Overview

We are Temple Beth Israel Shaare-Zedek, a small, vibrant Reform Judaism synagogue located in Lima, Ohio that functions with the intimacy of a chavurah. A part-time Rabbi has faithfully been our spiritual and educational leader for several years but now plans   to relocate. We are seeking another part-time Rabbi to join us beginning July 1, 2020.

Our Jewish community in northwestern Ohio was established more than 100 years ago and is an inclusive, participatory and egalitarian blend of many Jewish traditions. Temple Beth Israel Shaare-Zedek is also the only synagogue for at least 50 miles in every direction and a focal point for Judaism in the region. Our congregation includes a wide spectrum of religious backgrounds, although we are predominantly Reform and Conservative. Our Synagogue is a place for both learning and celebration—Shabbat, D’var Torah, the Festivals, High Holidays, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other life cycle events. In other words, we do things larger congregations do, just on a smaller scale.

How do you do Jewish : We are a mix of Reform and Conservative synagogues.
Why you need a rabbi: We are a unique congrgation that serves as a focal point for Judaism for a 50+ mile radius and need a dynamic spiritual leader.
Timing Expectations: We conduct Shabbat services and adult educational programming 2x each month. We would be looking to resume normal on-site activities sometime next year.
Rabbi Qualifications: Congregational engagement is an absolute must have as we are a blended congregation from both reform and conservative backgrounds. We also have interfaith families and LGBTQ members.
Community Description:

We are Temple Beth Israel-Shaare-Zedek, a small, vibrant Reform Judaism synagogue located in Lima, Ohio that functions with the intimacy of a chavurah.

Our Jewish community located in northwestern Ohio, has proudly existed for more than 100 years and is a pluralistic, inclusive, participatory, and egalitarian blending of many Jewish traditions. Temple Beth Israel Shaare-Zedek is the only synagogue for at least 50 miles in every direction and our members come from near and far. We comprise a wide spectrum of family structures and religious backgrounds although it is predominantly Reform and Conservative.

Work Remotely: yes
Qualifications:

Ideal candidates should have the following qualifications and experience:

  1. Must demonstrate strong congregational focus and engagement skills.
  2. Practical and creative working experience with remote meeting platforms (Zoom, Go-To-Meeting, Etc)
  3. Successful experience with adult educational programming.
  4. Solid pastoral care skills

Interested candidates are requested to submit their resume/CV in .pdf or .docx form including video clips of a Shabbat or High Holiday services and an example of adult educational programming you have recently done.

 

Position Start Date: April 1, 2021
Send resumes and cover letter to:

tbiszlima@outlook.com