May 13, 2022

Executive Clergy Assistant

Full Time
Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel
South Orange, NJ

TSTI is an inclusive congregation committed to developing and fostering a joyous lifelong Jewish experience. We are proud of, and enriched by, our diverse congregation, and live the progressive values of Reform Judaism through worship, education, acts of social justice, Torah study, and community service. This individual will help TSTI realize its full potential as a sacred community and ensure that all work is in alignment with this vision.

Skills Required

Assist the Senior Rabbi
• Calendar management and planning
• Manage Senior Rabbi’s schedule and arrangements for clergy-led areas including worship and programs
• Coordinate meetings and appointments with congregants, B’nai Mitzvah students and families, and others
including creating zoom links when necessary
• Manage communication including mail, email and telephone calls including voice mail
Manage ritual-related communications
• Address special Kaddish and Yahrzeit requests
– Communicate information to ensure memorial plaques are in place
• For lifecycle events, enter pastoral care matters in data management platform, and share information for
inclusion in weekly email
– Coordinate lifecycle intake meetings
– Communicate information congregation-wide as appropriate
Ongoing administrative work
• Meet with Senior Rabbi as needed
• Attend weekly staff meetings, prepared with information that has an impact on the synagogue
• Prepare weekly Shabbat program
• Coordinate with Cantor to be sure weekly B’nai Mitzvah needs (certificate, Kiddush cup) are provided
• Prepare weekly Shabbat information for including Kaddish and Shloshim lists
• Prepare and send of Yahrzeit letters
Budget process
• Provide support to Senior Rabbi for budget management; assist with expense report process
Accounts payable
• Coordinate paperwork for bookkeeping admin for Senior Rabbi expenses and other engagements at the Senior Rabbi’s direction and under the guidance of the Executive Director
Technology, Marketing & Communications
• Collaboratively identify information for synagogue communications, including death notices and send to Communications Manager
• Support colleagues in a team environment using a collegial and cooperative manner

Required Qualifications
• College degree strongly preferred
• Detail oriented, highly organized with excellent time management skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Proficient in MS Office/Google programs, Slack, ShulCloud, Notebird
• Ability to work collaboratively
• Understanding of how to work with volunteers

To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to bblackman@tstinj.org.