Temple Mount Sinai’s Music and Religious School Director
Temple Mount Sinai embraces its traditions as the Reform Congregation of El Paso, Texas but also recognizes the evolving changes and challenges facing our local Jewish community and its relationship with the Temple. We seek a Jewish professional who wishes to become part of the fabric of our welcoming congregation in order to maximize its appreciation of and participation in music and education. We seek an individual with a dynamic, creative and engaging personality that is motivated to provide vibrant music and new learning opportunities for our congregation.
Temple Mount Sinai’s Music Director is outgoing and anxious to embrace the friendliness and diversity of our congregants. They take pride in empowering others (volunteers and guests) to take the lead, and are enthusiastic about engaging with our lay choir, band, accompanists and professional musicians to deepen our congregation’s engagement and appreciation of Jewish music. They dream big about the role of music and the future of music at Temple Mount Sinai with the Rabbi.
- Work with the Rabbi’s vision for music and serve as lead soloist for worship services on Shabbat, Festivals and High Holy Days
- Take the lead in developing the music plan for all aspects of Shabbat, Festival and High Holy Day Services by selecting music, supporting our enthusiastic and talented volunteer soloists, and working with our lay choir and instrumentalists to ensure that Temple’s musical programming is diverse, uplifting, and of high quality.
- Organize sheet music and binders for soloists, the choir, and instrumentalists and maintain the Temple’s music library, including reporting the online services.
- Take the lead in rehearsals for choir and band, during Sunday morning Religious School Tefilah and with the staff to organize musical events, concerts, and musicians-in-residence to expand congregants’ experiences at the Temple.
- Expand on both traditional and modern Jewish music to create innovative services and musical offerings.
- Coordinate with the Rabbi to enhance the experience of Temple and its activities for current and prospective members and our youth.
Religious School Director
The Director of the Floyd S. Fierman Religious School at Temple Mount Sinai is energetic, creative, thoughtful, and passionate. The Religious School Director is responsible for crafting and organizing an engaging, innovative, and inspiring Religious School program for families with our youngest children and for students grades Pre-K through 8. They administer the weekly program, oversee, and empower teachers and high school teaching assistants (madrichim), and work collaboratively with the Executive Director, Rabbi, parent volunteers, and lay leaders to ensure that Temple Mount Sinai is engaging with and cultivating the future of Judaism in El Paso. They will be a model and ambassador of Temple Mount Sinai’s unique and special community.
The Religious School Director will:
- Take the lead on dreaming, visioning, and reimagining how we think about supplementary Jewish education for our youth and families.
- Be responsible for the design and execution of the Religious School program.
- Ensure a close connection and communication with Religious School families.
- Be a vital part of the Temple Mount Sinai team and assist in supporting a variety of programming related to engaging young families and children in Temple life.
- Serve as administrator of Teen/High School education programs, B’nai Mitzvah classes, Consecration and Confirmation.
- Be innovative, constantly seeking new and exciting ways to deepen our students’ and families’ love and appreciation for our rich history and tradition.
About Temple Mount Sinai
Temple Mount Sinai is a congregation of supportive, caring and diverse people with a rich history, founded in 1898. Temple Mount Sinai is a place for prayer, ritual, spirituality, learning, wholeness and healing, social action and celebration. Temple Mount Sinai, a diverse Reform congregation, is committed to honoring our heritage and laying a foundation for a vibrant Jewish future. We continually aspire to:
- be responsive and relevant to our membership;
- embrace Torah, Avodah, Tikkun Olam, lifelong learning, ethical living, and a search for Holiness; and
- strengthen our connection with the Jewish people, our community, and Israel.
- Bachelor’s degree or similar in Judaic studies, Education, etc.
- Continuing education or equivalent experience in Jewish education and/or Jewish music
- Familiarity with Reform Judaism
- Exceptional communication skills, both written and oral
- Organized, takes initiative, and able to manage multiple priorities at once
- Ability to work collaboratively with fellow staff and volunteers
- Knowledgeable about computer programs such as Microsoft Office, Zoom, Chaverware, etc.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
- Salary commensurate with experience (Range - $60,000-$65,000) with benefits to be negotiated.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Applications will be reviewed on rolling basis until the position is filled.