Judaics Director

The Center for Jewish Life at Beth David | Miami, FL, United States

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Posted Date 2/21/2024
Description

The Gordon School, a vibrant and growing K-5 community day school in the heart of Miami, is looking for a dynamic and creative Jewish studies teacher to infuse our Judaics program and school community with formal and informal Jewish content, learning, and a love of Jewish life. The Gordon School is dedicated to helping children reach their highest potential through our nurturing, child-centered environment and program of academic excellence. We teach our children to cherish the wisdom and faith of Judaism and embrace its rich heritage.

 

The Judaics Director position will be a key player in this project to rethink, redesign, and implement a robust immersive educational experience for our students, families, and community. This position will work closely with the leadership team of CJLM to be a thought partner on immersive Jewish programming that is not only at the foundation of our school’s Judaics curriculum, but also mirrored in our community programming and experiences. 

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • Holds a graduate certification/degree in Jewish education/clergy ordination
  • Pluralistically inclined and welcoming of diverse Jewish practices, perspectives, and backgrounds
  • Collaborative, empathetic, and compassionate Jewish educator and role-model
  • Self-driven, innovative, forward thinking, and ambitious experiential educator dedicated to imbuing the school and community with a love of Jewish wisdom, life, ritual, and holidays
  • Willingness and excitement to rethink and redesign Jewish educational experiences

 

Job Description:

  • Plan, organize, administer, and direct all activities, classroom learning, and experiential Jewish educational programming for students in kindergarten through Grade 5 as well as our Shabbat morning religious school program
  • Be responsible for infusing ruach and a love of Jewish life throughout the school serving as a resource and creating innovative cross-departmental programming
  • Oversee and supervise the Hebrew language teacher and curriculum

 

 

Responsibilities:

Curriculum Development:

  • Create and oversee the development and implementation of a robust, exciting, and engaging curriculum for Judaic Studies, Hebrew, Tefilah, and Shabbat morning religious School
  • With guidance and support from The Senior Rabbi and the Director of the Gordon School, the Judaics Director will build, implement, and execute once-a-year ceremonies and Judaic Studies fairs for each grade level based on Jewish calendar events, milestones, and experiences working towards a unique Gordon School spiraling curriculum for all grades
  • Coordinate, lead, and oversee all Jewish holiday celebrations and immersive experiences throughout the year
  • Design student assessments to track progress in the Judaic Studies and Hebrew departments
  • Organize and implement Shabbat shows for each grade level
  • Work in close partnership with faculty to guide, evaluate, and improve upon the academic program to ensure that it meets the needs of all learners while integrating a meaningful Jewish lens when possible
  • Lead and support the Judaics/Hebrew faculty 

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Teach Judaic Studies, lead Tefillah, and teach in Shabbat morning religious school
  • Design, implement, and execute school-wide and school-specific Judaic programming
  • Promote a positive Jewish learning experience that engages and inspires the school community while serving as a resource to best help students and families navigate their Jewish journeys
  • Work directly with Shinshinim (Israeli shlichim) to plan both formal and informal educational programming throughout the year.

 

Job Type: This is a full-time position including Jewish holidays and Shabbat mornings. We are people centered and will design a schedule that makes sense to most appropriately support a healthy work-life balance. We are seeking a candidate who is community centered and willing to not only help shape our school, but grow with and immerse themselves in our community.

 

Salary65,000.00 - 80,000.00 Annual
Duration
Full Time
Categories
Jewish Studies Director | Jewish Studies Teacher
Organization Type
Education & Schools | Synagogue
Benefits
Retirement Plans | Dental | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Vision
Job Location
US
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