Temple Beth-El of City Island (Your Shul by the Sea) is seeking an interim spiritual leader (part-time) to start July 1st (negotiable). We seek someone open hearted and musical, who loves to daven in Hebrew and English, and enjoys teaching, whether from the pulpit or in zoom classes. We seek someone to take us through the year, celebrating all major holidays in shul, and two Friday night shabbat services per month, in shul. We will be searching for permanent clergy this year, for which you will be welcome to apply. We have a team of lay leaders to support your efforts and cover your weeks off.
We are a small (but mighty!) unaffiliated shul on an island off the coast off the Bronx. City Island is easily accessible by car from the Bronx and Westchester. We have congregants from Queens, Rockland County and the lower Hudson Valley who regularly attend services.
City Island has a small town vibe in the big city, with one main thoroughfare, many restaurants, several churches and one synagogue. We have a congregation of varied backgrounds who identify with different denominations, and we welcome all humans with open arms. We are a primarily older congregation (no Hebrew School) and you can see our recent activities on our website (yourshulbythesea.org). Our davenen is musical, spiritual and eclectic.
Rabbinical students, searching rabbis, cantors, retirees and those seeking a second job are encouraged to apply. The candidate should be ready to provide pastoral care, lead a six week course on zoom for fall and spring, and interact with congregants on the island, the tri-state area, and the wider world. We have members from around the globe who attend classes and/or services on zoom only.
We anticipate this to be roughly a 1/3 time position. Join us as we reimagine ourselves and our temple for the future, as we approach our 90th anniversary.
Resumes and questions may be sent to us via email at [email protected].
Salary range, depending on final job duties: $25,000 - $35,000.