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.
Assistant Director of Youth Education
KI is seeking an enthusiastic, engaged, and passionate Assistant Director of Youth Education. This person will be responsible for managing administrative tasks for the Religious School, leading Shabbat morning youth services, facilitating teen programming, communicating with teens and families, and assisting with other administrative tasks within the Youth Department. We are looking for someone who is responsive, creative, positive, and a team player.
This person should be able to provide creative programming and should be able to communicate effectively.
Ideal candidates have:
- The organizational skills required to balance multiple projects simultaneously
- Some experience with Jewish leadership and education through youth groups, camps, and/ or other youth educational programs
- A Bachelor’s degree
- A background in and knowledge of Judaism and Jewish practice
- Strong communication, problem- solving, and interpersonal skills
- The ability to foster warm and positive relationships with children, teens, and parents
Ideal candidates will be:
- A creative, passionate, and energetic self-starter who can envision and execute new and innovative ideas
- Knowledgeable in Judaism and Jewish practice (holidays, customs, service leading, etc.).
- An expert in relating to children and teens with a youthful spirit. Teens and children should love to be around you and you should love to be around them.
- A leader and a builder of relationships. You should easily connect with teens, parents, professional staff and lay leader, and should be approachable, warm, and welcoming
- Able to effectively recruit and retain participants.
- A stellar collaborator who is flexible and eager to brainstorm with colleagues
- Supervised by KI’s Director of Family Engagement (DFE)
Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Working closely with KI’s Director of Family Engagement as well as parent leaders to discern and address the needs of KI families
- Communicating regularly with parents
- Serving as the BBYO Programming Liaison: Working with teens to create a variety of fun and compelling programs over the academic year (approximately one event per month), doing outreach to engage teens in the community, fostering a sense of community and engagement within the group, and encouraging attendance at BBYO regional events; attending said events when applicable.
- Be at KI 1-2 Shabbat mornings per month and Holidays as needed, which may include greeting families, leading youth services, and setting and cleaning up
- Attending occasional Saturday morning Bar/Bat Mitzvahs at synagogue
- Submitting monthly reports to the Education Committee and attending monthly committee meetings when possible
- Occasional teaching on an as needed basis, such as for the Religious School, teen programming, the Bnai Mitzvah Seminar, and other educational activities
- Providing administrative support to the DFE by helping organize and publicize youth programs and set up and shop for in-person programs.
- Assisting the DFE with administrative tasks related to the running of KI Religious School and other youth programs
Hours: approximately 30 hours/week, flexibility
Salary: $30,000- 40,000
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. Please send a 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. Please send a resume and a brief cover letter to Lisa Redisch, Director of Family Engagement.
KIRS (KI RELIGIOUS SCHOOL) TEACHER
KI is seeking a 6th-7th Grade religious school teacher to teach Judaics and Hebrew language in the Kehillath Israel Religious School (KIRS). Generally, Judaics topics include weekly parsha, Jewish history, Jewish holidays, and prayer. More specifically, this year it will include an in depth study of the Holocaust and the Amidah service, as well as an introduction to the canon of Jewish text.
As we are a Conservative synagogue, teachers must be comfortable teaching traditional prayer liturgy. Class is in session from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm on Thursdays throughout the school year. This will include snack time, tefillah as a kehillah (community), and Zman Kehillah, time as a community to participate in experiential education. If interested, teacher can work with the Director of Family Engagement to plan and implement some of these community time lessons for additional compensation. Teachers will be expected to plan their own lessons outside of school hours and participate in a monthly staff meeting.
Pay is 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.