Middle School Judaic Studies Teacher

Yavneh Day School | Los Gatos, CA, United States

Posted Date 6/22/2022

Middle School Judaic Studies Teacher


Yavneh Day School:

Yavneh Day School is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and is part of the shared Levy Family Campus in beautiful Los Gatos, California. This vibrant location is a hub for Jewish cultural, recreational, philanthropic and educational activities and creates an engaging backdrop for our students and faculty. 

Yavneh offers a progressive K-8 education with a collaborative approach to learning. We offer the highest level of academics, STEAM, music, integrated Jewish studies and Hebrew language curriculum within a warm, welcoming, and inclusive community. We are a U.S. Department of Education Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School and have been recognized for our dual language program. Our students' accomplishments have been recognized internationally by the World League Robotics Competition and Israeli writing competitions, as well as by the White House and the San Francisco Museum of Art.  We are proud of our incredible teaching staff, several of whom have also been nationally recognized.  You can even find a chapter about us in the book What Schools Teach Us About Religious Life by Daniel Heischman. 


A Yavneh education is about fostering curiosity, encouraging risk taking, and encouraging a love of learning. At Yavneh, our students are inspired to achieve their full academic and personal potential while also engaging meaningfully in the world around them. 


Job Summary:

Yavneh Day School, a community Jewish day school, seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, and flexible Middle School Judaic Studies teacher for the 2022-23 school year. 


The successful candidate will be passionate about teaching Judaic Studies and helping students to understand and appreciate Jewish traditions and culture, the study of Torah, T’fillah, the people and the land of Israel. This person will help our students become responsible citizens of the world and proud representatives of the Jewish people, with an understanding of and commitment to Social Justice. The successful candidate will be professional, collaborative, and possess personal integrity.



  • Work cooperatively with colleagues in planning and implementing a creative and exciting Judaic Studies program, integrated into a general studies curriculum as well as specified classes. 
  • Participate in faculty meetings, department meetings, holiday celebrations and school wide activities. 
  • Establish and maintain standards of excellence for supervision and student engagement.
  • Promote active participation of all students to ensure a positive and rewarding experience: in the classroom, at play and throughout the school day.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and administration as needed regarding social, emotional, and academic development of students.
  • Maintain close partnerships with families, including phone calls, conferences, and written communications.



  • Bachelor’s degree, and relevant experience 
  • Experience with implementation of technology across the curriculum (Google Suite) 
  • Excellent written and oral skills (parent communications, progress reports) 
  • Flexibility to work in multiple settings and shared facilities 
  • Desire to engender a love of learning and Judaism in our students
  • Willingness to work as part of multiple teams 
  • Enthusiasm for ongoing professional development 


Yavneh Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The school does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, veteran status, national, or ethnic origin, or any other basis prohibited by law. The school is committed to forming an inclusive, welcoming community, where all feel accepted and are treated with respect.


Reports to:

  • Director of Jewish Life & Learning
  • Principal



Part Time


Compensation and benefit summary:  

Compensation will be based on qualification and experience.  Excellent benefits offered including medical, dental, vision and life insurance.  

Contact Information. 

If you are interested in applying for this position let us know!  Please email a cover letter and resume, along with a list of three references to: [email protected] and [email protected]


Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Jewish Studies Teacher | Middle School Teacher
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Part Time Teaching
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Education & Schools
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