Lower School Hebrew Language and Judaic Studies Teacher

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School | Rockville, MD, United States

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Posted Date 3/01/2023

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School seeks qualified candidates to fill anticipated openings for the position of Lower School Hebrew Language and Judaic Studies Teacher in grades Junior Kindergarten-5th grade for the 2023-2024 academic year.

This position will require instruction in Hebrew language arts and various other disciplines of Jewish learning and teaching and will require an individual who demonstrates a passion for education and a palpable love for and warmth with children while instructing students in the Hebrew and Judaic Studies curricular areas of Torah, Hagim/Jewish Festivals, and Tfilah/Prayer.


  • a passion for education

  • a palpable love for and warmth with students

  • a whole-child approach to teaching and learning that focuses on growth in academic, social-emotional, physical, and spiritual domains

  • a progressive approach to education that includes expertise in differentiation of instruction for enriched, grade level, and supported students

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • strong proactive and positive classroom management skills

  • skills to create a joyful, interactive, and engaging learning environment

  • comfort with pro-active parent collaboration

  • integrating technology into typical classroom teaching practice and experience with teaching through digital platforms (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.)

  • interest in partnering with colleagues within and across subject disciplines to plan and develop curriculum

  • a commitment to fostering an inclusive and communal learning environment

  • openness to professional reflection and feedback

  • strong written and verbal communication skills, preferably in native Hebrew, and comfort communicating orally and in writing in English

  • demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ)

Bachelors degree in Elementary or Early Childhood Education (or 90-hour MSDE course for Junior K candidates) or a related field required, with a Masters degree preferred and a minimum of 3-5 years of successful, formal lead-teaching experience in a public or independent school.

Work Environment:

  • Faculty may be asked to perform their work responsibilities on campus and/or at home. In both settings, the teacher is required to maintain a professional environment.

  • While on campus, classes may be operating either in person or in an alternative setting. Teachers are expected to be present and accessible for the entire school day (contracted hours) regardless of the setting.

  • In accordance with the School's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, the School has adopted a mandatory Vaccination Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families and the community at large from infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and the flu, which may be reduced by annual vaccinations. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities, as applicable.

To learn more about this opportunity, the School, and to apply, please visit https://www.cesjds.org/about/work-at-cesjds.

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The School encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

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