Director of Lifelong Learning

Temple Beth Or | Raleigh, NC, United States

Posted Date 12/14/2021

Position Description

We are looking for a Director of Lifelong Learning who will inspire and connect with our children and families and who will bring passion and spirit to our congregation. The TBO Director of Lifelong Learning will work in partnership with TBO Clergy, Committees, Board, and staff to set the educational vision and direction for lifelong learning for our entire community. The ideal candidate will have a passion for Jewish education and building community, helping us foster a multi-sensory, hands-on learning environment that is creative, innovative, and fosters positive working relationships with teachers, students, and families. Effective collaboration skills, flexibility and creativity are crucial to the position. The Director reports to the Senior Rabbi.

Who We Are

Temple Beth Or is a dynamic synagogue of 460 families rooted in Jewish spirituality and social justice organizing. Founded 110 years ago by progressive Jews seeking a Jewish spiritual home, TBO has blossomed into a congregation that is a leading progressive voice in the Jewish community and a passionate Jewish voice in the progressive world.

Some of the essential functions of the position include, but are not limited to:

Religious School

  • Develop and implement a creative and innovative, relevant, and impactful Jewish education curriculum for young people in our congregation. Directly implement Pre-K through high school religious and Hebrew education programs.
  • Plan, organize, and, when appropriate, lead family programs and youth holiday and Shabbat programs.
  • In conjunction with the Rabbi and the Religious School Committee review vision and mission of education programs and ensure the implementation of community educational goals.
  • Recruit, hire, and mentor an enthusiastic and committed education staff, including Religious School and Hebrew teachers and teaching assistants.
  • Coordinator of B’nai Mitzvah program
  • Coordinator of all Religious School services
  • Communicate effectively with family and youth in our community, who are critical for the long-term health and stability of synagogue involvement and growth, including contributing a monthly article to the congregation newsletter (Temple Topics)

Lifelong Learning

  • Work with staff and volunteers to implement education programming that meets the life-span needs of our diverse congregation. Coordinate enrollment process and procure and maintain rich and engaging educational materials for teachers and students.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with students, families, staff, volunteers, congregants, and community partners. Coordinate volunteer efforts to support religious, Hebrew, and cultural education programming.
  • Engage with local and national organizations and publications to further develop skills, generate new ideas, and keep apprised of trends, issues, and best practices in Jewish education. Transfer new insights and opportunities through mentoring and professional development of teachers and teaching assistants.

Ideal Characteristics

  • A visionary educator with leadership and teaching experience
  • A creative and innovative approach to curriculum and learning
  • Welcoming countenance to all members
  • Strong background in and knowledge of multiple modalities of Jewish education (experiential, camp, classroom, Hebrew/Torah, arts, methods to engage learners of different ages, needs, and development)
  • Passion for teaching and learning and enthusiasm for working with children and families
  • Effective communication skills (verbal, written, interpersonal) to engage the diverse stakeholders involved in the Education Program (students – Pre-K through teens, parents, clergy, staff, volunteers, congregation partners)
  • Flexible and collaborative leadership style
  • Actively supportive of the deepest and widest possible Jewish exploration, learning, and connection by our students and families
  • Open to a diverse range of Jewish observance and belief and welcoming toward all families
  • Technology skills needed for program management and community and youth engagement
  • Strong organizational skills to manage multiple people and programs and keep track of details and records


  • Masters in Jewish Education plus a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field
  • Ability to lead services and offer occasional D’vrei Torah messages as needed
  • Experience leading a religious school program

We are a family friendly organization that encourages work/life balance.

 This job posting is intended to describe the general requirements for the performance of this job. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Other duties not listed here may be assigned by the Senior Rabbi or Executive Director.


This is a salaried position with a range of $90,000 - $100,000 per year, depending on experience. TBO provides retirement contributions, unlimited PTO, long term disability and medical benefits for the employee.  Deadline to apply:  January 31, 2021.  Please email a cover letter and resume to: [email protected].

Salary90000.00 - 100000.00 Annual
Full Time
Adult Education | Director | Education - Other | Jewish Studies Director | Principal / Head of School
Organization Type
401(k) or 403(b) plans | leave early for Shabbat | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | parental leave | sick leave
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