Susquehanna University Hillel is looking for a High Holiday leader who can lead our community for both Rosh Hashanah (Erev and first day) as well as Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur services and programing.

Our students come generally from Reform, Conservative and unaffiliated backgrounds. They are looking for some traditional liturgy as well as the opportunity to discuss and process holiday themes. Creativity, discussion, and text learning highly appreciated.  We expect a small group for the holidays and are looking for this group to be excited to engage in Jewish learning and practice over the course of the year.


A successful leader will be able to lead engaging services, help students approach, and engage with the holiday season in new ways. We will also have a variety of meals, which will both be a good chance to get to know our students and create learning moments. On Rosh Hashanah after lunch and services, we plan a short walk to do tashlich by our nearby river.


We plan on using Machzor Days of Awe (Velveteen Rabbi) and also have Lev Shalem to supplement.   Happy to work with leader on supplemental packet as well.


Susquehanna University Hillel is a vibrant small Jewish community located in Selinsgrove, PA in central PA.  50 minutes out of Harrisburg, about 3 hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore and New York City. We are a small liberal arts college with about 2200 students with about 70 who self-identify as Jewish.


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Expected Leadership responsibilities:

Erev Rosh Hashannah

Rosh Hashannah (Day 1)


Kol Nidre

Yom Kippur


There will be the potential for added small group conversations and guided learning and potential for growth in the future with our Hillel as well. Compensation for the position will be $2,500 we will also cover lodging and travel costs as well. To apply please send a resume, and two references to Eli Bass, Director of Jewish Life, Basse@susqu.edu

Work Remotely: no

We look for a candidate who can demonstrate a strong capacity to:

-Lead worship practice for a diverse group of Jewish students (especially for the high holidays)

-Experience with leading alternative/non-traditional prayer experiences

-experience working in diverse Jewish settings

-experience working with college age students a plus

Position Start Date: September 9, 2018
Salary Range: $2500 + hotel and transit
Send resumes and cover letter to:


About Susquehanna University

Susquehanna Hillel is a vibrant hub of Jewish life at Susquehanna University. We are an outlet for students to explore and define their own Jewish identity. Hillel  encourages students to grow and develop intellectually, socially and religiously. We ask each student to discover their own path to integrate their Jewish development into their life choices and expressions.

We are a very active small Jewish community at Susquehanna University. Our community and student leaders take an active role in cultivating and growing Jewish life on campus. We regularly welcome students regardless of background to learn and grow with us. Hillel encourage students to get involved with helping to support and facilitate our community.  We have about 70 self identified Jewish students,and are committed to giving students an engaging holiday experience.