Ner Tamid Synagogue (NTS), an inclusive & progressive conservative synagogue, is seeking a full-time interim Rabbi to lead our congregation for the 2018-2019 fiscal year, as our current Rabbi moves on to another pulpit.

NTS is an established 150 family synagogue in suburban San Diego. In addition to our Rabbi, we employ a Hebrew School Director and an Administrative Director. We employ a cantor for High Holidays and other special services. We are small enough to recognize and welcome visitors but large enough to have vibrant member activities like our weekly adult Torah study and our Rosh Chodesh women’s group. We value tradition, and we welcome innovation in our services and activities.

With our beloved rabbi of 11 years moving on, our congregation would like to undertake a thoughtful long-term rabbi search starting this fall. We are seeking an insightful, dynamic leader to lead our congregation during this year of transition. The interim rabbi is welcome to apply for the long-term position.

Major areas of responsibility for the Rabbi include:

  • Act as the religious and spiritual leader of the congregation. Lead Shabbat and holiday services, and officiate at life cycle events.
  • Encourage active participation of current members with particular emphasis on young families and empty nesters.
  • Participate in outreach efforts to potential members, including interfaith and converts.
  • Work cooperatively with our Hebrew School Director to enhance our religious school and support our b’nei mitzvah students
  • Provide pastoral and spiritual support to the sick, elderly, and congregants in need
  • Offer advice and counsel to the Board of Directors
  • Work cooperatively with and provide daily oversight of NTS staff to ensure smooth functioning of congregational activities.
How do you do Jewish : Progressive conservative
Timing Expectations: Full-time interim for 1 year; option to continue
Work Remotely: no
  1. Ordination from a recognized rabbinical school
  2. Conservative pulpit experience preferred
  3. Comfortable leading diverse congregations
  4. Experience leading organizations through transitions preferred
Position Start Date: July 1, 2018
Send resumes and cover letter to:

Marisa Connell
President, Ner Tamid Board of Trustees

About Ner Tamid Synagogue

Check out our community on Facebook or Instagram @nertamidsd. We are innovative explorers of Jewish identity in the 21st century. We are seeking a new spiritual leader to start this summer.