Posting Date: October 11, 2018
Associate Regional Director BBYO
Elkins Park, PA
Who is that one person who changed your life? Do you want to be that person for others? If so, read on, because BBYO is looking for awesome talent to join our team as an Associate Regional Director in Liberty Region.
Associate Regional Directors play a key role in the success of BBYO by working closely with teens to create strong programs, develop leadership skills and make their chapters great. This is an amazing opportunity to make an impact in the community by engaging with and inspiring Jewish teens to do great things.
You love working with teens. You’re creative, quick on your feet and you like your job to change every day. You’re not the kind of person who wants to sit behind a desk. You have an infectious personality and you love getting others to join you in changing the world. You're a problem solver and you're good at juggling multiple priorities at once.
We’re a global network of passionate professionals excited to make a difference in the lives of Jewish teens. We are the Jewish community’s largest and fastest growing pluralistic platform for reaching and inspiring Jewish teens during the school-year with 600 teen-led local chapters and over 100 weekend retreats along with a plethora of summer experiences including Israel visits, global travel programs and leadership camps. We work as a strong and inclusive team and every day is different by design. We are fast-paced, high energy and results driven.
Learn more and apply
Posting Date: September 26, 2018
Congregation Beth Am Israel (“BAI”) is seeking dynamic, creative and experienced educators for our 2018-2019 school year. BAI is a progressive, engaged Conservative Synagogue community with 380 families located in Penn Valley, Pa. We are 20 minutes drive from Center City or Mt. Airy, 30 minutes from Elkins Park.
We have a unique program that blends weekday afternoon and Shabbat morning education. This model provides opportunities for students to experience Shabbat alongside their parents and our adult community, participating in our tefilah, and learning from and with our entire community throughout the morning.
We are seeking educators who bring their own enthusiasm for learning and the Jewish people, think outside the box, and most importantly are team players, eager to collaborate and engage in child centered learning. Familiarity with inclusive classroom settings and/or Hebrew language skills are a plus. Educators with experience with differentiated learning models and/or working with students with special needs are welcome to apply.
Position: Early Childhood Educator
Organization: Congregation Beth Am Israel
Location: Penn Valley, PA
Job Dates: September 2018-May 2019
Contact name: Leo Fuhrman
Contact email: [email protected]
Congregation Beth Am Israel in Penn Valley, PA is looking for an Early
Childhood Educator that can inspire our smallest members. The Early
Childhood Educator will be responsible for designing fun and educational
Jewish programs for children ages 2-6 and their families. We are looking
for someone who can bring the experiential and engaging activities to life
and work closely with our Education Director and Hazzan.
- Creating and implementing engaging, active, and thoughtful Jewish Early Childhood programs on Shabbat and once a month on a Sunday
- Coordinating with parent volunteers and involving them in the activities
- Working directly with the Education Director and Hazzan
- Promoting the Early Childhood programs through e-mail, evites, Facebook and other social media platforms
- 2+ years of experience as an educator working in Early Childhood
- Knowledge of the Conservative Jewish landscape and customs
- Experience leading Shabbat services
- Creativity and flexibility
- Charisma and capacity to command a room full of children
- Ability to play an instrument is a major plus
Position: 4th grade teacher
Organization: Congregation Beth Am Israel
Location: Penn Valley, PA
Job Dates: September 2018-May 2019
Contact name: Leo Fuhrman
Contact email: [email protected]
We are looking for a 4th grade teacher to work on Shabbat morning.
Our classes meet for Grades 3-6 on Thursdays from 4-6pm and Shabbat Mornings from 9am-12:15pm. Grades K-2 meet only on Shabbat Mornings from 9am-12:15pm. Teachers are also required to participate in our monthly paid Professional Development meetings on a Thursday afternoon from 6-8:30pm.
We look forward to you joining our team!
Please send inquiries and resumes to:
Posting Date: August 24, 2018
Salary Posting Information: Commensurate with experience.
Job Classification: Exempt
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
Job Title: Youth Engagement Specialist, Reform Temple Emanuel, 1101 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003,
Contact Jessica Manelis (Temple Emanuel President) [email protected].
Reports To: Assistant Rabbi
FLSA Status: Exempt/Part-Time (Approximately 20 hours/week)
The Youth Engagement Specialist inspires young people in the celebration of Jewish life and in building strong and positive identification with the history, heritage, and faith of the Jewish people. The Youth Engagement Specialist will direct and coordinate the activities of the Youth Program of Temple Emanuel. He/she demonstrates the values and behaviors of TE that support a warm and welcoming culture, and collaborative environment. Tuesday evening and weekend hours are a requirement for this position. Additional evenings may be required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Direct TE’s youth groups: TEFTY (High School Youth Group), EJY (Junior High School Youth Group), Club Noar (grades 3-5), Club Chaverim (K-2).
Build membership and community: Actively engage with all Temple youth to build relationships, membership in our youth groups and a sense of community among the young people of our synagogue. Increasing membership is a primary goal of this position.
Develop/supervise/chaperone programs: Together with student leaders, the youth committee, lay advisors, and external groups such as NFTY and DJE, develop ongoing programming that engages the members of each group and supervise/chaperone those programs and activities, including trips.
Collaborate/integrate programs into TE: Coordinate and integrate the Temple’s Youth program within TE as a whole, NFTY (national/regional) and other programs/groups within the TE community including Social Action and Tzedakah.
Represent TE and TE Youth: Serve as the direct staff person to the Temple’s Youth Committee and interface with other Temple committees. Represent the needs of TE’s youth to the Temple community and represent the values of TE to the youth. Have a regular presence during religious school hours to build relationships and encourage membership.
Promote youth groups: Create, organize and maintain social media of the youth groups and for TE’s social media channels.
Other duties as necessary.
Organize and supervise teen volunteers for events planned for the younger children.
The Ideal Candidate Will Have The Following
- Bachelor’s degree in education, Jewish studies or other related discipline.
- Experience working with youth of all.
- Ability to create content for various social media channels such as Facebook and Instagram.
- Possess a love of Judaism, Israel, Tikkun Olam and Hebrew along with enthusiasm for integrating these passions into the youth community of TE.
- Teaching and/or camp experience preferred.
Skills and Abilities
Excellent organizational skills, communication skills, and computer skills.
Certificates, Licenses, and/or Registrations
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to regularly stand, walk, or sit and carry loads up to 25 pounds.
Contact Jessica Manelis (Temple Emanuel President) [email protected].
This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and duties.
Job Title: TRIBE 12 - Engagement Associate (Philadelphia, PA)
What we’re all about:
Tribe 12’s mission is to connect people in their 20s/30s to Jewish life and community in Philadelphia today so they will choose to stay connected tomorrow.
Our programming includes social events, matchmaking services, an LGBTQ community, affinity groups (an acapella group and fantasy football and sports leagues to name just a few), a Fellowship for entrepreneurs, and much more. We’re also intentional about being a true community resource, hosting an online community calendar for 20s/30s events and referring people to opportunities outside of Tribe 12. Our vision is that every person should have a path to finding others like them, creating their own meaningful experience with Judaism, and building Jewish community in our city – or wherever they may go.
Tribe 12 is well-established as a non-profit in Philadelphia with more than fifteen years of experience centered exclusively on people in their 20s/30s and over 2,500 unique participants in our programming each year.
How you’ll contribute:
As our Engagement Associate, you will be developing and running events for a community of Jewish 20s and 30s in Philadelphia (40%), meeting with individuals and representatives of organizations one-on-one for outreach and networking (25%), utilizing social media (20%), working with volunteers (10%) and performing administrative functions (5%).
In this role, your primary job will be planning, designing and producing events (about one a week) for 20s/30s in Philadelphia’s Jewish community, which will include working with volunteers to help them run their own events and interest groups. You will be working up to three nights a week and sometimes on weekends with a schedule you design, whether at your own events or networking on behalf of Tribe 12. On a daily basis, you’ll be meeting one-on-one with people in their 20s/30s and with representatives from other local organizations. You will run Tribe 12’s social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter) and email newsletter platform to advertise your events and market Tribe 12.
This role reports to Tribe 12’s Assistant Director.
What you’re all about:
- You gain energy from being around people, are radically welcoming, and genuinely enjoy being in social environments
- You feel passionately about cultivating an environment in which people from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, sexual orientations, gender identities and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive
- You’re detailed, meticulous and thorough (you feel a special joy when you find a typo in an email blast!)
- You have a strong work ethic and hold yourself to a high standard of practice
- You’re a creative thinker with a million great ideas for events, and you also can point to examples of times when you’ve effectively executed on your big ideas in the past
- You regularly use and are comfortable with social media and enjoy trying out new technologies
- You believe Judaism is relevant, important and can hold meaning for the millennial generation and for you personally
Life at Tribe 12:
- It’s fun to work at Tribe 12! We’re intentional about company culture and work-life balance, and it’s not uncommon to see “mandatory staff fun time” listed in our staff calendar.
- We work together in our own office space in Center City and will soon be moving to a co-working space
- Our twelve “core values” ground us and inform our work on a day to day basis
- We’re a scrappy team who dive head first into challenges. We start with why when approaching new ideas, we aren’t afraid to try new things and fail fast, and we pick up slack when someone needs extra support
- We use the latest technology to be an efficient team and stay relevant to our demographic. On a typical day, you might use Slack, Salesforce, Soapbox Engage, Asana or the Google suite to communicate and stay organized.
Compensation and benefits:
- This is a full-time position with a salary range of $32,000-$36,000. Final salary offer will be dependent on experience and qualifications.
- This is two-year (maximum) position, commencing with your start date. You may have the ability to grow in the organization depending on role availability.
- This is an entry-level job with an experience range of 0-2 years
- An annual stipend of $3,000 is provided in monthly installments to cover the cost of individually-purchased health insurance
- A Bachelor’s degree is preferred
- Every Tribe 12 staff member receives a financial allotment for their own professional development which can include travel to conferences or events
- We have flexible hours and, to balance our evening and weekend work, typically take off work on Fridays
- Meals or coffee are often covered when you are out for work
- We have a flexible vacation, holiday and sick leave schedule that you work out with your supervisor
- The ability to work from home may be granted after three months at Tribe 12 with supervisor approval
Our hiring process and timeline:
- We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled
- We will begin scheduling phone and in-person interviews to take place the weeks of July 9th and July 16th with up to three total interviews for the selected candidate
- You may be asked to complete a creative or in-person assignment before an interview
- We would like to have our new team member start by August 15th, 2018
- To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and 1-2 references with a creative subject line to [email protected]. Optional: also send a 1-minute selfie video telling us about a time you took a risk that paid off!
Tribe 12 is an equal opportunity employer. We serve an array of people from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and personal experiences and strive to build a team that is representative of our diverse community. We encourage applications from individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Job Title: Learning Specialist
The Learning Specialist works with the Director of Student Services and Programing to provide support for students requiring accommodations in their learning needs. The Learning Specialist must have a Bachelors degree in Special Education, a Masters’ degree is preferred and experience in a high school environment. Possessing teaching skills in a variety of high school subjects, including Hebrew reading, is essential.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but may not be limited to:
Working with Students:
- Be familiar with individual students’ psychological testing results to prepare custom strategies that would be most helpful for each student.
- Meet individually with students to help identify problems and access their needs, strengths and weaknesses.
- Develop appropriate academic support plans for students with varying needs.
- Provide learning resources to foster academic success.
- Tutor students within certain subject areas according to their specific learning needs.
- Advise students as to various and appropriate learning strategies.
- Assist students with obtaining appropriate accommodations for standardized testing (e.g. ACT, SAT, PSAT, and AP); and assist in any appeals process, if necessary.
- Allow students to take tests in the Learning Specialist’s office.
Working with Staff:
- Coordinate individual plans with teachers, individually and collectively, to maximize student success in the classroom.
- Regularly visit classrooms and provide classroom support, as needed.
- Manage in-school testing accommodation requests.
- Consult with the Director of Admissions regarding prospective new students with documented learning issues (e.g., IEP or 504 plan).
- Work closely with technology department to investigate and utilize new technology to support learning.
Working with Staff:
- Communicate regularly with parents, tutors, psychologists and the local public school district professionals.
- Keep abreast of current research in learning disabilities, learning styles, multicultural perspectives, brain research, accommodations, medications, etc.
Frankel Jewish Academy is an equal opportunity employer and committed to the belief that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunities.
Send resume and cover letter to:
Laura Delie | Assistant to Head of School
Frankel Jewish Academy | 248.592.5263 ext. 221
6600 West Maple Rd., West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Job Title: Penn State Hillel - Annual Giving Associate
Penn State Hillel seeks an energetic development professional based in Philadelphia with 2-4 years’ experience to serve as our Annual Giving Associate. The Annual Giving Associate is a new position for Penn State Hillel and will be a key player in developing Penn State Hillel’s foundation of loyal donors and creating a pipeline for our next tier of major gifts. The Annual Giving Associate will create and implement an annual fund strategy through direct mail, email, and telephone solicitation to alumni, parents, and friends toward our $1M+ annual budget. A key component of this role will include the management of student interns both on campus and remotely. Additionally, the Annual Giving Associate will assist in overall development plans including capital and planned giving outreach.
The ideal candidate is a dynamic, results-driven development professional with baseline experience of the following: prospect research, face-to-face asks, direct mail, e-solicitation, and telefund. This role will engage regularly with young alumni, donors and prospects.
What you’re great at:
- Relationship building
- Successfully managing multiple projects
- Professionalism with coworkers and stakeholders
- Building a concise and compelling case
- Attention to detail and deadlines
What you’ll bring to the job:
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 2-4 years of development experience required
- Strong oral/written communication skills
- Familiarity with relationship-management databases preferred
- Desire to learn and develop your fundraising skills
- A passion for Jewish life and Jewish identity
What you’ll own:
- Work in partnership with the Director of Development to prepare and execute direct mail and online appeals
- Lead timely, accurate preparation and management of all Annual Campaign appeals
- Create appeal design and messaging for review and approval
- Serve as liaison for print and mail house
- Work in partnership with the Director of Development and to prepare and execute e-communications and appeals
- Lead e-appeal and e-newsletter development
- Manage website design and content
- Oversee all aspects of the phone solicitation program, including the hiring and training of student callers as well as the scheduling of four seasonal sessions
- Track and analyze telefund data to build fundraising/outreach strategies
- Manage follow-up with donors/prospects as necessary
Cultivation and Stewardship:
- Maintain a prospect portfolio of mid-level donors for discovery visits in the Greater Philadelphia area
- Conduct individual and foundation prospect research
- Identify strategies to reach lapsed and decreased donors
- Assist in coordination of other national cultivation events for incoming students, their parents and alumni as necessary
Supervision and Professional Growth:
- Participate in weekly professional supervision and staff meetings
- Participate in semiannual reviews to consider successes, challenges, and opportunities for growth
- Opportunities for formal learning around development and other professional skills
- Additional responsibilities as needed
What you’ll get out of it:
- Great professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities
- A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Group Supplemental Retirement Annuity (GSRA), pension plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
- Competitive salary in the nonprofit market
What we’re about:
Penn State Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of the estimated 5,000 Jewish students at Penn State so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Penn State Hillel’s student leaders, staff, and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually, and socially. Penn State Hillel helps students find a balance between being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world), and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Penn State Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability, and results.
The Pennsylvania State University is one of the largest and most respected public universities in the country, with an estimated 5,000 Jewish students. Penn State Hillel is in the midst of dramatic organizational growth, awarded as the top student organization at Penn State twice in the last six years and one of the fastest growing Hillels in the country. Already one of the premier centers for Jewish student life in the country, Penn State Hillel will soon to be operating out of a new, state-of-the-art facility.
Penn State Hillel is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
Visit www.hilleljobs.com to apply. For questions, please contact [email protected].
Job Title: Graduate Student Intern for Engagement and Programming Lehigh University Hillel and Office of Jewish Student Life
Lehigh University Hillel and the Office of Jewish Student Life is seeking a rabbinic student or graduate student to serve as an intern focusing on engagement and programming. The student must be passionate about Jewish life and about building Jewish community. The candidate will be enthusiastic about working with Jewish undergraduate students. They must also be creative with regard to community building, outreach and programming.
They will be flexible and energetic; they will be eager to connect with Jewish students on campus and inspire them to become more involved in Jewish life in a way that works for them. The internship is a terrific opportunity for professional growth and rabbinic experience.
The intern will work closely with and be supervised by Rabbi Steve Nathan, RRC ‘94, the Director of Jewish Student Life. Together they will create a plan of action for engaging the maximum number of Jewish students through one-on-one interactions and creating new and exciting programs. This will be done in conjunction with the Hillel leadership. They will also work with Rabbi Nathan to supervise and collaborate with our four students who are part of the Hillel Peer Engagement Intern Network.
In addition, as part of the Office of Jewish Student Life, the intern will have opportunity to interact with other staff members from the Chaplain’s Office and the other offices within the Division of Diversity Inclusion and Equity (see below). This a great way to experience and observe what it is like to be part of the University, as well as Hillel.
Who You Are:
- A relationship builder – capable of building rapport and developing meaningful relationships with a wide variety of students in an open and non-judgmental way.
- Passionate – You have a deep passion for building pluralistic Jewish communities, and for creating a welcoming, vibrant, and deeply enriching Jewish environment on campus.
- A self-starter – highly motivated, driven to succeed, reflective and open.
- Team-oriented and flexible – a strong work ethic, a sense of humor, an ability to take risks and learn from situations when things don't turn out the way you thought they would. Able to communicate needs clearly, as well as to maintain an open line of communication with the Director and with the student leadership.
- You have a Bachelor's degree with 0-2+ years professional work experience and are currently enrolled in a graduate program of study in Jewish communal service, Jewish education, rabbinical studies, or something similar. If you do not have actual work experience on a college campus, then being a student leader or professional in a Jewish or community organization, an active community volunter, or serving as a student leader during your own college experience is acceptable.
Your skill set:
- Building rapport and developing meaningful relationships with a wide variety of students.
- Excellent communication skills with adults of college age, as well as with staff.
- Creating unique programming that students find appealing.
- Figuring out what makes people tick, and then helping them to connect with what they’re passionate about or people or experiences that will enhance their lives.
- Using social media & other tools to connect with students
- Incorporating Jewish values, texts and concepts into casual conversations in an authentic and accessible way.
- Inspiring others to try new ways to connect to Judaism and the campus Jewish community.
- Utilizing creative problem solving skills to develop and implement ideas
- Managing multiple projects simultaneously, setting timetables and adhering to deadlines while maintaining quality across all areas
Some examples of what you might do:
- Coffee meeting with a student you met during move-in week who is considering her involvement in Jewish life on campus.
- Meet with members of a student group or club to discuss the possibility of creating collaborative programming of interest to them. Examples of these groups might be: fraternity and sorority members, athletes, musicians, LGBTQ students, Resident Assistants, etc.
- Weekly advising meeting with the the Peer Engagement Interns and the Director to supervise the interns and to continually work on assessing and improving engagement efforts on campus. This will be done with an eye for leadership development, innovation, and relationship cultivation within the broader campus community.
- Work with the Director, Hillel leadership and Engagement Interns to support the creation of enjoyable and interesting programs that build community, challenging students to think beyond traditional Hillel events.
- Creating a program at a location other than the Jewish Student Center that will reach out to less involved Jewish students.
- Have an informal conversation on a topic of interest while noshing with students at the Jewish Student Center.
Hours, Responsibilities and Supervision
The Engagement and Programming Intern will work 10 hours per week during the academic year. This will begin on or close to August 24, 2018. The exact hours will be determined by your schedule and the needs of the campus community, but will be divided over two days per week.
You will be supervised directly by Rabbi Steve Nathan, RRC ‘94, Director of Jewish Student Life and Associate Chaplain at Lehigh.
Your top priorities will be: interacting with as many individual and small group of Jewish students as possible, as well as planning, publicizing and implementing one or two programs each month in collaboration with students. This can be with Hillel leaders, students with whom you’ve connected and/or peer engagement interns.
You will supervise and collaborate with the peer engagement interns together with the director in order to determine the most effective methods for engagement and outreach. You will also maintain records of student interactions and event attendance for ongoing engagement tracking/measurement and evaluation.
Participation in Shabbat and holiday services or programming will not be required, though you would certainly be welcome to attend. It is possible that you would plan a program or activity for Shabbat or a holiday. This would be determined as part of the planning process referred to above.
Obviously, all of the above cannot be done in 10 hours. You will work together with Steve Nathan to determine each week’s priorities based on the current needs of Lehigh Jewish community, and with input from student leadership.
The stipend for the internship will be $12,000 for the academic year, plus a $1000 stipend to help with travel expenses. This stipend is based on travel expenses from the Philadelphia area or an equivalent distance and is set at $1000.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Rabbi Steve Nathan at [email protected].
Lehigh University is located in historic Bethlehem, PA, which is about 45 miles from Elkins Park. It is approximately a one hour drive via route 309 or the PA Turnpike.
Lehigh is a premier residential university, annually ranked in the top tier of national research universities. There are over 5000 undergraduates, plus various graduate schools. It is estimated that 15%-18% of the undergraduate students identify as Jewish. Approximately 35% of the undergraduate student body is involved in Greek life.
Lehigh is a nondenominational, private university, Lehigh’s four colleges and numerous research centers contribute to a vibrant, collaborative academic community that serves undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe.
About Lehigh Hillel and the Office of Jewish Student Life
The Office of Jewish Student Life is part of the Chaplain’s Office, which is part of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity. This office also includes the Pride Center, Center for Gender Equity, and Office of Multicultural Affairs, with whom we often collaborate on programming.
Lehigh Hillel is an independent student club which provides, social, religious, and informal education programs for members of the Lehigh Jewish community. At this time, the primary focus of Hillel is undergraduate students, though some graduate students do occasionally attend programs. All are welcome at Lehigh Hillel.
OJSL and Hillel are housed in the Jewish Student Center, which is on the edge of camus. We provide kosher meals every Shabbat and for many holidays at the JSC. The JSC is also a place where students can relax, study and connect with other students.
Our website is in the process of being updated www.lehigh.hillel.edu or you can check us out on Facebook and Instagram as LehighHillel.
Job Title: DIRECTOR OF CONGREGATIONAL LEARNING
Congregation Shaarey Tikvah, a close-knit, vibrant Conservative synagogue located in Beachwood, Ohio, seeks a Director of Congregational Learning. The director works with Clergy, Executive Director, educational personnel, and lay leaders to engage the members of CST to be a community of lifelong learners with enriching, experiential learning that builds identity and community connection.
This position is responsible for program development and administration, organization of a yearly congregational Shabbaton, and oversight of a growing array of adult education options. Youth education is an important priority, including supervision and oversight of youth programming on Shabbat and holidays, coordination of Judaic and Hebrew education options for youth, and implementation of the B’nai Mitzvah family series.
The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about cutting-edge Jewish education trends and enthusiastic about increasing Jewish learning and connectedness within the congregation. He or she will be an adept communicator with colleagues, staff, and congregants including parents, teens, and younger students. He or she will develop creative ways to meet educational goals, including making connections outside the synagogue walls.
The position of Director of Congregational Learning is a flexible 30-hour-per-week position including regular Shabbat attendance. Salary and benefits will depend on individual candidates’ qualifications.
Interested candidates should send a resume and a job-specific cover letter to Executive Director Martha Sivertson at [email protected]
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]
Job Title: Teacher
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.
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].
Job Title: Director of Education and Engagement
B’nai Zion Congregation
114 McBrien Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Submit Resume to: [email protected]
- 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.
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.
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.
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
Temple Emanuel: Cherry Hill, NJ
Reports To: President
FLSA Status: Exempt
Anyone interested in the position should send their cover letter and resume to Jessica Manelis at [email protected]
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
• 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
• 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.
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.
Director of Congregational Engagement, Accountant, Event Coordinator, Custodial Staff, B’nai
• 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
• 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
Anyone interested in the position should send their cover letter and resume Jessica Manelis at [email protected].
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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Director of Congregational Learning
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]
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.
Managing school budget and enrollment
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.