Our congregation is looking for a settled Rabbi to reside in Bozeman, MT. Position can be part-time if desired, and overall job description can be tailored to match the time commitment.
We are looking for a Rabbi with a strong sense of:
- Leadership—be an inspiration on and off the bima.
- People skills—work cooperatively with all facets of our varied congregation, be approachable, and forge as many interpersonal relationships with congregants as possible.
- Organization—lead educational activities, manage congregational events, and fulfill the congregation’s pastoral needs.
We need our next Rabbi to be able to:
- Foster a caring community—welcome new and old members with a positive outlook and effect a sense of belonging.
- Make worship meaningful—keeping prayer relevant and honoring ancient traditions.
- Increase community engagement—bring all sectors of the congregation together for services and other community events; reach out to unengaged members, lapsed members, and unaffiliated Jews throughout the community
- Support our Hebrew School—participate and lead our volunteers in teaching our children religious studies, Hebrew language, Jewish customs and culture, Jewish History and providing what is often their only connection to a Jewish community here in Bozeman. Be responsible for preparing our children to become a Bar/Bat Mitzvah.
All benefits and allocations of total compensation are negotiable.
About Congregation Beth Shalom, Bozeman, MT
We are a diverse congregation of approximately 100 member families. We have an increasing nucleus of engaged young families and young professionals, in addition to our active retirees, who are all invested in seeing the Temple grow. We value our many families of mixed heritage who are exploring what it means to live a modern Jewish life. Our full congregation actively participates in the larger life-cycle events, High Holidays and Passover, and many attend our semi-monthly Shabbat services as well. Throughout the year we participate in educational programs (i.e., religious school, Torah study, Adult Education) and smaller self-selected chavurah (i.e., Jewish Film Fest, Book Club, Brews for Jews Beer Group, Interfaith Activities, Tikun Olam volunteer events, MSU Jewish Student Union and our Young Professionals Group). Our congregation has a 30+ year history and strong base of people who care about each other and Judaism. We own our synagogue building, which is centrally located, and it is home to our sanctuary, library, offices, religious school, and three Torah scrolls.
Surrounded by picturesque mountains, the city of Bozeman is a supportive community and a great place to live, raise a family, and retire. Bozeman is home to the largest university in the state, a thriving downtown, and growing arts, live music, and culinary scenes. We are located 90 miles from Yellowstone National Park amidst five mountain ranges. There are ample opportunities for some of the best skiing, hiking, and fly fishing in the country and all manner of outdoor activities. Bozeman was recently named both the fastest-growing of its size as well as the strongest economy of its size in the nation. Bozeman has growing technology and research sectors, top rated public schools, an award-winning hospital system and an active airport with non-stop flights to 15+ cities.