JCNP Rabbi Job Announcement


Rabbi William Strongin, spiritual leader of the Jewish Congregation of New Paltz for 38 years, is approaching retirement and the congregation is conducting a search for its next rabbi. This is currently a part-time position, but we seek someone who will help grow the congregation, and ultimately grow the role into a full-time position. The links below provide detailed information about the job and the congregation.  

Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and a resume to Susan Cohen, the search committee chair, at susancohen7@gmail.com.


Since our founding and subsequent affiliation with the Reconstructionist Movement in 1964, the Jewish Congregation of New Paltz, has been a vibrant, egalitarian congregation. We are an intergenerational community, open to all Jews (by birth and by affiliation): singles, families, LGBTQ, interracial, interfaith couples, and interfaith families. Our congregation is also committed to maintaining a respectful attitude for other faiths.

We are a place of prayer where individuals with varied spiritual goals and leanings find a comfortable home, and we are committed to creative education and meaningful Jewish study for our children and adult members.

We view our Congregation as a place of gathering where we connect with others through social, religious, and social justice activities. We embrace Jewish culture and gather for Jewish-centered events. We have two buildings – a sanctuary and a community center – to support the varied and vibrant opportunities we foster in our community above and beyond services.

With a deep respect for tradition, we seek to evolve as the world around us evolves. Together we learn, share lifecycle events, support each other, and commit to tikkun olam. We are heavily reliant on volunteers, and through numerous activities and functions, our members participate and add their experience and talent to the community.

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