Congregation Kneseth Israel (CKI) is located in beautiful colonial Annapolis, the capital of Maryland. CKI was
founded in 1906 as an Orthodox synagogue but moved forward in 2000 with mixed seating. Since then, women
have become equal and active participants in religious services.

As our congregation looks forward, we seek to hire a dynamic Rabbi to grow and energize our membership. Many of our current members are retirees, dedicated to welcoming new families and singles to our beautiful spacious
sanctuary. The successful candidate will provide inspiring religious services, classes, lectures, programs, and
learning. Music is an important spiritual cornerstone of CKI. We are known for our outstanding choir and talented
music director. With vibrant Rabbinic leadership, our congregation has enormous potential to renew its legacy and
continue as the beacon for the Annapolis Jewish community.

Work Remotely: no

Education: Ordination (Semicha), Learned in Halacha, Torah, Jewish History, literature, culture

Jewish Observance: Highly engaged in Jewish spiritual path, demonstrate a strong commitment to Israel, sensitive
to greater Annapolis Jewish community

Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Enthusiastic and engaging, welcoming, and hospitable; open; gracious
and empathetic; superb communicator

Position Start Date: August 1, 2024
Salary Range: $125,000-$140,000
Send resumes and cover letter to:

Jack Schmerling at CKIsearch18@gmail.com along with three references

About Congregation Kneseth Israel, Annapolis, MD

Primary Responsibilities
- Provide religious and spiritual leadership to invigorate and energize members
- Inspire Jewish knowledge, understanding, beliefs, and practices
- Create personal and meaningful interactions with congregants and greater community
- Promote communal activity and work to build membership

Principal Duties
- Lead Shabbat, Holiday, and all services as needed
- Lein Torah
- Create a warm, welcoming and accepting prayer environment
- Deliver meaningful sermons designed to educate, inform, challenge, and inspire
- Coordinate and officiate lifecycle events, including but not limited to: Brit Milah, baby namings, B’nai
Mitzvot, weddings, funerals, and Shiva services.
- Work with the religious committee to address ritual practices, services, and holiday programs
- Coordinate and deliver educational programs, designed to appeal to a broad range of participants
- Actively seek and welcome new members
- Work with the Board of Governors to establish strategies for active community participation
- Visit the sick, elderly, and shut-ins
- Maintain an active presence on CKI social media and website
- Be available in person, via telephone, email, and text for consultation with congregants

Additional Information:
- Anticipated start date: August 1, 2024
- Competitive salary
- Competitive fringe benefits