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Cantorial Soloist

Posted on January 8, 2024

Temple Beth Ohr of La Mirada - La Mirada, CA


We are seeking an energetic Cantorial Soloist to work on a part-time basis with our Rabbi as an integral part of the Temple’s worship and religious education leadership. The Cantorial Soloist will create an environment in which music enriches our worship and life cycle events and invites all congregants to participate in our services. We seek a Cantorial Soloist who also will help guide our religious school students in all phases of their religious education. Temple Beth Ohr is a URJ-affiliated Reform Jewish Temple in La Mirada. We are an intimate congregation of around 140 households. Our congregation is comprised of congregants that span the generations: young families, those with adult children, empty nesters and active seniors. Temple Beth Ohr is a place of creative, innovative, and inspirational Reform Judaism. The ability to comfortably and fluently play guitar is a must! We only hire menschen. We only hire candidates who reside in the Los Angeles and Orange County area. Compensation: $28,500 – $32,000 – Paid Sick Leave and Paid Vacation.

Duties Include:

·   Avodah: In collaboration with the Rabbi, the Cantorial Soloist will be a creative leader in the design and expression of music in worship services. The Cantorial Soloist will coordinate Yamim Noraim Choir rehearsals.  The Cantorial Soloist will support Temple and Auxiliary activities as needed.

·  Chinuch: The Cantorial Soloist is the musical leader of our Religious School and Hebrew Lab and will implement our music curricula that brings the joy of Jewish music to our students. The Cantorial Soloist will participate directly in leading various youth services, vocal ensembles, classroom, and small group interactions including Religious School morning t’fillah and Hebrew Lab ma’ariv worship services. The Cantorial Soloist will be a coordinator and partner in the Hebrew Lab and will work directly with the students teaching them Torah & Haftarah trope and reviewing the Hebrew liturgy in preparation for their B’nai Mitzvah.

·  Simchot v’ Avelut:  The Cantorial Soloist will be a regular member of our pastoral team, and will be welcomed as co-officiant at members’ life-cycle events.

In keeping with the highest ideals of Reform Judaism, our congregation abides by the teaching that each individual is created “B’tzelem Elohim,” in the image of God. We will include in our search all candidates regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or marital status. Temple Beth Ohr welcomes applicants who are Ordained Cantors, Cantorial Soloists, and Cantorial Interns.  Applicants are asked to submit a letter of interest, resume and two (2) sample recordings to Dena Jastroch, Search and Chair of Religious committee, at [email protected] and Leslie Berger at [email protected], President.  http://tbolm.org.