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Machar, the Washington, DC
Congregation for Secular Humanistic Judaism
The successful applicant would serve our community as pastor/counselor,
ceremonial leader, educator/scholar (adults and children), and community spokesperson.
With more than 100 family and single memberships, a vital Sunday School,
stimulating adult education programs, spirited secular holiday observances, and a
strong commitment to social action, Machar is looking for a rabbi or leader
committed to the principles of Secular Humanistic Judaism.
Please see our web site, www.machar.org, for additional information about our
activities. For questions or expressions of interest, contact Michael Prival.
The position of rabbi/leader of Machar, the Washington DC Congregation for Secular
Humanistic Judaism is currently 50% of full time, with potential to increase as the
congregation grows. Machar is a growing, very diverse community with members from
throughout the Washington, D.C. area.
The position includes the following responsibilities:
- leading and making presentations at Machar's holiday celebrations;
- participating in Machar's adult education and other programming;
- providing pastoral services for members;
- assisting Machar with membership outreach and connecting with prospective and new
- assisting students in preparing b'nei mitzvah projects and presiding at the group
- participating in revision of liturgy for selected holidays, as needed;
- providing services in support of Machar's Jewish Cultural School including occasional classroom visits and advising on curriculum revision;
- assisting with some of the activities of Machar's post-b'nei mitzvah group;
- representing Machar as appropriate in the wider Jewish and Humanist communities.
in the Humanistic Jewish Movement
Contact organization as indicated.
International Institute for Secular Humansitic Judaism
CAMPUS OUTREACH COORDINATOR/
• Create publicity materials (brochures, posters, flyers) to promote Professional programs of the IISHJ, with emphasis on the Rabbinic, Leadership and Educator’s Programs to Judaic/Religious/Near Eastern Studies Departments, Hillel’s and Secular/Freethought Student Groups.
• Develop a priority list of university or college campuses at which to promote the IISHJ, focusing on geographic areas with high concentration of Jewish students, areas close to prospective presenters and movement communities, campuses that have offered Posen Foundation Courses, campuses with strong Secular/Freethought Students groups and campuses with Hillel programs that are open to working with the IISHJ.
• Arrange programs to promote the IISHJ Professional programs on campuses that could include, but not be limited to, one-time lectures, lecture series, weekend seminars, job fairs, guest lecture invitations in existing courses and panel discussions.
• Arrange four events in the first year, eight events in the second year and increase and/or maintain as appropriate. Budget for the first year for four events is $2,000, each event approximately $500 with a $200-$300 honoraria per program for rabbinic presenters.
• Work with the Association of Humanistic Rabbis and IISHJ Alumni (Leaders and Educators) to create a list of speakers that would include areas of expertise, willingness to participate and distance willing to travel. Work with IISHJ Dean for North America to create “program in a box” for AHR speakers including outlined presentations, PowerPoint visuals, handouts, “for more information” signup sheets, and so on.
• Follow up with both schools and presenters to evaluate initiatives.
• Bachelor’s Degree.
• At least one year experience working with youth, with campus or community organizing, or in non-profit management.
• Strong identification with the ideas of cultural, Humanistic and Secular Judaism.
• Organized and professional with strong writing and computer skills. Graphic design skills a plus.
• Relates well to college-aged students, professors and university administrators.
Hours: 5-10 hours per week in first year
Compensation: $4,000 per year, to increase as job responsibilities increase
Job description may be downloaded here.
To learn more about the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, visit their website.
To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to:
International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism
email@example.com or 175 Olde Half Day Road, Suite 124, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
For more information contact IISHJ Dean for North America Adam Chalom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-383-6330.