Conservative Rabbi and Educator

Begins: July 1, 2017

The American Hebrew Academy is seeking seeking a vibrant, engaging and qualified Conservative rabbi with a passion for high school teaching and community leadership in a pluralistic setting. He/she will be expected to live on campus and take a substantial leadership role in our unique Jewish community. Depending on qualifications and staffing needs, candidates may also serve as a House Parent or House Associate. House Parents’ greater time commitment in campus life activities is compensated by a reduced teaching load. The rabbi is also expected to teach courses in areas in which they hold expertise as a faculty member of the Jewish Studies Department. The Conservative rabbi must serve as a positive adult role model who our students will seek to emulate.

Religious and Spiritual Life on Campus

The American Hebrew Academy seeks to create a community rich with Jewish tradition, culture, and lifestyle. Pluralism at the Academy supports different paths to a fully Jewish life. Each student should share in an active effort to engage in Jewish tradition – intellectually, emotionally, behaviorally, and spiritually – so as to find ever developing and expanding ways to integrate his/her Jewish heritage into their lives. Our goal at the Academy is to provide academic enrichment and Jewish Life programming that allows students to explore and find the Jewish path that is most fulfilling to them. The mission of the Academy is to graduate Global Jewish leaders who our proud of their heritage and who seek to strengthen the future of the Jewish people around the world.

Position within the Organization

This is a full time ten-month position reporting to the Dean of Jewish Life for matters concerning minyan leadership and other rabbinic responsibilities on campus. With respect to classroom matters, Jewish Studies faculty will report to the Dean of Jewish Studies, and for residential responsibilities, to the Dean of Student Life. The academic year is approximately 10 months including interim holidays and a two-month summer recess.

Major Responsibilities

  • Create a warm and inviting atmosphere for students on Shabbat and Hagim.
  • Teach Jewish Studies courses appropriate to the background of the candidate. The curriculum is dynamic and allows for teachers to share their specific areas of expertise.
  • Teach in the Jewish Life Skills Program (t’fillah and advanced topics).
  • Regardless of their denominational background, teachers in the Talmud and Rabbinics courses work with a common source book which includes interpretative texts from traditional and modern sources.
  • Work closely with the Jewish Studies Faculty to coordinate and assist with curricular improvement and projects as a full faculty member.
  • Lead engaging, meaningful, and spiritual Conservative Shabbat and weekday morning T’fillot (two days a week) services with the assistance of students and other lay faculty members.
  • Create an atmosphere that is welcoming to students of all backgrounds, and represents the ideals and vision of Conservative Judaism.
  • Work under the direction of the Dean of Jewish Life and with other campus minyan leaders to create formal and informal Jewish programming for both inside and out of the classroom.
  • Continue strengthening our relationship with local Conservative synagogue and community.

Qualifications

  • Rabbinic ordination.
  • Demonstrable aptitude for teaching at the high school level.
  • Extensive experience in Jewish residential camp or youth group settings.
  • Ability to energize teens to engage in the vitality of Jewish life on campus and elsewhere.
  • Understand and respect the many views voiced by all denominations within Jewish tradition.

Salary and Benefits

Salary: commensurate with credentials and experience - this position includes housing and dining privileges for employee and family members.

The Academy offers competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with the candidates’ qualifications, credentials and level of experience. A paid summer recess is provided together with other paid holidays and personal leave throughout the academic year. The rabbi is expected to be present on campus for all Jewish Life programs including weekly Shabbatot and Jewish holidays when school is in session and students are in residence. The Academy is closed to students for Thanksgiving break, Winter break, Pesach break and summer recess. The Academy provides a kosher dining facility, a health insurance plan, life insurance plan, dental insurance plan and TIAA-CREF retirement plan. Additional optional insurance plans for extended coverages are also available at additional costs.

Statement of Employment Policy

Discrimination based on an individual’s sex (including gender or pregnancy), race, color, national origin, veteran status, age, disability, sexual orientation or other legally protected status is strictly prohibited at the American Hebrew Academy.

The above position statement is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

To apply please contact:


Human Resources

American Hebrew Academy
4334 Hobbs Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
336.455.8075
eetinnin@americanhebrewacademy.org
www.americanhebewacademy.org

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Human Resources
American Hebrew Academy
4334 Hobbs Road
Greensboro, NC 27410
Fax: (336) 217-7011
eetinnin@americanhebrewacademy.org

The American Hebrew Academy offers a competitive salary and benefits.

The American Hebrew Academy is an equal opportunity employer.

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