Teva Educator

Adamah, Inc | Falls Village, CT, United States

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Posted Date 6/20/2024

Be a Teva Educator!  

Teva, a program of Adamah, is the premier Jewish environmental education program in North America. Our four-day Shomrei Adamah program provides transformational experiences in nature for Jewish day school students. We are seeking engaged, nature-inspired, creative, playful, and hard-working people to join our team of fall educators at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center.  

Teva aims to connect youth to the natural world, inspire environmental awareness and activism, and engage youth in Jewish culture and tradition. We are looking for educators who are excited to take part in this mission by leading and developing transformational experiences in nature. Educators spend their day outside with a group of students, and lead interactive curriculum that focuses on awareness, interconnectedness, ecology, and responsibility.   

Teva’s educators come from a diversity of backgrounds and contribute a variety of skills to the program.  Musicians, teachers, wilderness leaders, artists, mentors, performers, athletes, scholars, and lovers of life are invited! All Teva educators are hired because they have demonstrated strong skills in working with children through prior experience. 

Program Dates: 

The Fall Season will run September 2 – December 12 (exact dates are subject to change), at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center in Falls Village, CT.  

Teva comes back for a Spring Season from April 23 to June 13, with programming at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center and at the Pearlstone Retreat Center and Outdoor Education Campus, 30 minutes north of Baltimore, MD.   


  • Introduce students to the natural world through exploration of the forest, farm, and campus of Isabella Freedman  
  • Plan and lead outdoor learning blocks and electives to teach ecological and Jewish concepts, either solo or with a co-educator  
  • Lead children’s programming during Adamah holiday retreats  
  • Work collaboratively with supervisors and colleagues   
  • Participate in theatrical presentations, large scale games, evening programming, and song sessions  
  • Support programming at meals for students and chaperones  
  • Participate in Shacharit (morning prayer services) and add creative educational elements  
  • Assist with development of curriculum, skits, and program materials  
  • Participate in staff training and development (1/3 of total work time) and learn Teva’s curriculum  
  • Prepare the site for the week, includes programming materials, set-up, and take-down  

Compensation and benefits  

  • Stipend pay of $600 per week.  
  • Room and board in a communal house provided by Adamah at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center 
  • Professional development and networking opportunities throughout the season. 
  • Opportunity to develop teaching skills in a creative experiential setting  
  • Participation in vibrant ecologically-based Jewish community of Isabella Freedman 

To Apply: 

Please email [email protected] to apply.  

Priority application deadline is July 15, and applications are accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled. The application includes two interviews and three references. 

Salary600.00 - 600.00 Week
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Eco / Environmental | Engagement | Other | Programming | Public Speaking | Youth Groups Advisor
Organization Type
Environmental | Food & Kosher Services
Housing Benefit | Kosher Food Option Available | Sick Days
Job Location
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