Religious School Director

Congregation Beth Hatikvah | Summit, NJ, United States

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Posted Date 11/10/2023

Congregation Beth Hatikvah (CBH) seeks an organized, passionate, and knowledgeable part-time Religious School Director to lead our Reconstructing Judaism educational programming, primarily for families with children in grades 2 through 7. Our school currently has 30+ students in the main classes, plus a meaningful series of under-5 programs throughout the year and a local teen program with the neighboring synagogues.

Essential Job Functions

  • Physically present at CBH on Saturday mornings from approximately 8 a.m. to 1 p.m
  • Administer CBH’s Shabbat-based Saturday morning religious school and family education programming as well as the Hebrew learning program
  • Lead the implementation of an engaging, experiential, and project-based curriculum
  • In collaboration with the Rabbi, create experiential Shabbat Services and Family Services on Saturday mornings
  • Organize Hebrew tutoring curriculum and Hebrew lessons for students in grades 4-7
  • Hire, supervise and direct teachers and Hebrew tutors
  • Ensure learning and programming are accessible to all CBH families
  • Build relationships with parents
  • Write weekly communications to school families regarding children’s experiences
  • Serve as the identified contact for teen programming for CBH and other surrounding synagogues
  • Respond to and outreach to prospective families
  • Work with CBH’s Religious School Committee and others to create and manage school policies and procedures
  • Prepare and manage the School budget, monitor income and expenses for all educational programs within the context of CBH’s overall budget


  • Knowledge of Jewish religion and culture (knowledge of Reconstructing Judaism preferred but not required if willing to learn)
  • Has a passion for educating youth on Jewish values, history and community
  • Understands how to facilitate classroom Jewish learning for youth in a dynamic and meaningful way
  • Warm, creative and positive
  • Ability to build relationships with youth, teens, families, colleagues, and community leaders
  • A team player who enjoys collaborating with others
  • Supervisory management experience preferred
  • Administrative capability including logistics and budgeting


  • Must work from CBH on Saturday mornings with occasional presence at Friday evening Shabbat services and other Jewish holidays
  • May work from home the rest of the work week with a flexible shift


  • $42,000 annual salary for 20-25 hours each week
  • Friday night accommodations are offered for out of area candidates
  • Funding is available for continuing education


About Congregation Beth Hatikvah | Summit, NJ |

We make Judaism relevant to our modern lives and diverse community. We are deep-thinking, caring and accepting of individuals with different degrees of Jewish knowledge and practice, different lifestyles, and varying viewpoints on contemporary issues. And we are excited that our children want to attend religious school each week.

Salary42,000.00 Annual
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Director | Religious School Administrator
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