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Community Rabbi (Hybrid Remote) (Deadline: May 26th)

Posted on May 17, 2024

GatherDC - Washington, DC

Inclusive/Diverse, Not Applicable

GatherDC’s Community Rabbi will anchor the Jewish educational vision at GatherDC and help hundreds of Jewish 20- and 30-somethings in the DMV connect to Jewish opportunities, build lasting friendships, and discover meaningful Jewish identities through alternative Jewish experiences. We are looking for a personable, curious, caring individual who is early in their rabbinic career and excited to join a creative, grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to building meaningful Jewish life in the DMV. This position comes with a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package. This is a full-time, exempt position. Reporting to GatherDC’s Managing Director, the Community Rabbi will work in close partnership with GatherDC’s Engagement Director to help connect hundreds of Jewish 20- and 30-somethings to their people and their place in the Jewish DMV. This person will be the steward of Gather, Inc.’s educational vision in GatherDC, shape GatherDC’s on-the-ground engagement strategy in order to provide critical pastoral and spiritual care to the DMV Jewish community, and represent Gather as an organizational leader in internal and external spaces. Through your work, Jewish young adults across the DMV will feel and be connected to communities, individuals, experiences, institutions, and organizations that reflect the Jewish lives they want to live; be exposed to opportunities that facilitate relevant, active, and meaningful Jewish lives; be supported in forming/creating/grappling with their Jewish identities; and have the agency to create and pursue their own Jewish experiences. With that in mind, you are comfortable leading ritual, learning, and services in egalitarian settings and working with individuals and couples of all backgrounds, including but not limited to interfaith couples, individuals with a variety of gender identities, sexual orientations, and political affiliations, and those who have been left out of institutional Jewish life. You’re skilled at facilitating groups with diverse backgrounds, viewpoints and knowledge levels, including the Jewishly-curious and non-Jewish partners of Jewish young adults. A love for and proficiency in teaching traditional and contemporary Torah, and a wide variety of other Jewish texts, will be necessary in supporting individuals and groups to grapple with the big questions of life through a Jewish lens. Areas of Responsibility: Hold rabbinical relationship-based engagement portfolio, Steward GatherDC’s Jewish education vision, Provide pastoral care and spiritual direction & Team collaboration. These are considered the essential functions of this role. Please note that this role will require a fair amount of in-person meetings across the DMV, in addition to Zoom/virtual meetings. Qualifications: You have 1 to 3 years of professional experience (outreach, community organizing, communications, or related work a plus), You have received (or will have received at date of hire) Rabbinic Ordination from a recognized seminary/institution (or smicha from a recognized individual), You have at least 1 unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) and/or equivalent training in pastoral care, counseling, social work, or related field, You have comfort and skill in working with Jews from a variety of identities and backgrounds, including the Jewishly-curious and non-Jewish partners of Jewish young adults in our community & Experience and/or familiarity with the DMV Jewish community is a big plus. YOU: You’re a savvy connector. You are able to build and maintain strong relationships with both peers and colleagues. You bring genuine energy and enthusiasm to your interactions and relationships and are able to propel dynamic conversations to connect with anyone you meet. You “get” the Gather approach. Gather prioritizes people over programs and understands that cultivating genuine one-on-one relationships is the key to building connection, community, and meaning-making. You’re able to shift your paradigm to our people-first philosophy and let that guide every aspect of your work. You’re a creative thinker. You’re great at thinking outside of the box and are able to not only conceptualize new ideas that don’t yet exist, but understand the steps that need to happen to bring them to life. You’re an independent self-starter. You are able to ideate and take action with minimal direction, and are highly motivated by successfully achieving your objectives. You’re comfortable with sitting in discomfort while you work through problems, and you’re able to move past roadblocks or difficulties to find alternative solutions to reach your goals. You manage complexity. You’re great at quickly understanding new concepts and integrating complex information to identify strategies and solutions appropriate to the task or problem at hand. You demonstrate keen insight into complicated sets of problems or concepts and are able to articulate the core idea or issue, breaking them down into clear and manageable components to find a successful solution.You’re comfortable with ambiguity. You’re an eager learner and are comfortable sitting with ambiguity as you work through a problem—but are not afraid to ask for guidance when you get stuck. You don’t mind putting on different hats to help move the team and the work forward, and are able to adjust to changing circumstances with a positive attitude and willingness to dive in.You have a strategic mindset. You’re able to zoom out of the daily grind and understand how the different components of the work fit together in the larger picture. You’re able to hold the macro and the micro simultaneously and are energized by the puzzle of how they all fit together, both in the present moment and in looking toward the future. Please apply if: You have a passion for creative approaches to Jewish ritual and holiday experiences. You genuinely love connecting with people in authentic ways. You’re passionate about co-creating and weaving communities. You’re excited to embrace and support Jewish pluralism in all of its forms, including diversity of background, observance, opinions, and interests. You’re a self-described “people person” and believe in the power of community. We offer a competitive salary ranging from $90,000–$100,000, commensurate with experience based on Gather, Inc.’s organizational salary bands, plus extensive benefits. Start date: July 15, 2024. (Flexible for the right candidate). Please submit your resume and cover letter by May 26 at: https://gather.tfaforms.net/5046411. Please note: we are unable to receive applications outside of the above submission form. Contact [email protected] with any questions or if you need any specific accommodations during the hiring process. https://gatherdc.org