Overview

Rabbi or Cantor / Educator (Assistant or Associate Position)

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Cantor/Educator Job Description

Job Overview: The Jewish Center of the Hamptons is seeking an innovative Rabbi or Cantor / Educator who will work in partnership with Rabbi Franklin, Cantor Stein, and our executive director to create a connected community as the foundation of all spiritual, educational, musical and cultural programming. As a team, the Professional Staff works together to offer a variety of entry points into synagogue life. The ideal candidate will have the talent, skills, and leadership ability to administer and develop our learning and youth programming with Rabbi Franklin and Cantor Stein.

1. The rabbi or cantor should be dynamic and invigorating – joining our senior clergy in inspiring our congregation to prayer, a sense of community, and a vibrant Jewish culture in the Hamptons.
2. Our new rabbi or cantor should be sociable, engaging families and congregants through outreach in every part of his or her activities.
3. Our new rabbi or cantor must be able to relate to every cohort of the congregation, particularly with children and teens

Priorities of Position
1. Develop Jewish Learning at every level. The new rabbi or cantor will be responsible for directing our K-7 Learning Programs, as well as develop post-bnei Mitzvah programming
2. Develop Curriculum for a K-7 Gates of Jewish Learning Program
3. Supervise and Hire Faculty for K-7 learning programs
4. Develop post-Bnei Mitzvah programming
5. Build learning and Shabbat programming in New York City for young families and young professionals
6. Build strong spiritual and personal relationships with congregants within every demographic cohort.

Tagged as: cantor, education, family engagement, outreach, rabbi, social media, young professionals

Work Remotely: no
Qualifications:
  • Rabbinical or cantorial ordination from an accredited seminary
  • A degree in education preferred
  • Experience in curriculum development
Position Start Date: May 13, 2018
Salary Range: 95-105K
Benefits:

Pension contribution of 15% in addition to salary, organizational dues, health insurance, convention allowance, income-disability insurance,

Community Description:

Mission:
We are the Jewish spiritual and cultural oasis on the East End of Long Island, in Manhattan, and beyond. Rooted in Torah, prayer, and acts of loving kindness, the Jewish Center of the Hamptons shares the joy of the Jewish traditions and deepens our connections to a rich heritage through progressive Jewish values and a diversity of Jewish voices. In our many avenues of learning we seek to bring relevance and meaning to our daily lives. We are a center without walls, connected to Israel, and the Jewish people wherever they might dwell. We welcome each person regardless of gender, sexual orientation, and race, embracing anyone who chooses to join us on our Jewish journey. As a socially conscious congregation, we dedicate ourselves to mitzvot, fulfilling our obligations to God, and to one another. Come find your center, here.

About Us:
Our members come from many different Jewish backgrounds, yet when we join together as a synagogue family in one place that provides the natural beauty to inspire transformative moments on our Jewish journey, we are one community. Our unusual membership includes many highly successful congregants, including leaders of finance, the law, and medicine. Many other members are noted artists, writers, art collectors and musicians. This exciting mix makes our synagogue a truly unique opportunity for a Rabbi looking to be a part of an intellectually and culturally stimulating community.

Congregational Strengths:
1. Our clergy work in a strong partnership on and off the bima. We collaborate in everything that we do within the synagogue, which enables us to create a strong spiritual experience at the Jewish Center

2. Our worship space fosters a spirituality that speaks to every members of our community, and offers us the flexibility to create innovative, musical, and uplifting prayer.

3. Our summer Shabbat on the Beach Service fuses the Hamptons experience with Shabbat. Drawing up to three hundred people on the beach every Friday between Memorial Day and Labor Day, this service offers great music, worship, and Shabbat stories. Families stick around for a bonfire and s'mores following.

4. We are proud of the sense of community we have and our commitment to Tikkun Ha'Olam. Together we find purpose and meaning in our prayer services and in our work in feeding the hungry in our midst. In the summer months, when our numbers grow, we are an inclusive community embracing our diversity and opening our doors to thoughtful and noteworthy concerts, programs, and discussions.
5. A unique strength of our congregation lies in the highly unusual concentration of leaders of finance, the law, medicine, great art collectors, outstanding artists, writers, and musicians that we count among our members

Send resumes and cover letter to:

jfranklin@jcoh.org

About The Jewish Center of the Hamptons

We are the Jewish spiritual and cultural oasis on the East End of Long Island, in Manhattan, and beyond. Rooted in Torah, prayer, and acts of loving kindness, the Jewish Center of the Hamptons shares the joy of the Jewish traditions and deepens our connections to a rich heritage through progressive Jewish values and a diversity of Jewish voices. In our many avenues of learning we seek to bring relevance and meaning to our daily lives. We are a center without walls, connected to Israel, and the Jewish people wherever they might dwell. We welcome each person regardless of gender, sexual orientation, and race, embracing anyone who chooses to join us on our Jewish journey. As a socially conscious congregation, we dedicate ourselves to mitzvot, fulfilling our obligations to God, and to one another. Come find your center, here.

Number of Families: approximately 400

Number of Students in K-7 Learning: 28

Siddur:

  • Sabbaths: Seder Ha T’fillot, The Movement for Reform Judaism, London, England, 2008
  • Festivals: Mishkan T’filah, CCAR 2007
  • High Holy Days: Mishkan HaNefesh, CCAR (Coming 2018)