Stockholm Jewish Community is Searching for a Progressive Rabbi.
The Jewish Community of Stockholm is seeking a progressive rabbi to lead the PJS community’s growth and development. We are looking for an enthusiastic and open-minded rabbi, or student-rabbi, who is socially engaged, able to lead our Progressive community’s growth in ritual life, education and pastoral care. As many of our members have non-Jewish partners, we also welcome a rabbi who can continue making our community a welcoming place for all families. In general, we are looking for a rabbi who is committed to expanding Progressive Jewish life in Stockholm in the coming years.
Progressiv Judendom i Stockholm (PJS) was established in 2005 and is a vibrant and growing part of the Jewish Community of Stockholm. The Community is an
“Einheitsgemeinde” (unity congregation) consisting of one conservative (masorti)
and two orthodox synagogues, as well as our Progressive minyan, Sukkat Shalom.
PJS is also affiliated with the World Union of Progressive Judaism and European
Union of Progressive Judaism.
Sukkat Shalom has operated without a rabbi and all of our services and events have been organized and led by community members. We hold monthly musical Friday evening services and, when we have a guest rabbi visiting, we hold a weekend-long shabbaton (about 2-3 per year). In addition, we also have 5-7 bnei mitzvah shabbat morning services per year. Most of our services draw 40-50 participants while on special occasions we have welcomed as many as 80-90 participants.
PJS began an education program, Mitsva Power, in fall 2020. The education
program includes bnei mitzvah education as well as education for children, ages 6 and up. The program uses the Mitkadem and Chai curriculum from Berhman House. Currently we have about 20 students enrolled.
The position offered is a part-time (50%) rabbi position, with possibility for full-time. We aim to fill the position in fall, 2022.
- Take a leading role in the development of PJS, together with Sukkat Shalom’s religious lay leaders and the PJS board
- Lead monthly Shabbat services (though we aim for twice a month)
- Lead holiday services (e.g. Passover Seder, Rosh Hashana day 1 or 2)
- Provide advice and lead rituals for life cycle events
- Teach adult education courses (e.g., conversion class, adult bar/bat mitzvah,
or other enriching courses for our community)
- Provide advice and support for conversion students
- Provide advice and support to bnei mitzvah and their families (e.g. students’ dvar torah)
- Support the development of our youth education (Mitsva Power)
- Cooperate with other religious leaders in the Stockholm Jewish Community
- A degree in rabbinical education (or advanced student)
- An attachment to Progressive Judaism
- Experience in community organizing
- Initiative and motivation to develop PJS community
- Experience in education
- Strong social and leadership skills
- Preference for musical skills or interest developing musical profile of PJS
- Knowledge of or willingness to learn Swedish
- Preference for residence in Stockholm or, alternatively, monthly visits & online work.
For more information about the position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Progressiv Judendom i Stockholm, visit our homepage at www.progjud.se
We published our siddur, Kol Haneshama, in 2018. You can order it from adlibris or bokus.
Deadline for application: April 28, 2022
Interested applicants should send cover letter and CV to email@example.com
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