Opportunities + Internships
This is a shared space for professional opportunities for current students and alumni/ae of Gratz College. Please check back often for new posts.
Posting Date: 04/21/2022
Congregation Etz Hayim , Arlington, VA
Wanted: Director of Jewish Learning and Programming
Congregation Etz Hayim (CEH) is a kehilla of learners with a commitment to lifelong learning in a context that reflects our values of Conservative Judaism and our Northern Virginia location. We are searching for our new Director of Jewish Learning and Programming to develop and implement, with lay leadership and the Rabbi, a vision for lifelong learning and programming at CEH. We are looking for someone creative, with initiative, and capable of assessing risk to try new ideas. We are excited to include a new integral person as part of our warm, inclusive, and welcoming community.
Posting Date: 04/17/2022
Beth Chaim Reform Congregation , Malvern, PA
Wanted: Religious School Teachers
Join a team of teachers who are dedicated to helping our students explore their
Jewish identity through experiential learning and engagement. As our school
grows, so is our need for teachers. We are looking for teachers who have
informal educational experiences, are able to read Hebrew and love to share their
Jewish story with our students.
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Posting Date: 04/13/2022
Congregation Beth El , Bethesda, MD (Greater DC)
Wanted: Executive Director
Congregation Beth El is a growing, vibrant Conservative synagogue in Bethesda, MD, located only seven miles from the heart of Washington, DC, and with 1100 families is one of the nation’s largest Conservative shuls.
The Executive Director (ED) manages and coordinates all administrative functions and operations, including staff management, for this community of 1,100 families. They will partner with the Senior Rabbi and Board of Directors to help shape the vision that enables Beth El to continue to thrive.
Posting Date: 04/11/2022
Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills , Beverly Hills, CA
Wanted: Executive Director
The Executive Director will report to the Board of Directors and work collaboratively with TEBH staff, clergy and the Board President in leading the transformation of TEBH from its current stage to a more innovative, entrepreneurial, and developed organization capable of delivering on its long-term vision. Specifically, s/he will ensure that TEBH’s fiscal, operations, fundraising, marketing, human resource, technology, and programmatic strategies are effectively implemented across all segments of the organization.
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Posting Date: 04/11/2022
The Buffalo Jewish Federation , Buffalo, NY
Wanted: Manager of Jewish Experience
The Buffalo Jewish Federation is looking to hire a full-time Manager of Jewish Experience to design and facilitate Jewish living and learning experiences for teens and young adults. View full posting
Posting Date: 04/05/2022
Beth El Synagogue , Durham, NC
Wanted: Executive Director
The Executive Director position requires both high-level leadership and management acumen and day-to-day hands-on skill in key functional areas, particularly finance. The Executive Director supervises eight full- or part-time staff positions, including one vacant position. Beth El seeks a distinctive combination of personal qualities and professional competence
Posting Date: 03/27/2022
Denver JCC, Denver CO
Wanted: Assistant Director of Youth Programs
Camp Shai at the JCC is Denver’s premier Jewish Day Camp serving children entering Kindergarten through 6th grade. Individuals of all backgrounds, faiths, and families are welcome. At Camp Shai, we offer a little something for everyone with a variety of engaging and fun activities.
Posting Date: 03/27/2022
Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell, NJ
Wanted: Executive Director
Posting Date: 03/27/2022
The Congregation Ohr Shalom (The Summit JCC) Jewish Learning Center (JLC) Summit, NJ
The Congregation Ohr Shalom (The Summit JCC) Jewish Learning Center (JLC) is recruiting for a Director – a Jewish educator who will foster a welcoming, vibrant and deeply enriching religious school environment.
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Posting Date: 03/16/2022
Kellman Academy, Voorhees Township, NJ
Wanted: Judaic Studies Teacher
Seeking exceptional teacher for full-time and part-time Judaic Studies teacher role in a thriving Jewish Day School. Must have:
- love of children and teaching
- excellent communication skills
- comfort with technology including but not limited to: SmartBoard, Google Education Suite, Microsoft Office Suite
- Master's Degree in Education preferred
- Native Hebrew speaker preferred
The Position will commence this Fall, 2022. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Health and retirement benefits available.
please send resume to Rachel Zivic, Head of School. at rzivic@kellmanbrownacademy.
Posting Date: 03/10/2022
Wanted: Assistant Director
Camp Galil is a place where individuals can find a sense of self and are charged with finding their voice to build a better world. As a place that promotes self-confidence, independence, making friends, exploring and learning new activities, we believe our ideal candidate will embrace a growth mindset that enables them to grow inside our camp framework and community and help us to grow at the same time. You are looking to not just change the world, but to recruit and engage the next generation of leaders to join you in that process. You feel equally comfortable working independently and collaboratively, while empowered to ask for help along the way. Because of your organization and communication skills, you successfully prioritize the tasks at hand and are ready to dive into both new challenges as well as daily operations.
To both engage our current summer camp community and new campers and their families, you will leverage various communications channels to reach a diverse audience of all ages. You are prepared to guide new families, leading them through each step of the enrollment process, and
then working with our youth leadership, welcoming them with audacious hospitality. As the principal coordinator of outreach and engagement activities, you work closely with a team that includes camp professionals, volunteers and summer staff.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The Habonim Dror Camp Galil Assistant Director is principally charged with the coordination of projects, programs and initiatives that support our families, community engagement and enrollment goals. The Assistant Director implements our communications, enrollment, and community engagement plans.
Our winter operations are based in Philadelphia, and this position requires strategic travel throughout the region for trainings, meetings and events. During our summer season, this role is in-residence at our site in Ottsville, PA.
Outreach & Enrollment
● Create and implement new strategies for recruitment and retention of campers ● Coordinate timely and effective enrollment and post-summer communication with camp families to ensure high retention of current campers
● Implement recruitment initiatives by organizing and publicizing open houses, recruitment events and outreach programs.
● Develop and coordinate new organizational programmatic partnerships to cultivate new Galil families connections in partnership with the Shaliach.
○ Work with our year round programming leadership to support thriving youth groups and to integrate retention and recruitment goals into year round
programming within the regions.
● Develop and coordinate on-site summer outreach initiatives and partnerships, including
tours for prospective families.
● Meet annual new camper recruitment and camper retention goals.
Communication & Marketing
● Expands and maintains Galil’s online presence including web, social networking, and email marketing communications:
○ Coordinates timely updates to website
○ Social Media - develop and implement social media communication and engagement strategy to drive traffic and increase engagement among current families and alumni.
○ Hubspot/CampMinder - responsible for strategic maintenance of email marketing database to best support effective communications with stakeholder groups. ● Create, produce and place strategic camp promotional materials and advertising. ● Managing communication with camper families during the summer to support relationships building with Camp Galil and stewarding retention goals.
○ Coordinate and implement communication plan throughout the summer, including: Social media updates and engagement, photo/video updates,
camper/counselor letters home, weekly newsletter, and preparing post-summer communication to campers/families from counselors.
○ Working with and supervising the Summer Communications Specialist. Family Support Coordination
● Maintain and manage all camper applications, enrollment procedures, payment plans, financial aid support, intake forms and acceptance correspondence within the camper management system and other relevant documents.
● Supporting the community care team, provide ongoing parent communication to identify home strategies which may be transferred to the camp environment.
● Serve as a primary liaison with parents through the summer towards the goal of supporting campers in a successful transition to camp, partnering with families to meet camper needs within the context of the camp community and structures, and updating families.
Supervision and Professional Development
This role is supervised by the Executive Director and includes an annual 360 review conducted by the Board of Directors. We are invested in the professional growth of the person who serves in this position. Professional development is available and encouraged through our partners in
the camping field and Jewish communal world. We offer opportunities for growth within the organization, and Camp Galil is committed to our assistant director’s continued learning.
● Facility with social media, website maintenance, marketing tools, database management.
○ Experience with HubSpot, CampMinder and DonorPerfect preferred but not required.
○ Basic knowledge/skills with graphic design required.
● Highly organized and efficient; the ability to effectively multi-task; the ability to work independently and proactively, as well as the capacity for effective collaboration and support of others, are required.
● Experience in using verbal and written communication skills to connect with multiple stakeholders in our community including parents, campers, camp staff, the Board of Directors, and the larger Jewish community.
● Significant experience in a camp environment is strongly preferred, while 2-3 years of experience in youth engagement/education is required. (Recent experience in the Habonim Dror movement is highly desirable)
● Able to work flexible hours, including some weeknights and weekends (comp time offered).
● A Bachelor’s Degree and/or relevant life experience.
BENEFITS & PACKAGE
This role is a full time position (1 FTE Exempt), with a salary range of $40,000-55,000. Benefits include:
● Partial health insurance,
● 12 weeks of family leave (based on FMLA),
● Two weeks paid time off per calendar year,
● partial tuition discount for any children eligible for camper programs
We will consider dividing this role into two .5 FTE positions or to a .35FTE and .65FTE position for the right candidates, based on interest and need.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this position, email David Weiss, Executive Director, a resume and a cover letter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Founded in 1946, Camp Galil was established to train the pioneers of the early kibbutz movement working to build the State of Israel. Today, that pioneering model translates to each element of our unique program. Located in Bucks County, PA our site is modeled after Israel's early Kibbutzim with a focus on cooperative living. Camp Galil’s genuine Youth Leadership model empowers our talented counselors to design all aspects of our summer fun and educational program. Our historic partnership with Habonim Dror North America connects our campers and staff with Habonim Dror members from around the world. We welcome families from all streams of Jewish life creating a diverse & inclusive Jewish community.
Habonim Dror Camp Gali is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.
Posting Date: 03/10/2022
Wanted: Director of Camp Care
The Director of Camp Care at Camp Galil is responsible for supporting the mental, emotional, and social well-being of all campers and staff members. This staff member will serve as a critical component of our Camper Care Team and guide Galil in creating an environment that’s welcoming for all. The Director of Camp Care will assist staff members with managing the social dynamics and behavior of their campers, while assisting them in meeting camper needs. The Director of Camp Care will regularly speak with parents of campers to elicit collaboration in achieving success for their camper. Together with a team of talented individuals, the Director of Camp Care will help to ensure the attention to and support of each camper and staff member’s well-being while in our care, including our community members’ Mental, Emotional, and Social Health (MESH) needs.
This is a great opportunity to leverage previous professional experience in a role that offers seasonal flexibility and the opportunity for a mental health professional to work alongside year-round Professional Staff and a seasonal youth leadership team to employ strategic thinking, problem-solving, thoughtful, and intentional care and guidance, and the delicate and expert touch needed to help ensure the highest quality of care of our participants. With the primary goal of supporting campers, the Director of Camp Care will provide hands-on care to campers, with a focus on being a resource to staff members in their work with children at camp. The Director of Camp Care may also be a key point of contact for parents during the summer. Central to this position’s success is the educational and practical experience and insight regarding contemporary practices related to child development, social work, group dynamics, adolescent behavior, behavior management, and other related areas.
The Director of Camp Care’s role requires a great deal of flexibility and collaboration with Galil’s Professional Staff team and seasonal leadership team to be a direct source of support for campers, for staff in their work directly with campers aged 7 to 18 years, as well as for staff, as needed. The person will work on a seasonal basis, living on-site and working fulltime in an immersive and intensive camp environment from June through August. The position also requires some pre-summer work and preparation. The Director of Camp Care, will be directly supervised by the Executive Director, and will work in partnership with the entire Camper Care team, which includes the youth leadership team, the Assistant Director, and medical team.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: • Playing a leadership role in the planning and implementation of staff training and ongoing staff learning related to mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health (MESSH); • Serving as a resource to campers and staff throughout the summer in facing mental, emotional and social health challenges, and creating environments where campers and staff can thrive. • Managing information about camper needs, and communicating those to staff, as well as documenting communication and plans as appropriate. • Communicating and managing relationships with parents/caregivers in regards to camper needs. • Provide counseling and interventions to campers and staff, as appropriate. • Reviewing camper files pre-season, and document camper care/situations at camp. • Be an active presence on-site at camp as a part of the community. • Participate in the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Community of Practice as part of the Yedid Nefesh program, including monthly calls, 2-3 virtual gatherings and one in-person gatherings per year with other Jewish camp mental health professionals.
Key Qualifications: • Graduate-level or higher degree in a mental health field. Including, but not limited to: social work, mental health counseling, psychology, youth psychiatry, family therapy, etc. • 3-5 years of post-graduate work experience in a related field. • Prior camp experience in working with young children is preferred • Exceptional skill and capacity for engagement and relationship building with young adults, children and their parents. • Proven ability to provide emotional support to a wide range of ages. • Strong understanding of, and a willingness to be creative with, strategies to ensure campers of varying needs can be part of a mainstreamed program.
Salary Range: $8,500-12,000*
Summer 2022 Dates: In Residence from June 10 - August 15, 2022
To Apply: Please contact David Weiss, Executive Director at (215) 832-0678 or email@example.com for more information.
ABOUT US Founded in 1946, Camp Galil was established to train the pioneers of the early kibbutz movement working to build the State of Israel. Today, that pioneering model translates to each element of our unique program. Located in Bucks County, PA our site is modeled after Israel's early Kibbutzim with a focus on cooperative living. Camp Galil’s genuine Youth Leadership model empowers our talented counselors to design all aspects of our summer fun and educational program. Our historic partnership with Habonim Dror North America connects our campers and staff with Habonim Dror members from around the world. We welcome families from all streams of Jewish life creating a diverse & inclusive Jewish community. Habonim Dror Camp Gali is open and accessible to everyone, regardless of age, race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or special need by welcoming individuals of all backgrounds, embracing their uniqueness and diversity under our communal tent.
Posting Date: 03/09/2022
Wanted: Associate Regional Director, Cherry Hill, NJ
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, based in Cherry Hill, NJ!
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 South Jersey 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. You are dynamic, well-organized, and have a passion for Jewish life.
We’re a global network of passionate professionals working to amplify Jewish teen life worldwide. We are the Jewish community’s largest and fastest growing pluralistic platform for reaching and inspiring Jewish teens, built on 97 years of storied history. We do this challenging and invigorating work through our partners in more than 725 local, teen-led chapters across nearly 60 countries, at hundreds of weekend retreats during the school year and across a rapidly growing suite of global exchanges, campaigns, and movement initiatives all year-round. Over the summer, we run dozens of immersive experiences including extensive Israel travel, missions, and community tours across six continents, and a myriad of leadership camps. Our team is strong, agile, creative, inclusive and every day is different by design. We are fast-paced, high-energy, and results-driven, and we enjoy working together almost as much as we believe in the mission we are chasing together.
What You’ll Get to Do as an Associate Regional Director:
- Work directly with teens to create impactful, fun, and dynamic programs
- Mentor teens and deliver leadership training
- Work with teens to attract and retain members to build and grow chapters
- Recruit new members to join BBYO and to attend summer programs
- Recruit, train, and oversee volunteer advisors
- Oversee creation of strategic program calendar for each chapter based on principles of AZA and BBG
- Train teens as chapter leaders to run a meeting, plan a calendar, recruit new members, ensure program excellence, and create meaningful programs that attract other teens
- Build and maintain relationships with all key community stakeholders
- Facilitate the planning process, alongside teen leadership, and colleagues, for regional programs including overnight conventions
- Work alongside colleagues to bring new, innovative, and fun ideas to the community
- Attend summer camp (but this time you’re in charge!) as you lead teen leadership programs
What You’ll Learn as an Associate Regional Director:
- How to run a small business as you develop skills in budgeting, membership, marketing, sales, HR, and event planning
- How to analyze and track data to drive decision making
- Global thinking as you work with an international team across organizational and geographical boundaries
- Influence and leadership acumen as you inspire others to action
- Relationship building as you network with and travel to other BBYO communities
- 0-3 years of work experience
- A bachelor's degree or higher
- Experience with youth or teens is preferred.
- Ability to work in-person in South Jersey
- Ability to travel as needed and to staff a summer leadership program at a location in the U.S. for 2-3 weeks each summer.
- Unrestricted authorization to work in the U.S. without holding a visa or sponsorship.
- As frequent in-person interaction with BBYO teens is required for this role, the staff-member must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 within 6 weeks of start date.
- To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty/function with or without reasonable accommodation in accordance with applicable law.
Benefits of Working for BBYO:
- Health, Dental, Vision, Short- & Long-Term Disability, and 2.5x Salary Life Insurance
- Unlimited paid time off (PTO)
- 22 Paid Secular and Jewish Holidays
- Flexible Work Environment
- Generous 403b and Roth Retirement Plan with Vested Match
You’ll find friends, mentors, and a place where you can have fun, learn, grow, celebrate your Jewish identity, give back to your community, bring out the best in others, and, most important, be yourself.
Posting Date: 03/09/2022
Congregation Beth El , Bethesda, MD
Wanted: Assistant Education Director for Family and Youth
Congregation Beth El, a Conservative synagogue in Bethesda, MD, is hiring an Assistant Education Director for Family and Youth. This exciting staff position joins an education team that is focused on creating meaningful educational experiences for youth and families that help connect them to Judaism in meaningful and impactful ways.
The Assistant Education Director is responsible for family education programs and initiatives focusing on children in grades K-6. This role will work strategically to create and implement opportunities for engagement and education for families across the congregation. Whether it be a program for second grade families, a Shabbat family service, or a shul-wide holiday celebration, this professional is passionate about facilitating Jewish connections. Community is at the heart of what we do, and they will create meaningful relationships with constituents and, in turn, make a profound impact on the lives of our members. This role will work alongside a peer Assistant Education Director whose portfolio includes Teens and Experiential Education and will be a member of the leadership team for the Religious School, reporting to the Education Director.
• Plan and implement all family education efforts in the congregation, including grade level programs, synagogue-wide educational initiatives, and multi-generational holiday celebrations.
• Design innovative holiday programs and resources for all Beth El families focused on helping families celebrate holidays at the home and at synagogue
Beth El Religious School – Lower School (K-6th grades)
• Assist Education Director in management of Lower School program (grades K-6) including assisting in teacher supervision, staff professional development programming, mentoring new teachers, and curriculum design
• Work on a collaborative team to identify areas of opportunity in order to create new initiatives to support students and their families in their Jewish learning
• Oversee all holiday programs within the Religious School
• Work with lay leaders to create opportunities to engage the school families in community building
• Cultivate and maintain a warm relationship with students and families Youth Services
• Oversee Shabbat youth and family engagement, including supervising leaders of multiple youth and family services on Shabbat morning and coordinating periodic special Friday evening and havdalah experiences.
• Oversee and run all regular weekday tfillah experiences in the Religious School with an eye towards creating meaningful and relevant prayer experiences
ABOUT BETH EL:
Beth El is a vibrant, diverse and involved community of over 1000 plus households bringing innovation and creativity to Jewish traditions. Beth El provides multiple pathways for its members to enjoy a sense of community, engage with Judaism, and transform their lives through Torah, worship (Avodah), and acts of loving kindness (Gemilut Chasadim). We value participation, creativity, and education at all ages.,
• Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree or certificate in Jewish Education or Jewish Studies preferred.
• Five plus years of experience in Jewish communal service, Jewish education, youth work or related area; also desired is experience planning experiential education and curriculum design for youth and adults.
• Must be a skilled communicator who is creative, collaborative, approachable, and open to new ideas.
• Strong organizational and project management skills. Must be able to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
• Knowledge of Conservative Judaism and an understanding of the landscape of the larger Jewish community.
• A knowledge of Jewish practices, holidays, and synagogue community. SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The salary for this role is $65,000 – 70,000, based on experience. A competitive benefits package is offered. This job is not a remote role and the candidate must be able to work in our Bethesda location.
Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Following a review of resumes, we will contact qualified candidates to set up interviews.