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Associate Director of Communications and Institutional Advancement at Mechon Hadar

Associate Director of Communications and Institutional Advancement Mechon Hadar is an educational institution that seeks to empower a generation of Jews to create and sustain vibrant, practicing, egalitarian communities of Torah learning, prayer, and service. Visit www.mechonhadar.org for more information. The position requires someone who is well-organized, strong on follow-through and relationship-building, creative and a quick learner. Main Responsibilities Include: Responsible for drawing people to Hadar’s programs, in collaboration with senior staff, through creative communications (this includes effective and creative use of email, Hadar’s web page, Facebook, Twitter, flyers, posters, etc.). Manage the process of upgrading Hadar’s website (with assistance from outside consultants). Be the organizational “data keeper” who manages our email lists, donors lists, and all data related to fundraising, so we can more effectively make people aware of Hadar’s activities. Help plan and run events and programs for major donors and prospective donors. Manage regular communications with our supporters – including mailings, mail merges, thank you cards, etc. Qualifications: Familiarity with and strong commitment to Mechon Hadar’s mission. Experience managing website and communications projects is a plus. Superb writing abilities; journalism experience is a plus. Strong knowledge of social media and other web based technologies. Able to perform […]

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Siach – The Impact of the Israeli Elections on Civil Society and Social Change

The Siach network invitess you to FREE Post-Election Analysis Webinar:  THE IMPACT OF THE ISRAELI ELECTIONS ON CIVIL SOCIETY AND SOCIAL CHANGE Are you interested in hearing about… the impact of the election on civil society in Israel changes and emerging trends in Israeli society the future for the third sector in Israel  Join us as two experts – Rabbi Michael Melchior and Don Futterman – share their insights on how the changing political map in Israel will impact the future for civil society and society as a whole in Israel. MONDAY January 28 2013 – 9pm Israel (GMT +2); 7pm UK (GMT) 2pm New York (EST) (more…)

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Jewish Farm School: Farmer

2013 Farm Season: February 15 – November 1 We are now accepting applications! The Jewish Farm School and Eden Village Camp are seeking a motivated, hardworking, and enthusiastic farmer for the 2013 season to oversee production of our2-acre educational farm and other growing areas on site at Eden Village Camp. Who You Are: Ideal candidates will: Have at least one full season working on a farm using sustainable agriculture techniques; Have experience working with chickens, goats, sheep and bees; Be comfortable teaching and demonstrating agricultural practices; Be excited about working with a diverse range of growing techniques and settings (ie annual vegetables, perennial orchard, permaculture, animals husbandry, educational gardens); Be enthusiastic about working collaboratively with other staff, program participants, and volunteers; Be an inspiring leader and creative problem solver.  Your Responsibilities: Conducting daily work on the farm; Directing farm apprentices, campers, staff, and volunteers in meaningful, educational, engaging, and productive farm projects; Overseeing educational gardens on the farm and other gardens on the site (ie, Director’s House Garden and 10 cabin snack gardens) Maintaining the Pardes Brachot Orchard; Maintaining all livestock and developing further plans for animal care; Maintaining site-wide composting system; Maintaining appropriate care of all farm related tools, machinery, […]

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Jewish Farm School: Farm Educator Apprenticeship

About this Position This is a six-month, paid apprenticeship for young adults seeking hands-on experience growing food, gaining practical skills, and developing as a Jewish farm educator. Live at Eden Village Camp, one hour north of New York City, April 14 through October 18, 2013 Learn more about Eden Village Camp. Learn more about the Farm at Eden Village. More questions? Explore the FAQ page. Who You Are: Extensive experience is not necessary. Farming and education is a continuous learning process, but experimental curiosity is required. Our FAQ page has a list of preferred interests. How You Will Grow: If you build it you can do it at Eden Village Camp. Together, we offer a plethora of opportunities to develop yourself. All that is required is active participation and a desire to know.   Jewish Educator Pedagogy Sustainable Agriculture Training DIY & Practical Skill-Building Jewish Community Living Seminars and Networking Learn about each of these on the FAQ page. Benefits Apprentices receive full room and board for the duration of the program, as well as a stipend of $2,000.  Apprentices working less than a full season will receive a prorated stipend. Submit Your Application Apply today to grow your own. […]

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Database Manager at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center

This is a full-time position overseeing all technical aspects of a sophisticated online database that serves non-profit registration, fundraising, and marketing needs. The Database Manager will also provide support to the Registration Department. Position is supervised by the Director of Marketing & Communications. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Oversee all technical aspects of database, including entering and cleaning up data, creating forms, and pulling reports Maintain primary contact with database customer support Provide support and train staff in how to use database Assist guests with their reservations using the online registration database Answer registration phone line and field general and program-specific questions (e.g. program content, transportation, kashrut, etc.) Qualifications include: Experience working with online databases to manage and interpret data and create and run reports Excellent computer skills and ability to learn new programs Personable, friendly, and organized Ability to communicate information efficiently and clearly to guests and staff Ability to handle and organize a lot of information at once while paying attention to details Enthusiasm for working in a fast-paced, flexible cooperative team setting Resourceful and entrepreneurial, with good judgment and strong problem-solving skills Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends Annual salary includes […]

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Perennials and Restaurant Sales Manager at The Pearlstone Center

The Pearlstone Center is looking to hire a year- round, full- time, salaried Perennials and Restaurant Sales manager  to join our farm team. This position is responsible for day-to-day management and development of our perennials systems including our edible mushroom enterprise, perennial gardens, fruit orchards, berries, asparagus, and grape vines as well as specialty item restaurant sales. The three primary areas of responsibility are to: Manage and implement sales of mushrooms, culinary herbs, ginger, gherkins and other specialty items to restaurants; including organizing harvests, post-harvest handling and delivery as well as record keeping. Support, enhance and maintain various Pearlstone center gardens and perennial crops including overseeing tree dedications and honorary plantings. Manage and develop a productive mushroom enterprise including inoculation, harvest and sales of gourmet edible mushrooms.   The position is supervised by the farm director and supervises apprentices and volunteers. Compensation package is $15,000, housing in the Pearlstone staff housing, Associated benefits package and fresh produce, goat milk and eggs from the farm. Contact Jakir Manela for more information at Jakir@pearlstonecenter.org.

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Registrar at Isabella Freedman

This is a full-time position managing all aspects of guest registrations for year-round programs that serve populations who identify as orthodox, conservative, reform, reconstructionist, renewal, and secular, as well as those who are exploring the variety of Jewish perspectives and practices. Position is supervised by the Director of Marketing & Communications. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Answer registration phone line and field general and program-specific questions (e.g. program content, transportation, kashrut, etc.) Assist guests with their reservations using an online registration database Respond to email and phone messages promptly Send requested program information to guests via mail or email Create and implement payment plans and assist with financial aid Generate and send invoices to guests/li> Assist in the maintenance and management of the registration database Maintain information systems for interdepartmental reporting Manage guest check-in and check-out for select events and assist with post-retreat closure Assist in marketing and outreach efforts Assist in general retreat center operations during busy periods Qualifications include: Service-oriented, with excellent customer service skills Extremely personable, friendly, and organized Ability to communicate information efficiently and clearly to guests and staff Ability to handle and organize a lot of information at once while paying attention to […]

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Program Coordinator at Isabella Freedman

This is a full-time position producing unique immersive events that serve a diverse and vibrant Jewish community. Position is supervised by the Program Manager. The position requires becoming intimately familiar with all aspects of the retreat center operations and offerings, as well as Jewish customs, holidays, and traditions. In addition, applicants must be committed to supporting Jewish practice across and beyond the denominational spectrum. We serve populations who identify as orthodox, conservative, reform, reconstructionist, renewal, and secular, as well as those who are exploring the variety of Jewish perspectives and practices. Ability to lead learning sessions and lead prayer services is a plus. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Plan multiple shabbatonim, retreats, training programs, and holidays over the course of a calendar year Hire and coordinate teachers, prayer leaders, and volunteers/interns for specific events Convene and work with steering committees and partnering organizations to gather volunteer support and extend our constituency network Fulfill responsibilities of Event Leader before, during, and after events including staffing a Guest Services desk, leading welcome/orientation opening circles as well as closing circles, making announcements and coordinating blessings after meals, responding to guest needs in tandem with operations staff, and working with teachers/leaders during […]

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Genesis and Human Stewardship of the Earth

Jewcology is a diverse platform for Jewish environmental activists to learn from each other in order to educate Jewish communities about our responsibility to protect the environment. Hazon is excited to share these resources with you! We provide and promote ways to relate Jewish learning and Jewish teaching to environmental action and sustainability efforts. By Rabbi Yonatan Neril[1] The first two chapters of Genesis contain teachings with profound relevance for ourselves and our world today. After creating Adam and Eve, G-d blesses them, saying “Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the sky, and over every living thing that moves upon the earth.”[2] What does it mean for humans to subdue the earth and have dominion over other creatures? One of the central precepts of Rabbinic Judaism is that the Written Torah must be understood within the context of the 2,300 year-old rabbinic tradition (including the Midrash and other works) that interprets it. While on the surface the words of this verse appear to give people license to degrade and subdue the earth, the Oral tradition makes clear that a wholly different message […]

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