Base Rabbi

Moishe House | Miami, FL, United States

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Posted Date 1/09/2024
Description

Who We Are:

Base is a movement of young rabbinic couples building a pluralistic, hospitality-forward vision of Jewish life that is inspiring, relevant, and purposeful. Base couples accomplish this by welcoming young adults into their home and modeling what vibrant home-based Jewish life can look like. From within their homes and neighborhoods, Base rabbinic couples cultivate authentic experiences for young Jews (20s-30s) seeking meaningful learning and community. Base rabbis, like the populations they serve, come from diverse backgrounds and are committed to fostering relationships with Jewish young adults that add meaning, purpose, and joy to their lives. With 15 homes across the U.S. (as of December 2023), Base empowers the best rabbinic leadership in North America to build a new type of pluralistic, communal rabbinate.

Base is a program of Moishe (pronounced moy-shuh) House, the global leader in peer-led Jewish young adult engagement. Launched in 2006 when four friends began hosting Shabbat dinners in their home, Moishe House provides a space for over 75,000 young adults around the world to create meaningful, welcoming Jewish communities for themselves and their peers each year. To date, there are more than 150 communities in over 40 countries, and we’re still growing!

This position will lead the Base in Miami. The prospective Rabbi will complete the application by submitting their resume and cover letter in one document, and their partner's resume in a second document. Any subsequent invitations to interview may include the Rabbi individually, as well as both the Rabbi and Partner. Please be certain to read the accompanying Partner Position Description.

All voices are needed at Moishe House (please see our identity statements for more detail). Every new member of the Moishe House team is an opportunity for us to introduce fresh perspectives, talent, and skills into our workforce and our communities. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and life experiences to join our team located in the United States, South America, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Our vision, in part, is for a fair and equitable workplace, where diversity is celebrated and can truly flourish.

Who You Are and What You’ll Do: 

Your Jewish Mission

  • You believe in a pluralistic Judaism, and actively create space and spiritual practices for Jews of all and no labels.
  • You have an Authentic Jewish Personality, and model how to live an integrated Jewish life while inspiring others to do the same.
  • You are an Engaging Educator, experienced with teaching in the pedagogies of experiential education, hevruta, source-based text study, and others. You’ll use this experience to model and teach others how to find meaning, relevance, and purpose in the wide canon of Jewish wisdom.
  • You have a clear vision for the Jewish world that you want to share and a drive to actualize that vision. You understand the local, North American, and global Jewish landscape and can articulate your mission within it to people with different Jewish backgrounds, ideologies, and visions.
  • You are knowledgeable and a Life-Long Learner, sharing a reservoir of Jewish content, while simultaneously pursuing continued education and ongoing growth and development.

Your Professional Identity

  • You believe in the Base model and the wider Moishe House mission of creating community for young Jewish adults.
  • You bring Creativity, Vision, and Resilience to your engagement work.
  • You’re a Host and a Connector, capable of building rapport and developing meaningful relationships with a wide variety of people.
  • You have an Entrepreneurial Spirit, asking questions, trying new approaches to Jewish engagement, and demonstrating an appetite to take risks in order to actualize your vision for strengthening Jewish life.
  • You’re a Strategic Community Organizer, determining how to best reach and impact young Jewish adults not currently involved in the traditional networks, and utilizing community organizing methodologies for success.
  • You’re a Self-Starter, highly motivated, driven to succeed, reflective, and open. With the support of the Base National staff, you’ll manage much of your own daily schedule, including budgeting, marketing/outreach, project-management, and administrative duties. You know how to set appropriate boundaries and to ask for help when you need it.
  • You’re a Team Player, energized by collaboration and working in dynamic relationships with individuals, coworkers, organizations, and community partners.
  • You’re a Capacity Builder, leading an annual grassroots fundraising campaign to raise local funds.
  • You embrace and already effectively demonstrate the Moishe Mindset: Be the Difference, Connect & Listen, Invest Wisely, Embrace the Unknown, Own It!, Value People, and Work Well, Live Well, and Have Fun.

The Daily Work

You’ll build the local Base Community through:

  • Reaching at least 500 Jewish young adults each year by offering them a variety of immersive Jewish experiences along the four Base pillars (see below)
  • Developing one-on-one relationships with at least 180 unique individuals over the course of a year.
  • Providing pastoral and spiritual counseling (15 conversations per month)
  • Inviting young adult Jews from your community into your home for Shabbat and the Jewish holidays (4 programs/meals per month on average)
  • Creating and leading dynamic learning opportunities, including classes and workshops (6 learning classes per month)
  • Facilitating community service and civic engagement projects (one per month)
  • You’ll build connections with community members based on repeated, substantive, personal experiences, so that at least 40% of individuals return on a regular basis.

You’ll grow Base’s footprint and build the field of home-based rabbinic leadership through:

  • Serving as a spiritual leader and educator within the global Moishe House staff community.
  • Leading Jewish Learning Retreats and other immersive Jewish experiences.
  • Growing and sustaining your footprint through collaborating with other Moishe House departments.
  • Cultivating relationships with significant donors and program partners, in conjunction with Base’s Executive Director and the Moishe House Development Department.
  • Representing your Base and Moishe House as a community rabbi in your city.

 Minimum Requirements

  • You have Rabbinical Ordination, preferably having completed formal training and graduated from a rabbinic seminary.
  • You have a bachelor’s degree in any related field; four additional years of full-time experience may be substituted for the degree.
  • You have 2+ years professional work experience through full-time employment, and/or related internship experiences.
  • You bring experience working with young adults, and a proven ability to relate to individuals in this developmental life stage.
  • You currently live in a shared home with your committed partner who serves as the Base Partner.*
  • You’re able to prioritize and balance multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously.
  • You are proficient with the Microsoft 365 Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams) and major social media channels; experience with Slack and Salesforce preferred along with an openness to learning new software and technologies.
  • You have eligibility to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

The Fine Print:

This is a full-time position, requires significant evening and weekend hours to complete job requirements, and reports to the Base Program Director. The position is for an initial three years of building your Base, with an option to renew for a second three-year term, contingent upon performance and sufficient program funding.

We encourage you to learn more about the position and work at Moishe House in our Frequently Asked Questions.

How Moishe House Takes Care of You:

  • Healthcare: Health, vision, dental, and mental health benefits ($0 employee contribution option available), with ability to add dependents for additional cost.
  • Time off: 15 days paid time off (PTO) per year that increases with continued employment (additional benefits for former Hillel and BBYO full-time employees through the Talent Alliance) PLUS office closures and floating holidays for Jewish and US holidays
  • Parental Leave: based on length of tenure and status as birthing/non-birthing parent
  • 401(k): up to 3% matching after one year of employment
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • Parsonage benefit available for clergy employees
  • Quarterly paid day of service to give back to your community
  • Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and a dedicated supervisor

How Moishe House Pays You:

  • Moishe House’s starting salaries are based on education, experience, location, and skillset required for each role. Starting salary for this position is $93,000.
  • Housing Stipend to cover up to 50% of rent up to a maximum of $3,000 per month. If housing is provided by Moishe House, the salary will be adjusted downwards to maintain equity in total compensation among Base employees.
  • Annual salary increases.
  • One-time relocation stipend of up to $5,000 (sliding scale, based on distance of move)

How Moishe House Invests in You:

  • Weekly supervision, coaching, and mentorship from Base & Moishe House national leadership
  • Monthly cohort-based gatherings with the entire network of Base rabbis and partners
  • Participation in the annual in-person Base Summit
  • A dedicated Professional Development budget
  • Annual funding for personal and spiritual growth
  • The opportunity to contribute to national projects such as thought pieces, publications, and research reports
  • One-on-one Jewish learning with an approved educator of your choice through the Jewish Learning Collaborative
  • Opportunities to attend Moishe House Learning Retreats and Conferences

 

 

Base Rabbinic Partner Position Description:

*The Base Partner is the partner of the Base Rabbi and serves in a role critical to Base’s success. Base’s vision is to build a pluralistic, hospitality-forward vision of Jewish life that is inspiring, relevant, and purposeful. Base couples accomplish this by welcoming young adults into their home and modeling what vibrant home-based Jewish life can look like. We welcome Partners from a wide variety of personal and professional backgrounds to this role.

While Base Partners are not employees of Moishe House, they serve as key thought partners in the building of the Base community, and are expected to enthusiastically help with planning, preparation, and co-hosting of events and gatherings (an average of 15 hours per week).

Who You Are and What You’ll Do: 

Your Professional Identity:

  • You’re a Lover of Jewish Experiences, with a background in relevant parts of the Jewish world (think: Summer camp, Hillel, Israel travel, community organizing) that inform how you think about sharing Judaism with others.
  • You’re a Host and a Connector, capable of building rapport and developing meaningful relationships with a wide variety of people. You know equally how to hang out, and how to create an intentional atmosphere.
  • You have an Entrepreneurial Spirit, asking questions, trying new approaches to Jewish engagement, and demonstrating an appetite to take risks in order to actualize your vision for strengthening Jewish life.
  • You’re a Strategic Community Organizer, determining how to best reach and impact young Jewish adults not currently involved in the traditional networks, and utilizing community organizing methodologies for success.
  • You’re a Team Player, energized by collaboration and working in dynamic relationships with individuals, coworkers, organizations, and community partners.
  • You embrace the Moishe MindsetBe the Difference, Connect & Listen, Invest Wisely, Embrace the Unknown, Own It!, Value People, and Work Well, Live Well, and Have Fun.

 The Daily Work:

  • You’ll serve as a primary thought partner for your local Base in building and developing the Base community, including formal and informal strategic planning discussions
  • Together, you’ll host guests in your Base home for Shabbat and holiday meals
  • You’ll help with preparation and planning for programs and meals
  • You’ll host one-on-one coffee meetings (on average, 1 per week) to welcome new Basers into the community
  • You’ll organize service opportunities for the Base Community
  • To the extent partners want to provide formal programming, we welcome your expertise. If qualified, partners may teach and/or facilitate Jewish learning classes or gatherings (requires significant previous Jewish Education experience)
  • You’ll assist in managing communications and relationships.

Moishe House is a dynamic organization that recognizes and supports individuals from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation.

Possible Steps in Our Hiring Process:
Step 1: Apply with your resume and cover letter on our website HERE, and you'll hear back from us!
Step 2: Video interview using a web-based platform
Step 3: Skills assessment, and interview(s) with the hiring manager(s)
Step 4: We'll check your references to hear about your past experience
Step 5: Get an offer letter, sign it, start your Moishe House journey!

Duration
Full Time
Categories
Adult Education | Community Organizing | Community Outreach | Community Planning | Education - Other | Engagement | Events Management | Hebrew | High Holiday Rabbi | Other | Programming | Public Speaking | Rabbi
Organization Type
Moishe House
Benefits
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Housing Benefit | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Relocation Available | Sick Days | Mass Transit | Vision
Job Location
US
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