Our Community

Temple Beth Shalom is a multi-generational, pluralistic, lay-led congregation of approximately 135 members that is comprised of multiple minyanim: traditional egalitarian, partnership, and orthodox. The community sees pluralism and tolerance as its most deep-seated value. This is not a pluralism that has each person in their own corner, but a pluralism where everyone has lunch together and everyone dances in the street together regardless of their age or how they daven.

The TBS community sees being welcoming as part of its definition of tolerance. It is not enough to tolerate someone’s presence, our community must make them feel at home. We recognize that being multigenerational and religiously pluralistic not only benefits those being welcomed, it also benefits us as welcomers. We do not always live up to this, but we certainly aspire to it. 

The TBS community is highly invested in its Jewishness. We take pride in our lay leadership, and we have an abundance of members who are capable of filling any role asked of them, whether leading services or teaching Torah or hosting Passover Seders.

Our long-term ideal vision is to be a center for Judaism in Cambridge. We want to support multiple communities to the fullest extent possible, while maintaining an emphasis on being a single community despite our differences. To help us achieve this vision, we are looking to hire a Director of Community Development.

 Job description: Director of Community Development (full time position)

Key Community Building Responsibilities Include:

  • Empower and support lay leadership and administrative staff.
  • Connect community members with shul resources.
  • Support life cycle events, pastoral care referral, and other spiritual needs.
  • Create and help to execute a fundraising plan.
  • Deepen connections between sub-communities within the shul
  • Guide and support lay-led committees.
  • Expand the TBS community through outreach including social media.
  • Help community develop and publicize programing

Qualifications: Preferred applicants would have a strong background in community organization with a degree in Jewish Professional Leadership, an MBA, smicha, or other applicable degree.  

To apply please provide a resume, a cover letter and a list of 3 references in an email with your name in the subject to: jobs@tremontstreetshul.org.

Salary range, commensurate with education and experience: $60,000-85,000 plus appropriate benefits

Consideration of applicants begins May 15.  Initial responses to applications can be expected by May 31.