Clergy Assistant

Beth El | Berkeley, CA, United States

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Posted Date 3/07/2024

Congregation Beth El is a vibrant and growing Reform Jewish congregation located in Berkeley, California. Our membership consists of over 500 households who live in cities throughout the northern East Bay and Bay Area. Our synagogue was organized in 1945 as a liberal synagogue guided by a reverence for tradition, and these values continue to shape our congregation. Beth El is home to individuals and families of all backgrounds who are seeking community and wish to explore Jewish practice, spiritual growth and learning.

Job purpose:

To provide administrative support for clergy, and be a part of the administrative team of the synagogue.

Overview of Main Responsibilities:

Clergy Support

  • Manage Clergy calendars
  • Assist Clergy with written communications
  • Provide administrative support to the clergy
  • Provide support for life-cycle events (e.g., weddings, births, funerals, etc.)


  • Layout, design and production of congregational announcements
  • Content collection and production of various written materials
  • Assist with the online delivery of various programming (e.g., supporting virtual worship logistics, zoom links, etc.


  • Provide logistical and administrative support for synagogue programs and events as assigned
  • Support the B’nei Mitzvah program by preparing B’nei Mitzvah certificates, the B’nei mitzvah tzedakah program B’nei Mitzvah scheduling.
  • Recruit, assign and support volunteers for specific programs

Front Office

  • Support the front desk as needed during breaks and absences
  • As part of the Administrative team, staff part of the High Holy Day program and Gala event.

Education, training and experience

  • Four-year college degree
  • Two years office experience


  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills and sensitivity in working with people.
  • Excellent oral and written skills.
  • Computer expertise and demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe or In-design, basic database management, internet and social networking.
  • Must maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, and prioritize demands.
  • Flexible, able to meet changing work needs and demands
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Familiarity with Jewish customs and rituals, synagogue life. The ability to read Hebrew is desirable.
  • Plans and utilizes time effectively and independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively with staff and synagogue volunteers.
  • A sense of humor and a passion for learning are essential
  • Approaches challenges with creativity and equanimity

Physical demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Lifting and carrying up to 20 lbs.
  • Typing, writing, reading, hearing and speaking
  • Use hands and fingers to operate office equipment
  • Frequent sitting
  • Standing, walking, kneeling

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $23.00 - $27.00 per hour


  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off



Salary23.00 - 27.00 Hour
Full Time
Administrative Support
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
Job Location
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