Jobs & Opportunities
Working at KI
Congregation Kehillath Israel (“KI”) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, KI complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. KI expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.
Want to volunteer? Are you an expert in a field that could enrich our community? Or maybe you’d like to become a member of a committee or leadership team? Great! We want to hear about it. Email us and share your thoughts. We are proud of and indebted to KI’s ever-widening circle of lay leaders who contribute in meaningful ways during daily minyan, Shabbat services, and holiday celebrations, by supporting trustees on various committees, and by helping out with the day-to-day operations of our facility. If you’re looking for more of a once-in-a-while volunteer opportunity, please sign up to join KI’s Lotsa Helping Hands community, where you’ll hear when fellow community members need various kinds of support.
Looking for paid employment? In addition to any open positions listed below, we like to keep a database of qualified, interested individuals for our many part-time roles, including b’nei mitzvah tutoring, teaching in the religious school, leading youth services, and substitute teaching in the preschool. Please consider joining our staff of thoughtful, sincere, hard-working Judaic professionals, even in a limited or part-time capacity! Email us your resume and a short letter explaining your skills and interests and we will be in touch with you about any opportunities that may exist currently or on the horizon.
Director of Religious School (KIRS)
KI is seeking a Director of our Religious School (“KIRS”), to oversee all aspects of the program, under the leadership of KI’s Director of Family Engagement. This is a unique opportunity to partner with the Director of Family Engagement to assess the needs of the community, and think creatively and innovatively about the possibilities for the growth and the future of the Religious School in the synagogue. In this role, you will hire, evaluate, and supervise teachers and staff. This includes developing and implementing professional development opportunities and also planning and organizing staff meetings
This position is part time at 20 hours/week. The school, which is for grades K-7, meets on Monday afternoons from 3-5 pm, and on Thursday afternoons from 3-6:45 pm. The school also meets for monthly Shabbat Services on either Friday evenings or Saturday mornings. Hours outside of KIRS class hours are flexible, with expected involvement in Shabbat and holiday youth programming for the synagogue more broadly.
KIRS teaches a love of Jewish learning, and offers an engaging supplementary Jewish education to the children in our community.
Jewish Educator – Nitzanim
KI is seeking a Jewish Educator to lead Shabbat youth services/programming on Saturday mornings (10:30-12) for the 2021-2022 school year. We are seeking a service leader for children ages 4 & Under. Responsibilities will include planning and leading the group in activities, prayers, song, and movement. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and engaging, with experience in Jewish education and a nurturing approach to young children.
Although we are transitioning out of a year of Zoom services, and may continue to offer this occasionally, our goal is to primarily have this as in-person program. Activities should be Shomer Shabbat and in line with traditional Jewish practice. Interested candidates should send their resume and a brief cover letter to Lisa Redisch, Director of Family Engagement.
Jewish Educator – Minyan Atid
KI is seeking a Jewish Educator to lead Shabbat youth services/programming on Saturday mornings (10:30-12) for the 2021-2022 school year. We are seeking a service leader for children ages 8-11, grades 2-5. Responsibilities will include planning and leading the group in activities, prayers, song, and movement. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and engaging, with experience in Jewish education. Although we are transitioning out of a year of Zoom services, and may continue to offer this occasionally, our goal is to primarily have this as an in-person program. Activities should be Shomer Shabbat and in line with traditional Jewish practice. Interested candidates should send their resume and a brief cover letter to Lisa Redisch.
The Kehillath Israel Religious School (KIRS) is seeking religious school teachers to teach Judaics and Hebrew language. Judaics topics include weekly parsha, Jewish history, Jewish holidays, and prayer. As we are a Conservative shul, teachers must be comfortable teaching traditional prayer liturgy. Class is in session from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Mondays and Thursdays throughout the school year, with Monday afternoons including a 45 minute experiential education block, which will occasionally be led by the teacher. Teachers will be expected to plan their own lessons outside of school hours.
For more information on our school, please click here. competitive and commensurate with experience and education. All candidates will be required to undergo a background check. Please send a resume and a brief cover letter to Lisa Redisch, Director of Family Engagement.