Torah School Director

Tifereth Israel Synagogue | San Diego, CA, United States

Posted Date 7/27/2022

Interim Director, Abraham Ratner Torah School
Tifereth Israel Synagogue

Tifereth Israel Synagogue, located in San Diego, California, is a Conservative congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We are a welcoming, inclusive community that is committed to building meaningful relationships with one another, with Judaism, and with God. We recognize that the Jewish community, like all of life, is changing, and we commit ourselves to embracing tradition while exploring new applications of Jewish
values and observance in our daily lives.

Tifereth Israel Synagogue (TIS) seeks to hire an Interim Torah School Director for the 2022-23 academic year. This individual will oversee the weekly operations of the Torah School, including program management, curriculum implementation, staff supervision, and community outreach. A successful candidate will partner with Synagogue staff to create a rich and robust educational experience for students and families. Our Torah School meets on Sunday mornings in person and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons online. This is a part-time position of approximately 20 hours per week.


Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Operate all administrative and programmatic aspects of the Torah School program.
  • Create a safe, welcoming, and nurturing environment for all of our Torah School students, families, assistants, volunteers and faculty.
  • Engage regularly and build relationships with students and families.
  • Develop and continually update a dynamic curriculum that engages students in Jewish learning.
  • Hire, supervise, and mentor Torah School teachers and staff.
  • Hold regular staff meetings, keep staff motivated, and resolve conflicts.
  • Meet with parents and teachers to keep parents up to date on their child’s development and progress.
  • In partnership with synagogue staff, plan and implement school-wide programs and holiday observances.
  • Communicate regularly with current and prospective Torah School families, including writing school newsletters, providing tours and follow up.
  • Promote awareness of the Torah School and its services, ensuring successful enrollment and student retention.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years in a Jewish Religious School
  • Passion for Jewish learning and teaching
  • Deep understanding of Judaism and Jewish traditions, including Hebrew
  • Leadership in a Torah School or Jewish educational setting
  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Program management
  • Ability to work as a team leader and team player



  • Starting at $32,000


Covid Protocols

  • All TIS employees must be fully vaccinated against Covid, and have at least one booster.
Salary32000.00 - 32000.00 Annual
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Head of School | Jewish Studies Director
Part Time Categories
Hebrew School/Sunday School
Organization Type
Sick Days
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