Office Assistant

Temple Emanu-El of Rochester | Rochester, NY, United States

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Posted Date 1/31/2023

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The office assistant works to ensure the efficient functioning of Temple Emanu-El of Rochester and supports the congregation’s clergy, officers, and membership by performing various secretarial duties.

STARTING PAY: $18/hour.

TIME COMMITMENT: 12–15 hours/week. 12 hours in-office at the JCC on 2–3 days of the office assistant’s choosing (except Saturday); additional hours may be worked remotely.

QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalent. Familiarity with basic concepts of Jewish ritual life, or a willingness to learn, is desired. Familiarity with QuickBooks is desired.


  • Financial/bookkeeping
    • Pay synagogue bills, make bank deposits, and reconcile transactions in QuickBooks
    • Distribute statements to members and process pledges and donations
    • Process and report payroll for Temple staff and contractors
    • Assist board treasurer with financial reports
  • Membership support
    • Respond to or forward member correspondence to the appropriate recipients
    • Mail yahrzeit cards and weekly newsletter to members as necessary
    • Assist with preparations for the annual congregational meeting
  • Ritual/clergy support
    • Assist in logistical preparations for Shabbat and holiday services
    • Maintain and update “Misheberach,” “Good & Welfare,” and yahrzeit lists
    • Compile general Temple announcements for services
  • Office/physical space
    • Maintain and update the Temple bulletin board
    • Maintain monthly calendar in the Temple office
    • Coordinate room reservations and cleaning needs with JCC
  • Other duties as assigned


ABOUT TEMPLE EMANU-EL: We are a Reform Jewish congregation in Rochester, New York. Our members are Jews by birth, Jews by choice, and those drawn to Judaism, including multiracial, LGBTQ+, and interfaith households. We see ourselves as a family where everyone’s participation is sought and appreciated. Learn more at

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