Judaic Studies Teacher

Chicago Jewish Day School | Chicago, IL, United States

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Posted Date 6/10/2024

Chicago Jewish Day School offers an exciting and innovative dual curriculum, encompassing the best of General Studies, Hebrew and Judaic Studies.  At CJDS, learning is approached in a safe, collaborative, and supportive educational environment.  As our school continues to grow, we are looking for creative and collaborative faculty to join and expand our team.

The Lower School Judaic Studies teacher will promote Jewish education as a lifelong journey that is meaningful, dynamic, and inspiring. The position will design and implement engaging and enriching Jewish learning experiences as directed by the school’s curriculum and mission. The teacher will facilitate student learning using the text of Chumash to teach text-study skills as well as develop a love of learning and a foundation for students’ Jewish identity. Using a variety of tools and resources, the educator will create learning experiences that are tailored to the individual needs of each student and will assess student growth towards achieving proficiency in these articulated learning goals. The Lower School Judaic Studies teacher will foster a sense of belonging to the Jewish people and cultivate strong ties with the State of Israel) and the Jewish people.

Responsibilities and Duties/ Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to teach Judaic Studies using classical texts and commentaries.
  • Educate students in various topics at the lower school level, including but not limited to Prayer, Tanach, Mishna, and Jewish History.
  • Lead a tefillah group each morning.
  • Contribute to and participate in grade-level, division, and department-wide Judaic programming.
  • Track and report performance data of students to determine student progress; which educational strategies and methods are working; where and when educational modifications must be made.
  • Adhere to all aspects of the CJDS Way (grading policy, parent communication, differentiation of instruction, procedures, etc.) as outlined during the interview process
  • Participate in the ongoing Judaic curriculum development.



The Lower School Judaic Studies teacher must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Judaic Studies or comparable learning. The applicant should have 2 years teaching experience and be proficient in the use of instructional technology. 

Salary based on experience. Benefits include: medical, paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, short term disability, paid Jewish and Federal holidays.

Chicago Jewish Day School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or genetics, and any other characteristic or status protected by law.

Full Time
Jewish Studies Teacher | Lower School Teacher | Middle School Teacher
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days
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