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Spiritual Leader

Congregation Ahavas Achim has been serving Western Massachusetts and the surrounding communities for more than 100 years. Services are held at the Ferst Interfaith Center on the campus of Westfield State University and also virtually via Zoom. Congregation Ahavas Achim is currently unaffiliated with any denomination or movement. The congregation seeks a spiritual leader to guide our very small and diverse congregation(15 -20 members and/or families) located in scenic Western Massachusetts. The ideal candidate will be comfortable conducting both remote (Zoom or Google Meets) and in-person services and gatherings.

Services are held from September through June over ten months per year. THIS POSITION REQUIRES A COMMITMENT OF A MAXIMUM OF 60 HOURS OVER 10 months. Opportunities occasionally occur to assist with life-cycle events, with compensation arranged on a private basis, with the individual member.

In conjunction with this position, the Westfield State Foundation at Westfield State University is looking for a Jewish Chaplain. The Foundation supports religious and spiritual life at Westfield State University and promotes respect and understanding of diverse religious traditions in an interfaith setting. An additional stipend is provided by the Westfield State Foundation for this position.

All events have been held virtually since the onset of the pandemic. We hope to offer in-person services at some point in the future, once it is safe to do so.
Ordained as a rabbi or cantor or in the process of attaining that credential
Excellent interpersonal skills
Musical abilities preferred
Knowledge in maintaining a social media presence is preferred, but not required

Rabbi or Cantor with previous experience leading a congregation is preferred, but will consider recent graduates with relevant experience.

Duration part-time
Benefits Total compensation is $12,000-$15,000 . Compensation is tax-free due to Parsonage Allowance.
Ad Posted On 2021-04-29
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Categories Other
Focus Synagogue, University
Organization Name Congregation Ahavas Achim
Job Location Westfield State University
Westfield, MA, Massachusetts
United States
Application Instructions
Please send cover letter, resumes and any other relevant material to [email protected]
[email protected]

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