Who We Are
Congregation Shir Hadash is a Reform congregation located in Los Gatos, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley, affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism. The congregation is a vibrant and well-established mid-sized congregation of roughly 600 family units, dedicated to providing a vital Jewish life, spiritual growth, and a sense of community for its members.
Recently, our Senior Rabbi, Rabbi Melanie Aron, retired after serving the congregation for 30 years. We are excited to welcome Rabbi Nico Socolovsky as our next Senior Rabbi.
Kulanu (“All of Us”) is a multi-faceted approach to Jewish learning that lets go of the notions of “school,” and replaces it with “experience.” We acknowledge that our youth and their families are unique and recognize that engagement in Jewish life is not one size fits all. As such, we strive to support all of our youth and families in a variety of ways in which they can connect with Judaism. By learning and living Jewishly, and by understanding our collective history and traditions, we can find meaning and purpose in our lives today.
Who We Are Seeking
We are seeking individuals who have a passion for working with children, flexibility, and enthusiasm, enjoy working as a team and have an eagerness to learn and grow as a professional, to serve as teachers in our Kulanu Hebrew program. Our Kulanu Hebrew Program for Grades 3-6 meets on Sundays from 12:30pm-2:00pm or on Tuesdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm
Strong communication and organizational skills
Ability to relate to children and adults
Willingness and enthusiasm to work with a team
Child CPR/First Aid Certification, or willingness to acquire
Hebrew reading fluency is expected with knowledge of prayers and their meaning. Fluency in modern Hebrew conversation and prayer-based vocabulary is a plus, but not required.
Interested candidates should reach out to Rabbi PJ Schwartz at [email protected] or 678-575-3949. Pay is commensurate with experience, and is equal to or greater than pay at local congregations in the San Jose area.