Director of Kesher After-School Program, Hebrew, and Curriculum

Temple Emanuel | Newton, MA, United States

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Posted Date 4/03/2024

Temple Emanuel is a Conservative, fully egalitarian congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. With a membership of over 1,400 families, it is the largest Conservative congregation in New England. With a broad spectrum of religious, cultural, social & educational activities, there are many reasons that Temple Emanuel is a pillar of the Jewish community in Newton and the surrounding area. Additional information at


Do you thrive in dynamic environments where your contributions directly impact meaningful work? Are you passionate about Jewish life and building vibrant communities?


We are seeking a motivated and organized individual to join our team as the Director of Kesher After-School Program, Hebrew, and Curriculum. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational skills, be computer proficient, adept at prioritizing multiple tasks, and demonstrate effective communication. If you are a resourceful and collaborative team player, we invite you to apply.




Oversee the Kesher K-5 After School Program, which meets on Mondays and Wednesdays (60%)

  • Run the Kesher after-school program
  • Lead Kesher student recruitment efforts
  • Hire/Supervise Kesher staff
  • Keep track of Kesher budget
  • Communicate with Kesher's parents
  • Manage Kesher curriculum
  • Create a Kesher calendar and schedule
  • Oversee Kesher family events; collaborate with the entire education department on special holiday events and programs


Co-Direct Temple Emanuel Middle School Offerings (20%)

  • Work with the Director of Education to co-direct offerings for grades 6-8, including structure, field trips, and curriculum
  • In the first year, potentially include separate and complementary Chai385 and Kesher Middle School programs, such as Teen Ulpan, B-Mitzvah prep, etc.


Coach and advise Religious School teachers and Kesher teachers on Hebrew instruction and project-based learning (20%)

  • Be an integral part of the curriculum development team for Religious School, Chai385, and Kesher
  • Provide professional development for Religious School, preschool, and Kesher
  • Conduct observations, oversight, and coaching for teachers of Hebrew language instruction in the Religious School and Kesher
  • Provide teacher coaching and guidance for project-based learning


Workweek Structure During the School Year:

  • Mondays: Kesher
  • Tuesdays: Office
  • Wednesdays: Kesher
  • Thursdays: Religious School
  • Sundays: Religious School (8:30-12:30 or 2:00 if monthly staff meeting)


Join us in building a strong and vibrant Jewish community.


Additional Information

Full benefits (minimum 32 hours/week) include health insurance, short- and long-term disability, life insurance, 401k retirement with match, and PTO. We support flexible work hours to accommodate personal schedules.


The position will be in-person with some flexibility to work remotely.


Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Salary65,000.00 - 80,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Accounting & Finance | Administrative Support | Director | Education - Other | Head of School | Hebrew | Human Resources | Jewish Studies Director
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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