Friday Night Services-most Fridays
Early evening services which would appeal to families including music
Saturday service on occasion
Knowledge of Halacha
Outreach to potential members, Excellent Internet Skills
Participate in (and help plan) community events, Social Action
Participate in interfaith and inter-synagogue programming
Engage with children and teens Sundays in religious school
Work with Religious School Principal on Curriculum
Bar/Bat mitzvah involvement
Hebrew teaching a plus
Attend monthly Board meetings and some committee meetings
Assist in fundraising efforts
Vallejo has recently been touted as the “most diverse” city in America. Our 65 families hope that Vallejo will benefit from Bay Area growth in the next period as, being at the edge of the North Bay, Solano County is still considered “affordable.”
Graduate Rabbi or Senior Student Rabbi should be enthusiastic, out-going and social-media savvy who can inspire our younger members and reach out to the community so that we can grow.
About Congregation B'nai Israel (of Vallejo)
Congregation B’nai Israel of Vallejo was founded by Sephardic Jews from the Island of Rhodes in 1910. The present campus was dedicated in 1948. We have evolved into an inclusive, diverse community, unaffiliated with any specific movement of Judaism. As the only synagogue in our county until very recently, we try to appeal to all those who want to be Jewish together. There is a thriving Reform shul in Napa, ½ hour North of us.
As of late, our Congregation is mostly seniors. Our part-time senior Rabbi appeals to those of us who are from the Conservative Movement. He is great with Saturday Morning Conservative Services and excels at visiting the infirm and in Pastoral Counseling. We do not have a cantor, but our Rabbi is good at leading traditional melodies. The Rabbi leads all Holiday and some of the Shabbat celebrations. A lot of our Shabbat services are now run by Lay Leaders.
We belong to Common Ground, a local grassroots group of Non-Profits and Churches that concerns itself with community issues. We also belong to the Chamber of Commerce.
We have a Religious School on Sundays with twelve enrolled students, age 6-14 and plan to add a preschool class again this coming school year. Our energetic young parents are hoping to grow the school so that the children have more friends with whom to grow their Jewish identity.