Religious School Teacher (PT)

Temple Beth Shalom | Mahopac, NY, United States

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Posted Date 1/30/2024

Position Available: Part-time Religious School Teacher: Jewish History, Culture, Values, and Holidays (Combined 6th & 7th Grade Class)

 About Us:

Temple Beth Shalom (TBS) of Mahopac, New York, is a modern, progressive, Conservative Jewish congregation that strives to teach, challenge, support, and inspire our diverse synagogue family. TBS is located right over the Westchester border in Putnam County. TBS is a small and mighty congregation with a vibrant programming calendar and warm, down-to-earth membership and staff. Within the Temple Beth Shalom Religious School, we offer an engaging and experiential model of classroom learning to bring 21st century models to Jewish education for our students.

This position is for the 2024-2025 school year, starting in September 2024. Religious School meets on most Sunday mornings from 10:30am-12:00pm and on one Saturday per month from 10:00am-12:00pm (This program is in lieu of school on Sunday and is called “Shabbat Chavaya”).

The curriculum consists of Jewish history, Israel, Jewish culture, values, tefillah, and holidays. The teacher can utilize art, technology, music, food, and role playing and incorporate cooperative learning methods. In addition, the instructor will differentiate instruction based on the needs of the class.

Please Note: This position does not include Hebrew language instruction.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Engage students in Jewish living and learning through an in-person, hands-on approach to Judaism by leading meaningful discussion.
  • Design and implement engaging, hands-on learning.
  • Maintain updated student records including attendance, engagement, progress, and assessment.
  • Other tasks as needed.


Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • A./B.S. or higher degree in education and/or Judaic Studies or related fields.
  • Minimum two years of experience working in youth engagement through teaching, Jewish youth work, camping, or other relevant settings.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Jewish beliefs and a commitment to Jewish education, practices, and values.
  • Creative, optimistic, and passionate about making a difference in the future of Jewish youth. Experience with the Conservative Movement is a plus.
  • Commitment to Israel education.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • All staff must pass a background check.

Salary: Compensation is based on previous experience and educational background: $50-$60 per hour including class prep time and lesson planning.

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this position to: P[email protected] and [email protected]



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