We are looking for a dynamic, innovative, and present pulpit Rabbi to:
- Lead and/or coordinate Shabbat (Friday nights and Saturday mornings), High Holiday, and all Festival services with music professional or lay service leader. High Holiday services have historically included a Music Director, Cantorial Soloist, and volunteer choir
- Write and deliver dynamic and inspirational sermons
- Ability to engage with congregants across all generations and Jewish backgrounds
- Officiate at life cycle events, including but not limited to weddings, funerals, shiva minyans, and baby namings
- Work with Temple Religious School and Preschool families and children to provide Jewish education and activities and integrate with religious services
- Work with B’nei mitzvah students (children and adults) in preparation for their respective Bar/Bat Mitzvah and lead mitzvah service
- Provide pastoral support for our members during troubling times, and celebrate with them during their joyful times
- Openness to officiating at Interfaith and LGBTQIA+ weddings consistent with Temple ritual policy
- Provide Torah study, religious and educational programming across age groups
- Work with synagogue boards and lay leaders and committees, Sisterhood and Brotherhood
- Write inspirational columns and messages for Temple newsletters, and play an active role in social media postings
- Engage with the existing community to ensure everyone feels welcome and a part of the community to increase programming participation
- Assist with recruiting and welcoming new members of the community and developing programming to attract new members
- Engage in outreach to foster and develop positive relationships with other Jewish congregations in the area, as well as congregations of other faiths, and the general local community
Temple Tiferet Shalom of the North Shore, Inc. (TTS), a 200+ family congregation in Peabody, MA (approx. 20 miles north of Boston), is searching for a full-time Rabbi for its Reform congregation (affiliated with URJ).
Our community is warm, caring, and inclusive. We welcome Jews by birth and by choice, interfaith families, people of every race or ethnicity, LGBTQIA+, and people with differing abilities. It is our intention and our commitment to enable a feeling of Jewish “home” to all who worship, study and celebrate Judaism with us.
Our Temple is in the process of an exciting building renovation, which will be complete in the Fall of 2022.
Our new Rabbi must be personable, flexible, and creative. Leading our community provides a Rabbi with an excellent opportunity to connect with people in multiple ways, build on long-held traditions, guide the creation of new traditions, and lead the members to live and “do Jewish” in a manner that transcends labels.
Rabbinic ordination from an accredited program
Will consider 4th or 5th year Rabbinic Students
Comprehensive religious knowledge
Ability to speak, read, and chant Hebrew and from the Torah
Ability to sing and/or play a musical instrument is preferred but not required
Positive and strong interpersonal and leadership skills
Strong work ethic and time management skills
Benefits to include medical insurance stipend, retirement contribution, professional development allowance, parsonage certification, tuition at Temple religious school, cell phone, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days.
Send Confidential Resume, Cover Letter, and anything else that supports your application (i.e., video sermons):
Amy Sliva, Chair
Rabbinic Search Committee
Temple Tiferet Shalom
489 Lowell Street
Peabody, MA 01960
About Temple Tiferet Shalom of the North Shore - Peabody, MA
Temple Tiferet Shalom is a Reform congregation (affiliated with the Union of Reform Judaism), located in Peabody, MA, about 20 miles north of Boston.
Our Temple was established on November 1, 2015, after Temple Beth Shalom of Peabody (founded in 1959) and Temple Tifereth Israel of Malden (founded in 1930) consolidated, beautifully blending the respective Temples’ rich traditions and cultures into one community.
Our community is warm, caring, and inclusive. We are a vibrant Kehilla (congregation) of Jews by birth; Jews by choice; and Interfaith families/couples – welcoming all regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We likewise embrace those with special needs, learning differences or differing physical abilities.
We offer weekly Erev Shabbat and Shabbat morning services and observe the Jewish Holy Day cycle, led and enhanced by a strong rabbinic and musical experience. We also host numerous special themed services, like our Veterans’ Day service or our Pride Shabbat service.
We honor our tradition and commitment to the Jewish People, here and in Israel through education, innovation, and celebration. Our many annual traditions like the summer ShaBBQ, Purim Spiel, or congregational Passover Seders encourage community and a feeling of belonging and mishpacha(family).
We have a vibrant and well-established Pre-School and Religious School that serves our community, as it has for decades. Our Pre-School welcomes local children ages 15 months through kindergarten throughout the year and for summer camp. Our Religious School provides a positive Jewish education founded in Jewish values and ethics, for children from grades K-7. We also have outstanding pre-Confirmation and Confirmation programs.
Our community also enjoys an active Sisterhood, Brotherhood, Social Action Committee, and many adult education opportunities.