Adat Shalom is a large, dynamic, synagogue in Farmington Hills, Michigan, philosophically aligned with the Conservative Movement; seeking a fulltime rabbi to join the clergy team.
The clergy of Adat Shalom currently include a Rabbi, Hazzan and Director of Spirituality and Outreach; each working in a respectful and cooperative atmosphere of teamwork necessary to meet the diverse needs of the synagogue membership. There are no titles to distinguish standing between the rabbis. Each rabbi is referred to as Rabbi. However, there is a designated Mara D’Atra which is currently held by Rabbi Aaron Bergman.
The synagogue is embarking on a Rabbinic search to hire a rabbi who will be supervised by the Mara D’atra. The primary focus of this position is to work with young adults in the congregation to build a strong cohort of active members who will be an important part of the future of the congregation.
The duties of this position will be:
1. At the direction of the Mara D’atra, to officiate at Shabbat services and Yom Tov services consistent with the custom of the synagogue.
2. To attend morning and evening services at the Synagogue in rotation with members of the clergy.
3. To officiate at weddings of members and member’s families upon request or at the discretion of the Mara D’atra.
4. To make hospital and home visits to members and their families.
5. To officiate at funerals, unveilings, and houses of shivas for member families in rotation with the other Clergy.
6. To provide spiritual guidance and personal guidance to synagogue members upon request.
7. To teach classes and lectures to benefit the education and knowledge of the synagogue membership.
8. To teach the Adult B’nai/B’not Mitzvah class and be part of the faculty of the Nosh and Drash program
9. Plan and facilitate regular programs targeted to young adults and families. Programs can be social, religious, cultural. Even within this demographic there will be different subgroups such as singles, young marrieds, and those with children. Programs should be targeted to specific needs.
10. Have a presence and involvement in the religious school and youth events.
11. Conduct effective outreach to Hillel Day School students and member families.
12. Develop a connection with the students at the Frankel Jewish Academy.