Base Rabbi

Base Rabbi
Full time – Based in Denver, CO, and Bay Area, CA
(Hiring 2 Rabbis; one per location)
Start Date: July 1, 2022
This is a joint position with Base Partner; see description HERE
Starting Salary Range: See below for details
Who We Are:

When you work for Moishe House (pronounced moy-shuh), you become a part of something BIG: a global nonprofit that builds peer-led Jewish communities for young adults around the world! Founded in 2006, Moishe House funds, trains, and educates young adults to create pluralistic, inclusive, and welcoming Jewish communities as House ResidentsMHWOW HostsPeer-Led-Retreat Facilitators, and in our Bases. To date, there are more than 140 Moishe House communities in over 30 countries, and we’re still growing!

Base empowers the best rabbinic leadership in North America to build a new type of pluralistic, communal rabbinate. From within their home and neighborhood, the Base rabbinic couple works together to cultivate an authentic familial experience for young Jews (22-35) seeking a meaningful outlet for learning and community. Base rabbis, like the populations they aim to serve, come from diverse backgrounds and are committed to fostering relationships with Jewish young adults that add meaning, purpose, and joy to their lives.

Base Teams, which include a Base Rabbi and their partner, invite young Jews into their home for Shabbat and the Jewish holidays, create and lead dynamic learning opportunities including classes and retreats, facilitate community service and civic engagement projects, and provide pastoral counseling. Base teams must have a vision for the Jewish world that they want to share and an entrepreneurial spirit to actualize that vision.

This year we have two new positions in the Bay Area and Denver, Colorado. All applicants must indicate their location preference in their cover letter and whether or not they are open to either location.

All voices are needed at Moishe House. Every new member of the Moishe House team is an opportunity for us to introduce fresh perspectives, talent, and skills into our workforce and our communities. People who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), People with Disabilities, People from the LGBTQ+ communities are all encouraged to apply for our open positions!

We seek employees from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and life experiences to join our team located in the United States, South America, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Our vision, in part, is for a fair and equitable workplace, where diversity is celebrated and can truly flourish. We recognize we have a ways to go and a lot to learn.

Who You Are and What You’ll Do:
  • You have an Authentic Jewish Personality, a living model of how to live an integrated Jewish life while inspiring others through your own story.
  • You’re a Relationship Builder, capable of building rapport and developing meaningful relationships with a wide variety of people. You’ll lead and organize an annual grassroots fundraising campaign to raise local funds.
  • You are an Informal Educator, experienced with the theory and practice of informal/experiential education, using that knowledge to model and teach others how to create the most effective opportunities for meaningful Jewish experiences.
  • You are Knowledgeable & a Life-Long Learner, highly-educated in areas of Jewish content, providing a reservoir of knowledge to share, while simultaneously pursuing continued education and ongoing growth and development.
  • You’re a Strategic Community Organizer, thinking strategically about how to reach and impact young Jewish adults not currently involved in the traditional networks, utilizing methodologies of community organizing in order to manage and strategize for success.
  • You’re a Self-Starter, highly motivated, driven to succeed, reflective and open
  • You’re a Team Player, energized by collaboration and working in dynamic relationships with individuals, organizations, and community partners
  • You have an Entrepreneurial Spirit, energized by asking questions, trying new approaches to Jewish engagement, and demonstrating a willingness to take risks in order to actualize their vision for strengthening Jewish life
  • You have Rabbinical Ordination, preferably having attended a rabbinic seminary
  • You bring experience working with young adults, and a proven ability to relate to this developmental life stage
  • You have demonstrated success working in informal education frameworks
  • You live in a shared home with your committed partner who serves as the Base Partner (see here for detail)
  • You have demonstrated the ability to prioritize and balance multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously
  • You have demonstrated fluency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Google (Docs, Sheets, Calendars); experience with Salesforce or other CRM preferred
  • You embrace and demonstrate the Moishe Mindset: Be the Difference, Connect & Listen, Invest Wisely, Embrace the Unknown, Own It!, Value People, and Work Well, Live Well, and Have Fun!
  • You have eligibility to work in the United States without employer sponsorship
The Fine Print:

The Base Rabbi is supervised by the Base Program Director, is an integral member of the Moishe House team and Base Movement, and collaborates most closely with the Base Director of Spiritual Leadership and Learning.

The Base Rabbi receives ongoing support from the Base National team, including:

  • Monthly gatherings with the other Base teams and Base rabbis
  • Monthly mentorship with Mashgiach Ruchani, Director of Spiritual Life
  • Participation in the Annual Summit for Base teams
  • License and training for Salesforce CRM
  • Contributing to Base Movement projects such as the Base Teshuvot and other thought pieces, publications, and research reports
  • Ongoing consulting as needed

To read more, see our Frequently Asked Questions HERE.

How Moishe House Takes Care of You:
  • Medical, vision, dental, and mental health benefits ($0 employee contribution option available) through AETNA
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • 15 days paid time off (PTO) per year that increases with continued employment; additional benefits for former full-time Hillel and BBYO employees through the Talent Alliance
  • Office closures and up to 7 floating holidays for Jewish and US holidays
  • 401(k) participation, with up to 3% matching after one year of employment through Transamerica
  • Quarterly paid day of service to give back to your community
  • Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and a dedicated supervisor
  • Company discounts on flights, hotels, sporting events, concerts amusement parks, gyms, and more through Plum Benefits
  • Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
  • Housing Stipend (unless housing is provided in full, in which case the salary will be adjusted to reflect this)
How Moishe House Pays You:
  • Moishe House’s starting salary ranges are based on education, experience, location, and skillset required for each role
  • Starting salary range for this position:
    • Denver: $90k – $95k
    • Bay Area: $95k – $100k
  • Annual merit-based salary increase
How Moishe House Invests in You:
  • $750 annual professional development fund
  • One-on-one Jewish learning with an approved educator of your choice
  • Local professional learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement through Moishe House’s career path planning
  • Opportunities to attend Moishe House Learning Retreats and Conferences
Possible Steps in Our Hiring Process:

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Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Send us your resume, and cover letter, and you’ll hear back from us! Video interview using a web-based platform Skills assessment, and interview(s) with the hiring manager(s) We’ll check your references to hear about your past experience

Get an offer letter, sign it, start your Moishe House journey!

How to Apply:

Please email the following items to with “Base Rabbi”, your first and last name, your partner’s first and last name, and your preferred location(s) IN THE SUBJECT LINE:

  • Cover letter – Tell us your story and why Base! All applicants must indicate their location preference (Denver or Bay Area) and whether or not they are open to either location.
  • Resume – Start Date/End Date (in month/year format) for each position you’ve held, providing information on gaps in employment.


Moishe House is a dynamic organization that recognizes and supports individuals from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer-related or HIV/AIDS-related), genetic information, or sexual orientation.