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 primary role of this position is to provide support and coordination of programs that are under the Rabbis’ portfolios.
Executive Assistant to Rabbi Soffer
Rabbinic Administrative Support
- Scheduling, calendaring, and other tasks
- Life cycle and holiday preparation assistance
Families with Young Children
- Liaising with Families with Young Children (FYC) Coordinator: publicity and event planning assistance
Worship Innovation Support
- Coordination of a Worship Innovation Team, as it emerges and develops
Executive Assistant to Rabbi Gubitz and Coordinator for the Riverway Project
- 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 strategic plans of the project
- Foster relationships with and among young adults as directed by Rabbi Gubitz
- Support programs and gatherings
- Manage online media efforts including Facebook, Twitter, Website, and weekly emails
Qualifications and Skills
- Agility with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Davka, Google Drive, 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 synagogue life, Judaism, Jewish holiday cycle, and Hebrew desired but not necessary
- Bachelor’s degree required
Salary is commensurate with experience.
Temple Israel is looking for enthusiastic, imaginative, and skillful teachers to join our team of educators for the 2017-2018 school year. Positions available in grades K-7.
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 an 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 seeking an experienced and personable Membership and Engagement Director to manage all membership and engagement related activities. We are seeking a motivated self-starter who can take our existing processes and enhance them to improve recruitment and retention practices. The position is a pivotal role for the success of Temple Israel, and requires dependability, the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and a high level of professionalism.
The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently, with a proven track record of self-direction, follow-through, and dependability. Excellent oral and written communications skills, keen attention to detail, and stellar customer service and interpersonal skills are a must. The candidate should be able to relate to the wide spectrum of Temple Israel constituencies, and cultivate strong organizational proficiency.
This is a superb opportunity for an energetic and proactive professional. Vibrant applicants with a sense of humor and a desire for longevity in this role are encouraged to apply.
- Maintain a clean membership database, includes keeping member data fresh and accurate
- Recruit new members and execute outreach strategies
- Develop and implement member retention techniques
- Support the efforts of the Membership Committee, ensuring their success
- Effectively communicate with Temple Israel congregation regarding membership-related items
- Oversee the on-boarding process of new members, helping them launch and build an attachment
- Manage the resignation process
- Track and report membership trends to the Executive Director, staff, and Board of Trustees
- Collaborate with staff to identify opportunities to bring in non-members who we serve
- Manage High Holy Day ticketing including member, non-member and reciprocal requests
- Work closely with our Rabbi who oversees engagement to build and implement engagement strategies
EDUCATION, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Masters preferred
- 5+ years of experience in related field
- Ability to interact with confidentiality, integrity, and tact when working with the diverse community
- Strong written and oral communication skills
- Meticulous attention to detail, even under tight deadlines
- Ability to work independently and autonomously and exhibit strong follow-through
- Superb time-management skills is a must
- A demonstrated track record with database management (specifically Salesforce) is a plus
- High computer literacy: adept in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); familiarity with databases and online marketing
- Experience with Board and lay-leadership committee relations is a plus
- Familiarity with Jewish life cycle events and an appreciation for the importance of a synagogue in a Jewish community is a plus
Hours are generally 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with occasional evening and weekend hours, including major Jewish holidays Salary commensurate with experience.