Germantown Jewish Centre (GJC) is seeking energetic, creative, compassionate Jewish educators to be a part of our vibrant and innovative team of Religious School (RS) teachers for the 2022-23 | 5783 school year.
Our teachers are excited Jewish knowledge-seekers, youth-cheerleaders and community builders. They work to connect students to each other and to our rich and diverse Jewish heritage in a warm and curious educational environment. Teachers will receive direct support from the Education Director to build inclusive, empowered, compassionate and engaging classrooms with their students. Experienced and first-time teachers are encouraged to apply!
GJC is currently seeking teachers to teach Judaics on Sunday mornings between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm and Hebrew on Wednesdays from approximately 4-6:30 pm. We seek teachers for most age groups from 2nd - 6th grade. During January and February, classes take place on Saturday mornings instead of Sundays and entail some family education. Saturday/Sunday classes meet in person, while Wednesday classes will consist of individualized, virtual Hebrew instruction in which teachers will meet in very small groups with students via Zoom for a maximum of 2 hours total.
About the Germantown Jewish Centre
Germantown Jewish Centre (GJC) is a Conservative congregation in the heart of Philadelphia’s West Mount Airy neighborhood that serves Northwest Philadelphia’s multifaceted Jewish community. Our religious school is geared towards students (K-7) from all of GJC’s minyanim, including Dorshei Derekh (a Reconstructionist affiliate) and Minyan Masorti (a traditional egalitarian minyan). We proudly embrace the racial, ethnic, and gender diversity of our staff, students and their families. We welcome multiracial, interfaith, and LGBT families, and we are committed to the inclusion of students with special needs. The diversity of our families enriches our community and our children’s learning.
Through the study of Jewish texts and engaging with the full range of Jewish traditions, arts and cultures, the GJC Religious School seeks to inspire our students with Jewish wisdom that will help them navigate the difficult and joyous aspects of life. GJC Religious School paves the way for young Jews to become Jewish adults who understand and embody the values that express the core values of GJC and underlie our work together.