Congregation Sons of Israel is looking for a part-time Rabbi to work no more than 18 weekends a year to be distributed generally as two weekends each month September through May, with June weekends scheduled as needed. During each weekend the Rabbi shall prepare for and oversee these three elements: Lead Shabbat evening Torah services, Lead a Shabbat morning Torah study / Judaic culture adult education session, and Teach in the Sunday Religious School Program.  Rabbi shall perform duties in Chambersburg on scheduled weekends from no later than 4 P.M. Friday afternoon until no earlier than 1 P.M. Sunday afternoon unless specified. Exceptions to the 1 P.M. departure time on Sundays include, but are not limited to High Holy Day observance and a Yom Hashoah program.

Timing Expectations: See position description
Community Description:

Congregation Sons of Israel is a small synagogue located in south-central Pennsylvania, about 90 minutes from the Baltimore/Washington DC metro area. We are a very small Congregation with some children and many adults.

Work Remotely: no

Fully ordained Rabbi or, if a student Rabbi, Rabbi agrees to continue their studies in preparation for ordination, and to be enrolled in a Rabbinical Seminary. The Rabbi’s duties should not interfere with activities required for them by the Rabbinical Seminary.

Position Start Date: October 7, 2022
Salary Range: $20,000 - $25,000
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About Congregation Sons of Israel

Welcome to Congregation Sons of Israel located in Chambersburg, PA. We have over 160 years of Jewish tradition in Franklin County, PA, and welcome Jews of all denominations. Our members include people raised in Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist and Orthodox households as well as interfaith couples and Jews-by-choice. As such, we are a warm, caring community committed to making our Judaism meaningful, spiritual, and joyous. We are dedicated to the tenets of Judaism: the worship of God, tikkun olam and working to better the world around us, and lifelong Jewish learning. We offer support for the State of Israel and strive to discourage anti semitism in our community and the world at large. We aim to be inclusive and to honor the ideals of an ever-changing and growing world of Judaism.