Paid Positions Available
All current paid positions at Darshan Yeshiva are freelance, contract, and can be performed remotely.
Rabbi/Cantor and Conversion Mentor
Here’s a rabbinical position where you make your own hours with no boss, board of directors, and no fundraising. You get to work one-on-one as a rabbi, educator and mentor for an organization that is growing by leaps and bounds, utilizing new models of Jewish community as well as the latest learning technology. We provide the entire administrative backbone allowing you to do what you do best — being a rabbi!
Darshan Yeshiva is currently searching for Reform/Liberal rabbis (we are also considering cantors as well) to be part of our growing conversion program. As part of our conversion program, you would be responsible for mentoring students via phone, Skype or in-person, assisting students through their online educational process, providing a meaningful rabbi-student relationship, as well as facilitating the student’s mikvah and bet din. You get to choose how many of our vetted students you work with and can add more students at any time. You will generally meet with students once per month for ten months and at the end of ten months they will come to you for their mikvah date. Rabbis can choose to work online entirely (working with students from all over the world who come to them for their bet din and mikvah) or with students in their area.
This position requires the following skill sets and traits:
Rabbinic ordination or cantoral investment. Last year rabbinical students are also welcome to apply. Preference is given to Reform clergy but we are open to other denominational affiliation
Demonstrated experience working with diverse groups of people with different Jewish backgrounds/affiliations
High ethical and professional standards
Comfort working independently with strong organization/time management skills
Be aware that we perform thorough background checks on candidates including an audit of their social media/Internet presence.
To apply, please email your cv to firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Positions Available
Course Content Developer
Darshan Yeshiva is searching for adult Jewish educational content for our downloadable class series. With that in mind, we are announcing multiple positions for Course Creators. Course Creators can be anyone who has a qualification to teach Jewish content, but it is NOT limited to rabbis or formal Jewish educators. We are open to teachers of all kinds, from all backgrounds and all approaches to Judaism and Jewish thinking.
With our downloadable class series, students are able to download only the classes they want without the commitment of an entire program. Classes are built around an audio recording or video, with at least one handout. These mobile, on-the-go courses are different than our standard programs which are longer, more expensive, and require a student to be at their workstation.
As a Course Creator, you would work with Darshan Yeshiva in the way that a reporter works for a news outlet. You would pitch ideas for courses, including the subject matter, the focus of the course, the amount of content and the price. If your course is accepted, you would produce the content which we would purchase from you and place on our site.
We are offering an opportunity for volunteers to provide content in return for free Darshan Training.
In particular, we are interested in content that is accessible to students who are beginning their Jewish learning. This does not mean that the content you create must be at a grade school level. Our students are adult learners and want to learn at that level, but for your content to be successful, it must be engaging and relevant content at a somewhat novice level.
We are especially interested in multi-podcast or multi-video classes on the following subject areas:
- Personal spiritual development, with an emphasis on living Jewishly without a Jewish community
- Halacha as it pertains to observing Shabbat, holidays, kashrut and taharat mishpacha
- Anything related to post-conversion to Judaism (a “what next?” Jewish series)
- Judaism and physical/mental illness and disability
- Judaism and pop culture
To apply, please email your cv and course content ideas to email@example.com