Youth Leader

Congregation Beth Shalom of Napa Valley | Napa, CA, United States

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Posted Date 4/14/2024

Congregation Beth Shalom of Napa, a small Reform congregation, is looking for a dynamic, energetic, and outgoing Part Time Youth Leader for immediate hire.  Under the direction of the Synagogue/Education Director, you will be charged with overseeing the day-to-day interactions with the youth of the synagogue in the various programs they partake in.  The position provides many opportunities to gain skills in diverse areas of Jewish/non-profit professional life.  The Youth Leader will have a hand in the running of programs for Shorashim (birth to age 5), Religious School (K-7th grade), Jr. Youth Group (6-9th grade), Youth Group (10-12th grade), and Hebrew High (8-12th grade).


Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the Sunday Religious School and Special Programs
    • Be a point of contact for Religious School Teachers and Madrichim
    • Set up and oversee Shorashim program
  • Lead the Youth High Holiday Special Programs
  • Be present at all Family Shabbat Services
  • Be the point person for the day-to-day running of our summer camp programs
  • Lead Youth Group, Jr. Youth Group and Hebrew High
    • Including programming and execution of activities
  • Maintain order and cleanliness of classrooms and art supplies
    • Keep track of supplies on hand
    • Request supplies as needed for events in collaboration with Education Director
  • Maintain safety and cleanliness of climbing equipment, gaga pit, and sports equipment
  • Hebrew Lessons on an as needed referral basis
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Bring a dynamic sense of self to our Jewish learning
  • The Youth Leader will be responsible for engaging with youth and teens, bringing them into closer relationships with each other, with our congregational community and with Jewish people everywhere.
  • Have knowledge of Judaica and an interest in life-long Jewish learning
  • Believe and are committed to the moral development of youth
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communication skills.  Can communicate sensitively and compassionately with individuals from various backgrounds and a wide range of ages.
  • Have a creative and inventive mind, a sense of humor and are unbound by convention
  • Are an engaging and confident public speaker
  • Have good time management skills and are adaptable to change
  • Feel comfortable working within and maintaining a budget
  • Are detail oriented
  • Exercise discerning judgement regarding the physical and emotional safety of children and youth
  • Have a flexible schedule allowing for evening meetings, weekend events and weekend trips.


Salary range is commesurate with Jewish education and experience.  College education and 1-2 years experience working at camp and/or with Youth Groups preferred.  This is a part time, hourly position with salary based on experience.

Please send cover letter and resume to Education Director Marah Peresechensky

Email: [email protected]

Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
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Part Time Categories
Bnai Mitzvah | High Holiday | Part Time Teaching | Substitute Teacher | Summer Staff | Youth Advisor
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Synagogue | Youth
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