The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles,

Director, Synagogue and Rabbinic Outreach

1 month ago
Employment type
Full-Time, Exempt, Union, TIME-LIMITED: 12/31/2023 (Extension pending renewed funding over 3 year grant)
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles addresses the greatest challenges of Jewish life — locally and globally. In today’s complicated world, thanks to you, we help the most vulnerable and ensure the Jewish future for generations to come.

That is the power of community.

Our Mission Statement

Based on Jewish values, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles convenes and leads the community and leverages its resources to assure the continuity of the Jewish people, support a secure State of Israel, care for Jews in need here and abroad, and mobilize on issues of concern to the local community, all with our local, national, and international partners.

Our Commitment to Diversity

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles reaches out to a diverse community of Jews who live in Los Angeles, Israel, and around the world. Regardless of religious practice, heritage, skin color, sexual orientation, gender, ability or life stage, we welcome one and all to share in a vibrant and inclusive expression of Jewish communal life.

About this job

POSITION: Director, Synagogue and Rabbinic Outreach

DEPARTMENT: Community Engagement

SALARY: $75,000 Part-Time, 4 days/week, (79-84% time)


FULL-TIME/PART-TIME: Part-Time, 4 days/week, (79-84% time)

TIME-LIMITED: 12/31/2023 (Extension pending renewed funding over 3-year grant)


Reporting to the VP: JEDI & Community Relations and part of the Community Engagement team, the Director, Synagogue and Rabbinic Outreach is responsible for outreach, partnership and programming around our synagogue and rabbinic outreach, including leadership of the Board of Rabbis of Southern California. The position requires ongoing responsive partnership, program ideation and development, enhancing The JFED’s support, visibility, and awareness of Jewish religious-based organizations, and working to expand and maximize impact by reaching new audiences.

Roles & responsibilities


• Strategically develop and implement trans-denominational outreach strategies that deepen Jewish engagement, in partnership with rabbis, synagogues and the broader Jewish community.

• Develop and drive the strategy around the BOR, in close coordination with the BOR Executive Committee.

• Create an evaluation process to assess effectiveness of objectives and outcomes.

• Build and maintain strategic relationships with synagogue clergy, heads of other religious denominations, professional and educational staff, and lay leadership.

• Respond to inquiries and provide information about synagogue programs, services, and events.

• Evaluate tools and strategies to measure impact in advancing outreach and mobilization efforts and effectiveness with partners.

• Represent the BOR and the Jewish community in meetings and programs with heads of other religious denominations.

• Lead the communication effort as it relates to synagogues and BOR.

• Mobilize the Jewish community around shared priorities, including but not limited to responding to antisemitism, volunteerism, Israel advocacy, etc.

• Create community with and partner with national synagogue movements, synagogue professional support organizations, other Boards of Rabbis and Jewish Federations that offer synagogue programming or initiatives.

• Serve as a liaison to other Federation departments that seek to partner with rabbis and synagogues. These departments may include the provision of social services, Jewish education and engagement, volunteerism and Israel advocacy.

• Strengthen our Interfaith work by facilitating participation of members of BOR in interfaith and intrafaith activities, and identifying collaboration opportunities between the Federation and other faith-based organizations.


• Coordinate across the JFED LA system to ensure communication and coordination as it relates to synagogue and rabbinic outreach.

• Be well informed about issues that impact the synagogue and rabbinic community.

• Be available to supervisor as required for additional assignments, as needed, including assisting with the Campaign.



• Masters in Jewish Studies/Social Science/Humanities/Education, or related field preferred.

• Rabbinical training and Hebrew knowledge are a plus.

• Five years’ experience in community relations, Jewish education, Israel advocacy and education, and/or planning and program development functions for a Jewish communal agency.

• Possess demonstrable knowledge of Judaism and other faith traditions, as well as the needs of the Jewish and general communities.

• Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

• Appropriate education and related experience strongly desired.

A hybrid work model will be implemented for certain positions during transition back to worksite(s). This position must report to the worksite on non-remote workdays, as determined by the Federation.

All staff and building occupants must be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination status will be required. Please disclose if accommodation to the Federation’s vaccination policy is sought for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.

To apply

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to with the job title in the subject line.

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