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Executive Director


Temple Beth Zion, a progressive and independent synagogue in the heart of Brookline, MA, is seeking a new Executive Director (ED) to support and further the mission and values of our active community. TBZ is a well-established congregation of 350 member households. Our community is multi-generational, diverse, and welcoming. It is a particularly exciting time as Rav Claudia Kreiman begins her new leadership role as Senior Rabbi after 10 years as a Rabbi at TBZ.

The ED serves as the chief administrative officer of the synagogue and assists the Board of Directors in implementing and analyzing policies, strategies and programs. The ED oversees and directs the business and finance activities of the synagogue and works to ensure that the rabbis and lay leadership have the administrative support to function effectively in achieving our mission. Our ideal candidate will bring creativity, initiative and strong management skills to TBZ.

The ED ensures ongoing operational excellence; strong financial management and reporting, excellent communications with TBZ members and staff, oversees building maintenance, and ensures that consistent administrative systems are maintained. The ED recommends timelines and resources needed to achieve TBZ’s strategic goals. The ED will work collaboratively with the Rabbi, staff and committees to develop the TBZ calendar, and will be responsible for managing the calendar.

TBZ offers a competitive salary, paid time off, benefits and Jewish and secular holidays. Benefits include a budget for professional development to pursue learning opportunities to build and strengthen the skills required in this role.

The ED reports directly to the (Co-)President(s) and works in partnership with the Senior Rabbi.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience managing a non-profit organization including financial management
  • Experience managing, supervising and mentoring staff
  • Experience working with a board of directors and volunteers
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills 
  • Strong knowledge of working with finance systems, databases, overseeing social media and the website
  • Ability to facilitate a collaborative team environment
  • Able to work a flexible schedule for evening and weekend committee and board meetings

  • Knowledge of Judaism and understanding of synagogue life preferred

Sun, January 26 2020 29 Tevet 5780