Middle School Hebrew Teacher

Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School | Rockville, MD, United States

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Posted Date 3/01/2023

Come join a committed, caring, talented faculty in delivering an exemplary and inspiring general and Jewish education. Together, we ensure a vibrant Jewish future through the growth of confident, compassionate thinkers who engage the world through Jewish values.

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD is seeking candidates to fill the position of Middle School Hebrew Teacher for the 2023-2024 academic year. Members of the Hebrew department work collaboratively in designing and delivering an outstanding Hebrew education to middle school students in a supportive, engaging and rich environment which values the whole child. They bring Hebrew language to life throughout the school and inspire students with an appreciation for and mastery of Hebrew as the language of the Jewish people.

Successful candidates will have at least three years of demonstrated success teaching Hebrew as a second language to middle school students, and will have familiarity and experience with teaching the proficiency model. The ideal candidate is passionate and charismatic, and uses a student-centered approach to teaching. They are experienced in effective methods of assessment of second language skills, and are familiar with recognized standards of language instruction, in particular with ACTFL standards. Candidates demonstrate a willingness to participate fully in the life of a vibrant school community, and have demonstrated success in working collaboratively as part of a team.

Pay is commensurate with education and experience, and is calculated according to a school-wide pay scale. This position is eligible for benefits.


  • Teach Hebrew to students in grades 6-8, including identifying appropriate authentic texts, lesson planning and unit planning;
  • Teach daily morning check-in, academic flexblock, and/or a weekly advisory or other experiential education courses and programming;
  • Participate in team meetings to review curriculum and discuss student progress;
  • Work collaboratively within the Upper School Hebrew department and middle school faculty;
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • BA in Hebrew language, secondary language education, education, or a related field or comparable certification; MA in Hebrew Language Education strongly preferred but not required.
  • At least three years of successful teaching experience in collaborative working environments.
  • Familiarity and experience with the proficiency method of secondary language instruction.
  • Experience in differentiated instruction, project based learning, Collaborative Problem Solving, student-centered instruction and working with students with diverse learning needs preferred. Fluency with technology required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ) required.

To learn more about this opportunity and the School, please visit https://www.cesjds.org/about/work-at-cesjds

Work Environment:

  • Faculty may be asked to perform their work responsibilities on campus and/or at home. In both settings, the teacher is required to maintain a professional environment.
  • While on campus, classes may be operating either in person or in an alternative setting. Teachers are expected to be present and accessible for the entire school day (contracted hours), regardless of the setting.
  • In accordance with the School's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, the School has adopted a mandatory Vaccination Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families and the community at large from infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and the flu, which may be reduced by annual vaccinations. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities, as applicable.

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The School encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.


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