Youth Couple – United Synagogue

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Youth Couple – United Synagogue

Contract Type



Part time







Closing date

Applications accepted on a rolling basis

Hours: Part time, 15 hours pw but would entail each Shabbat  plus one or two weekday evenings

Main Responsibilities:

To make Edgware United a thriving centre of enjoyable events for our youth both on Shabbat and during the week. To expand the involvement of our youth in a range of current religious, cultural and social activities. The Youth Directors will provide a positive Jewish influence and encourage the Jewish development of the youth of the community. They will be pro-active in building relationships with both the youth and their wider families. They will increase involvement of the youth in all shul activities.

The Youth Directors are expected to research, create and implement programmes that will satisfy the needs of the youth in respect of their religious, cultural, and social requirements, with the aim of assisting their personal growth and development of a modem Jewish identity. They will also be expected to organise the Shabbat and Festival youth activities including formal religious services as necessary together with Youth gabbaim. The Youth Director(s) will work with the Tribe Executive Director and other Tribe youth workers to maximise the range of activities that can be offered in Edgware and, in time, with other local US shuls. 

This will include the following:

1. Financial support for salary, approved expenses such as Kiddushim, activity costs etc.

2. Assistance and advice from lay leadership

3. Assistance from the Rabbinic leadership: Rabbi David Lister

4. Assistance from the Community Manager and office staff

General Duties:

• To Promote Edgware United events and activities to youth & parents. This will be done face to face and through regular phone calls, email, text and other social media, as well as maintaining the youth section of the Shul’s website

• Planning ahead for events – at least 6 months in advance 

• Involvement in Cheder on regular basis to keep their involvement following Bar/Bat Mitzvah

• To arrange social events/activities for the youth. This can be both in person and virtual and include

o a weekly Club for various age groups 

o a monthly events including outings as well as activities onsite at Shul 

o regular phone calls to drive up engagement in all events 

o Sunday evening chats

• To coordinate youth services and activities on Shabbat and Festivals

• To arrange parties for the Chaggim (e.g. Succot, Simchat Torah, Chanukah and Purim)

• To discuss progress and plans with the Community Development Director on a regular basis

• To discuss progress and plans with the Senior Rabbi as required

• To promote (where appropriate) Tribe initiatives and events. To search for opportunities available via Tribe, for example through the Executive Director

• To attend occasional Tribe meetings and training seminars specific to youth directors and youth leaders in similar roles

• To maintain a budget

Shabbat/Yom Tov Duties:

• To organise Shabbat Discussions as well as Youth service 

• To host periodic Shabbat meals for youth and other members.

• To host periodic Friday night Onegs

Additional Requirements:

• Committed to the aims of the United Synagogue and act as an ambassador for the organisation

• Comply with The United Synagogue’s policy and procedures and code of expectations

• Bring to the attention of senior staff any health and safety requirements, which become obvious. In the event of any immediate danger, to take the appropriate action to reduce risk to physical danger to employees, members, contractors, volunteers, children, parents, visitors or staff

• Work collaboratively with other colleagues across the organisation to ensure the United Synagogue can achieve its vision, mission, and strategy

• Carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by the Chief Executive or other designated senior staff/undertaking such other duties that occasionally fall within the purpose of the post

• Maintaining high levels of discretion and confidentiality at all times

• This job description and person specification is not prescriptive; it merely outlines the key tasks and responsibilities of the post and the key tasks and responsibilities are subject to change, any changes will be made in consultation with the post holder

• This Job Description is subject to alteration in response to the changes in legislation or or 

The United Synagogue’s operational procedures

For more information and to be personally recommended for this role, please contact

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