(Updated 7/5/22) Part Time Synagogue-School Teachers (various positions) in NYC

Society for the Advancement of Judaism | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 5/25/2022
Description

SAJ - Judaism That Stands For All, is the first ever Reconstructionist Synagogue. Formerly known as the Society for the Advancement of Judaism, and founded by Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan, we are celebrating our Centennial in 2022.  We are a warm community of 260 family units, with approximately 70 students in the school. We are rooted in progressive values, social justice, and innovative ritual in the modern world. 

Our synagogue is a multi-racial and multi-cultural community, and queer, nonbinary, and trans affirming community.  

We appreciate educators who have a background in art, theater, song-leading, activism, camp, and/or social-emotional skill-building.  Staff may come from any denomination, with a curiosity to learn about Reconstructing Judaism. Teachers who are reflective practitioners, have strong communication, and enjoy collaborating with creative ideas, tend to thrive in our program. 

SAJ requires all in-person participants to be vaccinated against Covid and wear a mask until further notice. 

 

Learn more about SAJ: https://saj.nyc/learn/youth/ 

 

Please email Debra Fricano at [email protected]nyc to express interest in any of these positions, or learn more about our community. 

 

For 2022-2023/5783 School Year

Saturdays (weekly), realistic time commitment: 9:45am-12:15pm.  In Person at 15 W 86th street, NYC.

  • "Teacher: 4th and 5th Grade" Plan, lead & summarize lessons, in a collaborative process with the Education Director. Delegate to teen teaching assistants. Communicate with parents periodically.  Facilitate an engaging classroom with students who have diverse learning strengths. Content focus may be Torah stories and text study.  
  • "Teacher: 7th Grade" Plan, lead & summarize lessons, in a collaborative process with the Education Director. Communicate with parents periodically.  Facilitate an engaging classroom with students who have diverse learning strengths. Content focus may be social justice, activism, and American-Jewish history.
  • "Assistant Teacher: Kindergarten and 1st Grade"  Get to know students, and make suggestions for lesson plans that incorporate their interests.  Small group facilitation, support individual learning needs. Content focus may be Jewish holidays. 
  • "Assistant Teacher: 2nd and 3rd Grade"  Get to know students, and make suggestions for lesson plans that incorporate their interests.  Small group facilitation, support individual learning needs. Room for growth into Lead Teacher depending on class size needs. Content focus may be global Jewish peoplehood/culture.  
  • "Assistant to the Director (Sat)" Get to know all students in the school, and support individual needs wherever they arise. Support the Director in mentoring & checking-in with the Teen Teaching Assistants. 

Tuesdays (weekly), 3:45pm-6:15pm. In Person at 15 W 86th street, NYC. 

  • "Teacher: Kindergarten and/or 1st and 2nd and/or 3rd Grade" (some combination of consecutive grades depending on class size). Plan, lead & summarize lessons, in a collaborative process with the Education Director and aligned with the Saturday cohort(s). Delegate to teen teaching assistants. Communicate with parents periodically.  Facilitate an engaging classroom with students who have diverse learning strengths. 
  • "Assistant to the Director (Tuesday)" Get to know all students in the school, and support individual needs wherever they arise. Support the Director in mentoring & checking-in with the Teen Teaching Assistants. 

Saturdays (periodically) 10:45am-12:15pm. In Person at 15 W 86th street, NYC.

  • "Babysitter/Assistant Teacher" Chaperone and support students in school-wide day of learning programs, such as the Purim carnival, community service projects, etc.  Lesson plan/program details provided. 
  • "Substitute Teacher: Grades K-7"  Facilitate classroom with lesson plan that will be provided. 

Saturdays (Periodically) 12:00pm-3:30pm. In Person at 15 W 86th street, NYC.

  • "Makom Shabbaton Elective Teacher" Plan & teach a one hour experiential Family Program for 4th & 5th grade students with their grown-up/s; and a one hour experiential Activity just for students (4th, 5th, 6th, 7th grade). We will hire a team of teachers who have expertise in different modalities (art, music, theater, trivia, food preparation, meaningful conversation), and families/students will have a choice of which session to attend. Inquire about the dates when you apply. 
  • "Makom Shabbaton Youth Group Teacher": Plan & lead a childcare experience for grades Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

Additional opportunities:

  • "Rosh Hashanah Day Support" Monday September 26, 2022, 10am-1pm.  In person &/or Zoom. 
  • "Yom Kippur Day Support" Wednesday October 5, 2022 Time 10am-1pm, 5:30pm-7:30pm. In person &/or Zoom. 
  • "Biennial Retreat Teacher / Counselor"  June 2-3-4, 2023. In person, full weekend. 

**How To Apply**

Please email Debra Fricano (she/they) [email protected] with a statement of intention/cover letter, and your resume (and any questions!)

After an interview, you will be asked for the contact information of two professional references. 

 

 

Salary100.00 - 200.00 Week
Duration
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Categories
Bnai Mitzvah | Community Outreach | Counselor | Early Childhood Assistant Teacher | Early Childhood Hebrew Teacher | Early Childhood Judaic Studies Teacher | Early Childhood Lead Teacher | Education - Other | Engagement | Hebrew | Jewish Studies Teacher | Lower School Teacher | Music | Preschool Teacher | Social Justice | Teacher (Classroom) | Youth Groups Advisor
Part Time Categories
Hebrew School/Sunday School | High Holiday | Music | Part Time Teaching | Substitute Teacher
Organization Type
Education & Schools | Family Services | Synagogue | Youth
Job Location
US

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