In General, this position would entail:
- Being a rabbinic presence in a friendly, outgoing, engaging, and personable way – at least
one Shabbat a month (more, pending your availability) as well as some holidays and festivals
- Lead and carry out engaging and meaningful services – including chanting/leyning and
ability to deliver an interactive discussion rather than a sermon (Siddur Lev Shalem for
Saturday morning/ Etz Hayim Chumash)
- Inspire learning and excitement about Jewish culture and traditions that will increase
engagement for existing members, young adults, and young families
- Be available for lifecycle events
This could evolve into a part-time or even full-time position
- Ordination from an accredited rabbinical seminary. Soon-to-be ordained rabbis will be
- The ability to inspire a vibrant, inclusive and welcoming community, be creative and ‘think out
of the box’
- Strong working knowledge and proficiency in Hebrew, nusach and liturgy and the ability to
leyn/chant from Torah
- Collaborates well with others including lay leaders, volunteers and staff
- Accepting of a spectrum of beliefs, practices and observances
- Be welcoming to people of all ages, backgrounds and circumstances
About The Boston Synagogue
The Boston Synagogue located in the West End of downtown Boston is looking for a Rabbi-in- Residence to serve as a team member at this small, unaffiliated/post-denominational egalitarian, pluralistic synagogue that is also very informal and unpretentious. Since the pandemic we have been running services hybrid: in-person and it’s also available to members on Zoom.
The shul is conveniently located in Charles River Park, down the street from Boston Garden and near Mass General Hospital. It’s near the Science Park Green Line T, North Station – as well as the Charles Street Red Line T/Mass General. Parking is available.
Our mission is to serve the needs of the diverse group of Jews living in downtown Boston, and try to find ways to make engagement, interactivity and connections happen. We look for ways to engage with diverse multigenerational demographics ranging from singles, couples, young people, older members, interfaith couples, LGBTQ, and more.
Aside from the spiritual piece, we also offer a range of educational, social and cultural programs. We are evolving into a cultural hub in downtown Boston, particularly focused on the diverse Jewish and Hebrew music experience and are the home of the Boston Festival for New Jewish Music, Klezmer Jams, and more.