Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives is a 29-years-strong, fast-growing, progressive Jewish congregation in Brooklyn, NY with over 400 households. Kolot is a place of inclusive ritual, supportive community, dynamic educational programming, and the relentless pursuit of social justice. Read Kolot’s Mission Statement here.
We are seeking an in-person teacher for our seventh grade class in our weekly middle school program on Thursday afternoons, in our growing Children’s Learning Program for January-June 2023.
We are looking for innovative and creative educators interested in engaging with a diverse community across family structures, genders, religious beliefs, and economic, cultural, racial and ethnic backgrounds. We strive to provide learning that enhances and reflects our communal diversity, and seek educators who are likewise committed.
This position requires confidence and familiarity with teaching Jewish holidays, Torah and Hebrew decoding. We have a preference for candidates with prior classroom lead-teaching experience with youth, and the ideal candidate will also have some experience in either community organizing and activism, anti-bias work, arts, arts-education and/or experiential education.
At Kolot Chayeinu, we have developed the core curriculum for each kitah (grade), provide teachers with a week-by-week or monthly "road map" for lessons, and provide supportive materials, activity suggestions, and resources for teachers to use as they develop their own lesson plans within our framework and structure. We strive for a healthy balance of support and supervision and teachers getting to express and develop their own individual approaches to lessons and activities.
Teachers are also responsible for weekly class updates home to families and weekly updates to the Children’s Learning Program Principal. We provide regular professional development opportunities throughout the year.
The salary for this teaching position is $2,900 for Jan-June 2023.
Classes take place on Thursdays, 4:15-6:15pm in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn.
If interested, please email your resume, cover letter, and two references to Principal Helena Gindi: [email protected] with “Application for CLP Teaching Position” in the subject line. Qualified applicants will be interviewed by members of the search committee on a rolling basis and the position is available until it is filled. For more information, please visit https://kolotchayeinu.org/learning
Kolot Chayeinu is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQ+ people, and people who live or have lived in poverty are strongly encouraged to apply. Members of Kolot Chayeinu are welcome to apply. Must be a US citizen or have the proper legal documentation to work in the US.