Employment Opportunities

Posted 5/15/2018

Job Title: Rosh Teva (Head of Nature Program)

Ramah Day Camp, Elkins Park PA

We are still looking for someone to join our Teva (Nature) team at Ramah Day Camp in Elkins Park, PA, summer 2018. You will work with our Rosh Teva (head of the Teva program) to develop & lead programs for groups of children in the garden and in the fields as as part of our "nature exploration program." Also help to prep and organize supplies, be primary caretaker for our animals and also do some garden care. A wonderful opportunity to develop skills as experiential environmental educator for ages 4-13. Because there is Jewish content in the program, we prefer to find someone from the Jewish community. Orientation: 2nd wk of June, Camp June 20-Aug 10. Full-time (M-F) preferred, but part-time options possible. Compensation based on experience. Please send an email expressing interest to our director, Elana Rivel: [email protected]

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Posted 5/10/2018

Job Title: Director of Education

The Rose and Isadore Zeman Religious School of Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange, NJ, seeks a new Director of Education.

Our Director of Education has a unique opportunity to articulate and implement a vision for an exciting synagogue-based learning environment that connects children and their families to the experience of Jewish learning and living in the 21st century. Our ideal candidate is able to create a dynamic environment and cultivate a team of professionals who are dedicated to excellence. Applicants must be able to manage the administrative requirements of running a synagogue-based school, proactively communicate with parents and children in an effective manner, and must love working with children.

Candidates should possess administrative and supervisory experience in a Jewish educational setting. They should have a strong Jewish education and experience in a classroom working with children. An MS in Education, Jewish Education, or Jewish Studies is preferred, with basic Hebrew proficiency. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.

The Director oversees the Zeman Religious School, a congregational school that meets weekly (k-2) and twice weekly (gr. 3-7), as well as our teen advisor and teen / youth programs. Together with our clergy, the director develops Shabbat and holiday youth and family religious programs to reinforce curricular goals. Additionally, the Education Director teams with the Nursery School Director for Judaic curriculum coordination.

Our school ensures that the children of Oheb Shalom are able to eagerly and comfortably participate in congregational life and have a strong Jewish identity to take forth into the greater community. Curricular threads of Torah, Tefillah, Israel, and Social Action progressively weave through each grade level and parallel the pillars of the congregation. While our dynamic curriculum is outcome-based, and teachers are accountable to their grade level goals for content, we encourage creativity within the classroom and across the entire program. Capable graduates of the program, hired as madrichim, assist the teachers; parents volunteer to oversee special projects; clergy teach and support in various ways, encouraging participation in all facets of our programming.

Oheb Shalom Congregation, a member of USCJ, is an inclusive, diverse, and multi-generational community that sustains and inspires each of its members on their Jewish journey. We are located 3 blocks from downtown South Orange – a historic and progressive community -- and 5 blocks from the train station; NJ Transit provides direct service to/from Penn Station, NYC. It is a truly vibrant and warm community, with a strong combination of young families and longstanding members, and our congregation prides itself on social action services locally and in Israel. ohebshalom.org

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to the search committee via Michelle H. Nagler, at [email protected].


Posted 5/2/2018

Job Title: Teacher

Or Hadash 

Fort Washington, PA

Or Hadash is seeking a new teacher for Kitah Bet (3rd grade) for the 2018-2019 school year. We meet on Sundays in our lovely building in Ft. Washington from 9:00-12:30. Curriculum includes early Hebrew reading, Holidays, Bible with a strong emphasis on social action and mitzvot.  

Desired teaching style is experiential with some familiarity with Project Based Learning. 

Please contact Education Director, Barbara Weisman at [email protected] to discuss further.

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Posted 4/26/18

Havurah Shalom, A Reconstructionist and participatory Synagogue in Portland Oregon is expanding its small staff and hiring a Program Director.  This position will be a key member of Havurah's leadership team along with the Rabbi and Education Director and work in close coordination with our 450 families to help the community meet our congregational goals.  Please review the  job description and all interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]


Posted 3/27/2018

Job Title: Director of Education and Engagement

B’nai Zion Congregation

114 McBrien Rd.

Chattanooga, TN 37421

423-894-8900

Submit Resume to:  [email protected]

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administration of and teaching in our Pre-K through 10th grade educational offerings.
  • Beit Sefer Ivrit Hebrew School program – weekly – approx. 15-20 kids
  • Pre-K through 7th grade
  •  Bagrut (post B’nai Mitzvah) – monthly – grades 8 and 9
  • Confirmation - monthly - 10th grade
  • Create and manage the annual Hebrew School budget. Approve all expenditures in relation to the Religious School and educational programs of the congregation.
  • Serve as co-administrator for Machanooga, our community Sunday School (along with a partner from Mizpah Congregation, the Reform Temple – usually the Rabbi or Educator).
  •  Organize and facilitate the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, in conjunction with Rabbi Tendler and staff. Including, but not limited to, conducting all B’nai Mitzvah lessons.
  • Spearhead youth programming, specifically Kadima and USY programs, for students in grades 6-12.
  • Monthly programs for both groups.
  • 3 USY Conventions per year, 1 Kadima, and 1 for only 8th grade
  • Promote Jewish Summer Experiences, such as Camp Ramah Darom, and build upon those experiences throughout the year.
  • Promoting and collecting applications for the Helen Hanan Memorial Scholarship
  • Collaborate with the Rabbi and Lay Leadership to envision and implement formal and informal-based learning opportunities and continuing education programs for the entire congregation.
  • Envision and establish new educational programs as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors and/or Education Committee.
  • Create and lead Youth Service opportunities on Saturday mornings and holidays.
  • Possibly assist coordination/leadership of quarterly Family Shabbat Services on Friday evenings.
  • Participate and contribute to Shabbat, weekday (Wednesday evenings and possibly monthly Sunday mornings) and holiday services when asked to do so; and serve as a backup for Rabbi Tendler when needed.
  • Prepare for and attend all congregational board meetings and Education Committee meetings; attend other committee meetings by request.
  • Provide leadership creativity and infuse “ruach” in religious educational programs and services.
  • Be an active member of the Chattanooga Jewish Community as a professional, helping with Aleph-Bet and attending various Federation meetings and programs.
  • Administrative Tasks
  • Contribute to the publication various communication pieces
  • Integration of software necessary for administrative tasks
  • Creating RSVP forms
  • Creating graphics and videos for publicity
  • Support Program Chairs

About the Position

We are looking for a charismatic, creative, and dedicated educator who loves working with people of all ages and is able to naturally connect with, inspire, and engage our members in Jewish study, culture, and celebration. We also want someone who will appreciate the unique offerings of Southern Jewish culture and the benefits of living in one of the most progressive and livable mid-size cities in the U.S., run by one of only ten Jewish mayors in the country.

Profile of Candidate

  • Passionate, energetic and creative leader who infuses ruach in his/her life and in the lives of others
  • Leads by example with a strong connection to Jewish life and culture, and a personal commitment to and understanding of Conservative Judaism
  • A leader in the community at large
  • Familiar with weekday, Shabbat and festival nusach, and understanding of Jewish lifecycle, holidays and festivals
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated with ability to effectively multi-task
  • Able to hire, manage, and inspire teachers
  • Comfortable working with people of all ages and abilities and able to collaborate and build relationships with diverse constituents
  • Excellent written, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage administrative and fiscal job requirements
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook), Internet research and web-based programs
  • Experience using social media in a professional/programmatic context
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • Hebrew fluency (reading and writing with some degree of comprehension preferred) and ability to chant and teach Torah and Haftarah trope

About B’nai Zion

Chattanooga is a small, but mighty community, and B’nai Zion is likewise a small, but robust congregation. After 125 years and counting, our thriving 163-family Conservative synagogue boasts a warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment infused with an egalitarian spirit and multi-generational approach. We are fortunate to have a passionate and dedicated team at B’nai Zion led by Rabbi Susan Tendler, the first female rabbi to serve at any congregation in Chattanooga. Rabbi Tendler joined the B'nai Zion family in August 2012 from Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, Virginia, where she served as assistant rabbi, with her primary focus being on education and programming.

About Chattanooga

Chattanooga is the 4th largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. With a metropolitan population of 492,000, Chattanooga blends "Big City" amenities with "Small Town" ease of living. Area residents enjoy the friendly atmosphere, moderate housing costs, and easy commuting typically associated with smaller communities, but Chattanooga's cultural and recreational opportunities rival those in much larger metropolitan areas. Add to these assets a downtown recently rejuvenated by a $120 million waterfront transformation and the area’s breathtaking natural beauty and you have one of the nation’s most livable cities with much to offer people from all walks of life. Chattanooga has a rich legacy of entrepreneurs – from startups that grew into industry game-changers to civic leaders who changed Chattanooga from the “dirtiest city in America” into being twice named Outside Magazine’s “best town ever.” Also known as “Gig City,” Chattanooga is the first city in the Western Hemisphere to offer 10-gigabit-per-second fiber Internet service to all residents and businesses. Chattanooga is located within two hours’ drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

Jewish Chattanooga

With approximately 1,500 Jewish residents, Chattanooga has a longstanding and thriving Jewish community that supports three congregations (Conservative, Reform and Chabad), a Jewish preschool (Aleph Bet Children’s Center) and Chattanooga Jewish Congregational Religious School (combined Sunday School program), a nationally recognized chapter of Hadassah, and active AIPAC and ADL groups. The Jewish Cultural Center houses the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga and is a venue for programs, classes, and art exhibits as well as social services and a preschool, all rooted in Jewish values. The facility raises the visibility of the Jewish community, fosters relationships, and strengthens Jewish identity in the Chattanooga area. Jewish Chattanooga’s continue to support a broad range of religious and communal functions and the Jewish residents of Chattanooga continue to play a vital role in the city’s economy and civic life.

REMUNERATION

a.​ ​Salary​ ​or​ ​salary​ ​range:   From: $ 45,000 To: $52,000

b.​ ​Maximum​ ​length​ ​of​ ​initial​ ​contract​ ​you​ ​are​ ​prepared​ ​to​ ​offer​ ​is years. 2

c.​ ​What​ ​fringe​ ​benefits​ ​is​ ​your​ ​school/congregation​ ​prepared​ ​to​ ​offer?

The above Salary is an all-inclusive compensation package which includes payroll taxes and the following to be allocated by the candidate:

Health Insurance, Professional Dues, Continuing Education, General Expenses, and Cell Phone

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Post 2/23/18

Executive Director:

Temple Emanuel: Cherry Hill, NJ

Department: Administration
Reports To: President
FLSA Status: Exempt
Anyone interested in the position should send their cover letter and resume to Jessica Manelis at [email protected]

Job Summary
The Executive Director is the chief operating officer of Temple Emanuel and is responsible for all
day-to-day operations of the organization, working closely with TE’s Board, clergy, professional
staff and volunteers to achieve the synagogue's goals. A strong and organized administrator and
leader, the Executive Director is highly-visible and models the values and behaviors of TE that
support a warm and welcoming culture, and collaborative environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• TE Values, Vision and Behaviors: Demonstrates the values, vision and behaviors of TE.
• Congregant and Volunteer Support: Oversee a professional and welcoming office where
staff demonstrates the values and behaviors of TE and the needs of all congregants and
volunteers are addressed effectively, promptly and courteously.
• Staff and Office Management: Oversee, motivate and lead the administrative and support
staff. Ensure that TE’s HR and employment policies are upheld and that there is proper
benefits management, coaching, delegation, performance management and annual reviews.
Collaborate with other professional staff to ensure their administrative and program needs
are met, and maintain all office equipment and supplies.
• Membership and Retention: Assist in planning strategies for growth and membership
retention, sustain congregation’s commitment to a warm and welcoming culture and support
all member recruitment and integration efforts.
• Financial Management: Oversee all financial activities including annual budgeting, monthly
financial reporting, receivables, payments, and vendor relationships. Ensure that expenditures
are in line with the annual budget, and that all monies are allocated correctly.
• Fundraising/Development: Assist in developing and supervising all fundraising including
identifying and recognizing major gifts, new avenues of fundraising (grants or events) and High
Holy Day and Advanced Giving appeals.
• Ritual Administration and Support: Ensure security while preserving sanctity at all ritual
and synagogue events. Oversee the administrative and logistical support needed to smoothly
run weekly Shabbat programs, High Holy Day Services and Festival programs. Supervise the
B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator.
• Communications and Public Relations: Oversee the congregation's marketing and
communications, including the monthly newsletter, website updates, email, social media, print
advertising and congregational letters.
• Program Support: Supervise staff to ensure that events are staffed properly, logistics are in
place and budgets are created and adhered to. Ensure security and liability issues are
addressed.
• Governance: Carry out decisions, policies and plans of the Executive Board and the Board of
Trustees. Ensure that the synagogue’s constitution is upheld.
• Volunteer management / lay leadership development: Assist planning and coordination of
leadership training and development of lay leaders. Assist in identifying potential leaders and
volunteers.
• Facilities Management: Oversee building maintenance, upkeep, security and room set-up.
Ensure a clean, attractive and welcoming environment.
• Strategic Planning: Participate with the President and Executive Board in planning and
implementing short term and long range strategies for the congregation.
Additional Responsibilities
Develop and maintain a strong partnership with the educational leadership and clergy, ensuring that
their plans and programs are supported. Ensure that staff recruitment (e.g. job postings, interviews)
occurs as needed with direction from the Board of Trustees. Other duties as necessary.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Director of Congregational Engagement, Accountant, Event Coordinator, Custodial Staff, B’nai
Mitzvah Coordinator
Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree, Master’s Degree preferred, or equivalent life experience. 5 - 7+ years
experience in a management role with demonstrated results, ideally in synagogue/non-profit
leadership
• Ability to serve the needs of a diverse congregation and work in a true partnership with clergy,
professional staff, and volunteers
• Demonstrated experience with volunteer management strongly preferred
• Ability to operate with a high level of personal responsibility, discretion and good judgment
• Proven ability to set and achieve goals
• Experience in budget, facility, vendor, and database management
• Knowledgeable about Jewish rituals and customs, preferably Reform Judaism
Other Skills & Abilities
Outstanding interpersonal skills with a background in volunteer management, excellent organizational
skills with attention to details, excellent verbal and written communication, strong understanding and
use of technology, strong financial background a plus
Certificates, Licenses, and/or Registrations
None

Anyone interested in the position should send their cover letter and resume Jessica Manelis at [email protected].

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Post 2/23/18

Education Director - Mishkan Shalom

Mishkan Shalom, a dynamic spiritually activist Reconstructionist congregation seeks a new education director for our congregational school.  The Job will be 28 hours/week with the long- term goal of increasing the hours and the position into a fuller Life Long Learning position.

We have a diverse, multiracial/multicultural community with a strong commitment to tikkun olam/justice and lovingkindness, engaged spiritual life, inclusivity, activism and diversity. The congregational school currently serves approximately 60 students with the religious school in session Wednesday evenings and Sundays mornings.

We are seeking an engaging, innovative, community-oriented educator with energy and creativity, an ability to support a range of special needs and multicultural backgrounds. Deep knowledge and affinity for Judaism in a liberal context, Hebrew language skills, teaching experience, supervision and management-skills, strong communication skills, facility with social media and computer use. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s or other advanced degree preferred. Clergy-Educators also most welcome to apply. 

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Hiring, supervising, and mentoring teachers
  • Supervising and innovating curriculum
  • Community outreach and growth
  • Managing administration of school
  • Managing school budget and enrollment
  • Being school liaison to congregation, Rabbis, education committee, and synagogue staff
  • Supervising facility during school hours
  • Coordinating tot family programs, B’nai mitzvot and family education

Prior to applying please review our website www.mishkan.org and Statement of Principles: https://mishkan.org/sites/default/files/attachments/mishkan-statementofprinciples-n3.pdf

Please email your letter of interest and resume to Odamis Fernandez-Sheinbaum at [email protected] with the subject line “Education Director Search” by Friday, March 16th, 2017.

4101 Freeland Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19128 - ph: (215) 508-0226 www.mishkan.org

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Post 2/13/18

Work at Hillel

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Post 1/2/18


Post 12/22/17

Director of Congregational Learning

Job Description

The Jewish Center, Princeton (TJC) is seeking a permanent, full-time Director of Congregational Learning to begin July 1, 2018. The Director of Congregational Learning is a key leadership position and strategic member of TJC’s senior staff. The Director will maintain sole responsibility for the Religious School as well as implement a cohesive vision for congregational learning and engagement. Working with the clergy, staff, and lay committees the Director of Congregational Learning (Director) will help implement a shared vision of learning to inspire congregants at all ages and stages of their lives through thoughtful and innovative programs, services, and educational opportunities.

The Jewish Center is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We are a diverse congregation of approximately 500 membership units and an award-winning youth education program that provides learning experiences for more than 200 children from pre-school through high school. 

Our new Director will have demonstrated experience in a religious school or other educational setting; the ability to effectively communicate with colleagues, visitors, and congregants of all ages in a respectful and professional manner; excellent verbal, and written communication skills; requisite Judaic and Hebrew knowledge; budget creation and oversight, experience with project management and vision setting; and computer literacy and experience using social media for marketing and engagement. A Master's Degree in Jewish Education, or equivalent work experience is required.

The Director of Congregational Learning will be expected to:

  • Communicate regularly with parents, and congregants and be accessible to discuss their concerns, ideas, and suggestions
  • Attend and participate in professional staff meetings, and appropriate committee meetings
  • Participate in professional conferences and other educational opportunities to advance learning, and keep up with the latest trends in Jewish education, family programming and adult learning
  • Coordinate and/or participate in other TJC programs, events and fundraising projects as appropriate
  • Create and manage several budgets

The Director of Congregational Learning’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Serve as Principal of TJC’s Religious school
  • Oversee all activities related to the school’s administrative needs; including student recruitment; registration process; parent volunteers; curriculum development; recruitment, supervision and evaluation of staff; student discipline and budget.
  • Revamp and create a dynamic High School curriculum that will engage and attract new and existing students
  • Encourage students and their families to make connections with TJC beyond the educational programs in which they are enrolled
  • Work collaboratively with clergy to develop and coordinate opportunities for youth and teens to participate in services.
  • As part of a professional and lay team, plan and administer Adult & Family education programs for all demographics including singles, seniors and lifelong learning activities.
  • Manage and promote programs that create a spiritual community within TJC for young families and young adults that motivate them to become members.

Please forward your resume and references to [email protected]


Post 11/13/17

Education Director - Mishkan Shalom

Mishkan Shalom seeks new education director for congregational school.  Job will be 28 hours/week with the goal of increasing the hours and the position over the next few years.

Mishkan Shalom is a progressive, Reconstructionist synagogue in Philadelphia.  We have a diverse community with a strong commitment to tikkun olam, spiritual life, inclusivity, and diversity. The congregational school currently serves approximately 60 students with the religious school in session Wednesday evenings and Sundays mornings.

We are seeking a dynamic, community-oriented educator with energy and creativity.  Deep knowledge of Judaism, teaching experience, strong communications skills, bachelor’s degree required, master’s or other advanced degree preferred. Clergy-Educators also most welcome to apply.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Hiring, supervising, and mentoring teachers.

  • Supervising curriculum

  • Managing school budget and enrollment

  • Community outreach

  • Being school liaison to congregation, Rabbis, education committee, and synagogue staff

  • Managing facility during school hours

  • Coordinating B’nai mitzvot and family education

Please email your letter of interest and resume to Odamis Fernandez-Sheinbaum at [email protected] with the subject line “Education Director Search” by Friday, December 1st, 2017.


 


 

 

 

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