Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago, located in Northbrook, Illinois is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and is seeking a Rav Beit HaSefer beginning in July of 2023.
The Rav Beit HaSefer is responsible for serving as the Jewish voice and the religious and spiritual leader of the School. The Conservative rabbi in this position reports to the Head of School and is part of the school’s senior leadership team.
Duties include, but are not limited to:
● Serving as a positive role model of Conservative Judaism for students, families, faculty and staff with regard to both Jewish values and observance.
● Serving as the mara d’atra for the school, including setting religious policies, standards of Kashrut and responsibility for supervision of Kashrut.
● Representing the school at the Rabbinical Assembly and other Jewish communal venues in the Chicago area.
● Attending, speaking, and teaching at spiritual and ceremonial events in the school.
● Co-Teaching with both General and Judaic Studies teachers, integrating Jewish values and content across all disciplines.
● Overseeing the K-8 T’fillah program and curriculum which includes and being a regular presence at t’fillot and Likrat Shabbat.
● Collaboratively shaping the future vision for the Judaic Studies program and school-wide holiday programming.
● Engaging parents and families around the Jewish mission of the school through building relationships, teaching, and experiential programming.
Compensation: Salary starting at $85,000
Benefits Include: Vacation, Sick and Personal Days, Parental Leave, Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance, 403(b) Retirement Plan, Leave Early for Shabbat
Conservative Rabbinical Ordination from accredited Conservative Rabbinical Seminary
Values: Demonstrates sensitivity and commitment to the Jewish community and integrates and upholds the Jewish values and ethics of the school.
Integrity: Respects and maintains strict confidentiality, incorporates courtesy and professionalism in all interactions in order to build mutual trust and respect with staff, Head of School, Board members, parent body, and students.
Leadership: Demonstrates ability to lead, motivate and encourage community members.
Passion: Exudes and brings passion and joy for Jewish living to the entire school community.
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