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.
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.
4 weeks vacation ( to be taken over the summer and/or school vacations if possible)
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
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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.