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:
Life at Tribe 12:
Compensation and benefits:
Our hiring process and timeline:
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 should have a Masters’ degree in Special Education 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 Parents and Outside Agencies:
• 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:
What you’ll bring to the job:
What you’ll own:
Cultivation and Stewardship:
Supervision and Professional Growth:
What you’ll get out of it:
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.
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:
Your skill set:
Some examples of what you might do:
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]
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
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:
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.
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:
The Director of Congregational Learning’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
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.