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High Holiday Children’s Program Leader

Rosh Hashanah programs (September 30 & 31) will run from 10:30-12:00 with additional time to set up and clean up.  

The Yom Kippur program (October 9) will run from 10:30-12:30 with additional time to set up and clean up.  The Yom Kippur program includes lunch for children and is supervised by the program leader.

Congregation Dorshei Emet

Home to cultural Jews and spiritual seekers, Dorshei Emet is an egalitarian, progressive community where Jewish traditions are celebrated and innovation is welcomed.  An open community where everyone is welcomed regardless of religious background, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socio-economic status. We welcome interfaith couples, and celebrate the individual stories of our members. We promote Jewish life through creative approaches to spirituality, ethics and culture.

We are looking for a dynamic leader to develop and execute our High Holiday programming for ages 10 and under.

Children will participate in age appropriate games, activities, singing, and projects.  These provide fun opportunities for children to interact with their peers while learning about Jewish topics related to the High Holy Days. All children will hear the shofar on both days of Rosh Hashanah as part of the children’s program.

While this is not primarily a religious program, it is assumed that themes of the holidays (ie. teshuva, celebration of the New Year, High Holiday melodies) should be the central part of the program.

This leader will report directly to the Rabbi and to the Chair of the Children’s Committee.

Responsibilities include:

● Preparation of different detailed activity/program plans for each of the 3 mornings.  There should be appropriate options for different age levels.

● Several meetings with the Rabbi and Children’s Committee Chair prior to  August and again in September to review and adjust the plans.

● Purchasing all necessary supplies within budget (to be reimbursed).

● Supervising of student and lay leader volunteers to help with the execution of the programs



● Experience with and passion for children is essential.

● Background or knowledge of Jewish Studies, rituals, education. 

● Knowledge of and ability to model values of liberal/Reconstructionist Judaism: Egalitarianism, celebration of diverse families--LGBT, interfaith etc., acceptance of different beliefs and ideologies--traditional, secular, humanist.  Must be willing to use language that honors these values.  (Details can be discussed with the rabbi.)

● Ability to engage children of different ages, levels of religiosity, and Judaic knowledge 

● Ability to create and lead meaningful and enlivening High Holiday programming  

● Cegep degree or equivalent 

● Must be willing to have a police check

Salary $850.  

Please send your CV and cover letter to

All applications will be reviewed, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.  

Sun, July 21 2019 18 Tammuz 5779