Cantor/Cantorial Soloist @ Temple Menorah, Redondo Beach

Cantor/Cantorial Soloist

Temple Menorah is a vibrant, inclusive Reform synagogue located in Redondo Beach, California. During a time of great change and evolution, we seek a Cantor/Cantorial Soloist to be a professional partner in making worship engaging and meaningful, and to help enhance the warmth and positive environment of our community. The Cantor/Cantorial Soloist will report directly to the Senior Rabbi.

Job responsibilities include:
• Service Leading – Musical leadership for all Shabbat evening, Shabbat morning, Festival, High Holiday, Tot Shabbat, and Havdalah services including Torah reading as needed and creation of innovative musical Shabbats and other programs.
• B’nai Mitzvah Student Preparation – tutoring students weekly to learn to chant their Torah portions and ensure that prayers are learned, and creating recordings for each student.
• Choir Direction and Band Coordination – Coordination and leadership of volunteer choir (for High Holy Days and special Shabbat celebrations), Youth Choir (for regular Shabbat celebrations) and Congregational Band (for Musical Shabbat experiences).
• Officiation of Lifecycle Events – funerals, shiva minyans, baby namings, and weddings as needed.
• Teaching – adult trope class and any other adult education, as agreed upon by Cantor/Cantorial Soloist and Senior Rabbi.
• Tuvia Preschool Song Leader – leading song sessions and a weekly Friday morning Shabbat service.
• Clergy Team Participation – engagement in weekly staff meetings, regular meetings with the rabbi, monthly board meetings and other congregational programs and special events.

Qualifications:
• Familiarity with Hebrew language and Torah trope
• Familiarity with worship structure and trends in sacred music
• Ability to relate well with people of all ages
• Willingness to be a positive, welcoming presence with Temple Menorah staff, members and guests
• Mastery of at least one musical instrument which can be played as part of worship leading
• Education: At least two years of cantorial school preferred

Hours: approximately 20 hours per week

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Email cover letter and resume to Rabbi Leah Lewis, Senior Rabbi
[email protected]


Job Summary

  • Duration: part-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation
  • Other Benefits: Synagogue membership and fees for most synagogue programs
  • Preferred Experience: Unspecified
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-04-09
  • Times this job has been viewed: 477 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Music, Cantor
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Temple Menorah, Redondo Beach
1101 Camino Real
Redondo Beach , California 90277
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