Temple Israel is widely recognized as the largest reform temple in New England, and it is one of the most prominent synagogues in the greater Boston area. Temple Israel is known for offering an array of Jewish experiences and cultural and social programming, including interfaith inclusion and social justice activism. Our historic building is home to a K-12 Religious School, a well-renowned preschool, and Beacon Academy, an independent school for urban youth. Through our website, email blasts, social media presence, and print media, we strive to communicate the benefits of affiliation and membership. In addition to spiritual connection, Temple Israel offers volunteer opportunities, social justice outreach, education programs, youth group activities, and inter-generational events. It has initiated a multi-year process for revitalization called the TI Project: Shaping Our Future, with the objective to sustain congregational life by fostering meaningful, transformative relationships.
The Executive Assistant to two or our rabbis is a full time, non-exempt, position, responsible for providing administrative and programmatic support and coordination.
Executive Assistant to Senior Associate Rabbi (50%)
Provide support and coordination of programs that are under the Rabbi’s portfolio.
- Rabbinic administrative support
- Scheduling, Calendaring, and other tasks
- Life cycle and Holiday preparation assistance
- Families with Young Children
- Programming support
- Liaising with Village Families with Young Children coordinator, publicity and event planning assistance
- Worship innovation support
- Coordination of worship innovation
- High Holy Day and Shabbat logistical support
Executive Assistant to Associate Rabbi/Director of the Riverway Project (50%)
Provide support and coordination of programs that are under the Rabbi’s portfolios.
- Scheduling, calendaring, and other tasks
- Life cycle assistance
- Riverway Project Coordinator
- Work closely with Riverway Director and assist in the coordination of the Riverway Leadership Team to advance the vision and strategic plans of the Project
- Foster relationships with and among young adults as directed by Rabbi Gubitz
- Facilitate programs and gatherings
- Manage media efforts including Facebook, Twitter, website, and weekly newsletter
- Grant support & data collection
- Outreach and Engagement
- Assist in Interfaith programming
- Coordinate Introduction to Judaism Class
- Guarantee bridge to Riverway and Village where appropriate
- Administer TI Gatherings, small groups initiative
Qualifications and Skills
- Agility with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Davka, Google Docs, DropBox, Constant Contact, Salesforce and other communication platforms
- Exemplary written and verbal skills
- Tenacious attention to detail, even under tight deadlines
- Ability to prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects
- Professional, diplomatic, and discreet with confidential matters
- Knowledge of the local Jewish landscape, synagogue life, Judaism, Jewish holiday cycle, and Hebrew desired but not necessary
- Patience and sense of humor.
- Bachelor’s degree required
Salary is commensurate with experience.
About The Riverway Project
Named after the location of Temple Israel of Boston, the Riverway Project is a bold, exciting initiative that connects adults in their 20’s and 30’s to each other and to Judaism at Temple Israel. Through study, worship, and justice work, the Riverway Project creates opportunities and “entry points” into Jewish growth. Our goal is for participants to feel comfortable and connected as they explore their Jewish selves and expand their community. Our participants are individuals, couples and families, multiracial families, gay and straight, Jews by birth and by choice, non-Jewish partners and spouses. Some Riverway Project events take place at Temple Israel, while others occur in participants’ homes in neighborhoods in and around Boston.
Temple Israel of Boston is looking for an experienced Technology Specialist to maintain, upgrade, and manage our software, hardware, telecommunications, and audio/visual technology. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Technology Specialist will be primarily responsible for the daily operation and ongoing development of all Temple Israel technology. Key responsibilities include planning, developing, installing, configuring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all network and other key systems hardware, software and communication links, and all AV equipment. The candidate must have the ability to multitask in a high-volume, fast-paced environment supporting a variety of interdisciplinary teams and users, including clergy, education staff, and administration. The candidate will work in conjunction with the Technology Committee and other stakeholders.
- Support all members of the Temple Israel staff, roughly 25 users, for all of the day to day desktop, communication, and network needs
- Deploy, optimize, troubleshoot, and maintain the performance of servers, including email, print, and backup servers and their associated operating systems and software
- Responsible for updating and maintaining a technology architecture map of both software and hardware in use
- Create and manage organizational technology budget
- General technology asset management including capital purchases, schedule of replacement and up-to-date documentation of phones, cameras, copiers, printers, and audiovisual equipment
- Oversee the design and adoption of applications across the organization, including Salesforce, Sage/Peachtree, StreamSpot, Google Suite, and intrusion detection systems including CCTV and Access Control
- Oversight and management of contracted service providers and vendors for Salesforce, telecommunications, and security systems
- Manage service calls and vendor contacts for printers, copiers, and audiovisual equipment
EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Ability to interact with confidentiality, integrity, and tact when working with the diverse community
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- High level of organization and executive function as well as problem-solving skills
- Attention to detail and understanding of accounting, billing, and dues management
- Working knowledge of Salesforce including Form Assembly, Click & Pledge, member portal, and accounting uses
- A strong knowledge of technology platforms such as TCP/IP networking, VOIP, Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps, domain management, and HTML coding
- Willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule including some nights and weekends to support ongoing special events and live stream
- Bachelor’s degree or applicable experience in business IT or related field
- Experience in a IT environment
Hours are generally 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours, including major Jewish holidays. Salary commensurate with experience.
Temple Israel is looking for enthusiastic, imaginative, and skillful teachers to join our team of educators for the 2018-2019 school year. Positions available in grades K-7 for Sunday mornings, and also some positions for Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Candidates should enjoy working with children and have prior successful teaching experiences. Familiarity with second language pedagogy, technology applications, curriculum development, and student assessment is desirable. Good command of Biblical Hebrew also a plus.
Candidates should be comfortable adopting the curricular vision of the religious school as we seek to construct powerful educational experiences that are inclusive, joyful, and inspiring.
Temple Israel Religious School has a commitment to professional development and offers a unique and yearlong learning opportunity to all its faculty. Ideal candidates will be collaborative teachers who relish the idea of working, growing, and learning alongside their colleagues.
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Part time. Competitive pay based on experience.
Temple Israel is looking for one-to-one aides to join our team of educators for the 2018-2019 school year. Positions available in grades K-7, for Sunday mornings (9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.) and Tuesday/Thursday afternoons (4:00 – 6:00 p.m.).
Candidates should be flexible, creative, and friendly. Experience working with children with special needs is helpful, but not required. Ideal candidates will be collaborative team players who relish the idea of working, growing, and learning alongside their colleagues.
Part time. Competitive pay based on experience.