What We Stand For

We envision a vibrant, thriving Jewish community today and tomorrow.

We lead a strong Jewish Puget Sound by serving as a community voice, strengthening connections to Israel and World Jewry, and making investments in Jewish life, for today and the next generation. The Federation was founded in 1928 to serve the Jewish community, locally and around the world. Our focus is ensuring Jewish continuity and our work is anchored in Jewish values. Since our founding, the Federation has been at the forefront of meeting our community’s wide-ranging needs, fulfilling aspirations, and working to assure a strong future for Jewish life.

Join Us!

The Jewish Federation  of Greater Seattle provides career opportunities that elevate work into a mission and purpose. Check out our current openings!

Director of Philanthropy 

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced development leader to play a pivotal role in helping drive the overall philanthropic support and reach of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle as we continue to cultivate resources, connect people, and collaborate across the community in service to Jewish continuity.

The Director of Philanthropy will be joining the Federation at an exciting moment in their ongoing journey to achieve their vision of a vibrant Jewish community, as there is a new President & CEO and opportunity to partner with him in creating and shaping strategy for the next chapter of the organization.

The Director must bring a keen appreciation of the mission and vision of the Federation, the critical role it plays in the Seattle Jewish community and around the world, as well as embrace the Federation’s core values. As a key senior leader at the organization, the Director will assist the Federation in advancing its strategic priorities, thoughtfully engaging its stakeholders, and enhancing its overall fundraising efforts to achieve its mission and vision.

Reporting to the President & CEO, the Director of Philanthropy will be responsible for growing all aspects of its diverse portfolio of funding streams. The Director will cultivate, steward, and solicit a portfolio of prospective and current donors for endowment, campaign, and all other relevant streams, with an emphasis on foundation fundraising and long-term financial sustainability.

The Federation’s annual campaign raises $3.6 million, with $2.6 million coming from individual donors, $600,000 from endowed gifts, and $400,000 in restricted gifts and corporate sponsorships. The Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Seattle has assets of $71 million and offers the LIFE & LEGACY® program to agencies and synagogues. Since 2015, over $16 million in legacy commitments have been secured to help support the community for generations to come. The Director will serve as the lead professional in growing the Foundation’s assets, including unrestricted and donor-advised funds. 

The Director will be joining the Federation during a time marked by an eagerness to embrace new approaches that strengthen fundraising and the Federation’s corresponding impact. Importantly, the Director of Philanthropy will play a central role in conceptualizing and building the overall philanthropic impact to attract and serve high net-worth families and help them reach their philanthropic goals through the Foundation.

Working in close partnership with the CEO, the Director will support the design and execution of a comprehensive and diversified development plan with a significant focus on foundation, as well as community campaign, supplemental giving, and corporate sponsorship. In doing so, the Director will develop and oversee a high-functioning and collaborative team consisting of a group of diverse and talented professionals committed to measurable and meaningful impact. The Director will lead the integration of the financial resource development team, cultivating a culture of collaboration aimed at achieving the Federation’s goals.



The successful candidate will bring passion and dedication for the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle’s mission and vision along with significant experience building and implementing effective fundraising strategies, cultivating and soliciting major donors, and leading and inspiring a team of professionals and partner lay leaders.

Specific qualifications/prior experience includes:

  • Strong commitment to the mission and work of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle, coupled with the ability to compellingly convey the mission, impact, and needs across the community.
  • Strategic and visionary leadership experience paired with excellent communication skills. A successful Director will exhibit a high degree of emotional intelligence, maturity, and sound judgment necessary for engaging with a broad set of constituents including donors, volunteers, board members, and staff.
  • Experience partnering with senior professionals and lay leaders to set an organizational fundraising strategy that inspires and motivates others.
  • Proven track record of fundraising results in a goal-oriented environment, including experience closing current and/or deferred major gifts of six and seven figures.
  • Lead a team of high-performing fundraisers providing professional development opportunities and coaching, while leading from a place of kindness and compassion, and, at the same time, not shying away from offering feedback and support.
  • Experience leading high-level communications strategy and marketing is preferred.
  • Demonstrate robust cultural competency skills and a well-established dedication to upholding organizational values.
  • Be an innovative problem-solver, who can generate workable solutions, take initiative, and integrate and lead teams.
  • Strong administrative and management skills related to staff management, partnership cultivation, budgetary oversight, data gathering/analysis, and stakeholder communications.
  • Flexible perspective and ability to work with processes and systems that are evolving and subject to change, and has a willingness to jump in and help improve processes and systems, when needed, in a collaborative manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors, and prospective donors.
  • Unquestionable ethics, integrity, transparency, and accountability in all actions.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
The Director will lead and supervise a team of 6+ direct and indirect reports.

Required Attributes and Competencies:

Demonstrated Success In:

  • Developing campaigns from start to finish
  • Building, cultivating, and stewarding new donor and fund holder relationships
  • Working with volunteer leaders to accomplish organizational goals
  • Leading a team to optimize resources and accomplishing individual and organizational goals and objectives
  • Setting and communicating goals and objectives with measurable outcomes
  • Managing across a diverse range of staff and stakeholders
  • Effective verbal and written communication, including public speaking

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Master’s degree in non-profit management or Jewish Studies or an MBA a plus
  • Minimum of 7-10 years prior experience as a development professional or related role
  • Minimum of 3 years of managerial experience
  • Familiarity and connection with the Greater Seattle Jewish community strongly preferred
  • Familiarity with Jewish history, tradition, culture, and understanding of the relationship among North American, Israeli, and Diaspora Jews
  • Proven manager with strong organizational, reporting, and communication skills
  • Ability to write persuasively
  • Proven strategic thinker who can design and implement strategies to accomplish organizational goals
  • Proven ability to effectively collaborate with internal teams, communal partners, lay leaders, and other stakeholders



  • Salary range: $145,000-$165,000 per year, commensurate with experience
  • Nine (9) paid secular holidays
  • Up to thirteen (13) paid Jewish holidays
  • Twenty (20) days of paid vacation annually
  • Comprehensive suite of other benefits available including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, term life insurance, 401(k) and 403(b)



Qualified individuals may apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at – no phone calls please.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

For more information about who we are, visit our website



Are you a natural connector/organizer of your friends and family? Do you have an excitement for bringing people together and a passion for building community through people-to-people connections? We are now actively looking for PJ Library Parent
Connectors, to inspire and nurture the growth of Jewish families with young children.

The ideal candidate will be a warm and committed organizer /planner, naturally enthusiastic about connecting people and families around shared interests, and invested in personal growth through Jewish learning and connecting regularly with other PJ Library families in the Greater Seattle Area.

A Parent Connector is:

  • Someone who lives in the PJ Library Seattle catchment area and is a PJ Library parent
  • A passionate ambassador for PJ Library, sharing PJ Library with all families they encounter
  • Excited to meet, welcome, and get to know parents raising Jewish children
  • An excellent communicator and listener and excels at relationship building
  • Passionate about Jewish life and excited to infuse Jewish themes into programs
  • Interested in facilitating and participating in new opportunities for peers to meet each other
  • Self-motivated, curious, and open to new ideas
  • Familiar with online communication outlets for parents in their community
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Knowledgeable about the local community’s parent resources, both within and outside of the Jewish community, and knows where parents can be found in their neighborhood on a given day of the week
  • Understanding and respectful of the range of Jewish connection and knowledge among parents


Compensation/Hours/Work Format

  • $25/hour, flexible hours per week, up to 15 hours per month by agreement (additional monthly hours possible with advance approval)
  • Flexible work hours could include evenings and weekends
  • Remote working
  • Flexible budget for coffee dates and other event materials and costs to be discussed and approved by the PJ Library Program Manager


Parent Connector Responsibilities

  • Plan/organize/support families participating in PJ Library Family Pods
  • Follow up with families who have participated in PJ Library Get Together Grants
  • Create and implement approximately 1-2 activities/gatherings per month (e.g. meetups at a playground, informal play group, library story time, home-hosted series, parents’ night, etc.)
  • Deepen connections with families through face-to-face meetings, phone calls, personal emails, and social media
  • Participate in an orientation session, followed by at least bimonthly supervision calls with Rachel Zell, PJ Library Program Manager
  • Actively share the gift of PJ Library with families they encounter and help with sharing signup information
  • Collect and maintain contact information for program participants
  • Submit monthly reports to PJ Library Seattle supervisor
  • Support larger PJ Library programs as needed


Position Requirements

  • Available to work flexible schedule, including weekends
  • Able to represent PJ Library Seattle in a professional manner at all times
  • Must be able to provide own transportation to events


How to Apply

  • Set up a 15- to 20-minute Zoom call with PJ Library Program Manager Rachel Zell
  • Be prepared to respond to:
    1. What excites you about being a Parent Connector for PJ Library in Seattle?
    2. How do you envision bringing families together in your neighborhood with a limited budget? What types of experiences do you think families with young children are looking for?
    3. What experiences will you draw on to build community?


Please send a copy of our resume to

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Position: Accounts Payable Specialist, Full-time with Benefits, Hybrid

Location: Office in Seattle – Belltown area

Organization: Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

We are a distinguished non-profit charitable organization serving the Jewish community in the greater Puget Sound area. Our commitment spans generations and we strive to broaden our reach and deepen our impact within the community.

What’s exciting about this role?

This role is not just about numbers, it’s about making a real impact with each department within the Federation. As a key employee, you contribute to the success of our finance department and our organization.

You will collaborate with the entire Federation team, building relationships with each employee and all vendors. You will be responsible for the entire AP cycle including timely AP processing, coding vendor invoices and expense reports.

The ideal candidate for this role is highly organized, has a keen eye for detail and a desire to pursue a career in the accounting field. You will grow and learn in a dynamic environment where your skills are valued and recognized.

We want to hear from you. Come be part of something special at the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle!

Role Responsibilities: 

  • Record invoices, expense reports, and check requests in our accounting software (MIP Fund Accounting)
  • Import and record credit card transactions on a weekly basis
  • Collaborate with managers across departments to accurately code transactions, provide descriptions and attach receipts
  • Reconcile and update transaction details for coding errors as needed
  • Maintain electronic vendor files
  • Prepare and maintain expense accruals as needed 
  • Allocate charges among departments for shared expenses
  • Process employee health and welfare invoices
  • Train staff to ensure proper record-keeping of expenses
  • Reconcile prepaid expense and liability accounts
  • Follow established procedures and be committed to continuous process improvement
  • Prepare audit schedules for annual financial audit as requested 
  • Processes annual 1099’s in accordance with IRS regulations
  • Serve as a liaison for employees and business vendors
  • Assist with vetting and processing endowment grants
  • Prepare ad hoc special reports and analyses
  • Manage and reconcile the bulk mail and business reply mail accounts 
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Experience and Competencies:

  • Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting preferred
  • 1-2 years of experience in accounting a plus
  • Strong organization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Experience with MIP Fund Accounting software, or equivalent
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word
  • Experience with Google Suite, Adobe PDF and Docusign, or equivalent

Position Information:

The Accounts Payable Specialist reports to the Director of Finance. This is a full-time, non-exempt, hybrid position. Local travel may be required as part of the job responsibilities.


  • Salary range: $50,000 – $60,000 per year, commensurate with experience and education. 
  • Paid time off and holidays are as follows: fifteen (15) vacation days and five (5) sick days, nine (9) national holidays, and Jewish holidays (varies 7 – 9).
  • Benefits available include: medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, 401(k) and 403(b).

How to apply:

Interested individuals please submit your resume and cover letter to:

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

For more information about who we are, visit our website

Jewish Community Jobs

As a service to the Puget Sound Jewish community, we post openings for Jewish organizations. Take a look at the openings below! To post a job, please send job descriptions and other pertinent information to Ben Berman. Thank you!


Location: B’nai B’rith Camp Office (Portland); B’nai B’rith Camp (near Lincoln City)
Dates & Hours: Full-time, year-round
Salary: $40,000 – $45,000, DOE
Reports to: Associate Overnight Camp Director
Benefits: Employer-paid medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; up to 6 percent employer contribution to retirement fund; up to 200 hours of paid time off, and holidays, plus other benefits, including discounted rates for Summer Camp.

Position Summary:
The Assistant Director – Teen and Staff Engagement is responsible for building a vibrant Jewish community through program development engaging teens and young adults. Duties include planning for teen and staff program improvements and growth, teen and middle school year-round engagement programming, camper and staff recruitment, summer camp staff program development, and supervision of Unit Head Leadership Staff. The Assistant Director – Teen and Staff Engagement is also responsible for the Portland City BBYO program and supervision of chapters.

Qualifications and Job Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree preferred
• Post-graduate work in related field is welcomed
• At least three years of experience in youth services, Jewish camping, or similar non-profit work
• Proven leadership and communication skills
• Ability to work in a team environment and to collaborate effectively with several different stakeholders.
• Excellent organizational, project management, and problem-solving skills
• Proven experience with program development and implementation
• Familiarity and comfort with Jewish values and traditions.
• Prioritizes inclusivity within the work that is produced.
• Ability to be flexible and manage change.

About B’nai B’rith Camp
B’nai B’rith Camp, located on the Oregon coast, is a premier camp and conference center in the Pacific Northwest. Since 1921, BB Camp has been dedicated to providing the finest summer overnight camp experience for today’s campers while preparing them to be tomorrow’s community leaders. Since 2006, BB Camp has been serving the local community with our day camp program. In addition to our summer camp programs, we rent our facility for conferences, retreats, and special events. B’nai B’rith Camp is open to everyone. B’nai B’rith Camp is licensed by the State of Oregon, accredited by the American Camp Association
(ACA), and a member of the JCC Association.

Application Process:
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Moses Felberg, Associate Overnight Camp Director, at Review of applications will begin immediately, Position is open until filled.


Are you currently living in the Greater Seattle area and wanting to give back to the Jewish community in a meaningful way? BBYO, the world’s largest Jewish youth movement, is looking for advisors in the Greater Seattle Area!

Evergreen Region BBYO encompasses all of the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana). We are currently looking for volunteer advisors for our North Seattle and Mercer Island chapters. In the Evergreen Region, Jewish teens from across the Pacific Northwest come together and celebrate their Judaism with enjoyable and memorable Jewish programming that is created and led by their peers. When you become an advisor, you have the opportunity to join regional and international events put on by BBYO. Not only are these networking opportunities, but these events are also rewarding and full of enthusiasm and fun. 

Requirements to become an advisor: 

  • 21 years of age or older
  • Passionate about improving the lives of Jewish teens
  • Staffing programs for Monday meetings and our 2023 convention, May 26 – May 29.
  • Monday meetings are weekly from 7 pm to 8 pm at Hillel at the University of Washington, or 7:30 pm to 8 pm at the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island – excluding holidays. 
  • Support teen leaders on their projects outside of events.
  • Successful completion of a background check. 

Please visit to learn more about the Advisor Network for BBYO and what it means to become a chapter advisor. Click here to apply. For more information, contact BBYO Seattle Director Madison Merrell at or Community Director Tess Perez at

The Holocaust Center for Humanity teaches the lessons of the Holocaust, inspiring students of all ages to confront bigotry and indifference, promote human dignity, and take action. The Holocaust Center for Humanity builds courageous communities by teaching and honoring the history, stories, and lessons of the Holocaust. These lessons give people of all ages an empathetic lens to view today’s complex issues and see the role they can each play in fighting hate.
Since 1989, the Holocaust Center for Humanity has taught the history of the Holocaust so that local survivors, their families, and millions of other victims will not be forgotten, and their stories would inspire positive action. Through education, events, field trips, museum visits, and community programs focused throughout Washington state, the Holocaust Center for Humanity remains dedicated to fighting hate by educating students, teachers, and the general public about the dangers of intolerance and the difference each one of us can make. Broadly, the Holocaust Center’s work can be categorized in three major groups of: Museum, Programs & Outreach, and Teacher Resources.
The work of the Holocaust Center for Humanity has never been more important than in this time of political divisiveness, ethnic violence, rising antisemitism, and other hate crimes. The next CEO of the Holocaust Center for Humanity will take the reins from one of the organization’s founding leaders to further raise the Center’s visibility, to scale to more schools, reach more audiences, connect the past to today, build organizational strength, and secure our future. The next CEO will continue to expand partnerships and impact, and to help ensure that current and future generations know the stories and apply the lessons of the Holocaust.
The next CEO will have the unique opportunity to lead and grow the organization to even greater levels of education, visibility, and impact. This leader will serve as the face and ambassador of the organization and will also partner with the Board of Directors to remain true to the Center’s mission of demonstrating the Holocaust’s relevance to our world today.
With the support and partnership of a committed and talented Board, as well as a skilled and passionate team of 16 staff professionals, the Chief Executive Officer is responsible for leading this unique organization with a $1.5 million operating budget, significant reserve assets, and first-hand, personal stories from more than 300 Washington-area Holocaust survivors. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the CEO is responsible for the overall leadership and growth of the organization to advance the mission, while safeguarding and growing the organization’s community, human, and financial resources.  
The anticipated salary range for this position is $170,000 to $195,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To apply, please submit a current resume and letter of introduction, as soon as possible, to Kittleman & Associates, LLC at (click the Apply button at the bottom of the page). For best consideration, kindly apply by Monday, January 22, 2024.
For further information about the Holocaust Center for Humanity, please visit

Temple Beth Shalom, in Spokane, WA, is seeking a Director of Lifelong Learning who wants to share their love of Judaism and has a deep desire to support a strong community of learners across the lifecycle. Our goal is to foster a positive and inclusive environment that will allow our Jewish community to learn and grow.

Temple Beth Shalom houses an innovative, forward-thinking educational program, which provides formal religious education and community experiences for both Temple Beth Shalom, a liberal Conservative synagogue, and Congregation Emanu-El, a local Reform congregation.

Salary: $75,000 – $80,000 DOE

Benefits: Pension, health insurance, professional dues and continuing education, PTO, family leave, moving allowance


BA, MA preferred in Jewish Studies, Education, or the equivalent. Broad-based knowledge of Jewish sacred texts, Hebrew language, Jewish values, Jewish history, and Jewish holidays. Unique talents or interests are welcome: Singers and guitar players, those with artistic talents, and educators who love the outdoors or have camp counselor experience are a plus! 


Youth Education

  • Update and create religious school, Hebrew school, and Midrasha High curricula as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Rabbi regarding Midrasha High. Assist in developing curriculum, supervise its meetings, and teach or find guest teachers as needed.
  • Interview, hire, evaluate (and discharge, if necessary) teachers, madrichim, tutors, and other school personnel.
  • Plan training for new and ongoing teachers to include curriculum familiarity, classroom management, lesson planning, and Torah lishmah.
  • Conduct monthly faculty meetings as part of an ongoing teacher training program and as an aid in the administration of the school.
  • Ensure that teachers maintain a warm, safe, organized, and dynamic classroom environment that encourages inquiry and curiosity. 
  • Be a visible and supportive presence for students and parents.
  • Maintain connections and open lines of communication directly with parents, and facilitate connections between parents and teachers.
  • Supervise the b’nai mitzvah tutorial program.
  • Create madrichim programs that focus on pedagogical and leadership skills
  • Oversee Youth Group programs for all ages—Keshet, Gesher ,and USY, including hiring and supervising youth advisers.

Adult Education

  • Provide adult learners with educational and cultural opportunities that will build and maintain a positive relationship to Jewish living, creativity, and community through lifelong learning.
  • Collaborate with the Rabbi in structuring year-long Introduction to Judaism and Adult Bar/Bat mitzvah courses, as well as other multi-session courses.
  • Invite guest speakers and teachers, and coordinate educational and cultural community-wide experiences, such as scholar-in-residence programs, Global Day of Jewish learning, and individual lectures and concerts.

Community Programming

  • Oversee family programming, which currently includes:
    • Tot Shabbat (usually led by one of our teachers)
    • Shabbat Babayit (This is our zoom Friday night experience for families—it is usually in collaboration with the Rabbi.)
    • JVillage, a program lead by volunteers for affiliated and unaffiliated families with children ages 5 and under.
  • Create holiday celebrations for the entire community, such as the Purim service and spiel, Tikkun Leil Shavuot, or Hanukkah party

General Administration and Governance

  • Plan and oversee the budget for all educational programming.
  • Attend Temple Beth Shalom board meetings and submit monthly reports.
  • Develop volunteer leadership for the Education Committee, and staff the committee.
  • Coordinate b’nai mitzvah schedule.
  • Coordinate all other calendars related to educational programming. This is done in collaboration with all of the Temple staff.
  • Attend staff meetings, and function as a valuable member of the staff team.

We are vibrant and established community comprised of many multi-generational families and new families moving to the inland Pacific Northwest. Our membership encompasses a wide array of backgrounds, opinions and viewpoints that expand our horizons intellectually, theologicall, and through interpersonal relationships. We welcome and encourage collaboration both within our Jewish community, specifically between our two congregations, as well as with the Spokane community at large.

We are proud of our award-winning legacy of quality Jewish education. Many individuals who graduated from our program have gone on to influential positions in the Jewish world, from camp leaders and professional Jewish educators, to university faculty and rabbis. We are proud of this essence of who we are as a community. The combined education program of Temple Beth Shalom and Congregation Emanu-El is an essential component of who we are, and we are excited to continue strengthening and developing this program with new leadership. 

Spokane is a dynamic, growing, and beautiful city that enjoys four distinct seasons and provides residents with world-class outdoor adventures, including: whitewater rafting in the Spokane River; biking the Centennial Trail; snow skiing at five nearby mountains; and hiking or boating at numerous nearby lakes and nature preserves.

Spokane also offers great indoor activities: several theaters (from Broadway shows to small productions), live music (from the Spokane Symphony to an eclectic assortment of concerts), multiple exhibit venues (from the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture to a robust public arts program); a diverse array of dining options and a number of local wineries, distilleries, and craft breweries.  Higher education opportunities include three public universities, two private universities, and a robust community college system. Spokane Public Schools is the second largest system in the state.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:


The Education Director supports the mission and values of Mitzvah Secular Sunday School, which is the Sunday school for the Secular Jewish Circle of Puget Sound. The SJC provides programming for secular Jews in the Puget Sound to celebrate Judaism from a non-theistic perspective. Under the general guidance and supervision of the SJC Board and/or Education Chair, the Education Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining appropriate school curricula, supervising the teaching staff, leading the school’s Circle Time, and directing all aspects of the school. The school meets on two Sundays per month during the school year, from 9 am to 12 pm. Additionally, the Education Director manages the B Mitzvah program, which allows our enrolled children to engage in a secular Bar or Bat Mitzvah.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support for lesson plans and classrooms; working with teachers to identify curriculum materials and ensure that teachers follow the curriculum, classroom management, and discipline issues.
  • Supervise teaching staff, perform regular classroom observations, report teachers’ hours for payroll, conduct teacher evaluation process.
  • Determine the future operational needs for the school and make recommendations to the Board and/or Education Chair.
  • Make sure classroom are set up, have sufficient materials, and are left tidy; ensure supplies in storage locker are stocked and organized.
  • Assist in identifying a pool of substitute teachers; provide classroom support including coverage for breaks/recess.
  • Track student attendance and report monthly to Board and/or Education Chair.
  • Create and track expenditures and budget.
  • Communicate with parents.
  • Host visitors, act as a resource for prospective families, liaison with parents. Follow up and reach out to interested new families.
  • Work with Board and/or Education Chair on curriculum development, implementation, and support teacher needs
  • Develop and lead Circle Time, when the school convenes and shares how the morning went
  • Attend Education Committee meetings as needed
  • Manage the B Mitzvah program, assisting the teachers with the children’s Bar and Bat Mitzvah programs
  • Other duties as needed

Qualifications and Skills

  • Knowledge of Jewish traditions and culture
  • College degree
  • A high degree of inter-personal and written communication skills
  • At least two years of experience working directly with children in K-12 educational settings
  • At least one year of supervisory experience in a managerial role
  • Computer skills, specifically Google Suite (Gmail, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Drive)


SJC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. SJC is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $50 per hour

Expected hours: 4 – 6 per week


  • 4 hour shift
  • Weekends only

Application Question(s):

  • This is a Jewish cultural school. Do you have considerable personal knowledge of Jewish holidays, customs, and culture?
  • Are you comfortable with the philosophy of Secular Humanistic Judaism, which drives the lessons taught at this school?

Work Location: In-person


Sephardic Bikur Holim is a 100-plus-year-old Orthodox Sephardic synagogue located in the Seward Park community of Seattle. Our dynamic 275-family congregation follows the Ottoman Sephardic traditions brought to this country near the turn of the 20th century from many cities in Turkey.

We are looking for a self-motivated, take-charge Executive Director who has the experience, ability, and desire to be part of our mission driven leadership team.

The candidate must possess excellent communication, personnel management, and collaborative skills with an ability to develop strong relationships with the Rabbi, Hazzan, Education/Youth Director, office staff, grounds staff, volunteers, lay leadership, and our sister synagogue communities. The ideal candidate will appreciate the mission and vision of the congregation, but be truly energized by the details and by the process of getting them right. The applicant must also be able to interact with congregants in a professional, caring, empathetic, and sensitive manner.

Position Summary

The role of Executive Director is a critical element in the success of our Synagogue. The ED has supervisory responsibility for all administrative, financial, office, and building maintenance functions, and is a key point of contact for members and prospective members. The position is mostly inward-facing. The ED leads programming logistics, security, grant writing, and capital Campaigns, and collaborates with the clergy, professional staff, and lay leaders to develop, execute, and evaluate policies in support of the congregation’s Strategic Plan.

The Executive Director takes direction from and is accountable to, the President of the congregation and the Board of Trustees, reporting directly to the President. Dotted line reporting relationship to the Rabbi. 

Areas of Responsibility

Administration and Operations – 30 Percent

Leads all ongoing synagogue operations and provides support to the clergy and other professional staff, consistent with the synagogue’s priorities and vision. Oversees all internal operating and software systems, including our likely upcoming migration to ShulCloud, and QuickBooks. Attends and reports as necessary at meetings of, and provides administrative support to, the Board of Trustees and synagogue committees. Manages building and facility issues, including overseeing security procedures and third-party security services. Manages contracts, including insurance policies, and vendor relationships. Maintains excellent relationships with bankers, insurance brokers, accountants, and attorneys.

Program Management and Logistics – 30 Percent

Oversees and coordinates office resources, facility use, logistics, and scheduling of all religious services, programs and events, including member life cycle and any third-party events to be held at the synagogue. Maintains accurate calendar for all services, programs, and events. Responsible for all logistics and administrative tasks for High Holy Days. Includes coordination of external vendors, staff assignments, member communications, and lay leadership involvement.

Finances and Human Resources – 20 Percent

Oversees all financial management and accounting and ensures the implementation of and adherence to fiscal controls and procedures. Together with the Treasurer and Finance Committee, prepares the annual budget as well as overseeing periodic capital campaigns. Oversees payments to vendors and approves invoices. Reviews monthly financial reports and provides analysis for the Treasurer, Board and appropriate committees.  Supervises, evaluates, and supports the members of their team, which includes our Office Manager, Building Maintenance Manager, Youth Director, and volunteers. Reviews and approves payroll. Responsible for collections and for making financial arrangements for congregants. Manages the coordination and administration of employee benefits. Updates the Employee Handbook and relevant financial and human resources policies. Leads weekly staff meetings to facilitate communication and implementation of all SBH events and services.

Membership – 10 Percent

Works with the BOD and other lay leadership to develop and implement a strategic plan for membership growth, retention, and engagement. Responsible for congregant database (ShulCloud) management, maintaining accurate member records, and reporting to clergy, professional staff, and lay leaders as needed. Ensures engagement component to major programs; leading engagement staff and working directly on programming as needed. Oversees all membership functions. Coordinates and manages the annual membership renewal process, all member communications.

Facilities and Grounds – 10 Percent

Responsible for all facility operations including grounds, building maintenance, usage, facilities renovation and repairs, and vendor management. Oversees security for the campus and all services, programs and events. 


Requires a minimum of five years in management, school administration, Jewish Federation, Jewish campus programs, non-profit operations leadership, or equivalent type of position. Must have project management experience and manage effectively through timelines and schedules. A business degree is strongly preferred and will support the success of the candidate. This role has a significant diversity of responsibilities, and we’re looking for someone who thrives on variety, has strong organizational skills, and an ability to lead and coordinate a team of employees and volunteers. A basic understanding of small business accounting and reporting is important. Must have an openness to learning, understanding, and working in sync with all components of the synagogue. Knowledge and awareness of Jewish rituals, customs, and culture is helpful and will accelerate the onboarding process. Non-profit training or degree is beneficial. Grant writing, payroll, facilities, and non-profit board experience are beneficial. 

The pay range for this position is $90,000 to $115,000 annually based on qualifications and includes a competitive benefits package.  

Please send a cover letter and resume to Search Committee Chair Jack Gottesman ( 


Are you a servant leader in search of a new spiritual community to grow and thrive with? If you also have a background in business administration, human resource management, or nonprofit oversight, then you should join the Temple Beth El community as executive director.

The Temple Beth El congregation is seeking a solution-oriented people person to manage the day-to-day organizational needs of our welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community serving people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and experience. If you are highly organized, sociable, have a sense of humor, and are eager to roll up your sleeves and do the hard work, then send your resume and cover letter directly to so we can get to know you.

  • Position: Executive Director
  • Salary: $75,000–85,000 + benefits
  • Employment Start Period: August 2023
  • Annual Operating Budget: ($850,000–$900,000)
What You’ll Do
  • Work with the treasurer of the board of trustees and the Budget and Finance Committee to manage budgets, cashflow, payroll, purchasing, charitable giving, and external contracts
  • Serve as human resource manager for TBE staff, partnering with the president and legal counsel to manage employment agreements and contracts
  • Manage temple facility, maintenance, and security needs, contracting and supervising vendors as needed
  • Serve congregation members in planning and celebrating life events and holidays
  • Write grant proposals, plan and help oversee fundraising events
What You’ll Bring to This Position
  • Three-plus years’ experience in a senior administrative or leadership role, preferably in a synagogue, membership-based organization, nonprofit, or related field
  •  Three-plus years’ experience managing employees or volunteers, including selection, motivation, training, and performance management
  • Familiarity with Reform Jewish rituals, customs, and holiday celebrations, or a willingness to learn
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Competence in and ability to ensure that staff and the synagogue stay up-to-date with the latest technology and tools. This includes office management programs, financial analysis and budgeting tools, website, and social media
  • BA, BS, or Master’s degree in nonprofit management, business administration, or related fields desired
Who We Are

Temple Beth El (TBE) is located in Tacoma, Washington. Tacoma, the City of Destiny, located along the beautiful shores of Puget Sound, is 35 miles south of Seattle. Tacoma has magnificent views of Mount Rainier and the Olympic Mountains. TBE is a vibrant Reform congregation with 245 families, religious and Hebrew school, a teen youth program, and the Brotman Early Learning Center (BELC) for children ages 6 weeks through 5 years.

We are a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive community serving people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and experiences. TBE is proud to be a family to all who come through our doors—everyone belongs, is welcomed, and finds a place here. Through education, worship, and community, we create opportunities for all to engage, experience, and explore their personal Jewish identity. We are also dedicated to social justice and active engagement with other religious communities to serve the Pierce County area.

Rabbi Keren Gorban is our senior clergy and rabbi. She and our fully ordained cantor, Cantor Geoffrey Fine, lead us as we evolve our understanding of Judaism through study, worship, and tikkun olam. The primary role of the executive director is to actively support the rabbi, cantor, religious education director, and the board of trustees as we seek to better serve our members and grow our congregation.

Detailed Job Description
Position Summary

The executive director reports to and is supervised by the president of TBE, is responsible to the board of trustees, and is guided by the rabbi. The executive director is a contributor to the clerical team in decision-making, management, and offering context to operating matters of the synagogue. This person serves as a central communicator of information and works with lay leadership and clergy for congregational events.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Financial Oversight and Reporting:
    • Work with the treasurer of the board of trustees and the Budget and Finance Committee to manage budgets, cashflow, payroll, purchasing, charitable giving, and external contracts
    • Develop budgets in collaboration with the Budget and Finance Committee
    • Manage operations and expenditures per budget
    • Work with the president and the Budget and Finance Committee on expenditures outside the budget
    • Communicate cases of financial hardship to the Budget and Finance committee and treasurer and establish the payment arrangements with the members
    • Manage accessible discretionary funds and report expenditures to the treasurer and the Budget and Finance Committee
    • Write grant proposals, plan and help oversee fundraising events
  • Human Resource Management:
    • Serve as human resource manager for TBE staff, partnering with the president and legal counsel to manage and uphold employment agreements and contracts
    • Supervise staff, vendors, and contracted activities
    • Supervise the religious education director and the director of the Brotman Early Learning Center
    • Work with the president and legal counsel to create employment agreements and contracts
    • Handle internal disputes among personnel
  • Facility Management:
    • Manage temple facility, maintenance, and security needs (contracting with and supervising vendors as needed)
    • Supervise the security and maintenance of the building
    • Manage master calendar and rentals of TBE facilities
  • Event Planning and Management:
    • Assist congregation members in planning and celebrating life events and holidays
    • Supervise arrangements for holidays and High Holidays (this will include some evening and weekend events)
  • General Administration:
    • Serve as point of contact for potential members
    • Serve as official point of contact for the city, the county, and police and fire departments
    • Serve as point of contact for members to discuss their concerns (along with the president and clergy)
    • Prepare, implement, and maintain safety protocols and emergency plans with the Security & Safety Committee
    • Ensure staff and the synagogue stays up-to-date with the latest technology and tools
    • Understand and ensure compliance with laws and regulations related to nonprofit and religious organizations
Qualifications and Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience

  • 3-plus years’ experience in a senior administrative or leadership role, preferably in a synagogue, membership-based organization, nonprofit, or related field
  • 3-plus years’ experience managing employees or volunteers, including selection, motivation, training, and performance management
  • BA, BS, or Master’s degree in nonprofit management, business administration, or related fields desired

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively—verbally and in writing—with leadership, peers, staff, clergy, congregation members, vendors, legal and civic authorities, and community members
  • Ability to navigate conflict, recommend options, and facilitate solutions that best serve the congregation and the board of trustees’ objectives and values
  • Ability to set priorities and manage time to accomplish work goals according to quality standards and deadlines
  • Ability to adapt quickly and work effectively in an office environment
  • Ability to perform effectively with minimal direction, set priorities, self-direct work, manage time, and escalate problems to the president or other leaders when appropriate
  • Attention to detail and ability to recognize and correct errors and inconsistencies, especially in financial data, budget reconciliation, payroll, donations, and contracts
  • Proficiency in computer software and systems including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), financial analysis and budgeting software, billing and payroll systems, web-based portals, and social media; ability to learn new software quickly
  • Familiarity with Reform Jewish rituals, customs, and holiday celebrations, or a willingness to learn

Work Environment

  • Work is performed mainly in an office setting with moderate volume
  • Use of office equipment requires employees to manipulate computers, copiers, multi-line phone, and other office tools
  • This position typically includes occasional walking, bending, stooping, and lifting up to 40 pounds
  • Functions of this position require close and distance vision, ability to adjust focus, hear, and speak
  • Frequent distractions and disruptions from telephone calls, emails, or visits with employees, congregants, community members, and other staff members requires the employee in this position to be able to concentrate and consistently produce accurate and timely work
  • Reasonable accommodations will be provided to adapt work environment to meet candidate’s unique needs.

Please note: We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture. We do not discriminate against candidates and employees because of their disability, sex, race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, or any other protected status under the law.

Legal Disclaimers

Temple Beth El reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This position description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

The Frankel Religious School at Herzl-Ner Tamid (Mercer Island, WA) is seeking dynamic, part-time Judaic studies teachers for the 5785 (2024-25) school year. Job openings include positions on Tuesday afternoons, or Saturday or Sunday mornings. Pay range: $30-$50/hour DOE. If interested, please send a cover letter and resume to: Irit Levin, MSW, Interim Head of School, at


Position Title: Office and Operations Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Hours: Full Time – Exempt position, flexible schedule. Approximately 2-3days/week in office
Benefits: Medical & dental insurance after waiting period, flexible spending account, paid time off
Salary Range: $50,000-58,000/annually

About Us:

The WSJHS is a small, committed non-profit dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of the rich history of the Jews of Washington state. With an intimate team, our non-profit prioritizes communication and personable interactions within our team, Board of Director Members, and the community at large as well as a collaborative and inclusive work environment to continue and pursue our larger mission.

Summary of the Position:

We are seeking a well-organized and timely Office and Operations Coordinator who thrives on problem-solving and optimizing workflows. A successful candidate will be able to oversee daily operations and provide support or take ownership in areas such as: accounting, budgeting, grant management, vendor relations, board liaison, development/CRM, and administrative support.

This role is suited for those who can work independently, multitask and handle concurrent projects effectively, and meet multiple deadlines. Strong time management skills, a well-developed organizational system, and follow-through are vital to this position.

This position will report to the WSJHS Executive Director and is an important part of the team who can manage task delegation and workflow optimization within the immediate team, as well as maintaining peripheral task delegation for contractors, volunteer, and/or board members.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Office and Business Management

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of the WSJHS office and remote working environment
  • Manage and track office workflow to maintain efficiency and reduce overwhelm by properly delegating tasks to volunteers, contractors, and board members as needed
  • Screen incoming correspondence (emails and online inquiries) and phone calls. Respond to all general inquiries
  • Organize digital files as well as paper files
  • Maintain office needs: keeping necessary supplies on hand, office organization as needed
  • Liaison and assist with contract management for facilities rental, contractors, bank signing, lease management, and other additional vendors
  • Assist with grant administrative work and filing as needed
  • Provide additional support to the Executive Director as needed
  • Assist with scheduling meetings and meeting setup as needed


  • Account for incoming checks and other payments. Prepare bank deposits and record transactions in QuickBooks or work with outside bookkeeper spreadsheets
  • Process, record, and reconcile credit card transactions
  • Make and record payments on invoices approved by the Executive Director
  • Generate financial reports: balance sheets, profit and loss statements, board reports, and keep accurate records and other reports as needed

Communication and Development

  • Maintain communication with the Board of Directors and committees. Coordinate board meetings and distribution of necessary documents with the board secretary
  • Assist Communications Curator in social media efforts and web-based communication as needed
  • Responsible for all website management – changes and updates, links, and conversion to a new website when ready
  • Donor communications such as: tributes for all celebratory and lifecycle events, letters of acknowledgement for donations, membership dues and tributes
  • Provide lists from CRM as requested by Directors or other staff
  • Membership mailings and other postcards and mailings – mail merge, working with printers or organizing volunteers for mail stuffing


  • Maintain template for metadata for the Washington Jewish Memory Archive
  • Collect and input data into the backend of archival platform
  • Coordinate and collect materials with community members for portals
  • Scan materials brought in and upload to folders and ultimately the archive platform
  • Assist Archivist as needed with inventory, accession and deaccession projects
  • Create and implement any necessary forms for Oral History project and upcoming new systems to collect and preserve oral histories


Other Requirements

  • Three plus years of experience in an office setting
  • 4-year college degree preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Familiarity with QuickBooks Online is a plus
  • Ability to learn new computer programs/databases as needed: Office 365, donor database management, collection software, task management system, experience a plus, but can be learned on the job
  • Ability to lift 20-30 pounds on occasion
  • Familiarity with the Jewish community or basic foundation with willingness to learn

WSJHS is committed to creating a diverse workspace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. If you don’t have all the qualifications listed but are passionate about our mission and believe you have applicable and transferable skills, we encourage you to apply for this position.

Please contact Executive Director Lisa Kranseler with a resume, cover letter, and two references. Please do not call our office. Only submissions with all attached will be accepted.



Temple B’nai Torah is an informal, loving, boldly inclusive and progressive Jewish Reform community of learners and doers who are building a Reform Jewish life in the Pacific Northwest. We are committed to educating, enriching and inspiring spiritual growth, Jewish values, social activism and communal responsibility. 

Located in Bellevue, WA, the synagogue, Temple B’nai Torah, is a diverse community with volunteer participation from our 300+ households.


We are looking for a passionate self-starter and energetic professional experienced in independently handling a spectrum of administrative duties. Responsibilities range from answering communications and building relationships with congregants and vendors to coordinating events and general administrative roles. Our ideal candidate is well organized, flexible, and enjoys the administrative challenges associated with running an office and interacting with congregants, prospective members, and others. 

This is an in-person, part-time position (20 hours/week), Tuesdays through Fridays, 12pm-5pm. For 6 weeks in the fall (usually around September-October) during the High Holy Day season, this position will increase to 32 hours/week, with proportional compensation to match the extra hours. 


  • Communications
    • Be the welcoming face of Temple B’nai Torah and set the standard for customer service in our organization
    • Communicate with congregants, prospective congregants, vendors, and the general public
    • Answer phone and respond to voicemails
    • Respond to emails
  • Office Management: 
    • Keep supplies stocked
    • Manage mailing projects
    • Work with Finance Manager to record and acknowledge donations
  • Manage Facility Needs Relationships: 
    • Schedule and coordinate security guards
    • Manage relationships with facility rentals
    • Manage relationships and event coordination with neighboring schools (Basis and JDS)
    • Manage relationship with Bellevue Police Department
  • Event Management: 
    • Manage Temple calendar
    • Coordinate with community leaders on event logistics
      • Manage event proposal form
    • Coordinate with Facilities Manager regarding catering and event set-up
    • Track registration for special events
  • Manage Lifecycle Needs:
    • Maintain and print weekly lifecycle lists for Shabbat services (Mi Shebeirach & Yahrzeit lists)
    • Send out monthly lifecycle (yahrzeit) notices
    • Prepare and print materials for lifecycle celebrations (e.g. b’mitzvah programs)
    • Update lifecycle events in membership records
    • Track pastoral care needs and lifecycle events in Notebird (pastoral care app)
  • Perform other duties as appropriate
  • During the month and half leading up to and during the High Holy Days (in the fall, usually around September-October), this position will increase to 32 hours/week, with proportional compensation to match the extra hours


  • At least two years of work experience in an administrative/office management role.
  • Strong organizational, time and project management skills, and ability to prioritize.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and follow through.
  • Driven and motivated self-starter.
  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and analytical abilities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google products and ability to learn new software programs quickly and efficiently. 
  • Knowledge of or keen willingness to learn about Jewish practices and observances.

SALARY: $32,000 for 20 hr/week + $2,500 stipend for 6 weeks of an incremental 12 hrs/week (32 total hr/week) during the High Holy Day season 

Qualified candidates should submit a brief cover letter and a resume to


At Temple B’nai Torah, we live by our four core values, growing a community together that is: welcoming, engaged, ethical, and adaptable. 

Our Religious School is an integral part of how we express our values in our larger Temple B’nai Torah community of families. Our education program creates a rich and engaging environment for Jewish learning and is the backbone that supports learning, friendship, and connections between children, their families, and the wider TBT community. We are very proud that our synagogue has inspired more than 15 rabbis, cantors, and Jewish professionals over the years, including our current Senior Rabbi. 

Working alongside the Rabbi, temple staff, and volunteers, the Religious School Administrator will uphold the vision and manage the weekly, ongoing responsibilities of running the religious school at Temple B’nai Torah. 

This is an exciting time to be part of Temple B’nai Torah! Since shifting to a Shabbat-based Religious School program three years ago, enrollment has increased significantly, and TBT seeks to build upon this growth by adding a Religious School Administrator. We are also building an early childhood center (for ages 6 weeks – 5 years) in summer of 2024, which will have a separate director. The Religious School Administrator will collaborate as appropriate with the Early Childhood Center Director, but the schools will be managed separately. 

About our Religious School program: 

  • Our PreK-8th grade programs take place on Saturdays from 9:30 am – 12 pm
  • Our 9th-12th grade program takes place on Wednesday evenings from 6 pm – 8 pm 
  • 3rd-6th graders learn Hebrew in small groups of 2-5 students during the week that meet either at TBT or on Zoom.

Learn more about our programs:

About the Religious School Administrator Position

We are seeking a passionate, people-loving, organized, gets-stuff-done, tech-savvy individual who enjoys bringing Jewish education to school-age children.  

This is a part-time job of 20 hours a week. 


In addition to special events throughout the year, this role requires being onsite the following days/times during the school year to manage programs: 

  • Wednesday evenings until 8:30 pm
  • Saturdays from 8:30 am – 1 pm

The Religious School Administrator is also expected to: 

  • Manage weekly ongoing responsibilities of the Religious School, including managing administrative work such as registrations, enrollments, teacher roster, class schedules, supplies, and organization. 
  • Work closely as a resource to the Senior Rabbi, who leads the Religious School, to implement the school’s strategic plan. 
  • Work with our Communications & Membership Manager to manage marketing and communications for the Religious School community. 
  • Manage the Religious School calendar of school sessions and events. 
  • Hire, manage, and supervise Religious School teachers and madrichim (teen assistants).
  • Hold faculty meetings and ensure teachers receive feedback and support. 
  • Manage challenges with students and parents as they arise with support of Senior Rabbi.
  • Manage Religious School budget. 
  • Coordinate youth programming for holidays. 
  • Collaborate on programmatic overlaps with the Director of the Early Childhood Center.
  • We also have a posting for a part-time Music Director. Candidates who are qualified for both are welcome to apply to both.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Experience in formal or informal Jewish education
  • Knowledge of Reform Judaism values, history, and principles 
  • A people person who is able to connect with children and their families 
  • Organized and able to get things done  
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others  
  • Strong oral and written communication  
  • Experience managing people and large projects 
  • Experience with communications to community families 
  • Familiarity with modern office and school technologies  

: 20 hours per week. 

Salary Range:
20 hours/week at $30,000 –$40,000 depending on responsibilities and experience 

Preferred Experience
: 3 years of relevant experience 

Preferred Degree
: Bachelor’s 

Job categories
: Religious School Administration, School administration


If interested, please apply with resume and cover letter sent to with the subject line [Your Name] – Religious School Administrator PT