Adas Yoshuron seeks a dedicated and welcoming spiritual leader who will provide a theological and ethical center. We envision a leader who brings a connecting thread encompassing the range of Jewish experiences in Midcoast Maine to enrich and invigorate our membership and inspire social action. Leadership at Adas Yoshuron will include collaborating with active lay leadership and volunteer teams. The leader of our synagogue will provide pastoral care and guidance to members and, as possible, to the wider Jewish community, as well as officiating at life cycle events, including same-sex and interfaith marriages.

The Adas Yoshuron Board is committed to supporting the financial, mental, and physical well-being of our leader. In addition to a salary between $85,000 and $100,000, the Board will work with the selected candidate to develop a benefits package with appropriate health insurance and other programs to provide for secure and balanced work/life conditions. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the Center for Small Town Jewish Life’s Makom Fellowship (jewishlife.colby.edu/makom/), which provides training, mentorship, and peer support to leaders who serve small Jewish communities like ours. Adas Yoshuron Board and membership participation in this program is anticipated to be an opportunity for us to learn and grow in support of a new leader.

Adas Yoshuron provides a strong anchor to Midcoast Maine’s small but growing Jewish population. Last summer, we celebrated our synagogue’s 110th anniversary at a lakefront lodge, eating delicious local food, dancing to klezmer music performed by a rabbinic couple with ties to our congregation, and laughing together as we shared stories and saw the future embodied in a multigenerational presence. Our remarkably welcoming congregation includes 100 member entities spanning a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds. Adas Yoshuron’s active lay leadership integrates spiritual elements from Conservative to Reform and Renewal traditions in Shabbat and holiday services and an engaged volunteer programming team strives to offer inclusive Jewish religious, cultural, and educational opportunities throughout our widespread geography.

Our synagogue’s home is a quiet block on Willow Street in the city of Rockland, a short stroll to a thriving and walkable downtown known for its innovative locavore restaurants and flourishing art museums, galleries, and theater. Located near the center of Midcoast Maine, Rockland is a micropolitan city set against the stark beauty of the granite coast, the rich agricultural land that feeds our community, and the incredible natural wonders of Maine that beckon adventurers in all seasons. With a working waterfront of fisheries and boatbuilding and a vibrant “Art Capital of Maine” downtown, Rockland draws seasonal and year-round residents that engage with the diversity of opportunities and experiences that all of these attractions offer.

Learn more about our synagogue and Midcoast Maine at adasyoshuron.org. Contact us at leader-search@adasyoshuron.org with questions or to submit a resume.

Work Remotely: no

Please view our detailed description at adasyoshuron.org/spiritual-leader

Position Start Date: February 28, 2024

Health insurance premiums: $3,000/year
Pension: 3% of salary to qualified 'church' plan per IRS
Professional expenses such as rabbinical organization membership, conferences, and professional development activities: up to maximum of $2500/year

Salary Range: $85,000 - 100,000 depending on experience
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About Adas Yoshuron Synagogue

Please view our detailed description at adasyoshuron.org/spiritual-leader