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Careers at TBE

Why Work at TBE?

As a prominent synagogue in the greater Boston area, Temple Beth Elohim is committed to guiding members and the greater community to shalom, or wholeness. This principle guides every aspect of our organization, from fostering individual growth to promoting community and global wellbeing.

At TBE, you’ll be part of a team that offers a diverse range of Jewish experiences, from cultural and social activism to community building and spiritual programming. Join us and become part of an organization that provides a glimpse of the world we wish to create.

Current Opportunities

Tikkun Olam Educator and Community Organizer

Tikkun Olam Educator and Community Organizer

Temple Beth Elohim is a vibrant, thriving congregation in Wellesley, MA, and stands as an innovator in many areas of synagogue life. Our 1300 member families travel to TBE from 37 different Boston-area communities to seek its caring and spiritual search and to commit themselves to exploring new ways of Jewish learning and living by finding their own paths towards shalom. More than 600 children in our community engage regularly in learning programs and community building. Hundreds of adult community members participate in Tikkun Olam initiatives, creating the spiritual, intellectual, social, activist and caring aspects of communal life at TBE. Truly amazing things are happening here and we can’t wait to welcome a new Tikkun Olam Educator and Community Organizer to advance TBE members’ meaningful social justice work, and to build and sustain partnerships between congregants, communities, clergy and TBE administrative and temple leadership.

Congregational Organizing and Engagement:

  • Collaborate with clergy, staff, and lay leadership to develop long-term strategies and vision for adult and teen Tikkun Olam efforts, including budget planning, resource development, and communications
  • Assist with strategy and organization of initiatives’ goals and tasks, particularly at the convening of a new program
  • Support Tikkun Olam initiative meetings
  • Serve as staff on-site at Tikkun Olam initiative events, providing assistance where needed, and connecting with clergy when clergy support is requested
  • Join with the board liaison, the VP of Tikkun Olam, in engaging congregants through strategic outreach efforts
  • Support and coordinate the implementation of synagogue-wide collection drives
  • Inspire communal engagement with Tikkun Olam through annual giving drives, advocacy, learning and direct service

Youth Organizing and Engagement

  • Design and implement community service learning for TBE Youth in collaboration with Learning Team and TBE’s Tikkun Olam leadership team
  • Inspire, engage and build relationships with our 6th-12th grade students through social justice work and learning, especially through the flagship program for B’Mitzvah students: Ma’asim Tovim
  • Support Tikkun Olam efforts in youth community through partnership with Learning Team and lay leaders
  • Lead 1-2 Tikkun Olam Chavurot (interest-based groups) for teens

Community Organizing and Relationship Building

  • Cultivate and facilitate an organizing model that supports repairing the world at all ages and stages
  • Steward relationships with external organizations such as the Religious Action Center, Jewish Community Relations Council, JALSA, and GBIO
  • Support advocacy for legislative initiative


  • Partner with Communications Team to develop content and disseminate Tikkun Olam communications, including Mitzvah Moments and the Mah Chadash K-7 newsletter.
  • Serve as the administrative coordinator for Tikkun Olam-related events, including the advanced preparation for and participation in events as needed
  • Weekly meeting with Executive Director of Jewish Living and Learning and VP of Tikkun Olam to review and strategize around previous events, ongoing campaigns, and future actions; identify issues related to Tikkun Olam programs and facilitate discussion
  • Attend and support Tikkun Olam leadership meetings
  • Manage the Tikkun Olam budget and distribution of funds

Our new staff partner will possess

  • A deep understanding and embodiment of the Jewish call for social justice
  • Relationship-building skills and event organizing/program planning experience
  • An energetic, engaging, creative, passionate and flexible approach
  • Experience with social media and Google Suite Apps; familiarity with databases and online marketing software
  • Strong written and oral communications skills
  • An ability to successfully handle multiple responsibilities and work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced environment
  • An ability to interact with confidentiality, integrity, and tact when working with our diverse community
  • An ability to work independently, autonomously, and exhibit strong follow-through.

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Passion for and experience with working in social justice community organizing
  • Prior experience working with youth preferred
  • This is a full-time, year-round, position with varied hours including some weekends and holidays

Don’t meet all the qualifications above? We still encourage you to apply if you are excited about this opportunity.

Physical Demands

Performing the duties of this job requires the employee to regularly move from standing to crouching, sitting on the floor, and back to standing. The employee will use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and see, talk and hear. This job’s specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Compensation and Benefits

This position is being offered with a salary range of $45,000 – $50,000 based on education and experience. Additionally, the position offers benefits including but not limited to health insurance, voluntary dental insurance, flexible benefits plan (FSA), long term disability insurance, workers compensation, retirement savings plan, temple membership, paid time off, family leave, and professional development.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Aiden O’Neal ([email protected]).

Early Childhood Teaching Position

Early Childhood Teaching Position

Gan Elohim Early Learning Center, located in Temple Beth Elohim, is led by a team of dedicated educators. Gan Elohim provides a loving, inclusive environment where children learn and grow. Through hands-on learning, children experience the joy of exploration and the pleasure of discovery.

We are seeking a certified Preschool Teacher to join our staff for the 2023-24 school year, M-F for a minimum of 28.5 hours per week, with the opportunity to work additional hours.

Candidates must have a passion for teaching young children, a creative and nurturing personality, and an ability to work in a team environment. The role incorporates co-planning curriculum according to student interest; communicating directly with fellow teachers, Director and staff; guiding social and emotional development for students; and other necessary tasks required during the day.

Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s degree and be EEC teacher certified. They must display understanding and warmth towards children and parents.

Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Benefits available.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Lisa Scott, Director, at [email protected].

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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