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Be our next amazing Rabbi
"עֲשֵׂה לְךָ רַב"

Where each person makes a world of difference

We are looking for our next amazing Rabbi! Our new Rabbi will have a varied and busy work life, involved in all aspects of Jewish personal and communal Life Cycle events.  Wellington is perfect for couples and families who enjoy exploring nature and bushwalks, but also as the nation's capital, Wellington is a bustling city with a broad range of arts and cultural activities shared in a friendly ‘kiwi’ attitude.

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Our new Rabbi will have a varied and busy work life, involved in all aspects
of the Jewish Life Cycle. Duties include giving the weekly sermon, leining (reading the Torah) and developing ways to make Shabbat and Festival services more engaging.

Role Description
Rabbinical Package


Currently, the Shul has services on Friday night, Shabbat morning,
Monday morning and on all festivals.

The Rabbi will play an active role in educating children as Principal of our Weekly ‘Orot’ Hebrew School, teach Bar and Bat Mitzvah classes, support the Jewish Youth Groups with programmes for teenagers, and provide shiurim for

Pastoral care

Pastoral care is an important part of the role, visiting elderly and
sick members of the community as well as reaching out to people who are
less affiliated.  We, in turn, hope to make our new Rabbi and Rebbetzin an integral part of our WJCC family.

Kashrut Certification

Kashrut Certification is an important source of income and pride for our community. The Rabbi will make kashrut inspections to food suppliers around the country, as well as reaching out to new companies who may be interested in having their products certified as Kosher.


Public role
As the only Orthodox Rabbi in the capital city of New Zealand, the Rabbi
will represent the community and Judaism at public commemorations, celebrations or other events including receptions at Parliament. 

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Life in the world's
"Coolest Little Capital"
(Lonely Planet)

Relax at Oriental Bay, Wellington’s golden-sand inner-city beach and delve into the many museums, art galleries and theatre shows that make up the city’s pulsing cultural scene.


If you’re into the outdoors, Wellington has action-packed adventure activities like mountain biking and sea-water kayaking, as well as beautiful walks around the harbour and surrounding hills. Try the visually stunning Makara Peak track, as well as the City to Sea walk where you can experience the best of Wellington's waterfront. Ride the cable car up the hill to Kelburn for amazing views over the city and enjoy an ice cream at the top.

On the waterfront itself you’ll find New Zealand’s national museum. Te Papa, as it’s colloquially known, means ‘our place’ and is one of the best interactive museums in the world.

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