Jewish Educator (FT)

Congregation Beth Elohim | Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Posted Date 5/28/2024
Description

Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) is a vibrant, cutting-edge Reform synagogue in Park Slope, Brooklyn. We are a welcoming and inclusive community, rooted in Jewish history and identity, and profoundly open to diversity in all its forms. We come together to learn, to pray, to celebrate the rhythm of Jewish time, and to support each other through the joys and sorrows of our lives. We are a spiritual, cultural and intellectual center for Jewish revitalization, fostering community and extending our values of justice, education, and inspiration throughout the neighborhoods where we live and beyond.

We are seeking a Full-Time Jewish Educator for Yachad, CBE’s Religious Education Program. Yachad serves nearly 500 students with full-time educators learning, creating curriculum and sustaining meaningful community for themselves, their students and families. Members of the Yachad full-time and part-time team receive ongoing professional and leadership development training throughout the year.

CBE believes in ongoing Jewish exploration and living through deep Judaic and ritual exploration. CBE is committed to Judaism (Jewish experiences and education) that is inclusive and accessible to all. As a Full-Time Yachad Educator, you must have excellent communication and organizational skills, a warm and inclusive demeanor, and an excitement for engaging students and families in Jewish life. If you are a collaborative and flexible Jewish leader and educator, CBE and Yachad wants to hear from you!

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Create exciting curriculum, lesson plans, programming opportunities, and act as point person for grades or content areas (Hebrew, Social Justice, Sensory Sensitive Programs) where you are the Lead Educator. 
  • Work in partnership with fellow full-time educators, part-time educators, and madrichim (teen assistants) in implementing curriculum and programming for all families.
  • Coordinate with the Learning Specialist to ensure curricular content is being presented thoughtfully and in a way that works for a variety of learning styles.  
  • Manage grade-wide communications for the grades you are responsible for.
  • Teach a variety of classes in grades K-12 in both Jewish Studies & Hebrew Learning, using content created by other Full-Time Yachad Educators.
  • Manage all administrative duties for each class you teach including, but not limited to: regular attendance, communication with part-time teachers, follow-up communications with families, etc.
  • Create strong relationships with students & families, and work to encourage relationships between the two.  We teach kids, but we want to engage the whole family!
  • Proactively, and consistently engage parents in communication about their child(ren)’s progress, both in Jewish Studies and in Hebrew - in-person and/or electronically.
  • Be a part of the planning and execution of all grade-wide programs for grades you are responsible for, as well as select Yachad-wide family programs around Shabbat and the holidays (including either Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur).
  • Depending on need, this position may be asked to support the planning and running of some off-site trips / retreats.
  • Act as a resource and collaborative partner for all fellow Full-Time Yachad Educators.
  • Able to be a team player as a full-time member of the CBE staff and the Yachad staff.

 

Qualifications and Expectations 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1 - 3 years of teaching experience, or leading in a similar setting.
  • Background and experience in most or all:
    • pedagogy
    • curriculum development
    • lesson planning
    • Jewish summer camp  
  • Strong organizational, planning, and project management skills
  • Desire and ability to work with children and young adults 
  • Knowledge and ability to lead Jewish education & experiences 
  • Working knowledge of Hebrew and ability to teach students Hebrew decoding (not fluent/conversational Hebrew)
  • Judaic Content knowledge in text, ritual, history
  • Be a self-starter and able to work with minimum amount of supervision
  • Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and strong work ethic, and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • We are looking for great people - even if they don’t have all the qualifications listed above!

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job and may change at any time. 

Reports to:  Director of Yachad 
Status:  Exempt 
Department:  Yachad 
Schedule: This is a full-time position with Sundays and Mondays off. This position requires the ability to work Saturday mornings, some weekday evenings, and select holidays.  The position is year-round with light summer months of June and July.
Start Date: August 14, 2024
Salary Range: $50k-$60k 

To apply, please send a cover letter, your resume, and contact information for 3 professional references to Yachad’s Director, Zach Rolf, at [email protected]. In the subject line please put “Full-Time Educator - YOUR NAME”.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) is an equal opportunity employer. It is a violation of CBE’s policies to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, marital status, family status, sexual preference, status with regard to public assistance, mental or physical impairment, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 



Salary50,000.00 - 60,000.00 Annual
Duration
Full Time
Categories
High School Teacher | Lower School Teacher | Middle School Teacher | Teacher (Classroom)
Organization Type
Education & Schools | Synagogue
Benefits
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
Job Location
US
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