Temple Israel of Portsmouth is seeking energetic, knowledgeable, and passionate teachers for our 2022-23 school year. We have been serving the Jewish community of the greater Portsmouth area for over a century. We offer an inclusive environment where children share a sense of community, engage in discovery about their rich Jewish heritage, and establish lifelong friendships.
As a member of our dedicated teaching staff, you will be instrumental in leading our children on an exciting journey through Jewish history and texts, Hebrew language, Judaic culture, ethics, and religious observance. The goal of our education program is to instill in our children a love of Judaism, a positive Jewish identity, and strong moral and ethical values.
As our children learn together, they develop lasting relationships and a positive sense of belonging to a community full of good friends, meaningful activities, and rich traditions.
If working with children and imparting your own love of Jewish practices is your passion, then I want to speak with you! Please include your resume, a list of three refrences, and a short introduction of yourself and why you think you would be a good fit for this position.
Applicants must have:
- Energetic personality and ability to be dependable.
- Experience teaching, counseling or advising children between the ages of 4 and 12, in a group setting.
- Familiarity with Hebrew sufficient to teach beginning Hebrew readers to decode the language of blessings and common Hebrew words.
- Ability to coordinate with other teachers and to communicate with parents verbally or in written forms.
- Passion for Jewish knowledge, traditions and hands on-learning
- Ability to use zoom or other video communications, word processing programs and simple spreadsheet programs.
Our teachers are expected to:
- Develop lesson plans that are interesting, engaging and effective ensuring curriculum objectives are met.
- Monitor progress of each student for knowledge mastery, provide interventions where appropriate and report to the Head of School weekly.
- Communicate student performance with parents on a weekly basis.
- Work collaboratively with other teachers and Head of school to supervise and actively encourage participation when multiple groups are learning together.
- Provide make-up assignments / topics and hold students accountable for making up knowledge growth when they are unable to be present.
- Be prepared to “teach via zoom” if our health policy requires remote learning.