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Job Title: Rabbi 

Organization: Beacon Hebrew Alliance 

Location: Beacon, NY 

Job Type: Full-time 

 

About Beacon Hebrew Alliance 

Beacon Hebrew Alliance is a vibrant and inclusive Jewish community located in the picturesque town of Beacon in New York's Hudson Valley. Beacon, a thriving artistic town 60 miles north of NYC, is nestled between the Hudson River and mountain ridges, with many delightful streams and waterfalls. Our congregation was founded over 100 years ago and includes over 200 members of all backgrounds and ages. Some have been here for generations, and many are new families relocating from NYC in recent years. Our community includes many interfaith and LGBTQ families, and people of many races, ages, ideologies, and political leanings. We are united by our deep desire for connection to Jewish community and identity. Our community is warm, open, and dedicated to creating a meaningful and supportive environment for everyone. 

Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. BHA encourages you to break that statistic and apply! No one ever meets 100% of the qualifications. We look forward to your application. 

Position Overview 

We are seeking a passionate Rabbi to join our team and lead our congregation in spiritual, educational, community-building, and advancement initiatives. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic and engaging spiritual leader who is committed to fostering a sense of belonging, inclusivity, and innovation within our community, while also contributing to the financial well-being of Beacon Hebrew Alliance. 

Responsibilities 

Pastoral Care & Spiritual Leadership: 

  • Offer pastoral care and support to diverse congregants during times of joy and challenge, including life transitions. 
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with congregants, encourage active participation in community activities, and strengthen ties to other faith-based organizations in the community. 

Public Speaking, Sermonizing and Framing Depth: 

  • Develop and implement soulful, innovative, inspiring, and thought provoking services and sermons that appeal to varying segments of our community and connect with the diverse interests and backgrounds of our congregation (including those with limited Hebrew familiarity).
  • Exhibit and exude confidence in communicating with an audience and leading discussions among people of varied ages and backgrounds. 

Educational Programming: 

  • Foster a love for Jewish learning and tradition through creative and interactive teaching methods for community members of all ages, in collaboration with the Educational Director. 
  • Strengthen the Hebrew School and B-Mitzvah program. 

Leadership & Visionary Strategic Planning: 

  • Lead soulful and innovative services and programs that appeal to varying segments of our diverse community, making space for a wide range of opinions, while seeking common ground. 
  • Guide the synagogue community through cultural and spiritual evolution with an awareness of trends in contemporary Judaism. 

Management & Executive Functioning: 

  • Take responsibility for day-to-day organizational management, reporting to the Board of Trustees. 
  • Cultivate relationships with donors and coordinate grants, etc. with other staff and the Board of Trustees. 
  • Collaborate with the Board of Trustees on financial planning, fundraising, and budget management. 
  • Supervise key staff and volunteers. 

 

Qualifications 

  • Ordination from a recognized rabbinical institution. The congregation is affiliated with the Conservative Movement, at the liberal end of the spectrum. BHA is amenable to hiring outside of Conservative-ordained Rabbis. 
  • Strong knowledge of Jewish traditions, customs, and theology. 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. 

  • Experience in leading diverse and inclusive communities. 

  • Demonstrated ability to connect with individuals of all ages and identities. 

  • Experience with fundraising and financial stewardship preferred. Musicality and singing ability are appreciated, as musical instruments are an integral part of some of our services. 

 

Compensation: $110,000-$130,000 plus benefits 

 

Application Process 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to rabbisearch@beaconhebrewalliance.org. Beacon Hebrew Alliance is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes candidates from all backgrounds. 

Join our passionate and welcoming community as we continue to grow, learn, and strengthen Jewish life in the Hudson Valley!

 

 

Mon, April 22 2024 14 Nisan 5784