Torah School and Youth Director

Tifereth Israel Synagogue | San Diego, CA, United States

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Posted Date 5/10/2023

Director of Abraham Ratner Torah School and TIS Youth Groups (including USY)

Tifereth Israel Synagogue, located in San Diego, California, is a Conservative congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We are a welcoming, inclusive community that is committed to building meaningful relationships with one another, with Judaism, and with God. We recognize that the Jewish community, like all of life, is changing, and we commit ourselves to embracing tradition while exploring new applications of Jewish values and observance in our daily lives.

Tifereth Israel Synagogue (TIS) seeks to hire a Torah School and Youth Director. This individual will oversee the weekly operations of the Torah School, including program management, curriculum implementation, staff supervision, and community outreach; additionally, they will oversee TIS’ USY and other youth groups. A successful candidate will partner with Synagogue staff to create a rich and robust experience for students and families. Our Torah School meets on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.


Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Operate all administrative and programmatic aspects of the Torah School
  • Create a safe, welcoming, and nurturing environment for all of our Torah School students, families, assistants, volunteers and
  • Engage regularly and build relationships with students and
  • Develop and continually update a dynamic curriculum that engages students in Jewish learning.
  • Hire, supervise, and mentor Torah School teachers and staff as needed.
  • Hold regular staff meetings, keep staff motivated, and resolve
  • Meet with parents and teachers to keep parents up to date on their child’s development and
  • In partnership with synagogue staff, plan and implement school-wide programs and holiday
  • Communicate regularly with current and prospective Torah School families, including writing school newsletters, providing tours and follow
  • Promote awareness of the Torah School and its services, ensuring successful enrollment and student
  • Develop and monitor the Torah School and Youth budget with our Education & Youth Vice President.
  • Oversee the planning and implementation of regularly-scheduled, varied youth activities (social, educational, religious, sporting, etc.) for a range of ages.
  • Communicate with the regional and national USY organizations and promote/participate in their events where possible.
  • Collaborate with other local Youth Directors.
  • Promote awareness of TIS youth groups and activities, with the goal of increasing engagement.
  • Oversee fundraising events for the Youth Department.
  • Promote youth leadership.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience: 5+ years in a Jewish Religious School
  • Passion for Jewish learning and teaching
  • Deep understanding of Judaism and Jewish traditions, including Hebrew
  • Leadership in a Torah School or Jewish educational setting
  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Program management
  • Ability to work as a team leader and team player



  • Medical insurance (75% paid by TIS)
  • Voluntary dental insurance
  • 403(b)
  • Paid secular and Jewish holidays
  • 120 hours per year vacation (accruing after 90 days of employment)
Salary65,000.00 - 65,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Director | Head of School | Youth Groups Advisor
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days
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