Resident Scholar – female role

May 15, 2019


The JC Resident Scholar is a female leadership position designed to engage with and connect to our entire community with a special focus on the many women in the community. The primary responsibilities of The JC Resident Scholar include offering opportunities for deep and sophisticated Torah learning to both the men and women of our community, providing unique and exciting forums to teach Torah to our women and girls, forming deep relationships with community members and encouraging cross-generational engagement, and communicating an abiding love for and commitment to Israel that emerges from an ideology of religious Zionism.
The JC Resident Scholar will embody the mission of The JC and share that through her dynamic initiatives. She will be part of The JC Leadership team and will be capable of imparting passion, interest and personal investment of time and energy to our members through her presence, teaching, creativity and leadership. Having a regular presence at The JC on Shabbat and during the week will allow her to get to know and work closely with all who make up our diverse community.
The successful candidate will:
• Contribute and direct programming ideas that deepen the engagement of our leaders and members
• Be available on Shabbatot and Chagim as well as 8-12 hours during the week, including teaching an ongoing weekly class and attending the weekly staff meeting
• Teach high-level classes on a variety of Jewish subjects through our JCU initiative, both during the day and in the evening, including on Shabbatot and Chagim
• Be available to members who wish to meet
• Serve as the professional liaison to our young couples and older singles as well as work with our youth (including possibly b’nei and b’not mitzvah and involvement in other youth programming)
• Write regular submissions for the Shabbat bulletin and quarterly newsletter
• Collaborate with the Senior Rabbi and Assistant Rabbi
• Visit homebound or hospitalized JC members
• Host members in her home for Shabbat meals
We are ideally looking for a candidate who has an advanced degree in a related field (e.g., Talmud, Tanach, Jewish Studies, Jewish History) and who possesses deep experience in Jewish communal life. The ideal candidate will have exceptional oral and written communications skills and will have held positions that require significant public speaking.

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