The United Jewish Congregation (UJC) of Hong Kong, a dynamic, 160-family Progressive Congregation, is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Cantor or Cantorial Soloist/Programming Associate ("Hazzan") to join our community.

Job Purpose
The Hazzan is a full time member of the UJC staff and is directly responsible to the Rabbi, who leads the clergy, and to the Director of Education and Programming. Additionally, the Hazzan works closely with members of the administrative staff and the lay leadership of the congregation.

The role will assist in leading services, and support the synagogue’s educational and programmatic initiatives. The ideal candidate will be warm, outgoing, and an effective communicator; an enthusiastic teacher of both children and adults, possessing a love of music; and a team player who brings creativity, humor, and a deep commitment to Progressive Judaism to the task of serving our community.  

Key Accountabilities:
 Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partner with the Rabbi for worship services and for a wide variety of other festival observances.
  • Assist in the planning, logistics, execution and staffing for the many UJC programs and events.
  • Engage Young Professionals and plan and implement programming for them.
  • Plan and implement the music component for religious school, early engagement and adult programs.
  • Tutor B’nai Mitzvah students for Torah and Haftarah chanting and leading services.
  • Develop programming for children and teens.
  • Teach assigned classes in religious school and assist in other religious school programming.
  • Represent the UJC at community wide events in consultation with the Rabbi.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Teaching and tutoring, children and adults.
  • Excellent Hebrew liturgical skills, including the ability to chant Torah, Haftarah, and Megillot.
  • Excellent vocal ability that invites congregational singing.
  • Desire to learn and expand her/his knowledge.
  • Experience in informal education and youth work.
  • A well developed work ethic and superior organizational skills.
  • Cantorial investiture a plus, but not a requirement if the candidate possesses professional level skills, as outlined above.
  • Youth movement experience is a plus but not required.
  • Ability to play a guitar or keyboard a plus.

About Us:
The Jewish community in Hong Kong is extremely diverse, reflecting many traditions from around the world. While UJC members come mainly from North America, we are also thoroughly international, including members from Israel, Britain, France, Germany, South America, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Thailand, and China. Although some congregants have lived in Hong Kong for decades, many are in Hong Kong for two to five years. Our membership is comprised mostly of business people, journalists, teachers, and academics, and includes many families with school-age children, as well as many young professionals.

Additional Information:
We are looking for someone who is committed to be in Hong Kong for a minimum of two years and ideally three. We offer a competitive compensation package, including housing allowance.

For more information and to apply, please email Applications should include a CV/resume, cover letter and two recordings 1) Hazzanut piece and 2) a musical piece appropriate for congregational participation.

Please submit all application materials by March 1, 2018.



















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