BMitzvah Teachers

Makom Community | Philadelphia, PA, United States

Posted Date 7/05/2022

Makom Community BMitzvah Teacher (Part-Time)

12 hours/week, 2 positions available for during the school year starting Fall 2022


Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate on BMitzvah curriculum writing
  • Teach 5th-7th Grade BMitzvah class 3 afternoons per week from 4-6pm
  • Meet 1:1 weekly with BMitzvah students in the year before their BMitzvah celebration 
  • Facilitate quarterly family programming 

How will you do this?

  • Obtain appropriate background checks within 30 days of hire
  • 3 days a week teach grades 5-7
  • Create structure for supporting individual and small group projects
  • Lead and teach Tefilah; support students in learning to lead Tefilah
  • Build relationships with parents through ongoing communication (email & blog)
  • Use Asana for task management and supervision
  • Supervised by Director of Teaching & Learning
  • Participate in regular reflection and goal setting to support your own growth
  • Typical schedule Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 2pm to 6pm, plus 1:1 meetings by appointment


  • Collaborate with Founding Director on BMitzvah process and day-of facilitation
  • Collaborate with with Executive Director & Director of Teaching and Learning on quarterly family programming
  • Share the story of BMitzvah cohort’s learning with Communications Manager for social media and other storytelling

This may be the position for you, if you meet the requirements below and you…  

  • Want to be involved in cutting-edge of urban Jewish learning for children and their families;  
  • Looking to be an innovator of the field of Jewish Education;  
  • Want to be part of a team that values your creativity and will challenge you to grow professionally and personally;  
  • Looking to be inspired and empowered by peers and experienced educators;  


  • Minimum of 2 years working with tweens & teens in a Jewish setting
  • Experience teaching Jewish text
  • Strong familiarity with Jewish text
  • MUST have or obtain all appropriate background checks within 30 days of hire

Salary & Benefits:

$25-35/hour depending on where you land on our pay scale. Two weeks of paid time off, paid preparation time, closed for Jewish holidays, and professional development funding available. 

Is this you?

  • Want to create immersive Jewish experiences for kids 10-13 years old?
  • Want to be a part of a supportive team?
  • Want to be nurtured as a professional?
  • Do you love having a job where you can work from big picture to implementation AND work directly with kids?

Makom Community is a Jewish enrichment center that creates family-centered Jewish experiences where parents are empowered to build a Jewish life that is personally meaningful for their family, where the noise of children is welcome, and where it is safe for parents to learn alongside children. We cultivate fluency and comfort in Jewish tradition through our inspirational and cutting-edge youth and family experiences. Not only is Makom Community a Jewish community committed to creating a more just world, we’re also committed to building a Jewish community that is truly open to anyone who wishes to engage with Jewish traditions alongside their family.

COVID Safety:
Makom Community takes COVID safety very seriously. We will continue to exceed CDC’s recommendations for how we handle COVID safety with our on-site educators and students.  Currently, our whole staff team is vaccinated and boosted, and 100% of our students are vaccinated. This is a fully in-person role in our site in Center City Philadelphia.

To apply: Send a cover letter telling us about your experience, a resume, and three references to Beverly Socher-Lerner, Founding Director [email protected] with the words “BMitzvah teacher YOUR NAME” in the subject line.

Makom Community is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome employees and prospective employees without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation or veteran status.

Salary25.00 - 35.00 Hour
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Part Time Categories
Bnai Mitzvah | Hebrew School/Sunday School | Part Time Teaching
Organization Type
Education & Schools | Youth
Paid Vacation | Sick Days
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