Director of Programming

Temple Emunah | Lexington, MA, United States

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Posted Date 2/01/2023

Director of Programming - Temple Emunah

Temple Emunah, a Masorti/Conservative synagogue located in Lexington, Massachusetts, seeks a full-time Director of Programming to plan and run programs for a variety of ages and a diversified community.

Overview of the position: 

Hours: 40 hours a week, Monday to Friday, with additional flexibility to accommodate occasional evening and weekend events or meetings and occasional urgent work that may arise during off-hours. The workday will end before Shabbat begins on Fridays and before sunset on holidays. This position requires participation or leadership in events on evenings, Shabbatot, and holidays. The Director of Programming should attend most events, welcome members, and create a warm and open environment for new and prospective members and guests. Reporting to the Executive Director and working closely with the Rabbis and education team. 

Overview of the Institution

Temple Emunah is a dynamic, engaging, inclusive, and welcoming congregational family. We build Jewish identity through learning and praying together, caring for each other and the larger community, and working to create an enduring Jewish community. Temple Emunah welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families and people of all abilities, backgrounds, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and gender identities. 

Areas of Responsibility Include: 

  • Develop and implement innovative programs that engage congregants religiously, culturally, socially, and intellectually in the spirit of egalitarian Masorti/Conservative Judaism.
  • Develop an annual program calendar with staff and lay leaders and an annual programming budget.
  • Manage the shul calendar by coordinating dates and maintaining the office and website calendars.
  • Assist committees in planning, budgeting, and arranging the event setups.
  • Create and circulate publicity materials for events, and work with the Director of Media to ensure proper marketing, documentation, and social media.
  • Document event setups and programs for future guidance.
  • Assist and manage catering orders.
  • Collect RSVPs for events and bill attendees. Create registration forms on ShulCloud or Google forms.
  • Schedule custodians and security personnel as needed.
  • Work closely with the Director of Congregational Learning and education team to create programs for families.
  • Plan and take an active role in the following holiday celebrations for the community in these events and others TBD: High Holy Days, Sukkot, Simhat Torah, Hanukkah, December 24th, Purim, Passover, Shavuot, Lag Ba’omer, Friday night BBQ, Shabbat Experiences, and work with other synagogues and community agencies on joint events. 
  • Support The Temple Emunah Membership Committee with their outreach to potential and new members and organize New Baby Shabbat. 
  • Coordinate events with the local Israeli Community.
  • Apply for grants to increase programs. 
  • Program support will include identifying other resources needed, and obtaining program supplies.
  • Assist in the office when not working on specific programming.


College degree preferred. Experience with program planning in a non-profit or educational setting, ideally through a Jewish lens. 

Preferred Skills/Requirements / Attributes: Comfortable working with people of all ages. Strong interpersonal, relationship-building, and leadership skills to interact with diverse lay and professional leadership as well as members and guests. Strong problem-solving and writing skills. Ability to work independently and in teams and groups. Ability to represent Temple Emunah in a highly professional manner. Receptive to and accepting of guidance from supervisors and volunteers. Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs. Willing to learn other computer applications/software. Willingness and flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed. Know how (or learn how) to retrieve and use information from the Synagogue membership database software. Learn and be competent in using our technologies, such as Constant Contact, ShulCloud, YouTube, Wandershar, Zoom, and Streamspot.


Competitive compensation package with generous benefits, including health insurance, pension, sick time, and paid vacation time.

How to apply: Send a resume with a cover letter that explains why you are interested in and why you are for this position to Raveetal Celine [email protected]


Salary55,000.00 - 61,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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