6th Grade Religious School Teacher

Beth Tikvah B'nai Jeshurun | Erdenheim, PA, United States

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Posted Date 1/05/2023

Religious School Faculty Position 

BTBJ works to create an accepting and nurturing Jewish community. Our Religious School cultivates learning spaces where our students engage in study, exploration, and discovery of Jewish texts, rituals, traditions and values. Through rich and authentic engagement, students have the opportunity to develop their own Jewish identities, spiritualities, and build meaningful connections within a Jewish community. We believe that Jewish learning is a partnership between the synagogue and the home and a shared responsibility among learners, teachers, leaders and the congregational community. We host family learning programs, family Shabbat and High Holiday Services as well as additional opportunities to build these partnerships. 

BTBJ Religious School is seeking Jewish educators who are excited to facilitate the growth and learning of the students. We promote the implementation of project-based learning approaches, non-violent communication techniques, and emphasize the importance of social-emotional learning. We support our faculty in many ways including professional development, individual coaching, as well as access to in-person and online libraries of curricular resources. BTBJ Religious School faculty report to Suzanne Caster, Educational Director.  

We are currently seeking faculty for the following classes, immediate hire: 

  • 6th grade Lead Teacher  - Sundays 9:30am -12:30pm
  • 6th grade B'nai Mitzvah Program Facilitator - Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm once a month in-person
  • 6th grade Co-Leader Better Together Program - Wednesday 7-8:30pm once a month online

Primary Job Responsibilities Include: 

  • Provide excellent learning opportunities for your students 
  • Implement outlined curriculum in consultation with Ed Director 
  • Develop and submit lesson plans to Ed Director in advance of each class session 
  • Attend and participate in monthly Faculty Meetings and Professional Development Sessions 
  • Participate in planning and implementation of all-school activities 
  • Complete semesterly student evaluations 
  • Write monthly class updates for distribution
  • Work with Assistant Teacher to implement the lesson plans you prepare

What You’ll Bring to the Job: 

  • A basic knowledge of Hebrew and ability to teach the meanings of Jewish prayers 
  • A working knowledge of and interest in Judaism, Jewish texts, rituals, traditions, and values 
  • A basic knowledge of and interest in Jewish Life Cycle
  • Ability to craft lesson plans designed to engage students in the exploration of Jewish life and their Jewish identities 
  • Ability to craft lesson plans deeply rooted in Jewish tradition and relevant to students' contemporary lives 
  • Excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills 
  • Willingness to communicate effectively and regularly with parents and the Educational Director 
  • Comfort with working in a Conservative synagogue 
  • Willingness to follow safety protocols set in place by BTBJ in accordance with CDC and state recommendations 


  • Lead Teacher $28-$55/hour, commensurate with pertinent education & experience
  • Paid Professional Development and Paid Time Off
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Teacher (Classroom)
Part Time Categories
Hebrew School/Sunday School | Part Time Teaching
Organization Type
Education & Schools | Synagogue
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