We are looking for a dynamic, compassionate rabbi to be our full-time Mara D’atra and spiritual leader. This individual will serve the religious, pastoral, spiritual and educational needs of our congregation’s members.

The responsibilities of our rabbi include:

◦ leading our religious services in a meaningful way and delivering inspiring, thought-provoking sermons
◦ providing pastoral services and lifecycle support to congregants
◦ playing an active role in member engagement and outreach to prospective members
◦ collaborating with our Board and other clergy to fulfill the mission of our synagogue

Rabbi Qualifications: In 2022, our Board adopted the policy that our clergy could officiate at same sex marriages in our synagogue, as long as both partners are Jewish. both partners are Jewish.
Community Description:

see below

Work Remotely: no

We are seeking a rabbi with:

◦ strong interpersonal, pastoral, communication and leadership skills
◦ in depth knowledge of Jewish rituals and Halacha
◦ ability to lead services and deliver sermons in an uplifting manner
◦ expertise in building relationships with members of all ages and working as a team member

Position Start Date: July 1, 2023

Pension contribution, major medical insurance, professional development allowance

Salary Range: $260,000-$280,000 US, including benefits
Send resumes and cover letter to:

Maxine Bercovici and Suzanne Grant
Co-chairs, Search Committee

About Shaare Zion Beth-El Congregation

We are a Conservative, egalitarian synagogue with approximately 750 member families. We are located in central Montreal, which has a vibrant Jewish community (with several Jewish day schools, kosher restaurants, butchers, bakeries, grocery stores, social service agencies and cultural organizations).

We hold services on Shabbat mornings  and twice daily Sundays through Friday. We have a professional choir which accompanies our cantor on holidays and on various Shabbatot throughout the year.

Our synagogue offers a warm and welcoming community which values egalitarianism, inclusiveness, member engagement and lifelong learning to enhance spiritual growth and well-being. The provision of support throughout the lifecycle is an integral part of our mission.

We offer a diverse array of social and educational programs for children, adolescents and adults of all ages, as well as holiday themed parties and celebrations. We have a B'Nai Mitzvah program and Junior Congregation, led by our dynamic Cantor.