The University of Maryland is home to nearly 6000 Jewish undergraduate students, many of whom come from Reform homes and choose to spend their High Holidays with us. We are looking for a dynamic, engaging rabbi, rabbinical student, or otherwise knowledgeable service leader, to bring some ruach to our holiday observance. Services are held at the Rosenbloom Hillel Center and you will work closely with student leaders and staff to help assign English readings, give out honors, and welcome you to the community. Maryland Hillel’s High Holiday services draw hundreds of students each year, in addition to local community members.
We are looking for someone to lead all parts of Rosh Hashanah evening services, Rosh Hashanah Day 1 services (we offer both an “early” and “late” option – the same service twice), Kol Nidre, Yom Kippur Morning, Afternoon, and Neilah services. Students will assist with parts of the service where possible. Anyone with a nice voice, great spirit, a grasp of the potential for real meaning-making and creativity, and the ability to command a crowd should apply. Salary is negotiable and comparable to other campus jobs. We will put you (and partner, if applicable) up in a nearby hotel.
Knowledge and understanding of Reform High Holiday liturgy
Nice singing voice
Ability to command a crowd
Prior work with college students, teenagers, or young adults is a plus
Please send a resume to Rabbi Miriam Liebman at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a Skype interview, for which you should be prepared to sing a bit of the high holiday liturgy.
About Maryland Hillel
Hillel’s mission is to enhance the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel actively seeks to engage uninvolved Jewish students on their own terms: to provide them with opportunities to do Jewish that are meaningful and appealing to them. Students are empowered to take responsibility for their Jewish identity, whether they wish to participate in a community service project, express themselves artistically, participate in a social event, engage in informal Jewish learning or attend religious services. Any student may participate in Hillel – no membership is required. Hillel is committed to a pluralistic vision of Judaism that embraces all movements.