Rabbi Job Description
Nidhe Israel Synagogue Barbados
A Rabbi serves the religious, spiritual, educational, and emotional needs of his or her congregation and engages the larger community with inspirational leadership. The Nidhe Israel Synagogue is seeking a Rabbi to serve in the Barbados community.
Rabbi Job Description
· Events: Take a lead role in partnering with the Executive Committee and various committee chairs to develop and execute a comprehensive annual calendar of events designed to appeal to current and prospective members and the larger community.
· Education and scholarship: Educate members and community on history, culture, custom, Torah, Israel, religion, spirituality, and other aspects of Jewish life.
· Fundraising: Participate in fundraising activities to aid the Synagogue, in consultation and collaboration with the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.
· Kashrut: Set policy and supervise Kashrut standards for the synagogue and its kitchen facilities, in collaboration with the religious practices committee.
· Life event ceremonies: Officiate at weddings, funerals, bar and bat mitzvahs, and other life events such as a bris or baby naming ceremony, miscarriage/fertility rituals. Provide support such as comforting mourners, preparing and delivering eulogies, counseling family members. Attend Shiva and/or ensure attendance of lay leaders.
· Professional development: Attend workshops, classes, and training for professional development (usually held in remote locations).
· Religious services: Have primary responsibility for the organization and general content of services.
· Community Outreach: Engage various members in the community including the youth and visitors i.e. cruise trips.
· Spirituality: Lead weekly Shiur (Rabbinic lesson) and meditation sessions. visitors and new members.
· Other: Perform other tasks as may be requested by the Executive Committee and/or Board of Trustees.
· Ordination and/or post-graduate training desirable.
· Three years of directly related congregational experience is desirable.
· Be non-judgmental and accepting, demonstrating a deep commitment to providing a welcoming, spiritual environment for our Jewish community.
· Be learned in areas of Jewish religion, Torah, history, literature, culture, and spirituality, including reading, writing, and speaking Hebrew, and able to transmit significant knowledge of Torah to adults and children of all ages and levels of knowledge.
· Be an outstanding communicator, able to create and deliver sermons and teachings in a concise, passionate, meaningful, and relevant way.
· Have an engaging and dynamic personality.
· Exhibit leadership skills.
· Be friendly, personable, approachable, and able to relate well to others.
· Demonstrate a strong commitment to the state of Israel.
· Able to use computer, especially proficiency with word processing, internet, and email applications
· Speak publicly for services, sermons, community outreach events, often in outdoor settings
· Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
· Function effectively in large groups/crowd situations
· Able to lift and carry Torah (20-30 lbs)
· Conduct funeral or memorial services at the Temple’s remote memorial park, which has uneven terrain.
· Available as needed; overtime, long days and weekend work are to be expected.
Ordination and/or post-graduate training desirable.