Jobs in the Jewish Community

As a service to our alumni and the general public, we list job openings submitted to the Hornstein Program by Jewish communal organizations and schools worldwide.

This listing is updated as job posts are received. 

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Current Openings

December 19, 2019

Congregation Shaarie Torah is a warm and welcoming multi-generational Conservative synagogue located in NW Portland. Shaarie Torah is seeking a full-time Director of Education to support and develop our congregation’s educational programs. We are looking for a creative educational leader who can work as a team with our clergy, Executive Director, Education Committee, and lay leaders. This person will play a key role in Shaarie Torah’s continued evolution and growth, and be excited about transmitting Jewish knowledge to the children and adults in our community. The candidate will be enthusiastic about developing and implementing innovative congregational education. As Director of Education, you will work to instill a love of Jewish learning and living in all of our individuals and families, those with significant Judaic knowledge and those with little background, addressing the needs of a wide variety of learners. In this role, you will be responsible for creating meaningful Jewish experiences for all members of Shaarie Torah’s community.


● Knowledge of Jewish traditions, Hebrew language proficiency, and a commitment to Jewish life and Jewish education.
● Conversant in Conservative Judaism.
● Demonstrated ability to create and maintain systems for organizing a vibrant school community of parents, teachers, and children.
● Adept at communicating enthusiasm to learners of all ages.
● Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with children, parents, and leadership, both verbally and in writing.
● Ability to be at synagogue on Shabbat.
● Ability to be present at religious school.
● Ability to be present at major synagogue events.
● Charismatic and approachable leader, good at building meaningful collaborative relationships with clergy, other educators, staff, and lay leaders.
● Excellent organizational, communication, management, and technological skills.
● Bachelor’s degree in Jewish Education or the equivalent; Master’s degree in Jewish Education preferred.
● Minimum of five (5) years teaching traditional and experiential Jewish education.

Application Instructions: *

Please submit the following by Monday, February 3, 2020:
1. A cover letter that reflects how your experience qualifies you to become the Educational Director of Congregation Shaarie Torah
2. A complete chronological resume.

Send via email as a PDF to, attention CST Education Committee. Please put “Director of Education for CST” in the subject line. Expect an acknowledgement of receipt. All inquiries will be handled confidentially.

Shaarie Torah values diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity.

Director of Early Childhood Education, Kehillath Israel Preschool, Brookline, MA

December 13, 2019

This is a full-time position, with health care and other benefits, and competitive salary relative to experience.

The Early Childhood Director:

  • Manages day to day operations of the preschool and monitors adherence to state regulations.
    Develops and oversees the school budget and student enrollment. 
  • Supervises and leads the preschool’s faculty and personnel, including the hiring and evaluation of staff.
  • Collaborates with other Synagogue leaders and Campus partners to create and implement excellent, exciting, and inspiring Jewish early education experiences for children and their families.


You are at least EEC Director 1 certified with strong leadership abilities.

  • Your passion for early childhood education is contagious and you have extensive experience in the classroom.
  • You bring expertise in curriculum development and can create a nurturing environment for teachers as well as students.
  • You possess the managerial and administrative skills to ensure that all aspects of the school’s operations run smoothly and are in compliance with licensing standards.
  • You have experience in a Jewish educational setting and a love of Jewish learning.

Application Instructions:

Please send a resume and letter of intent to

Director of Congregational Learning, Kerem Shalom, Concord, MA

November 11, 2019

How do we help create a thriving, engaged, energized Jewish learning community?
How do we foster in children and adults alike a love of learning within their Jewish community?

Kerem Shalom seeks an experienced, creative, inspiring, and progressive Jewish educational leader to serve as our full-time Director of Congregational Learning (DCL), beginning summer 2020. Located in Concord, Massachusetts, Kerem Shalom is a diverse, progressive, unaffiliated Jewish community that includes many interfaith families.

The DCL will work in close partnership with our Rabbi to strategize and implement a shared vision of learning that utilizes an engaging, meaningful, and holistic curriculum to inspire youth and family congregants. They will maintain primary responsibility for the Hebrew school, and collaborate with a professional team including the Director of Family Education and the Director of Adult Programming to coordinate congregational learning across our community.

This staff member will serve in a planning and supervisory capacity, and must be willing to execute programs with a hands-on approach. The Director must be eager to strategize, experiment, reflect, and correct course as needed so that they and Kerem Shalom can grow and flourish. The DCL will also serve as a Kerem Shalom ambassador, fostering and actively engaging students and their parents, helping create a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment, and maintaining a visible presence in all areas of congregational learning. In addition, the DCL position entails the administrative work involved in running the Hebrew school as well as other youth programs.


The ideal candidate will be a Master’s level Jewish educator who is engaging, reflective, organized, and has excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to connect with individuals and families, adults and children alike, both formally and informally, is essential. The successful candidate will have demonstrated creative capacities to envision many alternative strategies for community engagement, as well as a commitment to creating a vital, caring community of learners. They should also have experience working with interfaith families, and demonstrated skills in helping connect a diverse community.

The DCL must have strong management and administrative abilities as well as Judaic programming, classroom teaching, and educator supervision and mentoring experience. Ideally the Director would have experience working with students with special needs and their families. Knowledge of current best practices in classroom instruction and management is also required, as is a child-centered philosophy that recognizes the individuality of every student and the wide variety of learning styles and abilities.

Salary range: $68-80,000 annually, plus medical and dental insurance package and generous paid time off. Kerem Shalom is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Application Instructions: *

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Search Committee,

November 11, 2019

JFC seeks an engaging, strategic, and experienced senior team leader with an entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated success in building capacity and increasing revenue to become its Chief Development Officer. Reporting directly to the President, the Chief Development Officer will bring new approaches and innovative strategies that complement JFC’s strong philanthropic foundation. The CDO will help JFC raise its overall competitive position with existing donors; design and drive growth initiatives that enable JFC to tap into new segments of the donor marketplace effectively and efficiently; and will optimize campaign efforts year-round – including, but not limited to, a thoughtful donor appreciation strategy – in order to maximize JFC’s success during the solicitation time period. 

The successful candidate must have an authentic passion for the mission, excellent leadership skills, demonstrated success as an engaging and relational fundraiser and be a highly articulate communicator skilled at making a compelling case for support. S/he will inspire, empower and mentor a development team of 30 including major gifts, PG&E, and capital and annual campaigns. 

The CDO will work in partnership with the President and Board of Trustees on all fundraising efforts and will be an integral member of the organization’s senior executive leadership team.


November 11, 2019

Congregation Rodeph Sholom is seeking a Communications Assistant with 1-2 years’ experience who thrives on creative challenge, exudes energy and is motivated by collaboration and team-building. This is a great opportunity to work closely with the dynamic staff and clergy of a large Reform synagogue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The candidate will interact with all departments of the synagogue, providing a unique opportunity to learn how a large synagogue operates, while becoming a valuable part of the congregational community. It also offers the potential to train and develop critical skills for a career as a communications professional. This position does not require sophisticated graphic design skills, but does require basic competency with Adobe InDesign, Publisher, and Photoshop.


November 1, 2019

The Academic Engagement Network (AEN) is a national organization which seeks to educate and mobilize faculty members on American college and university campuses around issues related to Israel, antisemitism, academic freedom, and campus free speech.

AEN seeks an Operations Associate who will work out of the Washington, D.C. office. The Operations Associate will be an integral member of the AEN national office staff, working closely with the AEN leadership team. He/she will be responsible for coordinating operations in the Washington, D.C. national office, planning and implementing an array of AEN-sponsored events and programs, maintaining AEN’s growing databases and internal systems, and supporting AEN’s efforts to engage, educate, and mobilize faculty members in the national network.


October 23, 2019

The Director of Digital Content and Strategy will work collaboratively with the Executive Director to develop, design, and implement digital content strategy to align with the Foundations goals.


  • Develop, disseminate and amplification of the Foundations social media content and website
  • Manage and analyze engagement with the Foundations social content
  • Develop strategies for identifying certain types of dangerous messaging on social platforms and the creation of counter messaging
  • Assisting in the growth of the social media channels
  • Create an editorial calendar; schedule and promote content through digital media channels
  • Measure and benchmark trends
  • Create, design, publish and share original content that is relevant and high quality for all digital channels
  • Establish KPIs and issue monthly reporting to key stakeholders
  • Develop and monitor website and social media accounts (publishing, monitoring, reporting, etc.)
  • Strategize, recommend and implement new tactics and channels to develop brand awareness
  • Special projects and assignments as business dictates


  • 5-7 years of experience with experience in starting or building content-driven campaigns to change perceptions
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Ability to think globally and influence a diverse audience including the youth community, through social content
  • Strong familiarity and connections within Jewish communities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, proficient in excel
  • Proficient with web design, layout and basic HTML programming
  • Creative, entrepreneurial, and open-minded temperament
  • Proven record of strategy development and implementation
  • Ability to stay current in technologies and trends in digital media, design tools and social media platforms
  • Desire to join a fast-moving, startup environment where learning-by-doing is at a premium


Director of Education, Temple Beth Israel, Eugene, OR

October 10, 2019

 The Director of Education will manage multi-generational learning at Temple Beth Israel. They will lead our twice weekly Talmud Torah program(K-B’nai Mitzvah, currently) including cohort classes, Hebrew classes, and a variety of electives focused on Jewish culture, texts and values, to name a few. The Director of Education will oversee multigenerational programs and adult education, and build a sustainable teen program. Responsibilities include the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of education staff, curriculum development and could include training of ritual lay leaders and more.

Qualifications: Rabbinical ordination or a Masters in Jewish Education

Application Instructions: Applications accepted starting September 27th, 2019.

Interviews will begin the week of December 2nd, 2019.

The position closes December 24th, 2019 at 5pm.

Please send a cover letter and resumé to by 5 p.m. PST on December 24th, 2019 for full consideration. Applicants invited to interview will be asked to send a sample lesson plan and other supporting documents. 

For questions please email

October 4, 2019

 Applicants should send PDF versions of their cover letter and resume to

October 4, 2019

Part-time/1-year/1099 Position

Challah for Hunger builds communities inspired and equipped to take action against hunger. They are a chapter-based nonprofit with a simple program: volunteers come together to bake challah, a traditional Jewish bread. While the bread is in the oven volunteers learn about campus food insecurity and advocate together to create change. They then sell the challah and donate the funds raised to local and national hunger relief organizations.

Challah for Hunger is excited to bring its family chapter program to Boston this year and is seeking a highly organized and outgoing Program Coordinator to help build their network and recruit volunteers to
lead a family chapter.

The Program Coordinator’s work will fall into three categories:

  1. Relationship building : networking and connecting with synagogues, community centers
    and anti-hunger organizations to share information about Challah for Hunger
  2. Event planning : host 3-4 “Taste of Challah for Hunger” events to share Challah for Hunger
    with parents, with the goal of recruiting parents to establish a family chapter in Boston
  3. Training : teaching those parents how to run a successful chapter that is ready to begin
    baking by July 2020