Principal Duties
– Be our Spiritual Leader
– Lead Shabbat and all Holiday Services
– Chant as the Cantor for Shabbat and Holiday Services
– Deliver a D’var Torah and/or lead a Torah discussion at all Services
– Act as the community’s authority on religious issues by overseeing and guiding policies consistent with Conservative Judaism while incorporating the spectrum of our members’ observances
– Officiate in the planning and preparation of life cycle events (b’nei mitzvahs, weddings, funerals, shivas, unveilings, and others)
– Support the welfare and spiritual needs of all our members
– Visit the sick, elderly and bereaved
– Provide compassionate counsel and guidance for family or other personal challenges
– Become our Jewish representative in the community
– Participate in various community and Jewish organizations
– Lead and engage in outreach efforts to potential members including interfaith families and unaffiliated Jews
– Have scheduled office hours that may include remotely or in the community as needed – Be available by telephone, email, text, etc.
– Write a monthly column for congregation bulletin – Contribute to congregations’ social media platforms – Attend Board of Directors’ monthly meetings when requested. Submit a written report prior to each meeting – Write an occasional article for the local newspaper as requested

Type of service are you envisioning: We want a rabbi who will be an active member of our community
How do you do Jewish : Conservative and egalitarian
Why you need a rabbi: Our rabbi should be able to lead in all life cycle events
Rabbi Qualifications: Must be ordained, be able to serve as cantor too, serve the spiritual needs of all congregants, be the face of our congregation in the community, participate in the interfaith community
Community Description:

Saratoga Springs is a vibrant, progressive, small city with a ‘quality of life’ that offers superior cultural, arts,
academic, recreational options. Located halfway between New York City and Montreal, we are fortunate to be in a
community that continues to experience tremendous potential. As a safe and exciting place to live, our area
attracts singles, young families and retirees to the area. We have been repeatedly ranked among the top 20 small
cities and as a college town, our vibrant downtown hosts a growing tech industry. Home to a beautiful state park,
we are nestled at the base of the Adirondack Park region which is world-renowned for its natural beauty.

Work Remotely: no

• Openness to all including interfaith families and the LGBTQ community
• Hands-on attitude
• Strong desire to join us in growing our congregation
• Flexible and accepting of our local traditions
• A passion for education for all and a willingness to learn as well as teach
• Creative imagination and ideas for new programming
• Sense of humor

Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

Paid out of compensation

Salary Range: $85,000 to $100,000 subject to negotiation
Send resumes and cover letter to:

Congregation Shaara Tfille, the Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs
Weibel Avenue
Saratoga Springs, New York

About Congregation Shaara Tfille, the Jewish Community Center of Saratoga Springs

Congregation Shaara Tfille is a welcoming, inclusive, egalitarian Conservative congregation. Our members
represent a broad spectrum of Jewish backgrounds. The Congregation is the longest existing synagogue in
Saratoga County. We transitioned from Orthodox to Conservative in the late 1980’s and constructed a new
building in 1991. As the Saratoga Jewish Community Center, we provide various programmatic services.
Our building has a kosher kitchen for holiday events, fundraising events, b’nei mitzvot celebrations, funerals and
our weekly Shabbat Kiddush. We have a cemetery with Orthodox burial practices on our grounds and have
recently expanded to incorporate a separated area to accommodate inter-faith and non-Jewish members.