Executive Director at
Or HaLev: Center for Jewish Spirituality and Meditation


Or HaLev: Center for Jewish Spirituality and Meditation is seeking a talented, resourceful, dynamic and passionate Executive Director (ED) who will lead us in our next stage of growth.

Or HaLev 

Or HaLev teaches Jewish spirituality, meditation and mindfulness as paths of transformation, healing and growth for individuals, communities, Judaism and the world. We teach a deep connection to the sacred, the cultivation of wisdom, compassion, love, joy, the integration of mind, heart, body and soul, and a vibrant meaningful Judaism that speaks to our most basic and everyday needs. We are committed to a deep, serious and authentic engagement with Jewish texts, traditions and spiritual practice.

Or HaLev (OHL) develops and implements Jewish meditation and spirituality retreats, as well as other educational opportunities on three continents, and is a world leader in Jewish spirituality and spiritual practice. We primarily serve the North American and Israeli Jewish communities, offering programming in both English and Hebrew with our programming roughly split between the North American/English and Israeli communities.  We are a pluralistic organization that honors each person’s Jewish background and journey, strives to be accessible to all, and aims to provide a meaningful, transformative and directly relevant Judaism to all those who encounter us. We believe the practices we teach and the wisdom we share can help create awakened hearts, healthy relationships, a renewed Judaism and a compassionate, loving world.

Or HaLev has experienced significant growth in the last few years. We are now poised to take our next step to actualize our vision more deeply. We are looking for an extraordinary ED who can lead us through this change so that we can grow, flourish and meet the challenges of our time.

The Executive Director

The ED is responsible for leading Or HaLev through a new stage of growth and heightened impact and directing all aspects of Or HaLev’s global operations. They will report directly to the Board and will work in a shared leadership model with the Spiritual Director and Founder, Rabbi James Jacobson-Maisels who will be ultimately responsible for the educational vision and content of the organization. The ED will be ultimately responsible for operations, strategy, financial management, development, and board and community relations. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of seven plus years relevant experience in organizational management (business or non-profit) that includes, development/fundraising, managing staff, volunteers, programs and events, facility management, and financial management. Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills and experience working in a collaborative environment and have the ability and desire to work in partnership with the Spiritual Director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Mission and Strategy

  • Responsible for creating a strategic plan in partnership with the Spiritual Director and Board
  • Responsible for implementing strategic planning to ensure that Or HaLev can successfully fulfill its mission into the future.
  • Support the Spiritual Director to create and implement a pluralistic, inclusive and innovative Jewish educational vision for Or HaLev striving to be representative of the diversity of the Jewish people
  • Work in partnership with other Jewish educational or mindfulness-based organizations to maximize Or HaLev’s impact
  • Work with faculty and board to identify, recruit and cultivate the next generation of faculty leaders and board members that reflect the diversity of the Jewish community.


  • Oversee and implement resources to ensure a well-functioning system of operations for Or HaLev
  • Responsible for effective administration of Or HaLev’s operations
  • Responsible for the hiring, supervision and retention of qualified staff C
  • Responsible for signing all agreements, and other instruments made and entered into and on behalf of the organization
  • Implement internal processes and operations to support the growing complexity and updated vision for OHL


  • Develop an annual budget and present it to the Board for approval. Present quarterly financial statements, which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization
  • Work in close coordination with the Board to build a plan for financial sustainability and growth
  • Fiscal management that generally anticipates operating within the approved budget, ensures maximum resource utilization, and maintenance of the organization in a positive financial position
  • Supervise all finance-related activities, including monitoring expenditures and cash flow, and the balancing of the budget


  • Develop resources sufficient to ensure the financial health of the organization. Create and implement a long-range development plan and near-term fundraising campaigns in conjunction with Fundraising staff
  • Create and implement comprehensive fundraising plan to include strategies with foundations and individual gifts
  • Establish a clear, resonant brand that reflects OHL’s unique mission and oversee marketing efforts to advance the visibility
  • Craft and articulate a compelling case for giving to OHL


  • Partner with the Board of Directors to fulfill the organization’s mission
  • Communicate regularly with the Board providing all information necessary for the Board to function properly and to make informed decisions
  • Work alongside the Board, Spiritual Director, Staff and other key stakeholders through a collaborative, strategic planning process to develop a clear, compelling vision for the future of OHL and oversee the implementation of strategic plans
  • In partnership with the Spiritual Director, recruit new board members.


  • Represent Or HaLev at appropriate meetings, conferences and consultations
  • Interact with students, colleagues, and board members as needed to advance the mission of Or HaLev
  • Promote the mission and values of Or HaLev to other Jewish organizations
  • Create and maintain partnerships with other organizations.

We are seeking an ED who has:

  • A passionate, personal commitment to the mission, values, and contemplative practices of OHL
  • An understanding of the American Jewish and Israeli landscapes, including Jewish philanthropy, and an interest in working with both those communities
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire, making a dynamic case in written products and oral presentations
  • Successful track-record of managing and growing an organization of similar size to OHL
  • A “learning mindset” to model innovation, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking
  • Strong experience in overseeing the financial management of an organization
  • A successful track record of fundraising, stewarding relationships with funders, board members, alumni and foundations
  • Experience supervising or developing a marketing and branding plan to support an organization’s growth
  • Experience as a systems-builder and creative problem-solver who implements systems and strategies that support the team, the work and our mission
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate candidly and intentionally
  • A desire to work in partnership with a shared leadership model
  • Proficiency in Hebrew and English
  • Experience with QuickBooks and a database system is preferred.

The ED position is:

  • Work-from-home friendly, as the ED can be based remotely from any location with reliable internet. We are primarily interested in candidates based in Israel or North America but are also open to candidates in other locations and be willing to work at times that are reasonably convenient with those in Israel.
  • Flexible: This full-time position offers flexible hours, provided the organization is growing healthily and benchmarks are being met

Salary: Salary range is $115,000 – $135,000, plus benefits commensurate with experience.

To Apply: 

Please send a resume and cover letter to Carin@sageviewconsulting.com

Equal Opportunity Employer

OHL is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. Assistance and/or reasonable accommodation during the application process are available to individuals upon request.