JFCS Employment Opportunities

Jewish Community Chaplain

Job Title:  Jewish Community Chaplain
Employment Status:  .5 FTE Contract position.

The Jewish Community Chaplain serves the spiritual care and wellness needs of Jews throughout the Greater Portland area who are ill, at end-of-life or experiencing life crises, or otherwise in need of spiritual care outside of a traditional synagogue setting. Clients may include but are not limited to people who are living with life-threatening illness, chronic illness, and experiencing health crises, bereavement, significant loss. Settings may include hospitals, long-term care facilities, prisons and other institutions, independent living facilities, personal residences. The Jewish Community Chaplain works to implement the vision of the Jewish community to meet the spiritual care needs of the most vulnerable and educate in non-traditional settings. The Jewish Community Chaplain is encouraged to identify previously unknown stakeholders and clients in the community. 

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Send cover letter and resume to: Susan Greenberg, Executive Director




JFCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and is strengthened by a diverse workplace.

We welcome and serve members of the Jewish community and individuals of all faiths and backgrounds.

We believe in and uphold our Jewish values through the lenses of equity and justice as reflected in our engagement with clients, hiring practices, volunteers, and staff. Our intention is to welcome and honor people of every race, nationality, ethnicity, socio-economic status, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, size, age, and the intersectionality of these identities.

For further information about our commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility (DEIA), click here.

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILD SERVICE: Our mission is to improve the quality of life and self-sufficiency of the Jewish and broader communities throughout the Portland metro area in accordance with Jewish values.

Jewish Family & Child Service (JFCS) has served the greater Portland area since 1947 and is an affiliate of the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA). JFCS is recognized as a charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. JFCS provides vital services to vulnerable people of all religious and socioeconomic background.