About CSZ (Congregation Shaarey Zedek) Religious School:
CSZ Religious School Congregation Shaarey Zedek’s supplemental education for children from pre-kindergarten through B’nai mitzvah age. We gather once or twice a week, depending on age, to learn Hebrew, learn about Jewish culture, and learn Tefilah (prayer and blessings) and Torah. CSZ has a warm, welcoming school community that encourages families to participate in monthly programs and congregational services and events.
CSZ is a warm, welcoming, inclusive, and multi-generational Jewish community more than a century-and-a-half young. We celebrate all of life’s experiences: raising our families, building friendships, and being there for each other throughout the full spectrum of life-cycle events. Our Judaism is practiced both traditionally and innovatively, and we work together with Jews and non-Jews alike to care for those who are in need. Our clergy are not only our teachers but our friends as well. We have a tremendously rich history and a bright future. Most of all, we are a family and we look forward to welcoming more members.
CSZ Religious School seeks a dependable, energetic person to teach as the supplemental Special Needs paraprofessional in our supplementary school. The teacher will independently teach students with special needs in small groups or individually in Grades 3 – 7, and will teach collaboratively with other teachers and staff as needed. This position is for the 2023-24 school year, Sundays from 9:15 a.m. - 12:15pm, and Tuesdays from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Applicants must have:
- Experience teaching or working with children between the ages of 4 and 12 in individual and group settings.
- Familiarity and experience working with students with special needs including but not limited to autism spectrum disorders, language delays, and learning disabilities.
- Ability to work well with other teachers, and to communicate with parents.
- Interest in Jewish traditions and hands-on learning.
The teacher will be expected to:
- Support students in forming their own Jewish identities. Work with students to explore aspects of Judaism. Work with co-teachers and the Director of Youth and Family Learning to track student progress and needs. Develop individualized approaches to support each child’s learning.
- Work collaboratively with other teachers and the Director to teach and supervise children when the whole group is together (such as at an assembly or at a meal).
- Plan and teach lessons to specific special needs students which allow them to learn the subject matter in their classes.
- Communicate with parents directly about specific student’s progress and needs (checking in when students are dropped off/picked up).
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Devorah Glanz at [email protected]. No phone calls please.