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

January 15, 2021

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Communities will oversee Limmud North America’s field-facing operations to grow and support grassroots leadership and program development. This new position will be central to Limmud North America’s efforts to build local capacity, foster sustainability, and deepen our collective impact in cities across the United States and Canada. If you’re a natural connector who thinks creatively about Jewish community and empowerment, we’re looking for you.

The Director of Communities will:

• Build Limmud North America’s Communities Pillar, curating best-practices from across our movement and developing an infrastructure to support local operations in communities across the continent.
• Partner with colleagues, volunteers and stakeholders to develop broad new strategies for how we engage, train and support lay leadership in the field, define success vis-a-vis our local operations, and develop the systems and processes necessary in order to achieve it.
• Trial best practices, new modalities and innovative ideas for growing our grassroots movement.
• Curate key processes for onboarding new communities into the Limmud family so that use of the Limmud brand is coordinated and regulated.
• Coach local teams toward success, supporting them in articulating and manifesting a unique vision for Limmud in their community, developing and sustaining a leadership pipeline, building lateral relationships with other local organizations, and successfully planning, implementing and evaluating Limmud experiences.
• Connect volunteers with each other, across communities, and across the continent, to learn from and with each other, problem solve together, elevate best practices, and build collaborative efforts.
• Deploy Limmud North America technologies, shared services and systems in order to streamline local efforts, relieve pressure on local leadership, and empower their volunteerism.

The salary range for this position is $80,000-$90,000, commensurate with experience. Generous benefits package and leave policies provided.

Religious School Director (part-time), Scarsdale Synagogue, Scarsdale, NY

January 13, 2021

Scarsdale Synagogue is a warm and inclusive Reform congregation located in Scarsdale, New York. We are home to approximately 325 families who believe that spending time with your synagogue community, whether you are 7 or 75 years old, should be engaging, meaningful, and fun!  We are in the midst of a renovation of our sanctuary so that it is a reflection of our values of inclusivity and personal connection. Our community strives to foster the simple joy that comes along with living a Jewish life. Visit our website at http://www.sstte.org/religious-school-mission.html to learn more about our school and our congregation. 

We are looking for a part-time Religious School Director who will inspire and connect with our children and families and who will bring passion and spirit to our congregation. Our religious school is comprised of approximately 90 students including an active high school Madrichim Program with 20 students.  We are excited to offer this opportunity to the right candidate with the vision and drive to make a difference. As part of the senior staff team, this candidate will work in collaboration with our clergy and other senior staff members to create and sustain an engaging, dynamic Religious School for our congregation

Responsibilities include: 

  • Build and maintain relationships with the students, parents and educators and foster family engagement 

  • Select and implement a relevant, experiential curriculum and programming for K-12 

  • Lead and mentor the faculty

  • Oversee the School Administrative Assistant in maintaining student records: enrollment, attendance, health, progress reports and the school budget.

  • Create and deliver school communications to existing families as well as outreach to potential students/congregants

  • Partner with our clergy to plan and lead school worship experiences as well as family programming including holiday events 

  • Plan and implement K-6 children’s programming for the High Holidays

Qualifications: 

  • Ability to create a warm, positive culture and learning environment, emphasizing Jewish values and community

  • Demonstrated leadership, team building and a collaborative style.

  • A passion for inspiring others to share the joy of Judaism 

  • Creativity and flexibility 

  • Highly effective communication skills

  • Experience with digital learning 

  • Experience in Jewish education, including teaching and curricular coordination

  • Knowledge of Hebrew preferred

  • Understanding of Reform Judaism

  • Higher degree in education and/or Judaic Studies preferred

Flexible hours outside of attendance at Religious School classes (our Religious School currently meets on Sunday and one afternoon a week), holiday children’s services and holiday programming, Senior staff meetings, selected Board meetings.  Decreased hours when school is not in session and summer, paid vacation, sick leave.

Salary commensurate with experience. Range 35k-40k annual. 

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to educator@sstte.org.

Administrator, Congregation Beth Shalom, Clearwater, FL

January 12, 2021

The Administrator manages, oversees and is responsible for the synagogue budget, its physical plant, supervision of non-contractual synagogue personnel, and the overall management and day-to-day operations of the synagogue. The Administrator serves as the representative of the officers and trustees in administering the affairs of the congregation, working in partnership with the clergy and lay-leaders in recommending and implementing synagogue policies. The Administrator is the person through whom Congregation activities and programs are arranged and coordinated. The Administrator is responsible for the supervision of administrative, office and building maintenance personnel. The Administrator oversees the implementation of a well-designed communications strategy. The administrator ensures the synagogue culture that reflects warmth, welcoming, and respect for all permeates all aspects of synagogue life.

Qualifications

• Management experience with a non-profit organization for at least 3 years. Synagogue experience preferred.
• Supervisory experience (preferably in the non-profit and/or equivalent field) in areas of personnel management, membership and marketing and communications
• Strong computer skills, including experience with database management software and Microsoft Office Suite
• Demonstrated ability to foster and utilize individual strengths/expertise from within the staff and volunteers of the organization
• Demonstrated ability to manage financial resources
• Demonstrated record of responsibility and accomplishment in hiring, supervising, and developing staff members, building effective organizations, and initiating, organizing, managing and executing significant projects
• Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to interact effectively with congregants, clergy, staff and lay leadership as well as the larger community
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively as well as lead, follow, and motivate a variety of different people and personalities
• Knowledge of website administration and social media
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Familiarity with Jewish culture, tradition, holidays, customs and Hebrew language
• Flexibility to work weekends and holidays

How to apply: Send resume to President@cbsclearwater.org

December 21, 2020

About the Skirball Cultural Center
Since opening in 1996, the Skirball Cultural Center has been a place of meeting guided by the Jewish tradition of welcoming the stranger and inspired by the American democratic ideals of freedom and equality. The Skirball has defined itself by a deep commitment to pluralism, inclusivity, and cross-cultural exchange. We welcome the public to participate in cultural experiences that celebrate discovery and hope, foster human connections across generations and communities and build a more just society. The Skirball has experienced significant growth and transformation during the last two decades, including multiple expansions of its campus and programs, broadening its impact and establishing itself as the largest Jewish cultural institution in the nation with more than 600,000 visitors annually, 400 employees, and $22 million in revenue.

Job Summary
The Skirball Cultural Center seeks a Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer (CFO) and committed leader to partner in positioning the Skirball as a preeminent thought leader, convener, and justice-centered arts and culture organization. This is a newly created position at the Skirball, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and serving as a strategic partner to the CEO and Executive Vice President (EVP). The CFO will be a vital member of the senior leadership team responsible for developing and leading financial management strategies and tactics to enable the organization to carry out its mission successfully and ensure long-term sustainability.

For more job opportunities at Skirball, visit their website.

December 3, 2020

About JFMD
Founded in 1899, the United Jewish Charities (UJC) was the central communal organization of Detroit’s Jewish community, upholding the tradition of Kol yisrael areivim zeh bazeh, the principle that all Jews are responsible for one another. In 1926, serving a Jewish population of 40,000 individuals, the UJC reorganized to meet the growing fundraising and planning needs of the community, and Detroit’s Jewish Welfare Federation was established. Nearly a century later, the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit (JFMD) remains the cornerstone of the Detroit Jewish Community. As the principle engine of Jewish philanthropy and planning in the Detroit area, JFMD works in partnership with its network of agencies to reach and serve the needs of people at every age and stage of life in the Jewish community. The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit is committed to taking care of the needs of the Jewish people and building a vibrant Jewish future in Detroit, in Israel, and around the world.

Job Summary
Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit seeks a strategic leader with a vision for Jewish community and Jewish life, and the ability to build relationships throughout the community by sharing this vision in a compelling and meaningful way. This is a unique opportunity for a professional to lead an organization where relationships with the community agencies are strong, where the Jewish community’s Foundation, UJF, works in partnership with JFMD, and where the community of lay leaders is committed to supporting its high performing professional team. The Jewish community of Metropolitan Detroit has had a deep and strong culture of philanthropy and is committed to guiding a new CEO through a smooth transition to continue to build and develop this prestigious community. Key responsibilities include leadership and executive management, community impact, fundraising, and board development. 

November 20, 2020

About UConn Hillel
UConn Hillel provides a friendly, warm, and pluralistic environment in which students can shape their college experience by connecting socially, culturally, and spiritually to their Judaism. Hillel has been transformed from using space in a university dorm to an 8,000 square foot facility in the center of campus and near the kosher dining hall. With almost 2,000 Jewish college students, Hillel offers students the means to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity in a dynamic and comfortable environment. Each year, Hillel connects students to their community, their peers and their heritage through an array of social, cultural and community service programs. The momentum is here, and we want to continue our trajectory.
This Hillel and its stakeholders are hungry for a professional leader with vision, energy and superior strategic and communication skills around whom it can rally to continue its sustained growth and excellence.

Job Summary
Working closely with both the greater Jewish community and UConn community, you will help take UConn Hillel to its next phase of growth by joining UConn Hillel as our Development Director. You will power Hillel by connecting people to our community and raising vital funds. This position offers an opportunity to creatively stretch your fundraising, community development and project management skills by raising money for the annual campaign, nurturing key strategic relationships with the Jewish Federation system and local foundations, and working closely with the Director and Board of Directors. The Development Director will increase UConn Hillel’s presence in the greater Connecticut Jewish community and within the University to help grow the organization’s infrastructure and ability to impact Jewish students positively through enriching programs, spiritual and educational content. Most importantly, you will help chart a new path for our Hillel at a critical time.

The Development Director will lead and execute all development plans for the Hillel. They will be responsible for overseeing all fundraising strategy and campaigns including annual, capital, endowment, planned giving, events, direct mail, and more; managing the fundraising efforts of the Executive Director; working closely with the Board and other lay leadership. The Development Director will also support the Executive Director in developing organizational vision, including budget, organizational structure, communications, marketing, policy, and strategy

November 19, 2020

About Jewish Federations of North America
The 146 Federations and 300 Network Communities that collectively make up The Jewish Federations of North America have a long and enduring commitment to Israel and the needs of Jews around the world. Federations’ fundamental mission – to build thriving Jewish communities – relates both to local and continental concerns and to Jewish communities overseas and, of course, the Jewish state itself. Through this dual paradigm, Federations give meaning and expression to our core value that Kol Israel Aravim Ze L’Zeh – all Jews are responsible for one another.

Job Summary
The Associate Vice President, Israel and Overseas (AVP I&O), is the senior North American-based professional focused on building a stronger and more dynamic relationship between Federations, Israel and Jewish communities overseas. In this key position, the AVP I&O will help define new ways to grow and strengthen Federation investment in our global program; generating and conveying up-to-date information and compelling materials about the world beyond our borders; and working closely with individual communities on request. He/she will become an expert in Israel and Overseas issues, trends, conflicts, and opportunities, as well as an expert in how Federations across North America are approaching this area of their work. As a valued thought partner, he/she will be encouraged to help shape and lead a new and comprehensive approach to Federation engagement based on creative and far-reaching strategies. Using the most compelling and imaginative fundraising and marketing efforts, he/she will propel wide support and enthusiasm for overseas programming. As the visible and accessible representative to Federations in North America, he/she will become a central linchpin of the Israel and Overseas agenda, promoting its priorities throughout the work of the organization. He/she will be a go-to resource; and, at the same time, a fully integrated member of the I&O team.
This position reports to JFNA’s Senior Vice President, Israel & Overseas, who is based in Israel.

November 16, 2020

About BEHC
Beth El Hebrew Congregation (BEHC), the oldest reform synagogue in Northern Virginia, is seeking an Executive Director. Located in Alexandria, Virginia, BEHC is a vibrant community with a focus on social action, congregant engagement and community participation. BEHC provides a safe and supportive environment where individuals are encouraged to start and/or continue their spiritual journey through exploration, education and participation. 

Beth El Hebrew Congregation is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcoming community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and beyond. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race or ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, living with disabilities, generation, socioeconomic class or veteran status. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Job Summary
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall management of BEHC including a small but dedicated staff of full and part-time employees. The Executive Director will work closely with the senior rabbi and clergy team. They will be a strategic partner in a collaborative, integrated relationship working together to thoughtfully animate our mission and values in every aspect of congregational life.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include:
Admin & Operations
a) Oversee the day-to-day operations of BEHC
b) Manage the office staff, conduct annual performance reviews and annual review of each team member’s job description; manage and schedule the maintenance staff
c) Hire, on-board and, when necessary, terminate all staff other than clergy, the Religious School (RS) director and RS assistant
d) Oversee room scheduling including set up, cleanup and other needs for daily, weekly and monthly programs and services including space used by the Religious School and pre-school
e) Maintain, grow and oversee short- and long-term rental agreements
f) Support professional development, identify relevant training programs or specialized skill development programs for staff
g) Serve as liaison to the JCC/BEHC pre-school and coordinate space and other needs

Member & Prospective Member Services
a) Manage prospective and new member materials and events
b) Conduct annual review process for onboarding of and engagement with new members
c) Facilitate regular membership surveys to maintain an understanding of member experiences and identify ways to improve and/or add value to members

Event Management
a) Oversee building, grounds, staffing, setup, cleanup, security and other preparations as needed for:
b) High holidays
c) Weekly services and other recurring events
d) B’nei mitzvahs and other member lifecycle events
e) Outside rentals
f) Special events
g) Manage site visits for prospective venue rentals

Finance
a) Develop and manage annual budget with input from appropriate individuals & committee chairs
b) Oversee and manage monthly finances

Technology Management
a) Oversee the selection, implementation, management, integration, training and use of technology systems
b) Identify technology solutions for greater efficiencies

Experience with the following is preferred, but not required:
• Building & Grounds – oversee facility management including cleaning, maintenance, landscape and authorized new construction and emergency issues; serve as liaison to congregant projects such as Chapel in the Woods; and oversee and manage all building and ground needs; manage vendors and coordinate their work schedules with Congregation’s needs
• Security – develop and manage security plan and coordinate communications with Alexandria Police and Sheriff’s Departments, Homeland Security and any other agency as appropriate
• Governance – work with president on a series of items including the agenda and materials for monthly Board of Directors’ meetings and board communications
Work Environment: This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment and technology, such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax

NOTE: Beth El is currently operating in a virtual environment, however, subject to applicable safety regulations and best practices, the Executive Director may be required to perform limited work on-site at the synagogue building. The Executive Director is responsible for assuring that all applicable regulations and best practices addressing COVID are implemented and observed at BEHC facilities and events.

Position Type & Expected Hours of Work: Full-time position with evening and weekend hours as necessary in connection with Synagogue events and activities.
Classification: Exempt
Benefits: Health and vision insurance, paid time off, sick leave, retirement plan and professional development
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the Executive Director.

Qualifications 

* 8-10 years in management positions
* Strong organizational skills
* Excellent writing, presentation and interpersonal skills
* Ability to think strategically, be a self-starter and tech savvy
* Ability to prioritize complex projects and schedules

To apply, send your cover letter and resume to careers@bethelhebrew.org.