Position: Part-Time Family Jewish Educator
The Chatham Synagogue, Chatham Center, NY
The Chatham Synagogue/ Netivot Torah (TCS) is a non-denominational, member-led Jewish
congregation that serves a diverse population in Columbia County. We play an active role in the
larger community, both in terms of providing a Jewish presence and by promoting social justice.
We have a full calendar of cultural and educational programs that explore Jewish identity, ideas,
and our relationship to the modern world. We believe in the importance of practicing the tenets
of Judaism through our weekly Shabbat services, social action, community service, education,
and interfaith engagement.
Several times a year and on High Holidays, Rabbi Or Rose joins us to conduct services and
workshops. Rabbi Rose is the director of The Miller Center for Inter-religious Learning &
Leadership of Hebrew College in Boston.
TCS began as a small congregation in 1999 and we have experienced steady growth. In 2017,
we completed an expansion of our historic turn-of-the-century building that more than doubled
We are now a congregation of nearly 140 families and are poised at an inflection point in our
growth. We are seeking a part-time Family Jewish Educator to enable us to reach and engage
the many families with children who now have a more dedicated presence in the Hudson Valley
and who seek to be part of an inclusive, warm and caring Jewish community. The launching of
this pilot program reflects our desire to broaden our member demographic and enhance TCS
participation opportunities for the local community.