Temple Kol Ami Emanu-El located in Plantation, Florida was founded in 1973 as a Reform congregation and has now become known as the “Center of our Jewish Community”. Our medium sized congregation comes from a broad spectrum of Jewish backgrounds. Our primary mission is to serve as the focal point of Jewish life for our community, to fulfill all facets of spiritual needs in our congregation and continue strengthening our connections to Israel. Located in the heart of South Florida, we are a full-service congregation, with a membership representing an international, diverse cultural background. Our community offers a robust accredited Early Childhood Program, religious school program, stimulating adult classes, Torah study, social/cultural events, an active Sisterhood/Brotherhood, vibrant youth group and programs that cater to various age groups (youth, young professional, senior).
We are looking for an impassioned Rabbi to serve as the spiritual leader for all aspects of our present community and connect with all congregants of all backgrounds and age groups. The ideal candidate would be a dynamic leader that can help build on our solid foundation of religious and cultural programming as well as playing a key role in shaping and executing our long-term strategy. The Rabbi must not view the role as a position but rather a lifestyle that integrates his or her family into our family.
The future Rabbi will also continue our connection and partnerships with organizations including the IAC, Federation, AIPAC, PJ Library, Momentum, Magen David Adom, Haddassah, JNF, JAFCO, JFS, FIDF, ORT and more allowing us to strengthen our deep ties and connections to Israel.
• Ordained Rabbi
• At least three years pulpit experience or equivalent preferred
• Experience creating and leading religious and cultural programming
• Experience with and presence in social media and digital platforms
• Fluent in English: strong verbal and written communications skills
• Bi-lingual preferred
• Demonstrates a strong commitment to Israel
• Lead all religious services; not limited to Shabbat, Jewish Holidays, and Religious school
• Create a warm, welcoming and accepting prayer environment
• Deliver meaningful sermons designed to educate, inform, challenge, and inspire
• Work with Ritual committee to address ritual practices, services, and holiday programs
• Actively seek and welcome new members
• Serve the congregation in pastoral role for life-cycle activities such as weddings, B’nai Mitzvot, bereavement, illness, crises, etc.
• Play an active role in shaping and executing the Temple’s long-term strategy, including membership growth, fundraising and other outreach efforts.
• Visit the sick, elderly and shut-ins
• Maintain an active presence on TKAE social media and website
• Proficiency with various broadcast platforms such as zoom are required.
• Be available via telephone, email and text for consultation by congregants
• Coordinate and deliver educational programs, designed to appeal to a broad range of participants
• Work with Board of Directors to establish strategies for active community participation