Director of the Jewish Journey Project Barnert Temple (JJP)

Barnert Temple | Franklin Lakes, NJ, United States

Posted Date 1/06/2022

Jewish Journey Project (JJP) Director, Barnert Temple

Barnert Temple seeks a Director for its Jewish Journey Project (JJP), our Sunday and afterschool religious education program.  We are a vibrant Reform Jewish congregation in Franklin Lakes, NJ.  Our JJP Program currently guides 220 students in Grades K-12 on their pathway to Jewish learning and living. 

The Director of JJP will lead Barnert’s supplementary education program.  They will plan, schedule, and create a variety of courses that engage students with the core principles of Reform Judaism: Torah, Avodah, and Gemilut Chasadim.   The JJP Director will be the “face” of Barnert’s youth instruction opening doors to family-centered educational activities.

The full-time, 12-month JJP Director reports to the Senior Rabbi and is responsible for the following:

JJP Curriculum

  • Create and oversee curriculum content following the comprehensive JJP curriculum outline.
  • Select and purchase materials for curriculum support.
  • Monitor and update our unique TAG* incentivization program, helping staff to connect it to the JJP curriculum.

 Staffing & Instruction

  • Recruit, interview, and approve all faculty hires and substitutes.
  • Supervise and train instructional staff and the School Administrative Assistant.
  • Assist JJP teachers in working with families whose children have attendance or learning challenges.
  • Recruit, hire, assign and supervise teen Madrichim.

 Internal and External Communications

  • Draft and circulate communications to JJP families, lay leadership, and Temple membership.
  • Attend Board and Leadership Council Meetings, when requested.
  • Engage the Lifelong Learning Committee in supporting JJP initiatives and in vetting new programming.
  • Communicate with the Williams family re: the TAG Scholarship Incentive Program.

Budget and Finance

  • Develop the annual JJP budget in collaboration with a Finance Committee representative.
  • Develop and organize extra programs, e.g. pizza dinners, field trips and other experiences outside of regular programming.
  • Manage expenditures according to budget allocation.

Program and Scheduling

  • Create the annual JJP calendar and master schedule.
  • Partner with the Office Manager to develop the facilities plan and custodial and security staffing needs.
  • Partner with clergy and staff on B’nai Mitzvah management, including the assignment of dates.

Student Registration & Recordkeeping

  • Manage and oversee student course registration.
  • Oversee collection and maintenance of student immunization records.
  • Request, evaluate and manage documentation from parents about students’ learning needs and other challenges.

Daily Management

  • Communicate immediate parent or student needs to teachers.
  • Be available to parents, as needed.
  • Cover classes if a teacher is absent.
  • Meet and tour prospective Temple families and provide orientation for new students.
  • Ensure compliance with all emergency procedures.
  • Manage health and other emergencies.
  • Provide appropriate staffing and maintain teacher to student ratios and class sizes.


  • BA. and/ or M.A. equivalent in Jewish Education
  • Minimum 5 years teaching experience as Jewish Educator
  • Knowledge of and enthusiasm for Reform Judaism
  • Strong organizational, communications, and team building skills
  • Ability to foster a warm, positive, and safe learning environment
  • Digital skills to support multi-access programming
  • Comfort using Microsoft Word, Excel, Google docs and Teams
  • Ability to learn Shul Cloud and other school applications

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary Range: $ 70,000- $80,000
  • Pension: 7 % of Salary
  • Professional Development funds available as budgeted each year
  • ARJE Membership
  • 100% of the Single rate of the Low Insurance Policy


 * The Kathie F. Williams TAG Scholarship Program aligns with our curriculum, providing 3rd-6th graders with home-based Jewish enrichment activities to reinforce living Judaism outside of the synagogue. Students participate and write reflections, earning points toward monetary scholarships for use in Jewish activities.


Salary70000.00 - 80000.00 Annual
Full Time
Curricula | Director | Education - Other | Jewish Studies Director | Principal / Head of School
Organization Type
401(k) or 403(b) plans | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | sick leave
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