HILLEL B'NAI TORAH CHAVERIM SCHOOL
SONG LEADER JOB DESCRIPTION
The song leader brings the transformative power of singing to our student community and thereby helps them learn Hebrew, connect with Hebrew prayers, and develop a repertoire of Jewish songs to draw on individually and in groups.
The song leader
• leads each grade on Sunday mornings in learning and developing a repertoire of age-appropriate songs that connect to the holiday cycle, shabbat, and pleasurable Jewish singing
• assists in leading Sunday morning Shacharit, as needed and appropriate
• works with the Education Director and the Rabbi to develop and enhance our songbook, with attention to Reconstructionist songs and practices, and balancing well-known Jewish songs with the most current music (e.g. Camp songs).
• leads singing or assists the rabbi for leading on special occasions (e.g., opening and closing of school) and holidays and Shabbat services where Chaverim Students take part
A song leader who can play guitar or keyboard is desirable but not essential
Qualifications: Associate's Degree and 0-2 years of experience.