Teen Coordinator

Society for the Advancement of Judaism | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 8/10/2022

SAJ - Judaism That Stands For All, is the first ever Reconstructionist Synagogue. Formerly known as the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, and founded by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, we are celebrating our Centennial in 2022.  We are a warm community of 260 family units, with approximately 70 students in the school. We are rooted in progressive values, social justice, and innovative ritual in the modern world. 

Our synagogue is a multi-racial and multi-cultural community, and queer, nonbinary, and trans affirming community.  

We appreciate educators who have a background in art, theater, song-leading, activism, camp, and/or social-emotional skill-building.  Staff may come from any denomination, with a curiosity to learn about Reconstructing Judaism. Teachers who are reflective practitioners, have strong communication, and enjoy collaborating with creative ideas, tend to thrive in our program. 

SAJ requires all in-person participants to be vaccinated against Covid and wear a mask until further notice. 

Learn more about SAJ: https://saj.nyc/learn/youth/ 

Learn about Reconstructionist Judaism:  https://www.reconstructingjudaism.org/article/who-reconstructionist-jew

Please email Debra Fricano at [email protected]nyc to express interest in the job, or learn more about our community. 


For 2022-2023/5783 School Year  In Person at 15 W 86th street, NYC.

Job Available:  Teen Coordinator (Part time) 

Once a month on a Sunday, plan and run teen social events, either at SAJ or in the general NYC area.  Examples include: field trips to museums, Coney Island, Hex & Co Board Games, community service projects, etc.  

Chaperone additional longer events for teens, as available.  

(Optional) Saturdays (weekly) 10am-12pm,  Support the Director of Education in mentoring and checking-in with the Teen volunteers.   

Compensation rate: $150 per 2 hour event.  Additional compensation for longer events.  Anticipated total salary $2,000+

Budget will be provided for supplies and materials. 

Communication with teens and parents will be supported by SAJ administration.  


Candidates for this position should: 

    • Enjoy working with teens, 8th-12th grade.  
    • Maintain professionalism in communication, punctuality, responsibility. 
    • Take initiative with creative and fun plans.
    • Particularly have interest in or passion for social justice, anti-racism and LGBTQ+ inclusivity. 

Please email Debra Fricano (she/they) [email protected] with a statement of intention or cover letter, your resume, and any questions!

After an interview, you may be asked for the contact information of two professional references.


Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Counselor | Education - Other | Engagement | Social Justice | Youth Groups Advisor
Part Time Categories
Hebrew School/Sunday School | Part Time Teaching | Youth Advisor
Organization Type
Education & Schools | Synagogue | Youth
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