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Inclusive enviroment extended to the staff
Synagogue Administrator, Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Millburn, NJJanuary 19, 2017
A very community oriented enviroment, including staff. I have learned so much here. Admistrative work, non-profit, management skills, contract negotiations. Working with the congregants, the families and becoming a part of their lives has been very rewarding. Hardest part would be adapting every 2 years to a new Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. I have been fortunate to achieve good working relationships with most. Everyone has a different goal when they come in to office, bottom line is that it is all for the betterment of the synagogue.
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Dealing With Difficult People
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Boca Raton, FLNovember 16, 2015
My job required me to provide the best possible customer service to all congregants, including those with varied complaints and negative attitudes. There was heavy phone work and scheduling involved. I most enjoyed exchanging ideas with my co-workers.Management tried to be supportive, but answered more to the Board of Directors than to senior staff. I must say I learned much about dealing with difficult people and how to handle day to day stress in my 14 years there. Unfortunately, job responsibilities grew and grew, but was not commensurate with salaries.
Pros
great staff luncheons and programming
Cons
too many growing demands in a typical workday
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I have been preparing to leave NJ and worked at this place for a shor time.
Office Administrator (Former Employee) –  Emerson, NJSeptember 22, 2012
B'nai Israel has been a good place to work for. I had a good relationship with the people, but as I mentioned, that was only for a short time. Preparing my own home for sale was the main reason that I left.

As far as the daily work was concerned, I opened the office and temple, attended the mail, made calls and received them, made schecules for up-comming events, etc. Daily, I also deposited checks, bought stamps, picked up the mail from the post office and made small purchases. I never had any problems with the management, and did not have co-workers. There was not too much that I could learn, excpect how nice the people were. There was no hard part to this job, and the most enjoyable was to be there.
Pros
the realtionship with the people has been a great plus
Cons
there was nothing about the b'nai israel that i did not like or was not comfortabe with.
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Nice experience overall
Manger of Facilities & Logistics (Former Employee) –  ConnecticutMay 25, 2013
Gave this establishment over five years of my life. Managed the building, grounds and every event, seven days a week and every day of the year. Mangement changed every two years. So the job was almost thankless. My coworkers were mostly great. I hired and trained every one of them. I trained my employees to be the BEST!! That is what I expected. The hardest part of the job, was keeping everyone happy. In the end, that was impossible as every manager can attest! I enjoyed doing my job which was nearly impossible. But I did it with ease which seemed to bother some. There was never a time the staff could not call me for support, even at 3 in the morning!
Pros
I was mostly my own boss.
Cons
To many board of directors, too many chefs in the kitchen.
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Assistant Manager gift shop (Former Employee) –  Boca Raton, FLDecember 14, 2012
My co- worker's were very professional,and worked as a team. I was able to use my organizational skills.
Pros
very professional staff
Cons
no benefits
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Disrespectable environment, especially to women.
Administrative Assistant - Non-Profit Organization (Former Employee) –  Sylvania, OHMarch 19, 2015
Leadership was abusive to some members of their staff. Certain board members and clergy made it very difficult to get through a work day. I learned that if you are not of their faith they treat you as if you are beneath them. Very disappointing.
Pros
Sometimes I was able to work alone.
Cons
Oftentimes the clergy member was in the office and being abusive.
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