Rabbi, Part-time

Role: Part-time position 10-20 hours a week (Summers off)
Salary Range: $35,000-$50,000
Position Start Date: Late Summer 2021


We are looking for a versatile, inspirational leader to guide a small unaffiliated congregation of diverse backgrounds and generations. Adaptability is essential, as you will be serving the varied religious, spiritual, educational, and emotional needs of PCS members, and acting as a liaison to the larger community. This is an opportunity to foster a congregation that will develop along with you.


Bimah, Pastoral, and Community Duties
• Lead regular religious services, including b’nei mitzvah and holidays
• Provide spiritual and emotional support to members
• Provide bikkur cholim, shiva, and bereavement support for community members
• Opportunities for life-cycle events
• Encourage a sense of community within the congregation
• Create an inviting atmosphere for new families, including interfaith and non-practicing community members
• Represent our congregation in the community at large

Education: Hebrew School, B’nei Mitzvah, and Conversion Instruction
• Work with Educational Director to support religious school and plan/run special event and holiday programs
• Lead weekly Tefillah for Hebrew School students
• Work with B’nei Mitzvah students (a separate tutor is involved one-on-one with the students for B’nei Mitzvah preparation)
• Mentor and counsel conversion candidates
• Provide educational programs to the congregation

Administrative Duties
• Prepare Rabbi’s Report for monthly board meetings


• Comprehensive Jewish liturgical, spiritual, and cultural knowledge
• Congregational experience is a plus, but recent rabbinical graduates with relevant skills will be considered — we are looking for a leader who will grow with us
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Outstanding leadership and interpersonal skills
• Musical abilities a plus
• Social media presence a plus

Location: Pleasantville, NY
On-site position with remote presence as needed

Pleasantville Community Synagogue (“PCS”) in New York's Westchester County is a welcoming Jewish community connecting people of diverse traditions and backgrounds who want to share a joyous spiritual and cultural home. Our membership includes traditional and non-traditional Jews, intermarried, LGBTQ, and multi-racial individuals and families of all ages, from throughout the county. Our members and our traditions come from Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, and Jewish Renewal backgrounds and more.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Send résumé and cover letter, including three references (at least two professional), to: [email protected]

Job Summary

  • Duration: part-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Unspecified
  • Preferred Degree: Other
  • Job Posted: 2021-04-07
  • Times this job has been viewed: 282 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Rabbi
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Pleasantville Community Synagogue
219 Bedford Road
Pleasantville , New York 10570


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