Community Weaver

We're Hiring!

TITLE: Community Weaver

SALARY: $60,000-$80,000, with performance-based bonus opportunities

TIME: Full-time 

LOCATION: Berkeley, CA; must be available to work in-person (not virtual or hybrid)

IDEAL EXPERIENCE: At least 2–4 years of relevant professional experience

APPLICATION OPEN: August 1, 2023

ANTICIPATED START DATE: September-October 2023 (start date negotiable)

APPLY: Email your resume and short cover letter to

Chochmat HaLev is a thriving Jewish spiritual community in Berkeley, CA, known for our welcoming and inclusive approach, high-energy musical prayer services, deep meditation and contemplative offerings, and wide range of classes and programs that offer meaningful spiritual experiences. We are seeking to hire a Community Weaver to help grow and deepen our community. 

The Community Weaver leads our efforts to welcome new members into our community and support our members in becoming more engaged, fulfilled, and connected. This role reflects our focus on relationship-based engagement and connection, trust, and belonging as core attributes of our community. This role will work closely with, and be supported by, our Spiritual Leader Zvika Krieger as well as our Member Engagement committee.


  • Meet with current Chochmat members, non-member participants, and potential community members to build meaningful relationships, understand their needs, and help them connect more deeply with the Chochmat community.
  • Help increase Chochmat’s membership base and deepen contribution levels from members (including financial resources, volunteer time, and other ways of supporting our community).
  • Organize high-impact ways for Chochmat community members to connect with each other, deepen relationships, and engage in meaningful activities together.  
  • Work with our administrative team and member-led committees to curate diverse ways for our community to contribute to and participate in Chochmat activities, as well support more members in finding meaningful and exciting volunteer opportunities.
  • Develop and implement systems to track member engagement, set goals to achieve broader objectives, and monitor progress, using data to drive strategy and understand outcomes. 


  • You are a people-person. This role is all about building relationships. You are excited about the prospect of meeting one-on-one with dozens of people each week. You are able to connect meaningfully with people through empathy, curiosity, and open–heartedness. You have experience building strong relationships with many people, perhaps from experience in community organizing, social work, chaplaincy, or other relevant fields. You love connecting people with others to build community.
  • You are a community builder. You are excited about Chochmat HaLev’s unique flavor of Jewish spirituality. Your enthusiasm is infectious and makes other people want to get involved. You are not afraid to “make the sell” and ask people to contribute to our community.
  • You are an independent self-starter. You are able to ideate and take action with minimal direction, and are highly motivated by successfully achieving your objectives. You are excited to define this new role in our organization, and you see ambiguity as an opportunity to innovate. You are willing to try new approaches, learn from experiments, and pivot rapidly based on what you learn. You are able to be scrappy and accomplish a lot with minimal resources.
  • You are detail-oriented. You are thorough, accurate, and organized, and things rarely fall through the cracks. You are able to define clear objectives and track progress toward those objectives. You are collaborative, communicative, and able to marshall teammates and volunteers to achieve shared goals. 

We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish organizations. This includes people of color, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities. We welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.

About Chochmat HaLev

Founded 30 years ago as one of the first Jewish meditation centers, we have grown into a vibrant multi-generational spiritual community with over 150 member families and regularly welcome 200-300 people to our weekly Shabbat services and over 600 participants to High Holiday services both in-person and virtually. We offer classes and programs on ancestral Jewish texts, mysticism, mediation, and more, as well as programming for young children and families (including an innovative B’Mitzvah program), 20s and 30s, and elders. We are egalitarian, LGBTQ+ friendly, and welcome people of all identities, priding ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive community that is deeply rooted in Jewish ritual and practice. To learn more about Chochmat HaLev, we invite you to read this lively profile in eJewish Philanthropy.

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