A successful rabbi at Congregation Kol Ami will….
· Lead weekly Shabbat services on Friday nights
· Lead weekly Shabbat services on Saturday mornings
· Lead all services associated with religious holidays
· Attend daily Minyan
· Be available for counseling of members on an as-needed basis
· Maintain confidentiality in all appropriate areas such as counseling and financial matters
· Lead the planning, preparation, and ceremony associated life cycle events including Brit, B’nai Mitzvah, weddings, and funerals
· Provide pastoral care to those in need
· Provide alternatives to ensure the needs of the congregation are met when the rabbi is unavailable (religious services, pastoral care, life cycle events)
· Be well versed in and capable of leading both Reform and Conservative services, including chanting Torah and Haftarah in Hebrew, as well as knowing the appropriate prayer melodies.
· Teach in the religious school
· Assist the board with outreach and fundraising
· Represent Congregation Kol Ami in the greater community such as with the media and interfaith events.
· Provide inspiring Torah study in the form of D’vrei Torah.
In addition to assigned responsibilities (above), we believe a Rabbi will be successful at Congregation Kol Ami if they:
· Become an active part of our community beyond their professional role. Become part of our family.
· Exude an infectious enthusiasm for Judaism.
· Be an effective listener and teacher.
· Demonstrate a welcoming attitude toward members, potential members, and guests
· Be recognized as a Jewish “thought leader” when interacting with the overall Utah community, media, political leaders, and other religious organizations.
· Are beloved by our children and teenagers, who are the future members for whom we want to instill a passion for Judaism
At Least 2-3 years pulpit Rabbi experience
Congregation Kol Ami is a congregation for all our people. We are a vibrant, inclusive, participatory, egalitarian synagogue that values the rich traditions of our heritage. We are a mix of Jews from many places and Jewish experiences, and our unique strength comes from our diverse backgrounds. We affiliate with both the Conservative and Reform movements, and offer a variety of religious services, educational experiences, and countless opportunities for gathering together and schmoosing. Salt Lake City's Jewish community dates back to approximately 1854. The present congregation is the result of a successful 1972 merger of Congregation B'nai Israel (Reform founded in 1891) and Congregation Montefiore (Conservative founded in 1899).