Satire audio I just created… Parody BBC interview with Ram Bamba, the secretive leader of the radical militant cell, Shlama Hashta (which means “peace now” in Aramaic).
As you may already have heard, I’m in the job market. I just want to share, widely, what I think I’m good at, and what kinds of work I’d be excited to do. Happy to talk with folks who may have leads, advice, or opportunities.
I would describe my top skills, experiences, and interests as follows:
- interfaith collaboration
- writing, especially for advocacy
- essays / non-fiction writing / research-based journalistic pieces
- teaching, especially making complex or often inaccessible cultural or religious ideas understandable to a general audience
- organizing information and presentations
- interpersonal communication, including strong people skills and cultural sensitivity skills
- Hebrew (reading, writing, speaking)
- French (pretty good but not as good as my Hebrew)
- public speaking and presentations
- social entrepreneur capabilities
- Microsoft office suite, with strong Power Point / multi-media authorship skills
- Biblical studies, rabbinic studies, and the ability to speak or write drawing on sacred texts
My passions include:
- Israel/Palestine peacebuilding
- collaborative business projects that build positive bonds between Palestinians and Israelis
- Jewish / Muslim coalition building and mutual advocacy
- LGBT equality
- progressive approaches to religion (promoting non-fundamentalist, non-exclusivist,”first-do-no-harm” approaches to all religion)
- Democratic party politics in the US
- income inequality / poverty
- interfaith efforts on issues like undocumented immigrants in the US, environmental advocacy, human rights, etc.
- supporting and researching interfaith families within the Jewish community (my last job was focused on this work)
I think I’d be a good candidate for jobs like:
- lead writer / media content developer for an NGO or advocacy organization
- Executive Director of an organization that would benefit from my strengths, and that would have the staff needed to take the lead in the areas in which I’m inexperienced
- speech writer for political candidates or issue campaigns
- university chaplain with some teaching duties in religious/Judaic studies
- Judaic studies prof at a Christian small college (problem: I have no PhD and I need a full-time position)
- being hired to do a big research/writing project (like a book about a neglected historical figure or set of events, or a new curriculum, etc.), especially if it required some travel and use of my language skills.