Full Time

Executive Director

The Spanish & Portuguse Synagogue of Montreal 4894 Saint-Kevin Avenue, Montreal QC


Founded in 1768, Shearith Israel – Spanish & Portuguese (S&P) located in Montreal has the proud distinction of being Canada’s first synagogue. The S&P has a diverse and vibrant community of over 600 families made up of Sephardi, Mizrahi, Ethiopian, and Ashkenazi Jews. The S&P is proud of its orthodox heritage and believes strongly in inclusivity and diversity by reaching out and bringing value to all its members and the greater community.
The Synagogue building is located on St-Kevin Avenue in Montreal with multiple prayer sanctuaries and banquet halls. It houses a daycare and a school along with the Chevra Shaas and Maghen Avraham congregations.

The S&P with a new clergy in place since 2019 has been very active during the pandemic period and looks forward to accelerating its engagement through religious services, and a multitude of programs, events and activities. 

The Synagogue is well poised to achieve its vision of being a highly dynamic and relevant institution that provides its congregants and the greater community with a rich connection to their religion and heritage. 

The Synagogue is looking for an Executive Director that has strong leadership, communication, and operational skills to insure the S&P can run in a highly functional, effective, and sustainable manner. 

The Executive Director is the leader of the synagogue’s operations, supported by a team of office and buildings personnel. She/he is responsible for the overall management of the synagogue’s administrative and financial affairs, is dedicated to achieving the vision and sustainability of the synagogue and participates in developing and executing strategies to support this. The Executive Director is active in the life of the synagogue and is seen as a leader and collaborator alongside the executive, board members, clergy, and committee chairs.

The Executive Director takes direction from and is accountable to the President in collaboration with the Executive Committee. 

WORK HOURS: Full-time, 40 hours/week


  • Previous experience and a solid record of achievement;
  • Strong leadership and inter-personal skills;
  • Problem solving, detailed oriented and good communication skills;
  • Strong knowledge of financial management systems, including financial planning and budgeting, accounting systems and controls, financial reporting and analysis;
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in administering the organization and operations of a non-profit institution and/or for profit businesses;
  • English and French verbal and writing skills;
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater.

The Spanish & Portuguese Synagogue offers a competitive salary and benefits package. More specific
Information on salary and benefits will be provided to candidates invited to interview.

Qualified applicants should send their resume and cover letter to: 
David Nathaniel, Executive Vice-President dbnathaniel@gmail.com