Overview

Congregation HEA in Denver, Colorado is a 940 family Conservative synagogue.  We are seeking an engaging cantor or cantorial student to assist our rabbis in leading our traditional-egalitarian service on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur 5779 (rabbis, rabbinical students, and qualified ba’alei tefillah are also welcome to apply).  The High Holy Day cantor will be responsible for leading services on both days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, including musaf, maariv on Rosh Hashanah, kol nidre, yizkor, and neilah. Lay leaders chant psukei d’zimra and shacharit. Torah reading and haftarah are usually chanted entirely by congregants, but the cantor may be asked to read some Torah.

Our service style is traditional-egalitarian, using mostly traditional nusach but we are also open to contemporary melodies that engage congregants to participate.  We use microphones but no instrumentation.  We use Machzor Lev Shalem. Service attendance exceeds 1500 at peak hours.

Previous experience leading services on High Holidays is required.  We can arrange for home hospitality or other accommodations as the cantor prefers.

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter, resume and electronic audio and/or video samples of both solo pieces (e.g., Kol Nidre, Unetane Tokef) and congregational davening (Amidah, etc) to Rabbi Bruce Dollin at rabbi@HEAdenver.org.

 

Position Dates: September 9-11 and September 18-19, 2018

Salary Range: $7,500-$12,000. Travel expenses and accommodations.

 

 

Work Remotely: no
Qualifications:

Previous experience leading Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services.

Position Start Date: September 9, 2018
Salary Range: $7,500 - $12,000 depending on experience
Benefits:

transportation, home hospitality or hotel accomodations

Timing Expectations: High Holy Days 5779
Send resumes and cover letter to:

Rabbi Bruce Dollin
rabbi@headenver.org
Please include a cover letter, resume, and audio or video clips

About Congregation HEA

Congregation HEA is dedicated to inspiring lives of meaning, purpose and belonging through the wisdom of Judaism.

We are an unaffiliated Conservative-style synagogue with 940 member families.  We offer two compelling Shabbat morning prayer experiences: Our Traditional-Egalitarian Service with a full Torah reading and repetition of the Amidah; and an alternative service we call Shir Hadash, featuring participatory lay-led singing.