Congregation Brothers of Israel seeks a clergy leader to conduct and lead a spiritually rich alternative Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur Service.  CBOI offers two types of services on the High Holidays.  The alternative service is a shortened service providing interactive teaching opportunities.  The clergy leader should be able to combine traditional liturgy with meditation, chant, contemplative reflection thus creating a strong davening experience which encourages congregants to be reflective of their past year as they are beginning to shape the new Jewish year.  The service begins at 11:00am and ends at approximately 1:15pm each of the High Holiday days.  As the congregation strives to meet the needs of our members, this service is meant to be a significant alternative to a traditional Conservative Jewish davening experience led by the Rabbi and Cantor of the congregation.

An additional responsibility would be to lead Shacharit in the Traditional Conservative Jewish Service before the alternative service begins.

Work Remotely: no

Good Davening Skills

Experience leading Jewish meditation, chanting and contemplative reflection

Excellent Teacher and communicator

Able to work as part of a clergy team

Excellent knowledge and proficiency with High Holiday liturgy

Position Start Date: September 9, 2018
Community Description:

We are an egalitarian inclusive Modern Conservative congregation serving 160 units in Bucks County. We are an intimate congregation which strives to meets the needs of individuals and their families.

Send resumes and cover letter to:

Rabbi Aaron Gaber at rabbi.gaber@cboi.org

About Congregation Brothers of Israel

Congregation Brothers of Israel is in Newtown, PA which is in Bucks County.  Our 160-unit synagogue is fully egalitarian.  For almost 135 years, CBOI has prided itself on being a warm and welcoming community to all who choose to visit with us.  We have regular Friday night and Shabbat morning services, Sunday morning minyan when school is in session and Yom Tov morning services.  We are proud of our students who lead many of the services before and after their B’nei Mitzvah. We are close to Trenton, NJ and have easy access to NJ Transit trains.