We are looking for a full-time/part-time Rabbi or Cantor to serve the religious, spiritual, educational, and emotional needs of the congregation. Sometimes it may include providing the larger community with inspirational leadership. We seek someone with acceptance of families of all affiliations including, but not limited to interfaith families and same-sex couples in all aspects of Jewish life.  This includes weddings, b’nai mitzvot, funerals and other life events. The ideal candidate has experience working collaboratively with lay leadership, and will be instrumental in shaping and modeling the congregation’s religious and spiritual values for congregants and for the community.

Work Remotely: no



  • Lead services: Saturday morning services with Torah reading, Shabbat Rishona children's service 1st Saturday of month, High Holidays with cantorial soloist, Holidays (Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Hanukkah, Purim, Pesach, Shavuot)
  • Offer a sermon/teaching of current Torah reading/discussion of Torah
  • Coordinate participation in weekly services
  • Plan High Holiday services including coordination with cantorial soloist/musical accompaniment
  • Lead through the cantorial soloist, musicians, and choir, the congregation’s ongoing and engaged exploration of religious and spiritual musical expression and foster a high standard of music in our services and activities
  • Support the development and instruction of lay leaders to lead additional services
  • Conduct life cycle rituals (birth/naming/brit, funerals, b’nai mitzvah, weddings, conversion)
  • Hanukkah lighting of the Menorah on Taunton Green
  • Set policy and supervise Kashrut standards for the synagogue and its kitchen facilities, in collaboration with the religious practices committee


  • Principal of religious school including overseeing the curriculum for pre-school through B’nai Mitzvah and high school/madrichim with social action emphasis
  • Supervision of religious school faculty members with support of the Religious School Committee
  • Provide general oversight of b’nai mitzvah program, including classroom lessons, private tutoring, support and counseling for our b’nai mitzvah students and families
  • Provide adult education programs based on membership requests
  • Educate members and community on history, culture, custom, Torah, Israel, religion, spirituality, and other aspects of Jewish life
  • Personal professional development (Attend workshops, classes, and training for professional development)
  • Develop and coordinate family educational and holiday programs
  • Serve on Religious Practices committee, guiding the decision-making process and monitor agreed upon practices and addressing questions of a practical, spiritual, and/or social nature

Pastoral and Outreach

  • Bikkur Holim- care of the sick, including visiting Jewish residents of local nursing or assisted living facilities and those hospitalized
  • Offer support and counseling in pre-marital, marital, divorce, mourning and other life cycle circumstances. Be available, as is practical, during reasonable office hours, for consultation
  • Attend shiva observances and/or ensure attendance of lay leaders
  • Create sense of community within the congregation and in the broader community; encourage inter-Judaic and interfaith respect and understanding for Judaism
  • Attend meetings and participate in events of various community and Jewish organizations
    Member of Greater Taunton Clergy Association, Massachusetts Board of Rabbis


  • Attend monthly Board of Directors meeting, provide monthly report of rabbinical activities
  • Attend appropriate community meetings as rabbinical representative of congregation
  • Manage significant sections of monthly newsletter, website, Facebook page
  • Participate in fundraising activities for the congregation
  • Meet with prospective members and ensure they are warmly welcomed into the community; encourage members to play an active role

Personal Attributes

  • Compassionate, accepting of diversity, warmth, energetic, creative, understanding
  • Ability to interpret Judaism in meaningful and relevant ways
  • Openness to all, including, but not limited to interfaith families, LGBTQ individuals, people of color, people with special needs, etc.
  • Ability to foster a sense of community within membership
  • Passion for education
  • Desire to engage community, hands-on attitude in continuing to grow our congregation
Position Start Date: June 1, 2024
Salary Range: $75,000 to $105,000
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About Congregation Agudath Achim

Congregation Agudath Achim is a welcoming, inclusive, non-affiliated synagogue in Taunton, Massachusetts located between Boston, MA and Providence, RI.  We are a  small, progressive congregation whose members come from a broad spectrum of Jewish backgrounds. We are a ‘family of friends’ who value community, family and Chavurah.