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Part-Time Religious Leader @ Joliet Jewish Congregation

Our Synagogue is a warm, welcoming non-judgmental community of friends. We welcome all who seek a Jewish experience by providing a setting where each individual can enjoy his/her personal level of religious practice, spirituality and intellectual search.

 

We especially welcome interfaith families. We believe the non-Jewish spouses can enrich our congregations understanding of Judaism and life in 21 st century America. We also warmly embrace Jews-by-choice on their sacred journey in their religious exploration of Jewish life.

 

More specifically, we are a Reform Congregation of 70+ families located 45 miles SW of Chicago is seeking a new part-time Religious Leader. We are accepting of Patrilineal Decent.  Must be a proficient Torah Reader.  Our preference is for a Rabbi, but all who qualify as described below will be considered.

  • A living model of how to live an integrated Jewish life and able to inspire Students and Congregants
  • A Relationship Builder 
  • An Informal Educator  
  • A Strategic Community Organizer  
  • A Self-Starter 
  • A Team Player 
  • Flexible  - able to adapt to organizational and communal needs as they shift and evolve, and shift relationship- and community-building tactics should obstacles arise.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Success working in informal education frameworks.
  • Experience with Students and Congregants and/or young adults and proven ability to relate to their concerns and developmental stage.
  • Demonstrated ability to think and act strategically to reach clear goals.
  • Ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously.

This position will be successful if:

  • This individual has a teaching and/or Jewish mentoring passion
  • They bring sophisticated, relevant Jewish substance to conversations and activities with Students and Congregants.
  • Meaningful and effective organizational partnerships are forged that strengthen the local Jewish community and provide more resources to Jewish young adults.

 

Key Job Responsibilities

  • Building relationships and Jewish experiences.
  • Meeting Students and Congregants and congregants  one-on-one, teaching in small groups and staffing immersion experiences, and developing new and creative Jewish initiatives, including on and around Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
  • Identify the Jewish educational needs of the young Jewish adults.
  • Bring creative and meaningful approaches to existing projects, programs, and learning communities.

Community Partnerships & Collaboration

  • Act as a Jewish leader and community organizer in the local Jewish community. This requires meeting existing organizational leaders and finding ways to collaborate and connect young Jewish adults to the local Jewish community.
  • Please send all resumes to:Jolietjewish@ATT.net
  • ATTN: Leadership Resume 

         

Job Title
Part-Time Religious Leader
Organization
Joliet Jewish Congregation
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Youth Advisor @ Beth Tikvah Congregation

Beth Tikvah Congregation, a vibrant Reform synagogue in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with about 260 families, seeks a part-time Youth Advisor to oversee our dynamic youth programs.

Responsibilities include:  
● Serving as a positive role model and support for our youth, demonstrating a passion for Jewish learning and living. 
● Overseeing the Tween (6th-8th grade) and BeTTY (9th-12th grade) youth groups. 
● Recruiting and encouraging members' active involvement in the youth groups. 
● Coordinating the planning and chaperoning of religious, social action, or social programs yearly (5 for the Tweens and 5 for BeTTY), in partnership with the BeTTY youth board, including creating a yearly calendar each spring for the following year 
● Supervising the planning and chaperoning of 2-3 fundraising events per year, in partnership with the BeTTY youth board.  
● Ensuring that all youth programs and events are welcoming and safe. 
● Communicating with youth, parents and the temple community regarding all youth activities. 
● Maintaining a strong presence at NFTY events and our URJ-affiliated camp (OSRUI). 
● Collaborating with lay leadership and staff in creating positive experiences for our youth, including the creation and continuance of   partnerships between youth and adult committees. 
● Managing the Youth budget in conjunction with the Board of Directors Youth Co-Chairs. 
● Fostering leadership within our teens while nurturing their enthusiasm for their Jewish identity. 
● Weekly meetings at Beth Tikvah with Youth board-occasional virtual meetings can substitute 
● Ten hour/week average time commitment expected, most weeks from August thru June (not all onsite)
     ○ Weekly meeting with board
     ○ Youth events 
     ○ Planning activity
● Bimonthly/monthly communication to all youth families with upcoming events and plans via email

If interested, please submit your résumé to Bonnie Vozar, VP Education, Beth Tikvah Congregation, 300 Hillcrest Boulevard, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 or at bonnie.vozar@beth-tikvah.org

 

Job Title
Youth Advisor
Organization
Beth Tikvah Congregation
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