Overview

Rabbi is required to lead one Friday night children’s Shabbat service. The remaining weeks are a Saturday morning service with a Torah discussion and Kiddush.  Prepare B’nei Mitzvah students for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs.  There is a Hebrew teacher.  Religious school is held on Wednesdays 4-6 and Sundays 9-12. Direct involvement and coordination with the educational director.  Lead High Holy day services and coordinate with the cantor.  Provide participation in life-cycle events: weddings, funerals, and unveilings. Congregation demographics include young families, singles, and a very active baby-boomer population.  There are 60+ family units and 25 children in the religious school.  Sundays (during school hours) lead an adult education class from 10:30-11:30. Attend any/all committee meetings of your choice. We are a Reconstructionist synagogue with our own set of rituals and practices.

Work Remotely: no
Qualifications:

We would consider a rabbinical student.  We do not supply housing, pension or medical benefits. Our previous rabbis have used the salary as a housing allowance.  This position is part-time.  We close during public school vacations and holidays. We welcome retired rabbis to apply.

Position Start Date: July 1, 2018
Salary Range: $38,000-$40,000+
Benefits:

4 weeks vacation ( to be taken over the summer and/or school vacations if possible)
no housing
no medical

Community Description:

Shenorock is in a suburban area in northern Westchester county. Our shul is from the 1940s when the area was a summer bungalow community. Congregants live in the nearby communities of Yorktown Heights, Somers, Katonah, Mahopac and Brewster, NY

How do you do Jewish : We are Reconstructionist and in the past have been part of RRC.
Why you need a rabbi: See above.
Rabbi Qualifications: Our synagogue embraces interfaith couples, LGBTQ community. Non-Jews can perform all duties except read/blessings during services.
Timing Expectations: Wed afternoons 4-6 Sunday mornings 9-12 One Friday night , remaining Saturday mornings, High Holy Days, We schedule Hanukkah, Purim celebrations to coincide with Religious school days or Saturdays.
Type of service are you envisioning: We want a rabbi that will accept our rituals and practices. We are not Shommer Shabbos. Our kitchen is not Kosher but we usually have dairy luncheons. Once a year we have a Hanukkah party with Kosher turkeys.
Send resumes and cover letter to:

mary wolchan- president- Hebrew Congregation of Somers
maryzed@optonline.net
no phone calls

About Hebrew Congregation of Somers, Shenorock, NY 10587

We are a family.  The board of directors, Sisterhood, regular attendees to services (20) are the backbone of our synagogue.  We do not have any clerical staff. Our congregants volunteer.  We have an educational director who is also the administrator.  We welcome young families to expand our community. We started a Children's service on Friday nights at 6:15 at the request of our young board members. We started a Torah Tots monthly on Sundays to welcome non-members with young children to a family program.