Jewish Studies Teacher (TK-3)

Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School | Foster City, CA, United States

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Posted Date 2/13/2023

Located in Foster City, Ronald C Wornick Jewish Day School is a warm and vibrant school for students from TK until 8th grade. We are a warm and welcoming community with a collaborative team focused on bettering our learning experience, supporting our students, and welcoming our families. Wornick Day School is seeking a Jewish Studies Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year to join our team and create powerful Jewish learning opportunities for our students. 

The Jewish Studies Teacher will:

  • Teach 4-5 sections of Jewish Studies classes in the Elementary School (Likely in the TK-3rd grade age band)
  • Work to develop curriculum with the support of the Director of Jewish Studies and Hebrew
  • Work collaboratively with the Jewish Studies department to infuse holidays and the Jewish life cycle into the curriculum 
  • Differentiate appropriately for students with different learning styles and experience with Judaism and Jewish texts
  • Support and lead Tefillah on a daily basis
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Assistant Head of School
  • Attend all faculty and grade level meetings
  • Participate in all school events including; open houses, student performances, back to school night, parent teacher conferences and similar events
  • Serve on committees at school to improve school culture and support the professional community
  • Regularly assess students and report home appropriately to parents on student progress
  • Help develop a love of Torah, Jewish Learning and Israel in partnership with the school

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a BA in Jewish Studies or have extensive Jewish learning experience (Yeshiva, Day School, Beit Midrash,etc.) 
  • Certifications in Project Based Learning or other progressive educational models are a plus!
  • Have experience teaching Jewish texts to elementary aged students
  • Have experience designing units of learning for students and assessing learning through a variety of methods
  • Demonstrate an ability to make Jewish text, tradition and history relevant to a diverse group of students and families
  • Strong Hebrew skills are strongly preferred 
  • Be collaborative in nature and work well in teams to design curriculum, holiday programming and school rituals with the Jewish Studies team
  • Be able to receive feedback from supervisors and communicate effectively with administrators
  • Have a proven track record of engaging with parents and families 
  • Have excellent writing skills
  • Have experience differentiating for a group of diverse learners
  • Song leading/guitar playing a plus!

Benefits and Compensation

A generous benefits and compensation package will be offered for this teaching position including

  • A salary range between $65,000 and $88,000 depending on experience and qualifications
  • Additional benefit stipend to assist with retirement contributions, dependant benefits or taken as taxable compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision, life and AD&D, 403b retirement plan, and employee assistant program
  • Significant tuition remission for employee children enrolled at Wornick
Salary65,000.00 - 88,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Jewish Studies Teacher
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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