Hebrew School Director

Beth El Congregation | Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Posted Date 5/16/2023

Hebrew School Director

The Congregation

We are a multifaceted, intergenerational community devoted to finding joy through Torah and the traditions of the Jewish people, as expressed in the Masorti/Conservative movement. Our goal is to foster individual and collective spiritual and intellectual growth in a warm atmosphere of friendship and support.

The Hebrew School

Our Hebrew School inspires Pre-K through 8th-grade students and their families to love Judaism, engage deeply with our traditions, and facilitate a just community and world. We cultivate a caring, child-centered environment with a strong emphasis on recognizing and supporting individual learning styles.

Our curriculum currently focuses on Hebrew through prayers, the Jewish calendar year and life-cycle events, and Jewish identity. We meet on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings and anticipate an enrollment of 35-40 students for the 2023 - 2024 school year.  

We are seeking a joyful, inclusive, dynamic, and visionary Jewish leader who will help grow our Hebrew School program.  

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in education, preferably in Jewish education
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Jewish Education or a related field preferred.  Candidates with cantorial or rabbinic experience are also welcome to apply.
  • Supervisory management experience
  • Administrative capability, including logistics and budgeting
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with youth, teens, families, colleagues, and community leaders
  • Desire and initiative to grow the school 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Manages Hebrew School in all aspects during the academic year, including hiring, supervising, and evaluating staff, student enrollment, and preparing and managing the religious school budget within synagogue guidelines. 
  • Assists teachers in creating and maintaining a pleasant, engaging, and focused learning environment.  Helps teachers establish strong relationships with students and parents.
  • Assesses and develops all areas of curriculum with respect to industry’s standards and the specific needs of the community
  • Regularly communicates with all relevant stake-holders
  • Community outreach, with a particular focus on increasing school enrollment

Work Schedule/Time Commitments

  • Hebrew School class sessions
  • Time needed for administration of school and related duties
  • Family holiday events and occasional Shabbat services (may include Kabbalat Shabbat, family-oriented Saturday morning services, or B’Nei Mitzvah services)
  • Board, staff, and/or committee meetings
  • Current position is part-time during the school year (approximately 25 hours per week)
  • Position has the potential to grow after the first year, depending on candidate’s expertise and synagogue needs
  • Position begins August 1, 2023


  • Optional dental, vision, and life insurance (paid by employee)
  • Complimentary synagogue membership
  • Salary range $25,000 - $30,000, depending on experience and qualifications

How to apply

Email resume, cover letter, and references to [email protected]

Salary25,000.00 - 30,000.00 Annual
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Religious School Administrator
Part Time Categories
Hebrew School/Sunday School
Organization Type
Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Vacation | Sick Days | Vision
Job Location
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