Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel (KTI) is located in Port Chester, NY. Serving the Westchester County and Greenwich, CT Jewish community, we are an egalitarian, progressive congregation that is presently seeking an interim Rabbi for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

As we continue our search for a full-time rabbi, we are seeking an insightful, dynamic leader to lead our congregation during this year of transition.

Major areas of responsibility for the Rabbi include:

  • Act as the religious and spiritual leader of the congregation. Lead Shabbat and holiday services, and officiate at life cycle events.
  • Partner with our full-time Cantor (who is also our Religious School Director) to develop educational and social programming
  • Encourage active participation of current members with particular emphasis on young families and empty nesters.
  • Participate in outreach efforts to potential members, including interfaith and converts
  • Work cooperatively with our Religious School Director to enhance our religious school and support our b’nei mitzvah students
  • Provide pastoral and spiritual support to the sick, elderly, and congregants in need
  • Offer advice and counsel to the Board of Directors
  • Work cooperatively with and provide daily oversight of KTI staff to ensure smooth functioning of congregational activities.

Tagged as: interim rabbi

Timing Expectations: Full-time interim for 1 year
Work Remotely: no

1.    Ordination from a recognized rabbinical school
2.    Conservative pulpit experience preferred
3.    Comfortable leading diverse congregations
4.    Experience leading organizations through transitions preferred

Position Start Date: July 1, 2018

On-Site Housing

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Send resumes and cover letter to:

Submit the following to RabbiSearchKTI@gmail.com

Cover Letter
Résumé or C.V.
Two Writing Samples
These can include examples of liturgy that you have written for Shabbat, other services, or holiday celebrations. Sermons or remarks are also welcome, as are published essays.
Three (3) References
Salary Requirements

About Congregation Kneses Tifereth Israel

Congregation KTI is dedicated to helping members engage with Jewish traditions, culture, spirituality, and tikkun olam in meaningful ways. KTI is a multi-generational congregation where everyone is welcome and everybody counts. We are a community of over 175 families that value our long history, while embracing 21st-Century Judaism and welcome all families committed to Jewish life—single parent, Interfaith, and LGBTQ included. This rich heritage and sense of inclusion is felt while worshipping in one of America’s 20 most architecturally significant synagogues.