Are you a passionate, energetic, and community-oriented Rabbi seeking a meaningful opportunity like no other? The United Hebrew Congregation of Singapore (UHC) is excited to announce the opening for a new, dynamic spiritual leader to guide our vibrant progressive Jewish congregation in Singapore. For the past 30 years, the UHC has served as the sole progressive Jewish congregation in Singapore and Southeast Asia and has provided a spiritual home to Progressive Jews in the region, despite not possessing a permanent physical synagogue. Undoubtedly, the UHC’s strength is its committed community. Our new Rabbi will harness our strengths by rolling up their sleeves alongside the congregation, calling on volunteers for support, and leading by example. This leader will be exhilarated by the opportunity to lead and grow in Singapore, whose economic strength, political stability, and focus on religious and racial inclusivity make the Lion City the chosen Asia headquarters for many multinational corporations. The UHC Community, too, reflects that inclusiveness and diversity, attracting progressive Jews from all corners of the globe and consisting of long-term residents, expats, and Singaporeans.

Our new Rabbi will lead Shabbat and holiday services with kindness, compassion, and scholarship. We seek someone who delivers meaningful sermons that are thought-provoking and contemporary in their message. As our Rabbi, you will provide pastoral care to our community members and lead services for life cycle events for our community. We are a musical community, so you need to be able to engage in song as well as prayer.  Additionally, you will directly engage our children, youth, and adults in Jewish education. We are a multinational and diverse community; fostering a spirit of inclusivity within our congregation is of the highest importance.

Key Responsibilities

  • Rabbinic duties include but are not limited to leading services, planning holiday experiences, weekly minyan, teaching, preaching, pastoral care, and life-cycle events.
  • Promote communal engagement and grow our membership.
    • Create personal and meaningful interactions with congregants and the greater community.
    • Inspire Jewish knowledge, understanding, beliefs, and practices.
    • Call on donors and volunteers as appropriate.
  • Deliver meaningful sermons designed to educate, inform, and challenge conventional wisdom.
  • Guide the Sunday School with meaningful insights and ancillary learning opportunities.
  • Provide pastoral care and support to community members during times of joy and sorrow, including but not limited to: Brit Milah, baby namings, B’nai Mitzvah, weddings, funerals, and Shiva services.
  • Work in partnership with the management committee, attending regular Board meetings.
  • Develop and facilitate educational and Torah study programs that promote spiritual growth and understanding, as well as leading the Introduction to Judaism program.
How do you do Jewish : Progressive & Egalitarian
Work Remotely: no
  • Ordination as a Rabbi from a recognized institution.
  • At least three years as a rabbi with bimah and congregational leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment to progressive Judaism.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Positive energy, wisdom, leadership, and personal qualities that will inspire congregants to increase their levels of engagement with the community.
  • Ability to connect with individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Proven leadership experience in a congregational or community setting.
  • Strong musical acumen to lead with singing and/or music and to provide direction to our musical team.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • Technological savvy, with proficiency in digital communications and social media platforms.
Position Start Date: Immediate

Health insurance
Professional expenses & organizational dues
Annual vacation
Local transportation and cell phone allowance

Salary Range: SGD 130,000 - 180,000 plus benefits ($95,000-$132,000)
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About United Hebrew Congregation (Singapore)

The United Hebrew Congregation of Singapore (UHC) is a ~120 household (~300 person) synagogue.  The congregation is primarily composed of families, couples, and individuals who have moved to Singapore for work, study, and adventure. As the sole progressive congregation in Singapore and regional hub for Southeast Asia, we welcome those seeking a Reform, Reconstructionist, Conservative or similarly progressive and egalitarian approach to Judaism.