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Post 7/22/16

Cantor for Yamim Noraim at Congregation Beth Israel of Media

Seeking Cantor for 3 of our  HH services: 1) Day 1 of RH;  2) YK Kol Nidrei and  3) YK day.

Candidate would be leading services with Rabbi Linda Potemken and the participatory Beth Israel community.  Home hospitality provided if needed.  Salary $3000

Candidates are asked to send an MP3 of a HH prayer along with resume or letter highlighting cantorial/service leading experience and 2 references to Linda Potemken at the following email chazanfor5777@gmail.com

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Post 7/19/16

Director, PJ Library in New York

Read full job description here.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Dara Klarfeld, Vice President
Marlene Mlawski, Associate

DRG – EXECUTIVE SEARCH CONSULTANTS
275 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016

TO APPLY:
Please submit a resume and cover letter.
Email: pj-nyprogram@drgnyc.com
Fax: 212-983-1687

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Post 7/19/16

Sefaria, an exciting organization doing really cutting edge work on digitizing Judaic texts​, has an opening for an Education Associate.  See website for more info.  ​

http://www.sefaria.org/jobs

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Post 7/12/16

2 Positions Avaliable

To apply:

Stacey Frank, Education Director at sfrank100@comcast.net for more information.

Kehilat HaNahar, a Reconstructionist Shul in New Hope, PA, is looking for creative and collaborative teachers for our 6th and possibly 3rd grade classes. 6th grade meets Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings. 3rd grade meets only Sunday mornings.  Knowledge of Hebrew and Judaic Studies are required, prior classroom management experience preferred.  Please contact Stacey Frank, Education Director at sfrank100@comcast.net for more information

 

Post 6/27/16

2 Positions Avaliable

To apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to Rabbi Kelilah Miller at school@ohev.net

1.    Congregation Ohev Shalom (Wallingford, PA) Seeks an Inspired educator for our K-1 Group

Do you love being with young school-age children? Do you find joy in the sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and textures of sensory Judaism?
The Mispallelim Religious School of Congregation Ohev Shalom, an egalitarian Conservative shul in suburban Philadelphia, is seeking an adventurous and creative teacher for our K-1 group. At Mispallelim, we strive to inspire and empower learners and their families towards a lifelong and personally relevant relationship with Jewish tradition and community.

The Mispallelim Religious School of Congregation Ohev Shalom, an egalitarian Conservative shul in suburban Philadelphia, is seeking an adventurous and creative teacher for our K-1 group. At Mispallelim, we strive to inspire and empower learners and their families towards a lifelong and personally relevant relationship with Jewish tradition and community.

Responsibilities:
Plan and facilitate learning experiences/projects based on Shabbat and Holidays, as well as some Hebrew alphabet and Jewish Values concepts
Work collaboratively with teachers of other age groups to create inter-class learning opportunities
Communicate regularly and invitingly with families of students
Attend monthly (paid) faculty planning sessions
Model an ongoing commitment to personal Jewish exploration

Qualifications:
Experience with or developmental understanding of young school-age children
Some knowledge of Hebrew (basic words and phrases, alphabet and vowels)
Strong Jewish background and knowledge of Jewish tradition, practice, and culture
Leadership experience in camp or school settings preferred

Schedule:
Sundays 9:00am-12:15pm


2.    Congregation Ohev Shalom (Wallingford, PA) Seeks Leaders for High Holiday Children's Activities

Calling all storytellers, conversation starters, song leaders, puppeteers, and dramatic players! Congregation Ohev Shalom is seeking leaders for its children's programming for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We are looking for dynamic and relational teachers for our early learning (tot) group, as well as our K-2 group. Experience a plus, but not essential. Our service leaders will receive guidance and support from Rabbi Kelilah Miller, Cantor and Education Director at Ohev Shalom.

Compensation: $100/hour
Dates/times:
10/3 (First Day of Rosh Hashanah) and 10/12 (Yom Kippur):  9:30-10:30 am (Young children), 10:30-12:00 (K-2)

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Post 6/20/16

DIRECTOR, TEEN INITIATIVES
Whippany, NJ

The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life is the newest Department of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ (as of July 1, 2016).  Originally chartered in 2006, The Partnership merger with the Federation builds upon synergies and shared vision to Bring Jewish Learning to Life for young people and their families.

After 8 successful years, our incumbent Director of Teen Initiatives is moving on to a new position with a national Jewish teen movement.  We would like to meet a visionary professional who has demonstrated the ability to use informal experiences to intentionally impart Jewish educational content in meaningful ways.  

The Director will be an experienced Jewish educator, holding a BA + Rabbinic ordination, or a Master’s degree in Jewish Education or higher, and will be a key resource for Jewish educational content for the Department and for colleagues throughout the Federation.  S/he will be proficient in accessing and interpreting classical and modern Jewish resources and in written and spoken Hebrew.

The Director will be responsible for envisioning, planning, implementing and assessing the Department’s educational initiatives for pre-teens and teens ages 12-18 with guidance and support provided by professional and lay leadership within the Department and the Federation.  These include initiatives currently underway and those that may be started anew, all with an eye towards providing compelling access points for teens to explore their evolving Jewish identities within a well-balanced, financially sustainable portfolio of initiatives under the JTEENGMW (Jewish Teen Educational Experiences Network, Greater MetroWest) umbrella.

These initiatives include:
• JTEENGMW @ - Growing this program that brings Jewish learning to teens based at congregational schools throughout the community;
• The Learning Community – Build a cadre of teens who will meet and learn Jewish texts and other Jewish sources on a consistent basis;
• SeniorITIS – Senior Institute for Teens In-Service – Summer program for high school seniors to learn about Jewish principles that drive the Jewish community through mentorships and seminars;
• Alexander Muss HS in Israel & March of the Living – Recruitment and follow-up with participants to guide their ongoing Jewish journeys upon return;
• Ongoing engagement with Federation-based shlichim (cadre of Israel educators) to maximize Jewish educational opportunities for the students with whom they interact;
• Other teen-centered initiatives as they develop;
• Supervise and share responsibility with 1.5 Department professionals who Bring Jewish Learning to Life through Jewish Service Learning initiatives such as:
o Mitzvot of Greater MetroWest – providing an array of hands-on, long-term Mitzvah opportunities for hundreds pre B’nai Mitzvah and their families;
o Destination: Jewish Service Learning – Grant program to encourage Jewish Service Learning;
o J-Serve – Annual day of simultaneous Jewish Service Learning for hundreds of teens;
o Iris Teen Tzedakah Program – year-long program focused on Jewish philanthropy;
o Justice League, Iris Teen Mitzvot, and Mitzvah Mania – Several ongoing and integrated opportunities for Jewish learning through service.

There is more information about these initiatives at www.JTEENgmw.org

The successful candidate will demonstrate

➢ An enthusiastic attitude towards Jewish learning and pluralistic Jewish community
➢ Community organization and coalition building experience with congregational, youth movement and day school colleagues
➢ Significant and continuing personal Jewish learning
➢ Significant experience in working with Jewish teens
➢ Experience with both “formal” and “informal” education methodologies
➢ Experience in working in partnership with lay leaders.
➢ Social media savvy
➢ Hands-on fiscal, administrative and assessment capabilities

This is a full-time position based in Whippany, NJ reporting to the Federation’s Chief Jewish Learning Officer.  Working from home is not an option. The position entails working some Sundays and some weeknights; this fluctuates throughout the program year.  The successful candidate will begin his/her tenure in July.  A competitive compensation package includes opportunities for professional development, vacation, and health insurance. 

Interested parties should submit all of the following for consideration:
• A current resume reflecting the experiences and competencies sought
• Work sample(s), not more than 5 pages total, demonstrating professional experience with teens in formal and/or informal Jewish settings
• Contact information for 3 professional references

Submissions must be made by e-mail only to hr@jfedgmw.org

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Post 6/14/16

Synagogue Choir Director & Conductor

Position to prepare for High Holidays and Special Performances in 5777 (2016-2017)
Our congregation loves to sing rather than be sung to. That was the idea when we formed the Adath Israel Singers many years ago – a congregational singing group rather than a formal choir. Visitors to our services often remark what a wonderful “singing” congregation we have. It is largely due to the AI Singers who lead from the ranks as it were, providing the harmony and depth to the congregation’s melody.
Over the years we have amassed a very large repertoire ranging from the purely liturgical numbers to Yiddish songs, holiday and secular Israeli music and even non-Jewish music. In fact we will sing anything we can handle. Front and center at Purim, Chanukah and other joyous events, we are discretely in the background at other times.

The individual must be a team player with experience in directing a choir whose members vary in musical skill and literacy. Piano playing and accompanying is desired, as is some knowledge of Jewish music. Excellent organizational skills, creativity, and a good sense of humor are musts. Duties and responsibilities will include the following:

  • Works with the rabbis to plan the music portion of various scheduled traditional services and special events.
  • Directs the Adath Israel Singers: Leads rehearsals as necessary to provide performance pieces at High Holiday services and during special seasonal services as scheduled.
  • As necessary, rehearses and directs instrumentalists’ participation in programmatic music.
  • Communicates with vocal and instrumental musicians in a timely fashion, using all means appropriate, to advise on planned music, to provide rehearsal and performance schedules, and to provide other information as needed or desirable.
  • Is interested in building the skill level of choir members.
  • Reviews, purchases, and maintains music as needed to fulfill responsibilities.
  • Represents the traditional music program to the congregation by all possible means, constantly seeking ways to increase their enjoyment and participation.
  • Submits an annual traditional music budget request as requested by the executive director.
  • Serves as a pianist/accompanist during rehearsals and performances (if and when necessary).
  • Interacts with the rabbis and cantor and obtains formal feedback on the performance of duties from time to time.

Salary and Other Terms and Conditions:

Salary:
$3,000 for High Holiday preparation and services
Special Programming Rehearsals -- $150 per rehearsal
Special Program Events -- $300 per actual event
Approximate start date – August 2016

To Apply:
Send cover letter and résumé via mail or e-mail by June 17, 2016 to:
Marcia Schulman
Adath Israel
250 N. Highland Avenue
Merion Station, PA  19066
610-934-1904
mschulman@adathisrael.org

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Post 6/9/16

JCRC Israel Fellow

Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey has an opening for a Full or Part-Time
ISRAEL COMMUNITY OUTREACH FELLOW.  This position is available immediately and will serve to present Israel’s challenges and achievements within the Camden, Burlington and Gloucester County area; respond to current events and work with diverse Jewish and non-Jewish groups to ensure public support for Israel and her right to live in peace and security as a Jewish, democratic State. 

SUPPORT ISRAEL THROUGH ADVOCACY PROGRAMMING
Staff JCRC’s Israel Advocacy Initiative (IAI) Committee comprised of leadership from within the agency and across community organizations.
Manage the IAI Committee “Israel Speakers’ Bureau”
Develop and plan, along with the IAI Chair, Committee and JCRC leadership, Israel education and advocacy programs and projects in the community including annual Middle East Institute. 
Help coordinate the full calendar of pro-Israel events and activities within the JCRC.
Work in collaboration with other pro-Israel national organizations to leverage their resources available to our South Jersey community.
Create a one-stop shop for all Israel education/advocacy activities within the community including  but not limited to Speakers’ Bureau, web content, educational backgrounders, manuals for executing programs, events, community gatherings, etc.
Monitor and respond to local media attention to Israel.
Develop an overarching communications strategy for the community including an emergency response system to deal with emergency incidents developments in Israel.

ADVOCACY AMONG JEWISH HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENTS
Serve as a resource and work with Rowan Hillel and Rowan Chabad and other Jewish and non-Jewish campus organizations to support Israel education and advocacy efforts.
Oversee JCRC’s annual 3-part Teen Israel Advocacy Training program.
Conduct or manage training and education sessions to sharpen students’ advocacy skills.
Utilize existing Israel education training programs for departing/returning groups of young people leaving/returning from Israel experiences to further their advocacy efforts and programming.
Help support area synagogue Youth Group programming as it relates to support for or education about Israel.

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IN THE NON-JEWISH COMMUNITY
In cooperation with the JCRC Executive Director, serve as a resource to support and interact with non-Jewish groups in the local community which have an interest in Israel and issues involving the Middle East.
Facilitate meetings with community groups to convey accurate and factual information about Israel.

Successful candidates for this position will have the following skills and abilities:
General knowledge equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of work experience.
Familiarity with and passion for the State of Israel is a must.
Understanding of the Middle East and Israeli history, politics and contemporary Israeli society.
Understanding of the not-for-profit field.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work effectively with high level community leaders, Agency and Federation staff, community volunteers and external constituent groups.
Proven analytical and problem solving skills.
Knowledge and experience in the use of social media.
Strong writing skills.
Available to work occasional nights and weekends as needed.
Strong organizational and event planning skills is a plus.
Knowledge of the South Jersey community is a plus.
Experience as a group facilitator/leader and/or trainer is a plus.

Please send resume and cover letter to humanresources@jfedsnj.org.

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Post 5/26/16

Educational Director

Shaarei Tikvah, the Scarsdale Conservative Congregation

Scarsdale, NY

Unique opportunity to grow one of the strongest Religious School programs in Westchester! We are Shaarei Tikvah, an intimate and enthusiastic, egalitarian congregation, that is passionate about providing its kids and families with joyful, hands-on, and innovative learning programs. 

To guide our youth programs into the future we are seeking a warm, energetic, full time Director and educator with deep content knowledge, adept at pedagogy for children and teens, and skillful at innovative program design.

You should be an experienced education professional who can partner with the clergy to build and grow a substantive religious school program and experience incorporating both formal and informal educational learning. We know that Jewish learning is best integrated when families are involved. We want our children and families to touch, taste, think, and feel a developmentally appropriate Judaism that would serve as the foundation for inspired Jewish identity. Our program is further differentiated by integrating a love and day-to-day understanding of Israel and its inclusion of a level-based, modern Hebrew reading and speaking curriculum.

There are three pillars to this position: To direct our Religious School K-7, further develop and oversee Youth, Teen, and Family programming, and to create meaningful toddler programs.

This position will require:

• Programming/Curriculum Design

• Partnering with Clergy to realize educational vision and goals

• Expand and develop Youth and Family programming

• Design Shabbat, High Holiday, Holiday programs

• Partner with area synagogues, institutions, and PJ Library in program design and execution

• Design annual curriculum - create a calendar of the year in collaboration with clergy, teaching staff, and school board

• Collaborate with clergy in delivery of Shabbat and Holiday programs, including student led programs for all ages of children

• Coordinate/ lead Youth programs (USY Kochavim (3&4 grade) and (5&6 grade)

• Lead PJ library programs for children ages 2-4

• Lead and/or supervise Jr Congregation

• Lead and/or coordinate Family Shabbat services and programs

• Staff mentoring/development

• Mobilize and guide our core of dedicated teachers, parents, and volunteers design and execute meaningful programs

• Create a Professional development plan for staff throughout the school year, before and after school

• Hiring and management of staff (including evaluation of staff)

• Weekly communication with staff including overseeing lesson plans

• Administration

• Manage school and program budgets

• Drive agenda and attend PTA/ School Board meetings

• Bnai Mitzvah- coordinate with Cantor and families.

• Grant writing

• Coordinate all communications to parents to ensure clarity and timeliness

The Religious School Director will work closely with the Rabbi and Cantor of the congregation, and will be an integral part of the Senior Staff Team. This is very much a “hands-on” position with tremendous possibilities for growth. The Director will be supported by a team of experienced teachers - all working additionally as teachers in area Jewish Day Schools. 

A Masters in Education or Jewish Education preferred. Experience in the field is a priority, as is being steeped in Jewish life, text, and culture. Hebrew fluency a plus. Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Please send your resume and cover letter to synagogue@shaareitikvah.org - Subject: application for Educational Director position. Please submit resume by June 15, 2016

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Post 5/25/16

Society Hill Playschool
Looking for a Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. Hours are from 8:30-2 PM Monday- Friday, with the possibility of extended hours from 3-6PM if need be.
Candidate should have strong background in Jewish Studies, and are able to lead a short Pre-School Shabbat service on Fridays.
IF interested please send a cover letter and resume to:
Ali Kaplan
ABernstein@societyhillsynagogue.org

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Post 5/12/16

NY | Museum Educator, Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Location: New York, NY, US


Job description:

The Museum of Jewish Heritage- A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is looking to hire an Educator with strong background knowledge of Jewish history and practice to manage/coordinate/implement ongoing internship programs at the Museum. Formal and informal Museum internships provide high school and college students with knowledge of modern Jewish history and the Holocaust and offer opportunities for professional work experience in a museum setting.
Responsibilities of the Museum Educator include preparation for, implementation, and evaluation of internships and internship programs; development of and responsibility for program budgets; grant reporting; recruitment of new interns; training and supervision of interns; alumni relations; cultivation of relationships with schools and teachers; development of syllabi; and participation in other initiatives of the Education Department.
Candidates must have: strong knowledge of Jewish history and practice; BA in Judaic Studies, History, Holocaust Studies, Museum Education or a related field, (MA in related field preferred); 2-3 years' work experience in formal education or museum education; excellent teaching, organizational, interpersonal and written communication skills; and computer proficiency.

How to apply:

Send resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to Human Resources, Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280; fax: (646) 437-4250; email: humanresources@mjhnyc.org
To Apply: http://www.idealist.org/step/discover/rss/job/view/job/mm298S4nH23p/

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Posted 3/3/16

Congregation Shirat Hayam
Director of Education
Job Description

Congregation Shirat Hayam is a young, innovative synagogue built upon the pillars of radical hospitality, intentionality, and mutual caring. We have a new and dynamic leadership team. We are an USCJ-affiliated spiritual home for 500 households, on the ocean, 12 miles north of Boston.

Job Summary: To create, implement and lead a K - 10 educational and enculturation experience that equips students with the literacy and spirit to draw blessing and joy, purpose and cadence from continued Jewish engagement.

Reports to: Board of Directors

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Note: Other duties may be assigned)

  1. Act as Principal of the Hebrew School, providing a strong educational vision including a deep commitment to Hebrew language learning and Jewish values. Partner with leadership and parents to formulate a vision of Jewish education in concert with the broader Shirat Hayam vision and values
  2. Supervise, mentor, train, and recruit teaching staff of Jewish educators: act as a role model for teachers, ensuring staff provides students with a strong Jewish foundation and instills a lifelong love of Judaism; provide regular feedback and coaching to teaching staff, including an annual performance evaluation that considers teaching style, student achievement, student engagement and course content.
  3. Partner with teaching staff to implement an innovative curriculum that will engage and challenge students of all levels and learning styles: oversee the continuous development and evaluation of curriculum, including selecting appropriate education materials to enhance learning; monitor and evaluate educational activities, including the measurement and reporting of student participation and achievement; support a positive learning environment for children with special needs.
  4. Oversee the administrative functions of the Hebrew School, including: provide regular communication/updates to Rabbi, Executive Director and Board of Directors; manage enrollment and classroom assignments; track weekly student attendance.
  5. Communicate effectively with parents of Hebrew School students. Encourage parental involvement and support for students’ Jewish learning. Provide regular communication/updates to parents with regard to student learning, progression and attendance.
  6. Expand and improve upon current model of Hebrew School on Shabbat. Integrate Saturday Hebrew School with the Shabbat experience and ensure that it complements week day Hebrew learning.
  7. Create, manage and update the Hebrew School budget. Provide regular updates to Board Members as requested.
  8. Create, implement, and supervise a post-bnei mitzvah experience.

Required Competencies:
Master's degree in Jewish Education preferred. Minimum three years experience in a leadership role with a religious school or camp required.  Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. A willingness to be innovative and work with lay leadership to create a program relevant to the student body. Strong knowledge of the Hebrew pedagogy.

Cover letters and resumes can be e-mailed to Sara Ewing, search committee chair, at edsearch@shirathayam.org. More information about our congregation can be found at www.shirathayam.org.

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Posted 2/11/16

High Holiday Cantor Needed

An independent, equalitarian,  highly participatory congregation in Sarasota Florida is seeking a Cantorial student to assist our Rabbi for the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services of 2016.  Salary negotiable.  Housing and airfare provided.  Please contact:   Ranita Gomez at 941-251-5376 or ranitagomez@hotmail.com  for further information. More information about our congregation can be found at www.shirathayam.org.

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Posted 2/1/16

Enormous opportunity for forward thinking, enthusiastic, and accessible leader/educator who is  devoting his/her career to formal/informal Jewish learning across the lifespan to be Director of Congregational Learning and Engagement for a diverse, vibrant 430 household, suburban Philadelphia, conservative synagogue. This is a key leadership position and strategic member of Tiferet Bet Israel's (TBI) senior staff who will implement a cohesive vision for congregational learning and engagement, including innovative programming for children, teens, families, and adults. The Director has sole responsibility for the Religious School, including Mitzvah Kids and Gan through Hebrew High; Youth and Holiday Programming; and Junior Congregation. A detailed job description can be found at tiny.cc/tbidcl.

The Director should be willing to experiment with different kinds of educational programs and experiences, and be a community builder and team player who fosters a collaborative environment among staff, committees, and the congregation.  The Director will have demonstrated experience in a religious school or other educational setting with 100+ students; experience with project management and vision setting; and computer literacy and experience using social media for marketing and engagement. A Bachelor's Degree in Jewish Education, Education, or equivalent is required; Master's Degree is preferred.

Please send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to DCLE Search Committee c/o Tiferet Bet Israel, 1920 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell, PA  19422 or email to director@tbibluebell.org.

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Posted 2/1/16

Congregation Or VeShalom is looking for a dynamic and energetic Executive Director.
The ideal candidate will partner with the Rabbi and members of the congregation to help grow
our caring and multigenerational community.

Position Overview:

We seek a full-time Executive Director who will be responsible for the management, leadership,
and supervision of the Synagogue's day-to-day operations, including member relations,
development and fundraising, programming, and facilities management.
The Executive Director will report to a lay Board of Directors via the President and to the Rabbi
on religious issues. The successful candidate will participate in the synagogue’s strategic
planning and have responsibility for ensuring its implementation. He or she will be a highly
intelligent, interactive, and dynamic leader who is able to communicate effectively with a wide
range of constituents; will possess exceptional organizational and planning skills; and will have
orientation toward social media as a tool for communication and outreach to congregants and
the broader community. We are looking for an Executive Director who will also participate in
some synagogue functions and attend services as a member of our community.

Position Duties:

I. Membership Relations and Outreach

a. Working together with staff, Rabbi, and lay committees (including Membership,
Education, Programming, Finance, Sisterhood, Rabbinic, Bikkur Holim, Chevra
Kadisha) to achieve membership growth and retention.
b. Collaborating with Rabbi, lay President, senior lay officers, and Board of Directors
on programs, strategic planning, and development.
c. Overseeing the maintenance and update of congregants’ database and
information.

II. Development

a. Working with the Board of Directors, Rabbi, and staff to fundraise for the
congregation’s programs and services.
b. Cooperating with lay leadership and Rabbi to develop long-range planning to
broaden the fiscal strength of the congregation.

III. Administrative/Human Resources

a. Working with the Finance Committee to develop and oversee the synagogue’s
annual budget, accounting, and cash flow.
b. Supervising staff and vendor relationships.

IV. Facilities/Operations

a. Ensuring facilities are maintained and enhanced to provide an outstanding
experience for our congregants.
b. Managing kitchen and banquet facilities (and maintaining kashrut standards), and
scheduling and arranging facility rentals.
c. Working with lay leadership on capital projects and routine repairs of the building,
including maintenance and site security.
d. Coordinating all activities and functions, and maintaining a master calendar of
activities for all departments and functions of the synagogue.

Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree required; Jewish communal experience preferred.
• Outstanding leadership and management skills, including the ability to supervise office
personnel.
• Strong financial management background and orientation, and a keen sense of
programming initiatives are a plus.
• Prior experience at an organization that supports a large volunteer component.
• A minimum of 3 years of executive leadership in a not-for-profit member-driven
environment is highly desirable.
• The ideal candidate will be technically savvy with the ability to operate a cutting-edge
website and understand social networking to communicate and outreach to congregants
and the community at large.
• Knowledge about or willingness to learn Sephardic and traditional Jewish practices
• Strong Jewish background / education is a plus
Compensation and Benefits:
• Salary competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience; group health
insurance; paid vacation; and synagogue membership.


Background:
Founded in 1913, Congregation Or VeShalom, is the Southeast United States’ oldest,
continuously operating Sephardic congregation with over 250 families and a membership of
over 600 individuals. While maintaining a link to our Sephardic heritage with our melodies and
traditions, OVS now has members whose ancestry is from all over the world. The Congregation
has an expanded building, Hebrew School, Bayit Program, and very active sisterhood.
Additionally, the Congregation has adult education and programming under the spiritual
leadership of Rabbi Hayyim Kassorla. Congregation Or VeShalom is located in Atlanta,
Georgia, just off Peachtree near the bustling Buckhead area. We are part of the in-town
neighborhoods, which are attracting the "twenty something’s" of the city's large Jewish
population.

All resumes should be sent to searchcommittee@orveshalom.org

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Posted 1/18/16

Synagogue Programs & Youth Coordinator
Beth Meyer Synagogue, a USCJ Kehillah
504 Newton Road
Raleigh, NC  27615
www.bethmeyer.org

Start Date: Mid to Late Summer, 2016

Interested candidates should send resume and salary requirements to: school@bethmeyer.org.

Job Description Overview:
The Synagogue Programs and Youth Coordinator (SPYC) position at Beth Meyer Synagogue has been designed to meet the programming needs of the synagogue and its constituents of all ages.  This individual will have overall responsibility to successfully create, coordinate, and execute all of the synagogue’s programs and youth activities.  Programming can take place both at the synagogue and offsite.  This includes holiday observances, adult education classes, fundraisers, guest speakers (i.e., Scholar-in-Residence), social action projects, community events for which Beth Meyer is a co-sponsor, and more.  The Director of Congregational Learning will provide supervision to the incumbent for all adult education and youth programs.  For all other programming, the SPYC will be supervised by the Executive Director, with assistance as needed from the Rabbi.  The SPYC will be encouraged to establish and maintain relationships with other synagogue and Jewish event and marketing professionals for networking, competitive data and idea generation.

Duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop programs, coordinate logistics, create promotional materials, and supervise volunteers, especially regarding best programming practices and ritual expectations.
  • Assist the Director of Congregational Learning in coordinating adult programming (including year-round educational programs, social and holiday programs).
  • Work closely with the Director of Congregational Learning to develop and coordinate family and preschool-age programming, including Shabbat and holiday programs.
  • Develop and coordinate all synagogue youth group programs, kindergarten through 12th grade. This may include supervising an advisor.
  • Attend and serve as on-site coordinator for synagogue programs and functions. 
  • Evaluate recurring programs and develop new initiatives to supplement and/or replace.
  • Prepare and monitor programming budget; manage vendor relationships.
  • Other duties as designated by the Board of Trustees and/or immediate supervisor.
  • Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree (minimum) or comparable professional experience
  • Community programming or education experience
  • Volunteer management experience
  • Understanding of Jewish lifecycle, holidays and festivals
  • Detail oriented with ability to see the "big picture"
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
  • Computer skills including social media promotion and word processing

Other helpful skills:

  • Musical ability
  • Knowledge of Hebrew, siddur, and Jewish text
  • Audio/Video production skills
  • Experience in Jewish communal work

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Posted 1/5/2016

Substitute Teacher (Certified Applicants)

Source4Teachers – The School District of Philadelphia

Be part of the change in Philadelphia. Source4Teachers is now hiring K-12 substitute teachers to work in the School District of Philadelphia for the 2015/16 school year. The district serves nearly 200,000 students, 80% of whom are eligible for free or reduced price lunch. On average, 407 Philadelphia classrooms go without substitute coverage each day. Substitute teaching is a critical role in bridging this gap and providing Philadelphia students with the classroom continuity they need to succeed in education and life.


Established in 2000, Source4Teachers manages the substitute program of 200+ school districts throughout the East Coast. We currently employ more than 40,000 qualified substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and school support staff. Excited to bring our program to Philadelphia, we need your help to enhance the educational experience for Philadelphia’s students!

Why become a Source4Teachers substitute?

  • Choose when, where, and how often you’d like to work with up-to-the minute notifications of job opportunities
  • Advance your skills with our interactive training opportunities and comprehensive support
  • Get your foot in the door with a school district – our partner districts hire 300+ Source4Teachers substitutes as full-time teachers each year!
  • Participate in our health benefits and 401(k) program
  • Make a difference in your community and the lives of students


Primary Responsibilities:

·         Provide meaningful instruction and classroom management to students in an assigned classroom while the regular teacher is absent
·         Implement the teacher's lesson plans while adhering to school policies, procedures, and routines
·         Establish and maintain a safe and orderly classroom environment
·         Communicate clearly and effectively to students, faculty, and staff
·         Report all student injuries, accidents, illnesses, and serious discipline problems to school administration as soon as possible
·         Demonstrate flexibility in performing other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Valid Pennsylvania Instructional or Vocational Certificate
  • Ability to successfully pass a Pennsylvania Criminal History Clearance (Act 34) – apply online at PATCH
  • Ability to successfully pass a Child Abuse Clearance (Act 151) – apply online through the Child Welfare Portal
  • Ability to successfully pass an FBI Fingerprint Clearance (Act 24) – register for fingerprinting online through COGENT
  • Ability to successfully pass a Medical and Tuberculosis Test – your physician must complete this School Personnel Health Record Form
  • Ability to successfully pass a Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure (Act 168) – your Source4Teachers recruiter will guide you through the submission process of this Release Form

 

Source4Teachers is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

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