PunkTorah, a registered nonprofit organization, is an online, pluralistic Jewish community whose mission is to empower independent, Jewish spirituality through a global, multimedia network. We are the parent organization of both Darshan Yeshiva (DarshanYeshiva.org) and Pluralistic Rabbinical Seminary (JewishPluralism.org), and we prioritize diversity and inclusion in our hiring and operations. We hope you do, too!
Darshan Yeshiva is the leading provider of online Jewish adult educational programming with a focus on beginners and Jews by choice. For nearly a decade, we have been working with Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, Jewish Renewal, Secular Humanistic, and post-denominational rabbis and cantors to support individuals from all over the world who are interested in creating a more meaningful connection to Judaism through pluralistic Jewish learning and conversion.
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Conversion to Judaism Mentor – Ordained Rabbi or Cantor
|Job Title:||Conversion to Judaism Mentor – Rabbi or Cantor|
|Category:||Contractor – Remote|
WHO WE ARE
DarshanYeshiva.org, a distance learning-based conversion to Judaism program with Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, Renewal, Secular Humanistic, or post-denominational rabbis and cantors, is seeking multiple clergy to join our already large team, serving as Conversion to Judaism mentors.
Rabbis/cantors work with students remotely via distance learning or in-person with no travel required. After students finish their conversion education, rabbis provide the beit din (court of Jewish law) and mikvah (ritual immersion), facilitating their conversion to Judaism. Brit milah or hatafat dam brit (ritual circumcision or ritual equivalent) is facilitated elsewhere.
Our mentors are paid on a per-student, per month basis. As such, they’re able to set their own rates based upon how many students they choose to take. They are only paid to mentor and facilitate; there are no meetings to attend with boards of directors, presidents, donors, etc. This is a great opportunity for a rabbi or cantor seeking additional income at any stage in their career.
While we love our Jewish communities in New York, Florida, and California, preference will be given to rabbis located outside of those areas.
The ideal candidate will have the following:
- Ordination or investment as a rabbi or cantor (MHL degree or similar)
- Previous experience working with adult students and/or conversion candidates
- Knowledge of the conversion process and the experience of conversion candidates and/or Jews by Choice
- Ability to coordinate and facilitate bet din and mikvah in your local area
- Technological capabilities, including proficiency in video-conference (Zoom, Skype); Google tools (Gmail, Google Docs), and other tools.
- Willingness to learn and adjust to different ways of providing Jewish education
We accept rabbis of any progressive Jewish denomination, including but not limited to Conservative, Reform, Reconstructionist, Renewal, Secular Humanistic, or post-denominational. However, we do not accept Messianic rabbis or similar. In addition, we are not currently hiring Orthodox rabbis or clergy based in Israel. Please visit DarshanYeshiva.org to learn more about our organization.
Interested candidates should complete the online application process. (Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.) For questions, please contact our help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.