The director of the Brit Milah Program of Reform Judaism and NOAM organizes and supports training courses for new mohalim (Jewish ritual circumcizers), maintains the day-to-day operation of both the Brit Milah program and encourages membership in NOAM (the professional organization of the mohalim once they’re certified). The director plans a biennial conference for mohalim designed for professional development, continuing education, and sharing best practices. The Director supports and receives guidance from the Advisory Board of the Brit Milah Program of Reform Judaism and NOAM in terms of policy and procedure.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work with the board chair to implement the vision of the program, serve as liaison between HUC and the board, and between Reform Movement partners (URJ and CCAR)
PR and Communications
Administer training course:
Administer biennial conference:
Work closely with administrative associate on all workings of the program including budgeting, maintaining records, etc.
Work closely with the Rabbinic chair of the board to answer questions related to Brit Milah, Jewish law and custom, topics related to Jewish identity and the ritual of Brit Milah on the program’s listserv
Board management: Check in with nominating committee and assist with process as needed - Every 3 years for a new chair of board - Every 1-3 years (rotating) for new board members
The director oversees an assistant, the Brit Mila’s Rabbinic Coordinator, the teaching in the Brit Mila Program course, and NOAM’s biennial conference team.