Shaliach Tzibbur/Prayer Leader

Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue | Detroit, MI, United States

Posted Date 11/01/2022

The Shaliach Tzibbur/Prayer Leader serves as Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue’s primary service leader, providing cantorial leadership for Shabbat and holiday services as detailed below. The Shaliach Tzibbur/Prayer Leader will: be an innovative, energized member of the IADS professional staff, helping to build our hub of pluralistic, inclusive Jewish life in Detroit; support the vision, capacity, and momentum of IADS spiritual and ritual programming; will work with IADS staff, board, and community to co-create the future of a thriving and growing institution, promoting the renaissance of Jewish Detroit and the Synagogue’s connection to the City of Detroit. 

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Under the direction of the Rabbi, the Shaliach Tzibbur/Prayer Leader leads davening during religious services:
    • Shabbat morning service leadership with occasional Friday nights (while job needs will be fluid, we anticipate this would occur 4 times per month)
    • Service leadership for most holidays 
  • Torah reading (while job needs will be fluid, we anticipate this would occur 2 times per month)
  • Coordinates lay leadership roles for Shabbat and holiday services
  • Works in collaboration with the Rabbi on the continual development of prayer services and holiday celebrations according to the needs of the community
  • Some B’nai Mitzvah tutoring as it comes up
  • Works with staff on publicizing services and programs
  • Attends staff meetings as needed
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Addition of cantorial soloist role for some or all of the Yamim Noraim, if such duties are desired, discussed, and agreed upon

Job Qualifications: 

  • Enthusiasm about IADS’ mission and vision and commitment to the city of Detroit
  • Traditional Jewish prayer service knowledge and skill including Torah reading
  • Knowledge of liturgical Hebrew
  • Works well with both adults and children
  • Natural collaborator and community builder
  • Curiosity, open-mindedness, and resourcefulness
  • Experience and comfort with working with diverse populations
  • Strong sense of Jewish values and social justice values 
  • Strong prioritization of Jewish life and community
  • Ability to be flexible with work schedule and work setting

The Shaliach Tzibbur/Prayer Leader reports to the Rabbi with a dotted line relationship to the Executive Director. This is a part-time (on average 8 hours per week), salaried position. Compensation is $12,000-15,000 per year. If the Yamim Noraim are incorporated into this position’s responsibilities, compensation will be negotiated separately. 

To Apply: please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Salary12000.00 - 15000.00 Annual
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
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