Provide vision and lead the team to develop roadmaps for future needs and endeavors.
  • Respond and manage customer service for all department programs.
  • Collaborate internally across USCJ to achieve the organization’s mission.
  • Partner with the Financial Resource Development division to cultivate, solicit and steward donations from alumni, friends, and institutional funders.
  • Forge new relationships and partnerships, and further develop existing relationships with outside organizations.
  • Utilize analytics to measure progress towards and attainment of goals and identify new opportunities.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in Jewish education or a related field (preferred).
  • 10 + years’ experience in Jewish education, specifically in teen engagement with a track record of innovation and success.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of people.
  • Proven nonprofit leadership, with experience in supervising program directors and managers, including a local and remote workforce.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and lay leadership.
  • Strong fiscal and business management skills including proficiency in developing budgets and advising others in the budgetary process.
  • Facility with business analytics and experience using them to inform decisions.
  • Command of youth related issues and the current Jewish youth landscape.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to plan, prioritize and complete multiple tasks with attention to detail and deadlines.
  • A high level of Jewish content knowledge and deep commitment to Conservative Judaism and be observant in accordance with Conservative Jewish Law.
  • The ability to travel for International and USCJ business and be available for evening and weekend meetings.

Mersky, Jaffe & Associates is proud of its association with United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and to be conducting the search for the next USY Senior Director of Teen Engagement. If you, or someone you know, might be a suitable candidate for this unique position, please forward, in confidence, the person’s name, cover letter, resume, salary requirements and contact information to Lori Fodale.

 Job posted February 1, 2018

Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Assistant Director of Israel Education

Chicago, IL

In conjunction with the Director of Israel Education, the Assistant Director is responsible for cultivating and expanding Israel Education initiatives in the greater Chicago Metropolitan area. Using independent judgment, (s)he will develop (and in some cases lead) educational experiences with teens, parents and communal professionals. The Assistant Director will also manage the Ta’am Yisrael 8th Grade Israel Experience program, providing support for all trip programming, logistics and administration. Duties will include managing the application and registration process, negotiating contracts with third party suppliers, maintaining databases and records, managing the scholarship process, overseeing travel, organizing recruitment sessions and interviews, developing a curriculum for the orientation process and staff training, creating recruitment marketing materials and leading social media efforts, assisting with staff recruitment and the overall implementation of the Ta’am Yisrael program. (S)he will also supervise support staff working on the trip.

Job posted January 29, 2018

Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University

Progam Coordinator

Waltham, MA

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies at Brandeis University is searching for a Program Coordinator to plan and implement the logistics for all Center events, including its flagship Summer Institute for Israel Studies, as well as handle the Center’s financial transactions, such as payments, deposits and credit card receipt system.

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, founded in 2007, is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond. The Center is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the modern State of Israel.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:
• Plans and implements logistics, such as catering, travel, space utilization, scheduling and participant communications for all center activities, seminars, events, and summer programs.
• Develops event budgets and implements programs within them.
• Manages logistics for all center guests, visiting scholars, and Summer Institute alumni.
• Develops relationships with, and serves as primary contact for, internal campus departments, such as Conference & Events, Security, Media & Technology Services, and outside vendors related to center programs.
• Requires attendance at most events, including occasional evenings and weekends.
• Manages many financial procedures for the Center, such as procurement card system, expense reimbursements, vendor and honoraria payments, account tracking and transfers, etc. Reconciles expenses against monthly financial reports and may assist with other budget and expense reports.

• Bachelor’s degree required.
• Minimum 3-5 years of experience as team member in similar position.
• Superior interpersonal skills required for professional interaction with broad spectrum of people, ranging from international VIPs to custodial staff.
• Ability to plan ahead, anticipate program details, and adjust plans quickly, when required.
• Must have aptitude to learn new computer-based systems and possess demonstrated competence in standard office technology in a networked environment, such as MS Word, Excel, web-based software, accounting systems, etc.
• Must be able to work independently and as a team member in a busy office environment with rapidly changing priorities.
• Experience with Israelis and/or Hebrew language skills a plus, though not required.

How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at https:/ Select option for "External Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title: Program Coordinator

Job posted January 23, 2018

Congregation Shaarei Tefillah

Office Administrator

Newton, MA

Shaarei Tefillah is a vibrant, medium-sized, Modern Orthodox congregation in Newton Center, MA, seeking a highly-motivated, personable, tech-savvy and detail-oriented individual to become our Office Administrator. The office administrator will work with our Rabbi, president and bookkeeper to manage the daily operations of the synagogue. A successful candidate must be a well-organized, customer service-oriented person who can work well with a team, communicate easily with others, and help create and maintain a secure, welcoming synagogue environment in which congregants feel their religious, social and communal needs are being addressed in a positive manner.

Reception: the office administrator is primarily responsible for managing the “front desk”. This includes answering all calls to the main line, managing the front door “buzzed” entry and receiving all walk-ins. The office administrator shall assess and address all inquiries/requests and shall forward to the appropriate parties as deemed necessary.

Shul: Communications/Website: the administrator will assist with the weekly updating
and maintenance of our shul website, and produce weekly shul announcements with the editorial assistance of rabbi and president, and assist with shul mailings. Will also assist with preparation of posters, flyers and ads for display in the shul and on the website.

Calendar Management: the office administrator shall be responsible for maintaining the shul calendar including kiddush sponsorships, educational events, classes, holiday schedules, youth activities and visiting scholars. This also includes managing the janitorial schedule including set-up arrangements for events

Facilities Management: will assist management of our custodial contractor and oversee ongoing building maintenance.

Maintaining Office/Shul Supplies: the office administrator shall be responsible for keeping track of and re-ordering office/janitorial/and food supplies.

Misc. Administrative needs: as needed, the office administrator shall be responsible for various, reasonable administrative tasks, and provide administrative support to rabbi, lay leadership and committees


  • Understanding of Jewish rituals, life cycle events, holidays & customs
  • Self-starter with strong interpersonal skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities, perform efficiently in a fast-paced environment and can communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Computer skills, including, but not limited to, MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google docs; experience with ShulCloud, a membership management system, is a plus.

Preferred Experience: 2-3 years

Preferred Degree: Bachelors

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to

Job posted January 18, 2018

Congregation Mishkan Tefila

Director of Congregational Growth and Innovation (Part time)

Brookline, MA

Congregation Mishkan Tefila (CMT), one of the oldest, most successful, conservative synagogues in Massachusetts is moving into the 21st century. Come join us and help implement our exciting vision in our new Brookline Campus! Our community is revitalizing through innovation, music, education and social engagement while working in partnership to create the Greater Boston Jewish Community Campus. We are seeking a Director of Congregational Growth and Innovation (DCGI) to partner with clergy, professional staff and volunteer leadership.

The Director of Congregational Growth and Innovation (DCGI) will develop, implement, and oversee a dynamic and innovative program of education and engagement for the congregation. The DCGI will help our multigenerational community grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. The DCGI is responsible for creating educational and engagement opportunities aligned with our values & current priorities. The DCGI will develop and implement an engagement and programming plan with the goal of engaging current members, attracting prospective members and integrating new members into-our

Qualifications and Skills:
• Above all, a qualified candidate will embody the warm and welcoming spirit of our Congregation
• BA with at least 3-5 years of relevant experience required
• Candidates should possess strong understanding and knowledge of Jewish traditions, practice, pedagogy, and liturgical Hebrew, and have prior experience teaching in a Jewish setting
• Must be a self-starter
• Should be comfortable with multiple age groups
• Superior interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Have a creative, entrepreneurial, and out of the box approach to all projects
• Self-reflective personality
• Willingness to be part of a small team
• Experience in program assessment and improvement
• Must have the capacity for flexible scheduling, including evenings and weekends as necessary
• Must be computer literate and technologically savvy
• Candidates should be highly organized and anticipatory with the ability to work independently,follow through with commitments, prioritize, and delegate

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Job posted January 18, 2018