Middle School Jewish Studies Teacher

Golda Och Academy | West Orange, NJ, United States

Posted Date 10/25/2021

About Golda Och Academy

Golda Och Academy, recognized as one of the top Jewish day schools in the country, is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 450 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.


Golda Och Academy Upper School seeks a creative, passionate Jewish Studies teacher to join our team for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate brings a degree in Jewish studies, with an out-of-the-box vision of how to inspire students to engage with Jewish ideas and values through Jewish text. The ideal candidate will also have the opportunity to bring energy and creativity to our Tefillah program.


- Teaching Judaic Studies in middle school
- Facilitating Tefillah and Tefillah education
- Collaboration with colleagues
- Communication with parents
- Record keeping
- Lesson planning
o Attention to differentiation
- Creating and grading assessments
- Collaboration with guidance and support faculty
- Addressing students’ accommodations
- Classroom environment
o Physical
o Behavioral
o Social-emotional
o Academic


- Subject Expertise Expectation
Teachers must be well-versed in their discipline, while keeping abreast of the best practices and pedagogy in their field. Teachers should understand childhood development and its impact on the classroom experience. Teachers are expected to share learning with other faculty members in meetings at school.
- Technology Familiarity
Teachers should be comfortable using a variety of technologies that engage students as 21st century thinkers. GOA actively supports the use of SMART Boards, iPads, and the school website. Teachers are encouraged and supported to explore domain specific technologies to use in their classes.
- Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Education and Experience

- At least 3 years of relevant teaching experience preferred
- Degree in Jewish Education and/or Judaic Studies

Golda Och Academy is a an inclusive community and makes all employment decisions without regard for an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

The School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options and many other valuable programs.

Full Time
Jewish Studies Teacher | Middle School Teacher
Organization Type
Education & Schools
401(k) or 403(b) plans | dental | FSA | leave early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | parental leave | sick leave | vision
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