Overview

You will be the Rabbi for Mt. Sinai Congregation in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  We are a small congregation with a long history and a beautiful Synagogue.  You will be leading services and consulting with lay leaders who also lead services.  We are looking for someone to teach religious school, conduct weddings, funerals, and B’nai Mitzvah, assist our congregants with pastoral counseling, help with conversions, and represent our Synagogue and Judaism to the larger community.  Our Synagogue is non-affiliated.  Our services lean towards Reform and Conservative, but we have an Orthodox Mikvah and a Kosher kitchen.

How do you do Jewish : We are the only Synagogue in Cheyenne. We are not affiliated so we can reach the largest number of Jews possible. We have an Orthodox Mikvah, but most of our congregation is either Reform or Conservative or a combination of both.
Why you need a rabbi: High Holy Day and holiday services and observances, life cycle events, both adult and children's education, counseling, and other appropriate activities.
Timing Expectations: We are advertising the position as part time because we can't afford a full time salary. Previous rabbis have supplemented their income through teaching or other work. We want our Rabbi to respond to the needs of our community.
Rabbi Qualifications: Our Rabbi should be able to help people through conversions and life cycle events.
Community Description:

We are in Cheyenne, Wyoming, which has a population of about 60,000 and is the capital of the state of Wyoming. We are about 100 miles from Denver, Colorado. Jews have been in Cheyenne since the town was founded in 1867. Our current Synagogue was the result of a merger of two congregations in 1910 - we celebrated our centennial ten years ago. O

Work Remotely: no
Qualifications:

Graduate of an accredited Seminary.  Must be able to leyn Torah.  We are looking for someone who is warm and friendly and who will be the face of our Synagogue.

Position Start Date: June 1, 2021
Send resumes and cover letter to:

president@mtsinaicheyenne.org
Mt. Sinai Congregation
P.O. Box 1012
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003

About Mt. Sinai Congregation

We are a community of roughly 50 families, in a Synagogue built to serve a much larger community.  Our budget is small, but our hearts are big.  We try to be warm and welcoming to everyone in our community, and have a number of non-Jews who participate in our events and our services.  We have several community outreach events that are successful (our Passover Seder will draw about 100 people).  Plus, we're in Cheyenne, Wyoming, so you may see cowboys at services.