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In keeping with the recommended guidelines for social gatherings during this period of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in keeping with the Jewish view that gives primacy to preserving life, CBI has replaced all in-person gatherings at the synagogue building with virtual gatherings. Meetings with one of the rabbis or administrative staff - where all parties are masked - may be made by appointment.

  Executive Director - Congregation Beth Israel

Congregation Beth Israel ("CBI") is a vibrant, diverse 400 household congregation serving Charlottesville, VA and the surrounding counties. Established in 1882, we are among the oldest continually operating congregations in the state and nation, with an historic building that has been our home since 1904. We are the only synagogue in the region, in a unique environment which is a mix of rural and urban, and benefits by proximity to the University of Virginia. CBI provides a wide variety of worship opportunities and programs including Friday and Saturday Shabbat worship, a year-round Preschool, a Religious School, social action programs, and an active adult education program. Our congregation is vibrant, welcoming and socially involved. We seek an Executive Director who is eager to join our active and dynamic congregation in moving into an exciting future.

The Executive Director role includes directing, managing and coordinating the secular business and financial activities of CBI in accordance with the policies, goals and objectives established by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director reports to the Board President and Board of Directors, in parallel with the Senior Rabbi, and supervises the synagogue office and infrastructure support staff.


The Executive Director is responsible for all administrative and operational functions of CBI personally or through delegation to staff and volunteers for assuring the performance of key activities. The ED oversees the work of CBI staff to assure that all required activities are carried out in a timely, professional manner in support of the mission of CBI.

Budget and Financial Management: The ED guides the Finance Committee and the Board in maintaining the financial health of the synagogue and the management of all finances including budgeting, income forecasting and collection management, revenue and expense tracking and management, accounting and auditing.

Risk Management and Legal Concerns: The ED has primary responsibility for maintaining the organizational legal documents such as tax exemption certification, financial accounts, contracts and property ownership. The ED also ensures that security and risk management measures, control and mitigation are in place.

Human Resources and Personnel Administration: The ED is the human resources officer of the organization and is involved in all stages of recruitment, hiring, supervising and managing staff. This includes maintenance of records, oversight of work, payroll/benefits and coordination of volunteer activities.

Management and Communication Skills: The ED supports the accomplishment of the mission of CBI including administrative support for all activities including education, worship, social justice and events.  The ED promotes synagogue membership and engagement, to assure that the needs of prospective, current and new members are supported; this work takes place in partnership with committees, the Board and staff.

Communications and Public Relations: The ED oversees the development and distribution of information to members, prospective members, the general community and affiliated organizations about CBI to assure accurate and timely communication of activities and events and to support public relations with internal and external constituencies.

To apply please provide a resume detailing education and experience with a letter of interest by 6/15/2020 to our search committee. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please find a detailed job description HERE.

Fri, September 18 2020 29 Elul 5780