Clergy and B’nai Mitzvah Assistant

Job Title: Clergy and B’nai Mitzvah Assistant
Department: Clergy and Education

Reports To: Associate Rabbi

Position Summary: The Clergy Assistant and B’nai Mitzvah Assistant is an integral member of
the IKAR team and works closely with our clergy. This person provides support to IKAR’s rabbis
and Hazan/Music Director and serves as a liaison between B’nai Mitzvah families and staff.


Liaise with B’nai Mitzvah families and staff to coordinate the B’nai Mitzvah process,

o Organizing date selection process;

o Serving as point person for all B’nai Mitzvah family needs;

o Scheduling meetings with clergy;

o Preparing materials for students and families in advance of meetings.

Manage calendars and provide general administrative support for four clergy members.

Participate in rotation to staff Shabbat services on occasional Friday nights and Shabbat

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the above essential functions.

Competencies and Qualifications:

Passion for IKAR’s mission and work.

Excellent organizational skills;

Ability to interact flexibly and compassionately with a wide variety of people;

Ability to maintain a high level of discretion;

Excellent written and oral communication skills;

Strong and consistent attention to detail;

Ability to work both independently and collaboratively;

Ability to thrive in a fastpaced, purposedriven and fluid environment;

Good sense of humor;

IKAR requires all employees to be current on CDC approved Covid vaccinations unless a
reasonable accommodation is requested and approved.
Duration: Full-time (nonexempt; includes some Friday nights, Saturday mornings, occasional
holiday and evening hours)

Salary & Benefits: Pay range is between $45,000$55,000 with a generous benefits package
including full health, vision, and dental coverage.

Equal Opportunity & Diversity: IKAR prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer and
committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce.

How to Apply: Please send resume, cover letter and answers to questions below to
[email protected]

In your cover letter, please:

1. Tell us your story;

2. Describe the skills and experience you would bring to this position;

3. Tell us about your ability to multitask and stay organized;

4. Describe your ability to selfdirect and take initiative;

5. Tell us why you want this job.

About IKAR: IKAR, an innovative model for Jewish engagement, launched in 2004 in an effort to
reclaim the vitality and relevance of Jewish religious practice and reimagine the contours of
Jewish community. Recognized nationally for its success in engaging young and disaffected
Jews, IKAR is a positive and proactive response to the declining trend in affiliation in the Jewish
community. IKAR is dedicated to reanimating Jewish life through imaginative engagement with
ritual and spiritual practice and a deep commitment to social justice. Fusing piety and hutzpah,
obligation and inspiration, we are harnessing an untapped energy in the Jewish community
attracting and mobilizing Jews who contribute their vast intellectual and creative resources
to address real-world concerns effectively and unapologetically. Since its founding, we have
witnessed exponential growth from a handful of people to a community of 1,000+ member
households making it one of the fastest-growing Jewish communities in the country.
Hundreds of others both in Los Angeles and nationally participate in a wide diversity of IKAR
programs and services. In addition to establishing a vital presence in Los Angeles, we have also
become a leading model of engaging, authentic, resonant Jewish life that is inspiring change in
synagogues and communities around the country.