Overview

Temple Or Elohim

A Reform Synagogue in Jericho, NY is seeking a Full-time Rabbi

Position available as of July 1, 2017

Compensation commensurate with experience

Housing available

 

Temple Or Elohim is located on the North Shore of Long Island, New York in the highly desirable community and school districts of Jericho and Syosset.  We are a growing Reform Synagogue with approximately 300 member families.  However, after 15 years of legendary devotion to our Temple, our Rabbi is ready to retire.

 

 

We welcome ALL families and members with open arms…L’DOR V’DOR…from generation to generation.

 

Help us continue, devote and generate further excitement as we continue to make paths in keeping Judaism alive!

 

To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume with a cover letter plus any relevant accompanying materials to:

Len Gerschitz at lgerschi@verizon.net and Steve Finkelstein at professorpedals@icloud.com

Work Remotely: no
Qualifications:

We, as a temple, are seeking a Rabbi as our spiritual leader with the following:

•           Ordained by a recognized Jewish seminary or rabbinic training program

•           At least 5 years experience as a congregational rabbi or as an associate rabbi at a larger congregation

•           Excellent communication, leadership and interpersonal skills

•           Engaging and dynamic personality

•           Warm, personable, compassionate, approachable

•           Maintains a vision of Reform Judaism

•           Performs all rabbinic religious duties: i.e. High Holiday services, Prepare and present the liturgy and sermons for Shabbat and other holidays

•           Ability to make Judaism meaningful and relevant and to deliver sermons in a concise, passionate and meaningful way

•           Be involved in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah/Confirmation training process, rehearse with students as needed; officiate all Bar/Bat Mitzvah/Confirmation ceremonies

•           Ability to work collaboratively with the Cantor, Director of Education, lay leadership and professional staff

•           Acts as a resource and maintains a presence in Religious School

•           Demonstrates that Jewish education for all is essential to sustaining a Jewish life and a Jewish future

•           Initiates and leads periodic adult education programs

•           Be scholarly in the Jewish religion, Torah, history, literature, culture, including reading, writing and speaking Hebrew and be able to transmit this knowledge to adults and children

•           Available to officiate at all types of Life Cycle events - baby namings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, funerals, shiva, etc.

•           Possesses an ability to listen, counsel and advise congregants

•           Performs pastoral services that support our members in need, including comforting the bereaved and visiting the sick

•           Participates in recruitment of new members

•           Actively welcomes and engages interfaith families

•           Integrates interfaith families into the Ritual Practices of the congregation

•           Actively supports our fundraising efforts

Position Start Date: July 1, 2017
Community Description:

Temple Or Elohim is located on the North Shore of Long Island, New York in the highly desirable community and school districts of Jericho and Syosset. We are a growing Reform Synagogue with approximately 300 member families.

Send resumes and cover letter to:

Len Gerschitz at lgerschi@verizon.net and Steve Finkelstein at professorpedals@icloud.com