New rabbis finding US shul jobs harder to land

15.11.2011                      18.Cheschwan. 5772

USA:

New rabbis finding US shul jobs harder to land

As recession hits US congregations, assistant rabbi positions being eliminated; rabbinical school grads taking odd jobs.

Rabbi Jordi Gendra feels fortunate that he found a full-time job at Temple Beth Shalom, a central Pennsylvania Reconstructionist synagogue, shortly before the recession hit.
But now the 41-year-old spiritual leader is worried that the job he began in 2007 won’t last….