Congregation Beth Israel is seeking someone to lead High Holiday services at our synagogue in Bloomsburg, PA, a small town about 3 hours from Philadelphia and 3 hours from New York City.
We’re a small, friendly congregation, with a mix of members including all branches of Judaism. We’re looking for someone able to lead the services and chants in English and Hebrew for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, as well as deliver a short sermon for each holiday. Services would include Erev Rosh Hashanah, the morning prayers, Torah service, Tashlich and evening service for the first day of Rosh Hashanah, Erev Yom Kippur, and a morning and an afternoon service for Yom Kippur.
We use Eit Ratzon for our services, and have members who could sound the shofar. But while we have people able to come up for an aliyah, we don’t have anyone currently able to read the Torah or Haftorah.
You must be able to lead the services, chant the prayers, and read both the Torah and Haftorah for the holidays. We will need a mix of Hebrew and English — while some of our members read Hebrew, others don’t, and we want the service to be meaningful to them as well.
Room, board and mileage
Susan Schwartz, email@example.com, 570-441-2774.
About Congregation Beth Israel
We are a small university town, though we also serve members from the surrounding communities, including a blue-collar town, a hospital town, and rural areas. Our congregation is a mix of people including Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist. A few of our members are just now reconnecting with their heritage. Nevertheless, it’s a friendly congregation that gets along well. The next closest synagogue is 23 miles away.