YESHIVA UNIVERSITY TORAH MITZION BEIT MIDRASH ZICHRON DOV
Position: Sgan Rosh Beit Midrash, August 2018 – July 2020
The mission of Beit Midrash Zichron Dov is to engage, inspire and educate the Jewish community of the Greater Toronto Area. We apply our Torah heritage to the daily lives of modern Jews, through classes, discussions and chavrutot in our home Beit Midrash and in the synagogues, campuses and workplaces of the GTA.
As of August 2018, the Beit Midrash will consist of a Rosh Beit Midrash, a Sgan Rosh Beit Midrash and at least two avreichim. The Sgan Rosh Beit Midrash will be a man of outstanding Torah learning, strong community skills, and a powerful drive to spread love of Torah and inspire Jews throughout Toronto. The Sgan Rosh Beit Midrash will have the opportunity to work with the Rosh Beit Midrash to guide the internal Beit Midrash, as well as shape the communal footprint of the Beit Midrash.
- Devote at least 30 hours per week to community work as outlined below, in addition to participating in our daily sedarim of internal learning together with our avreichim, and with the "Chaverim" university students who come learn with us.
- Share responsibilities with the Rosh Beit Midrash for providing a weekly advanced shiur to the avreichim, on a topic to be determined in tandem with the Rosh Beit Midrash.
- Engage in community work, which will include regular and one-off shiurim on topics ranging from traditional text study to philosophy, halachah and history, delivered to audiences ranging from beginners to musmachim, unaffiliated to staunchly observant. Settings include shuls, schools, community centres and workplaces, and these shiurim and programs may take place at any time, throughout the week. Community work will also include learning with individuals b’chavruta, organizing programs, and writing and editing articles for our weekly Toronto Torah bulletin. The Rosh Beit Midrash will help arrange these opportunities, and assist and oversee all aspects of community work. An average week should include 4-6 shiurim or programs, several chavrutot, and one article for Toronto Torah.
- Work creatively, in partnership with the Rosh Beit Midrash, to develop new opportunities for community education.
- Live near the Shaarei Shomayim Congregation, at which he will hold a Rabbinic Assistantship. Participate in Shabbat, Yom Tov and weekday programming for that synagogue, and become an active part of the synagogue community.
Compensation and Details
The package for the Sgan Rosh Beit Midrash includes compensation in the high five figures, travellers insurance covering emergent situations before government health insurance (OHIP) begins, OHIP, supplemental health insurance over and above OHIP, moving expenses of up to $4,000, and legal help with the immigration process. Permanent Residency application is not included. If the Sgan Rosh Beit Midrash and his wife are not Canadian, it is expected that the Sgan Rosh Beit Midrash’s wife will receive an automatic open work permit; government restrictions on certain types of work may apply. If qualified, the wife of the Sgan Rosh Beit Midrash may seek employment in our Beit Midrash’s Women’s Beit Midrash for female university students. The period for a Sgan Rosh Beit Midrash's initial contract is two years, but the goal would be for the Sgan Rosh Beit Midrash to remain with the Beit Midrash beyond the initial term.
The Beit Midrash observes a traditional yeshiva schedule, with breaks in Tishrei and Nisan and a four-week bein hazmanim during the summer. Cosmopolitan Toronto, Canada’s largest city, offers numerous growth opportunities in many directions, with a large and diverse Torah-observant population and all of the amenities.
Current Sgan: Rabbi Jonathan Ziring, firstname.lastname@example.org
Immedate Past Sgan: Rabbi Baruch Weintraub, email@example.com
לפרטים והגשת מועמדות יש לפנות אל: יואב כהן-חדד firstname.lastname@example.org