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4 Mar 2015

Part-Time Part Time Rabbi

CHSE Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Congregation Hesed Shel Emet, an independent synagogue in Pottstown, PA with a history of Conservative practice, is seeking a Part Time Rabbi. We welcome applications from ordained Rabbis from all traditions.

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic leader who is eager to partner with our proud congregation to increase membership and energize current members. Candidates should be willing and able to help in our marketing and recruiting efforts to offer a Jewish experience of “Tradition in a Modern World.” Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with Lay-led committees are a must.

The position offers flexibility, with the main responsibilities being as follows:
Ritual – Serve as the mara d’atra and spiritual leader of the Synagogue, lead Shabbat services (Friday night and Saturday morning), with 1 Shabbat off each month (negotiable). Arrange for an alternate prayer leader for services during his/her weekend(s) off. Direct services in conjunction with the cantor and gabbaim for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur; lead services for Sukkot, Simchat Torah, Purim, Pesach and Shavuot. Work in conjunction with the Ritual Committee on all matters concerning ritual and services.
Life Cycle – Officiate at funerals, weddings, B’nai Mitzvah, Britei Milah/Baby Namings. Make available a suitable alternate Rabbi in his/her absence. Visit sick and shut-in congregants within the greater Pottstown area.
Education – Participate in the development of the curriculum of our religious school, teach as needed, and tutor/prepare B’nai Mitzvah students. Offer at least one Adult Education class per “semester”. Work with the Education committee to offer creative solutions/suggestions to our Religious School.

This is a salaried position at $35,000/year. The position does not offer benefits or a housing stipend, but we can offer flexibility so that the candidate can seek additional employment opportunities in order to supplement his/her income.

Job Categories: Rabbinical Services and Synagogue. Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.


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