1-on-1 Hebrew teachers

Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation | Evanston, IL, United States

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Posted Date 6/10/2024
Description

Position Overview: Hebrew teachers 

We’re hiring energetic, organized Hebrew teachers to be a part of our Hebrew teaching team starting this fall. Our innovative new learning community, Kehillah (community), features an exciting and innovative approach to Hebrew education. We want you to be a part of our Hebrew team! We are hiring teachers to teach Hebrew one-on-one after school in both online and in person settings in Evanston, IL. 

Our innovative Hebrew program pairs teachers with learners in a one-on-one setting, both online and in person. Learners have 30-minute sessions once a week (Sunday-Thursday 3:30-8:00 pm CT), focusing on Hebrew decoding and learning prayers. We would like to hire at least one online and at least one in-person teacher for the coming school year. Teachers must be available at least 2 weekdays during afterschool hours, approximately 3:00-7:30 pm CT; sessions take place during afterschool weekday hours.

What You’ll Do: 

  • Work with 4th-7th grade learners in a one-on-one setting 
  • Teach learners to learn the Alef Bet, decode Hebrew, and learn prayers in preparation for B’nai Mitzvah 
  • Creatively and enthusiastically engage learners in Hebrew learning 
  • Communicate with the Kehillah staff 
  • Support Hebrew learning through communication with families and documentation of learner progress  
  • Grow your teaching practice through professional development opportunities 

We're Looking for People Who: 

  • Love spending time with children and have experience leading learning experiences (at religious school, camp, or other settings) 
  • Know Hebrew prayers and how to decode Hebrew (conversational fluency is not required) 
  • Are dependable and can communicate effectively with learners, families, and staff  
  • Online teachers: Have proficiency with teaching online, including online tools such as Zoom, Google Drive, and game and learning platforms 
  • In-person teachers: Are comfortable developing rapport with learners and using creative games and tools 

Details and Why You’ll Want to Work Here: 

  • Our teaching team is a reflective, supportive community, with opportunities to grow your practice as an educator. Our Director of Education is known for supporting her team and creating an enthusiastic, close-knit group of teachers. 
  • Pay begins at $35/hour and is commensurate with experience above that rate. 
  • Teachers generally have an average of 7 learners per week. Families will set up a weekly time slot, Sundays or weekdays after school, with their teacher in August. 
  • The school year will be September 2024 to May 2025. 

Who We Are: 

The Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation (JRC) in Evanston, Illinois, is a diverse, participatory, and sacred community dedicated to a daring and deeply rooted Judaism. We’re known for our progressive approach to creating Jewish community. Our congregation is imbued with joyful spirituality and intellectual curiosity. We’re deeply committed to inclusivity and social justice. Our congregation is diverse as the American Jewish community, including many interfaith families, people of color, LGBTQ+ members, and a wide variety of Jewish practice. Our building was the first LEED-certified house of worship in North America. 

We strongly encourage applications from candidates reflective of the communities JRC serves, including BIPOC/People of Color, those in interfaith relationships, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, and individuals with varied identities and backgrounds, including Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews. 

To apply: 

Please email your resume and why you’re interested in this position to Director of Education Lauren Reeves at [email protected]. Please indicate if you are available to teach online, in person in Evanston, IL, or both. Successful candidates will be contacted for interviews. 

 

Duration
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Categories
Hebrew | Teacher (Classroom)
Part Time Categories
Hebrew School/Sunday School
Organization Type
Synagogue
Job Location
US
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