Shir HeHarim (Brattleboro Area Jewish Community) seeks Rabbi June 2021
Congregation Shir Heharim seeks a Rabbi or Cantor for our Reform Congregation in Southeast Vermont, working ~20 hours/week.
We seek a flexible and outgoing spiritual leader, who will be comfortable in our vibrant rural community, supporting diverse Jewish practices and expressions. Good organizational and communication skills are important.
Our congregation includes 100 member families, including Reform and varying denominations, known for our love of music and commitment to social justice. We have a synagogue in an old refurbished farm house on several acres of beautiful rural land. We currently offer services three Saturday mornings and one Friday night per month in addition to celebrating other holidays.We have a small, weekly Hebrew school, a weekly Jewish meditation group, and other occasional adult education programs. We have an involved community, an engaged board, and many active committees.
Applicants may be ordained Rabbis or Cantors, those nearing completion of their education or with comparable training or experience, and may come from other denominations. The term of the contract is 2 years. The starting date is November 1, 2021.
Plan and lead alternating evening and morning Shabbat Services 2 or 3 times a month.
Plan and lead holiday observances including High Holidays. Singing or musical ability is a big plus.
Officiate at lifecycle events for congregants.
Write a brief weekly message and a longer monthly column for newsletter.
Direct Hebrew School (currently 10 students) supervise teachers and curriculum, lead B'yachad and teach as needed.
Teach a small number of B'nai Mitzvah students in weekly class plus one on one tutoring, which may be scheduled in person or by Zoom.
Organize 2 or 3 community adult education programs throughout the year.
Provide pastoral counseling.
Coordinate with synagogue members for monthly calendar, and to prepare for the above duties.
Participate in monthly Board, Ritual, and Hebrew School committee meetings.
*If interested, there may be a possibility for additional hours with a neighboring congregation.
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and training.
Benefits: Paid Vacation, Continuing Education Allowance
Applicants please send a cover letter, resume,**********************