Part Time Jewish Educator

Westchester Reform Temple | Scarsdale, NY, United States

Posted Date 8/12/2022
Description

Part Time Educator

Job Description

 

About Westchester Reform Temple

Among the 1,000+ WRT member households today, you will find the embodiment of Reform Jewish diversity in America.  Our ever-evolving Reform tradition seeks to find meaningful expressions of prayer, song, ritual, study and community involvement, and we try to satisfy all appetites for Jewish soul-food - spiritual and physical.  We strive to realize this through our five pillars of Avodah (Spirituality), Chavurah (Community), Talmud Torah (Learning), Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World), and Clal Yisrael (The Jewish People).

 

About the Jewish Learning Lab at Westchester Reform Temple

An innovative Jewish educational program for students in Kindergarten through the 12th grade, the Jewish Learning Lab (JLL) works to advance Westchester Reform Temple’s mission “to ensure the perpetuation of the Jewish people and to cultivate a love of our Jewish heritage: God, Torah and Israel.” Students not only form an understanding and appreciation for Judaism and its lifelong traditions, but they also form a connection to a warm, inclusive community that enhances the learning experience.

The Jewish Learning Lab’s mission is to kindle a lifelong love of Jewish learning and living in children and youth in the WRT community. In achieving this mission, the JLL aspires to:

  • Support the development of a strong Jewish identity, strengthened with Hebrew language, rooted in Jewish tradition, nurtured by the study of Judaism, and guided by Jewish values.
  • Create enduring and joyful Jewish memories, bringing Torah to life and inspiring Jewish dreams.
  • Celebrate both the richness of our traditions and the limitless possibilities of innovation, preparing us to engage with the unique blessings and challenges of being Jewish in the 21st century.
  • Foster the development of an inclusive and caring community, one that reflects the diversity of Jewish life today and is empowered to serve those in need.

 

Job Summary/Objective

We are looking for several positions to complete our teaching team. We have openings in the following places:

            3rd/4th Grade SUNDAYS 9am-12:30pm

            K-2 Grade SUNDAYS 9am-12:30pm

            3rd/4th Grade WEDNESDAYS 3:45pm-5:00pm

 

Responsibilities include:

Preparation and Instruction

  • Using curricular resources provided by JLL Director and Full Time Team Lead, you will prepare for and teach weekly lessons for 25 sessions between September and May
  • JLL Support staff will ensure that requested materials are available as needed

 

Communications

  • Establish a rapport with students and families
  • Draft regular communications to parents that highlight learnings and projects from class
  • Reach out to families where students are absent more than two weeks in a row

 

Qualifications:

  • Collaborative and flexible team player
  • Self-starter and self-reflective
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Possess the ability to build and maintain appropriate relationships with children and their parents
  • Comfort with Hebrew (spoken preferred)
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Reform Jewish movement, its values and its institutions (preferred)

 

Salary will depend on the actual assigned schedule.

 

To apply for any of these opportunities, please send a resume and a cover letter detailing your interest to [email protected]

 

 

Duration
Full Time | Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Categories
Education - Other | Hebrew | Jewish Studies Teacher | Teacher (Classroom)
Part Time Categories
Hebrew School/Sunday School
Organization Type
Synagogue
Benefits
Sick Days
Job Location
US

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