- Lead weekly and holiday services, with the participation of lay-leaders, as needed
- Plan and help to execute student and family services in conjunction with the Education Director
- Conduct life-cycle ceremonies, i.e. Baby Namings, B’nai Mitzvot, Weddings, Funerals, as needed
- Work with Education Director to develop curriculum for LEV Academy, our Hebrew School program
- Teach our 7th grade (Hey Class) B’Nai Mitzvah class
- Prepare B’nai Mitzvah students
- Teach Torah and Haftorah portions and associated blessings
- Friday night and Saturday morning service prayers (with emphasis on the Torah service)
- Help to develop a vibrant, active post-B’Nai Mitzvah teen program
- Develop and coordinate family educational and holiday programs with the Executive Director
- Lead and implement adult education programming
Outreach and Pastoral Care
- Take a leadership role with the PJC Board in recruiting new partners
- Maintain ongoing outreach to retain current partners
- Represent the congregation and Judaism at events in the larger community
- Provide pastoral counseling and support to congregants, including Bikur Cholim
- Be reasonably accessible to the congregation
- Work with the PJC Board of Directors on collaborative fundraising initiatives
- Participate in the Millstone Interfaith Council (Interfaith Thanksgiving Service, Interfaith Passover Seder, and other mutually desirable programs and events)
- Write a monthly article for the PJC Press, the official newsletter of the Perrineville Jewish Center
- Be available via phone, email, text, etc.
- Contribute to and expand our presence on social media
- Attend monthly board meetings at the request of the Board President
The next spiritual leader of our congregation can expect to find a warm, diverse, generous and caring congregation, involved and knowledgeable lay leadership and a supportive board of directors. Our Executive Director values a commitment to creating meaningful and lasting relationships with all who choose to call our synagogue home.
Our synagogue has been in existence since 1910 and has been located at 855 Perrineville Road, in Perrineville (Millstone Twp.), New Jersey since 1925. Perrineville, NJ is a town rich in Jewish history with European Jews who settled here in the “Catskills” of NJ after WWI.
We are located in the heart of equestrian and farm country surrounded by nature and tranquility, yet close to major shopping retailers and transportation to New York City and Philadelphia.
- Ordination within the Conservative Jewish Movement
- Warm and compassionate
- Enthusiastic and engaging; able to lead services in a way that inspires and captivates
- A passion for congregational education and a willingness to learn as well as teach
- Creative visionary, with hands-on attitude towards growth
- Sense of humor
- Open to diversity and inclusion
- Regard for this position as a primary professional commitment
Rabbinical parsonage with full kosher kitchen available
(Can be converted to additional salary if housing is not needed)
Medical benefits as needed
To apply for this position, please e-mail a letter of interest and a copy of your most recent resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
About Perrineville Jewish Center
Perrineville Jewish Center (“PJC”) is proud to be a 112-year-old, non-affiliated (conservative leaning) synagogue in Millstone Township, New Jersey. We are just over an hour from both New York City and Philadelphia.
PJC focuses on creating a warm, family friendly environment where adults and children can learn about their Jewish heritage, faith and values. We welcome all with open arms — this includes all levels of observance, non-traditional, interfaith families and singles. Our Friday night services focus on the warmth of Shabbat with both Hebrew and English readings, explanation of prayers and involving our congregation. We hold weekly Onegs on Friday night that allow members of all generations to gather, socialize and make meaningful friendships with other members as well as Clergy. We offer a traditional Saturday morning service with a full Torah reading. Members are honored with Aliyot to the Torah and are privileged to have discussions on the Torah or Haftorah portions, hear engaging sermons, discussions on a variety of topics and partake in our weekly Kiddushes that once again help to foster a sense of community, togetherness and friendship.
We also offer an active social club that holds events for all age groups, community outreach through our Mitzvah Mensches committee that works to bring generations together to put into practice the tenant of Tikkun Olam, Tzedukkah and participating in Mitzvot.
PJC is also home to LEV Academy, our outstanding Jewish Enrichment Program for students in grades K-7. LEV Academy bridges a centuries old tradition with a modern, engaging and interactive program that brings Judaism to life. From iPads and Chrome books to enhance lesson plans, to twinning programs with students in Israel; From Hebrew language to music that connects us to the spirit of Judaism and from speakers to hands-on enrichment, our students are actively engaged in ways that make learning fun and relevant as we seek to nurture the whole child - mind, body and soul.
Our experienced and dedicated team of teachers, lead by our Education Director and clergy bring vibrancy and excitement to each and every class. The involvement of our Rabbi and Education Director on a weekly basis ensures that all students and their families build relationships throughout the course of their journey and feel supported every step of the way