Overview

The Jewish Community of Central Oregon – Congregation Shalom Bayit, founded in 1993, is a
recent congregation member of Reconstructing Judaism. Our resident rabbi of 19 years is
retiring in December 2019 and we are looking for a half-time pulpit rabbi to start on or after
January 1, 2020.

We hold Shabbat services on average twice a month and promote active participation from our
congregants. Shalom Bayit, our physical building, is home to the community religious school for
our members as well as children from the Reform and Chabad communities in Bend. We have a
small but dedicated membership who come from a wide variety of religious backgrounds, plus
an active group of lay service leaders, Torah study regulars, and those thirsty for more
“Jewishness” in their active, daily lives in beautiful Central Oregon.
The Jewish Community of Central Oregon (JCCO) celebrates all major and most minor holidays
and we have an enormous outdoor oil menorah for Hanukkah and a wonderful Sukkah that
have spectacular snow-capped mountain views.
Bend, Oregon is home to Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, world-class rock climbing, and mountain
biking, fishing, hiking, rafting and golfing— it is an outdoor lover’s paradise—but also is home to
galleries, museums, theaters, a college, university, and wonderful restaurants and music
venues. Bend is the 4th fastest growing city in Oregon and we are looking to capitalize on this
growth.
Our rabbi’s responsibilities include:
 Lead 2-3 services a month, depending on special religious holidays
 Lead holiday services including Tu Bi’shvat, Purim, Passover, Shavuot, Simchat Torah,
Sukkot, Hanukkah, High Holiday services (erev and day services), Tashlich and Neilah.
 Visiting congregants in hospital.
 Officiate at life-cycle events.
 Attend monthly Board Meetings and pay occasional visits to Religious School.
 Provide or oversee adult education programs.
Our ideal candidate would participate in community outreach, have strong teaching and
leadership skills, work well with young members and have a positive and welcoming attitude.
We seek a Rabbi who can explain ritual that makes it a desirable pursuit for both adults and
children and whose wisdom reflects both the “well” – a love and understanding of our
traditions—and the “mountain”—an ability to innovate based on those traditions.

Work Remotely: no
Qualifications:

Our ideal candidate would participate in community outreach, have strong teaching and
leadership skills, work well with young members and have a positive and welcoming attitude.
We seek a Rabbi who can explain ritual that makes it a desirable pursuit for both adults and
children and whose wisdom reflects both the “well” – a love and understanding of our
traditions—and the “mountain”—an ability to innovate based on those traditions.

 

Our rabbi’s responsibilities include:
 Lead 2-3 services a month, depending on special religious holidays
 Lead holiday services including: Tu Bi’shvat, Purim, Passover, Shavuot, Simchat Torah,
Sukkot, Hanukkah, High Holiday services (erev and day services),Tashlich and Neilah.
 Visiting congregants in hospital.
 Officiate at life-cycle events.
 Attend monthly Board Meetings and pay occasional visits to Religious School.
 Provide or oversee adult education programs.

Position Start Date: January 1, 2020, we can be flexible!
Benefits:

Salary range: $36,000 to $50,000 annually, based on skills, residence-status, and experience.
Interim/Intern Rabbi opportunities to be considered.

Salary Range: Salary range: $36,000 to $50,000 annually, based on skills, residence-status and experience.
Send resumes and cover letter to:

stillpnt@mac.com
use subject line JCCO Rabbi Search Committee

About Jewish Community of Central Oregon, Shalom Bayit

The Jewish Community of Central Oregon (JCCO) celebrates all major and most minor holidays
and we have an enormous outdoor oil menorah for Hanukkah and a wonderful Sukkah that
have spectacular snow-capped mountain views.

 

We hold Shabbat services on average twice a month and promote active participation from our
congregants. Shalom Bayit, our physical building, is home to the community religious school for
our members as well as children from the Reform and Chabad communities in Bend. We have a
small but dedicated membership who come from a wide variety of religious backgrounds, plus
an active group of lay service leaders, Torah study regulars, and those thirsty for more
“Jewishness” in their active, daily lives in beautiful Central Oregon.