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Kesher Israel Congregation
Kesher Israel: The Georgetown Synagogue is a vibrant Modern Orthodox synagogue and community in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. The community consists of young professionals, graduate students, young married couples, empty nesters, and young families, including many congregants who have been members of Kesher for decades. Due to the community's proximity to the seat of government, many of its members practice law, work in the public sector, or consult for the government. Kesher Israel is the only full-service Orthodox synagogue in downtown Washington, D.C. offering daily minyan, Jewish education, conversion services, social programming, and full Shabbat and Holiday offerings. Kesher is a crossroads of the Jewish world, hosting thousands of visitors and guests from around the world who visit Washington on business, for vacation, or for a variety of diplomatic and governmental functions. Kesher’s membership and broader community contains a diverse array of backgrounds, levels of observance, and geographical origins. Kesher and its members are committed to a life of serious halachic (Jewish Law) observance and deep Torah study, while serving as leaders and forces for good in our community, our country, and around the world.
Kesher Israel seeks a programming professional to facilitate diverse synagogue community programming and serve as an integral member of the synagogue team. This role will report to the Director of Operations and work closely with the Rabbi and lay leadership. The Programming Manager will ideate, facilitate, and promote programs in support of Kesher’s mission. The Programming Manager will proactively create efficient processes and be adept at working effectively and collaboratively across the organization.
The ideal candidate will have experience in event planning and finance, program management, and Jewish communal activities, as well as knowledge and understanding of Modern Orthodox Jewish community observance and practices, including Shabbat and Jewish holiday practices. The Programming Manager should be an organized, responsible Jewish professional who wants to support the overall operations of a Modern Orthodox synagogue community.
The Programming Manager scope of work would be as follows:
Maintain full responsibility for organizing, implementing and supervising established and new programs:
Synagogue-wide social and holiday-oriented programming (i.e. Shabbat dinners, Purim Seudah, Scholars in Residence, etc.)
Ad hoc programs or initiatives (i.e. community-wide concerts, lectures, etc.)
Function as liaison to other local synagogues for joint programming
Create demographic-oriented programming (i.e. older adults, empty nesters, young professionals, youth/family programs, etc.)
Oversee established, recurring programs, making sure program leads and groups have what they need, such as room set up, program supplies, Zoom links, Zoom moderation, etc. (i.e. Cookie Minyan, Kiddush, etc.)
Bring proposals to leadership for programs that support the synagogue’s strategic vision, align with the Jewish calendar and other mission-focused priorities
Lead staff and synagogue committees to help identify specific program ideas, recruit the necessary volunteer help and pertinent resources, oversee program execution and facilitate program reviews.
Manage the overall Program budget as well as the budget for individual programs, being responsible for documentation and reconciliation of expenditures.
Oversee Program calendar planning; work with the Rabbi and volunteers to organize and maintain the synagogue’s Program calendar.
Support email marketing of individual programs as well as managing content of the weekly Shabbat and Digest email announcements and other shul-sponsored newsletters.
Design and produce flyers, postcards, invitations, posters, and other print promotional materials for Kesher Israel programs and initiatives, working with synagogue staff and outside vendors as appropriate.
Assist in the marketing of synagogue programs and initiatives across our communications platforms including email, website and social media.
Support leadership with the planning of large fundraising events for the synagogue.
Prepare monthly Board Reports, including qualitative and quantitative results of month’s work, as well as a narrative on work in progress.
Prepare and submit required tracking and progress reports for grants from outside organizations.
Attend scheduled programs as necessary, including those outside of traditional work hours.
Engage in developing meaningful relationships with congregants of all ages.
Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
2+ years of relevant full-time work experience
Ability to work on scheduled nights and weekends (including Shabbat and Jewish holidays)
Experience in event planning and execution (professional or volunteer)
Knowledge of and sensitivity to Modern Orthodox Jewish customs, rituals, practices and observances
Exemplary written and verbal communications skills, and interpersonal skills
Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently at an efficient pace, meeting deadlines
Creative thinking and problem solving; ability to collaboratively ideate and execute work with professional staff and lay leadership
Proficiency in Google Workspaces Suite and Microsoft Office
Experience in ShulCloud synagogue management software, Canva, and Constant Contact is preferred
Ability to relate to community members and program participants of varied backgrounds, religious levels, and age
Experience in grant writing, non-profit financial management, or Jewish communal work (professional or volunteer) is a plus
Authorized to work in the United States for any employer without requiring sponsorship
How to Apply
This is a full-time salaried (non-exempt) at-will employment opportunity based in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington DC. This position is grant-funded through December 2026 with opportunity for extension. Title and compensation are commensurate with experience. The salary range is $35,000 to $65,000. Kesher Israel provides generous paid time off, including sick, bereavement, and personal leave. Kesher Israel does not provide healthcare or related benefits. However, a relocation package is available.
Kesher Israel is a flexible, hybrid work environment. You will be expected to work onsite in our Georgetown location 2-3 days per week plus attend Shabbat and Holiday programs as scheduled, with the opportunity to work remotely at other times, in coordination with the Director of Operations and Rabbi.
To apply, email your resume and cover letter to Laura Kamer-Israel at email@example.com with the subject line “Programming Manager”. Early submission is encouraged as applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Summer Analyst: Jewish Values-Based Investing
JLens / ADL
Position Title: JLens Jewish Values-Based Investing Summer Analyst
Reports to: JLens Director of Research and JLens Director of Advocacy
Location: Remote, with east coast US location preferred
Duration: June 3, 2024 - August 9, 2024 (start and end date flexible but minimum 2-month commitment)
Hours: 35 hours/week
About the Organization:
ADL is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913, its timeless mission is “to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all.” Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of antisemitism and bias, using innovation and partnerships to drive impact. A global leader in combating antisemitism, countering extremism, and battling bigotry wherever and whenever it happens, ADL works to protect democracy and ensure a just and inclusive society for all.
JLens, a subsidiary of ADL, explores a Jewish lens on investing, and serves as the bridge between the Jewish community and the $50 trillion values-based impact investing movement. JLens was established in 2012, and launched its Jewish Advocacy Strategy in 2015 with over $200 million invested to date from Jewish institutions. The Jewish values-based strategy invests in and conducts advocacy with approximately 300 US public companies, and in the Environmental, Social Governance (ESG) Investing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movements – two influential arenas previously void of Jewish leadership. Within the ESG and CSR fields, JLens is the leading voice combating antisemitism and the anti-Israel BDS campaign.
Depending on JLens’ priorities, responsibilities may include:
Assist JLens in our scoring of companies in our index, including researching the public companies held in JLens’ portfolio, assessing disclosure relevant to JLens’ Jewish value pillars, and analyzing company performance.
Assist JLens in team projects, which may include short-term research projects and assistance with JLens’ communications and development.
Attend social responsible investing webinars, taking notes of potential areas of advocacy for JLens.
Collect information on investor relations/corporate sustainability contacts at new JLens constituents and input data into internal systems.
Assist JLens with data management, including organizing company scoring and engagement information in our internal systems.
Conduct research on new potential donors and investors in JLens’ strategies.
Contribute to JLens’ impact reporting and communications by analyzing company data across JLens’ six values pillars.
Create communications pieces for JLens’ blog, newsletter and social media.
Strong research (both quantitative and qualitative) and analytical skills
Ability to analyze data from multiple sources, identify key information, and communicate key points in writing
Detail oriented with exceptional organizational abilities
Excellent writing skills
Ability to work efficiently in a virtual environment and to multi-task
Commitment to ADL and JLens’ mission and values, and interest in the corporate responsibility/socially responsible investing field
Demonstrated interest in ESG and/or knowledge and experience in any or all of JLens six areas of focus is a plus
The ideal candidate has research experience, including work with quantitative and qualitative data and analysis.
Preference for coursework including business, ESG, environmental studies, social impact, Jewish studies or other relevant areas of study, but open to anyone with a demonstrated interest
Dependent on location; $15/hr or local minimum wage, whichever is higher.
To Apply: Please send a resume and a paragraph about your interest to Allison Marill and Dani Nurick at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Spend your summer with us Camp Achva, located at Gesher Jewish Day School! The Unit Leader will be responsible for the support and supervision of the general counselors in their unit in conjunction with a Unit Head. They provide support in all facets of the camp experience to the staff, so that the counselors can perform their jobs at the highest possible level. They are available to the staff members and campers as a resource for all aspects of camp.
Ramah Day Camp Greater DC
Spend Your Summer With Ramah DC
Ramah Day Camp Greater DC is now hiring for Kayitz 2024! We are looking for energetic counselors, senior leaders, and specialists to work with us this summer. We are an 8-week camp (7 weeks plus staff training) in Germantown, MD for campers entering Kindergarten-5th grade. Our camp boasts a gorgeous, wooded property with an overnight feel. For more information, email Rabbi Jill Levy at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or visit ramahdcdaycamp.org/staff. Salaries range from $3000-5000/summer.
Ramah Staff Info Session, Feb 12th
Curious about working at Ramah Day Camp this summer? Join our staff info session zoom on Feb 12th at 8pm and learn why it’s a great summer job! Participants will receive a $10 Starbucks card. Learn more and sign up at www.ramahdcdaycamp.org/staff. Group leader, Unit Heads, Specialty Staff positions available. Questions? Email email@example.com.
Synagogue Youth Director
Ohev Sholom Congregation
Ohev Sholom is not just a place of worship; it's a community. As we expand and nurture our thriving synagogue, we are actively seeking a Youth Director to lead and cultivate an engaging, educational, and spiritually enriching experience for youth of all ages.
To support our kid-centric shul that takes fun seriously, our next Youth Director will be comfortable creating, overseeing, and implementing programming that fosters a sense of community, Jewish values, and skill-building in a synagogue environment. The Youth Director will work closely with our religious leadership team, lay leadership, and parents to identify community needs, enhance our current offerings, and provide leadership, organization, and direction to a wide-range of community volunteers and staff.
About Ohev Sholom
Nestled in the Shepherd Park neighborhood of Washington, DC, Ohev stands out as a vibrant and inclusive Modern Orthodox Jewish community. Ohev Sholom’s mission is to serve our local and greater Jewish community while engaging with our neighbors. Established in 1886 with just over 25 families, our synagogue has flourished over the past 130 years and has grown into a warm and welcoming community, with over 200 families contributing to our rich tapestry.
Work collaboratively with clergy, synagogue leadership, and parents to create and implement a diverse range of engaging, educational programs and activities tailored to different age groups (from preschool to high school), including overseeing regular youth programming, community-building events, and staffing for Shabbat mornings and holidays
Build meaningful relationships with, and encourage active participation of, young members through innovative approaches that resonate with the youth community.
Staff and Volunteer Management
Hire, supervise, and coordinate all staffing for Shabbat and holiday youth group programs. Recruit, train, oversee, and mentor community teens to assist in program implementation and leadership development.
Communication and Outreach
Maintain regular communication with parents and the broader synagogue community to promote events, engage the youth, and keep our community informed about youth programming and opportunities for involvement.
Hours and Work Locations
This is a full-time exempt position. Work will be performed primarily in-person at Ohev Sholom, with the ability to work remotely up to 50% and some flexibility around daily hours, with the expectation of availability to attend/lead programming on some Shabbatot/holidays and/or weekends/evenings. The Youth Director works closely with the clergy and reports to the Director of Operations.
Reduced hours or flexible arrangements will be considered for the right candidate, including for those with seasonal, part-time, or academic commitments.
-Bachelor’s degree (completed or near-completion)
-Minimum two years of experience working in an educational Jewish youth environment (formal, informal, or experiential) in paid or unpaid positions, including camp, school, or synagogue setting.
-Experience managing a team of paid and volunteer staff
-Excellent organizational skills and time management
-Strong communication skills (written and spoken); ability and comfort communicating effectively with a wide range of people is required
-A wide range of religious and educational backgrounds will be considered, but strong Jewish identity, knowledge of Orthodox Jewish practices and customs, and an ability to appreciate and model Ohev’s culture of Modern Orthodoxy are a must.
-Authorization to work in the United States (required).
What You Will Get
Competitive salary based on industry standards - $60,000 - $85,000 (for a full time position).
Benefits include: medical, dental and vision.
Three weeks paid vacation with additional reasonable working time flexibility as part of mutual understanding of flexibility regarding working hours.
Access to a 403b plan.
To apply for the Youth Director position, please submit application materials (cover letter and resume) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit ohevdc.org to learn more about our warm congregation and great city. Questions? Contact email@example.com.
Eisendrath Legislative Assistant
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) is hiring for the 2024-2025 Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Program, a year-long fellowship for recent college graduates (including current seniors) or individuals with equivalent academic and/or professional experience who are interested in Judaism, social justice, and public policy.
The RAC is particularly interested in investing in and engaging with applicants from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds, including People of Color, people with disabilities, people from marginalized socioeconomic backgrounds, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and those who live at the intersection of these and other marginalized identities. No specific academic or Jewish background is required, and applicants do not need to be affiliated with the Reform Jewish Movement.
Visit www.RAC.org/LA to learn more and apply by March 3, 2024.
Social Justice Fellowship for College Students
Get paid to learn with other college students!
Join a 6 session, virtual cohort of Jewish students guided by Torah in pursuit of a more just world. You will be exploring leadership and social justice through the studies of Jewish texts, zoom classes, and personal leadership development meetings.
An honorarium will be provided.
The cohort will run from March-May, meeting every other week.
The application deadline is February 28th.
Interested in applying for this fellowship?
For more information and next steps,
Text “ULT” to 480-331-9165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to virtually meeting everyone!
JCRC Spring Intern
Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington
THE JCRC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SPRING AND SUMMER 2024
The JCRC of Greater Washington works with undergraduate and graduate college students interested in serving as Interns for a semester, an academic year, or a summer.
Interns support the JCRC’s core work of promoting social justice, combatting antisemitism and other forms of hatred. Our interns participate in exciting and meaningful projects and are given a unique insider’s view of our dynamic organization in action.
Interns will be mentored by a staff member at the JCRC and will have significant opportunities to interact with the entire staff.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Research/monitor upcoming legislation pertinent to our legislative priorities and policy resolutions.
Observe legislative sessions and other hearings on the State, County, and Local levels and monitor key discussions and legislation
Assist in planning and staffing Advocacy Days
Planning special community briefings and meetings with elected officials
Programming assistance on local, state, federal government and/or Israel-related projects
Work on Israel Advocacy Trainings
Liaise with local synagogues and institutions about their Israel programming
Work with Israel Action Center on IEF
Work with interfaith organizations regarding government relations and advocacy
Liaise with local synagogues and institutions about their inter-group programming
Research and preparation of periodic social justice newsletter, including possible interviewing of community agencies and institutions
Liaise with local synagogues and institutions about their social justice programming
Assist in organization and implementation of Student to student, JCRC’s peer education program which prepares Jewish high schoolers for interaction with non-Jewish teens in the area with a goal of putting a “human face” to Judaism, thereby combatting anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry and intolerance.
Facilitate Student-to-Student presentations
Training and education of students for Student-to-Student program
Implementation of interfaith dialogues as part of Student-to-Student
Assist in organization and implementation of our Holocaust speakers program which brings Holocaust survivors and their descendants into schools in the greater Washington area.
Successful candidates for JCRC internships must demonstrate the following:
Dedication to the values of the Jewish community and Israel advocacy
Awareness and consideration of the concerns and sensitivities of diverse religious and ethnic communities
Superb written and oral communication skills
Strong computer capabilities including MS Office Suite and One Drive
Ability to prioritize and multi-task
Strong organization skills with attention to detail
Self-motivation to take on projects and complete tasks
Very responsible and trust-worthy
Good sense of humor
preference will be given to students in Master’s degree programs and undergraduate seniors/juniors
Interns will either be paid or receive school credit.
will receive Montgomery County, Maryland minimum wage
will work 15-18 hours a week; days and hours are flexible
To apply, please email a resume and a letter of interest to:
Lisa Silverman, Operations Manager
Office Manager and Communication Specialist
Jewish Academy of Fine arts
Office Manager/Communication Specialist Job Summary
The Silver Spring Learning Center/Leo Bernstein Jewish Academy is a growing and warm community school located in Kemp Mill. MD. We are seeking an Office Manager/Communication Specialist to join our team. This role functions as the “glue” to the day-to-day operations of our school. The ideal candidate would be computer savvy, kind, compassionate, positive, and of course, kid friendly.
● Initiate and draft all formal communication to the parent body and community, and present it to the leadership team for review
● Be the point of contact to parents and teachers for late drop off, early pick up, forgotten lunch, etc.
● Greet and assist onsite guests
● Take ownership of the technical side of processing scholarship vouchers
● Answer inbound telephone calls
● Plan and schedule school events
● Develop and implement filing and communication systems
● Maintain office supplies and equipment
● Perform all other office and communication tasks as needed
● Understands the importance of a strong, unified, and transparent partnership between the school and parents to ensure positive growth and development for each child
● A “can do” positive attitude - can tolerate frustration with positivity, humor, patience, etc.
● Proficient in Microsoft Office
● Ability to prioritize and multitask
● Ability to work a smartphone
● Strong organization skills, for example attention to detail
● Previous experience in office administration/communication is a plus
● Previous experience with Brightwheel is a plus
● Proficiency in Hebrew is a plus
● This is a full time in-person position. Hours can be 8:30am-4:30pm or 9am-5pm=, with early Fridays in the Winter
● Commensurate with experience
● Please send your resume as a Word document to email@example.com
Tutoring for K-12 & College Students :)
Chem and Math Tutoring!
Need tutoring in Chemistry, Biology, or Math? I am a registered GW Tutor through the GW Chem Department and have been tutoring for two years in math in all levels up to (and including) Calc II!
Shamayim Campus Fellow
Shamayim: Jewish Animal Advocacy
The Shamayim Campus Fellowship is a program that gives Jewish vegetarian and vegan college students the tools and support they need to educate their communities about animal advocacy.
Through the Shamayim Campus Fellowship, students learn valuable leadership skills, educate themselves and their peers about animal advocacy, and create a lasting change in their communities. A campus fellow will have the opportunity to work directly with the Shamayim team. We will help them hone their activism and leadership skills, develop a plan on how to make animal advocacy a talking point on their campus, and supply them with the tools and funding necessary for tabling, serving vegan food, and other outreach activities.
Information about our 2024- 2025 Campus Fellowship Program:
-Our 2024- 2025 Cohort will run from September 2024- May 2025
-Applications will open on April 1, 2024
-To signal your interest, please fill out the form on our website and we will contact you when applications open up!
-If you have any questions, or know someone who you think is a good fit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
-See FAQ’s on the website for more info!
I'm pleased to share that a vacancy announcement for a Management and Program Analyst, ZA-0343-2/3 position in Silver Spring, MD has been posted. The announcement will be open for 14 days or 150 applicants; it is set to open on 1/25/24 and close on 2/7/24. This position is posted under the Pathways Recent Graduate hiring announcement. If you know of any recent grads who may be a good fit please share this opportunity with them!