Interim Director of Education

Temple Beth Emeth - Ann Arbor | Ann Arbor, MI, United States

Posted Date 10/12/2022

Temple Beth Emeth of Ann Arbor, MI is seeking a full-time Interim Director of Education for our Terri A. Ginsburg Religious & Hebrew School. We educate and inspire 200 students ages 3 to 18 to thrive as Jewish individuals, both now and in the future! We offer youth educational programming on Shabbat mornings, Sunday evenings, and Wednesday afternoons, and adult programming at other times. We seek an individual who is excited and energized about Jewish education to continue our tradition of excellence. 12-month, Starting in May or June of 2023. Full-time.

Primary responsibilities: 

  • Recruit and hire religious school and Hebrew teachers 
  • Supervise and train teachers
  • Be present during all school sessions
  • Supervise Assistant Director of Religious School, teachers, and school administrative staff 
  • Serve as primary source of communication with religious school families
  • Organize 2-4 special events
  • Participate in fundraising projects to benefit Religious School
  • Serve on TBE’s Committee for Education and Youth and attend monthly meetings
  • Reports to the Senior Rabbi and collaborates with senior staff and lay leaders, as needed.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with diverse learning processes and knowledge of child development
  • Experience with writing curriculum and executing training for staff
  • Understanding of the K-12 Jewish education landscape, ideally with exposure to high-quality and creative/out of the box school models.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and connect with senior organizational leaders, collaborate effectively, and interact with diverse stakeholders
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work independently, take initiative, solve problems, and have fun. 
  • Ability to think off the cuff and lead by example. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Jewish Education, Judaic Studies, Education or equivalent or combination of education and experience desired. 

To Apply:   Please submit resume and cover letter by email to [email protected]  Applications will be reviewed on or before 11/1/2022. For more information about this position, contact Stephanie Chervin at [email protected] 


A Unique Partnership—Sharing a building

One reason TBE is unique among congregations is our 48-year-old Genesis project. To the best of our knowledge, we are the only synagogue in North America that co-owns a building and shares space with a church. Our sanctuary is used by both congregations and every single space in the building is used almost daily. In a time with greater focus on minimizing environmental footprints and maximizing usage, TBE and our partner congregation, Saint Clare’s of Assisi, are proud of our longstanding relationship. Continuing to build on the existing relationship and thinking of ways to deepen our relationship with our Episcopal roommates will be an ongoing part of the job here at TBE. 


A Unique City—GO BLUE!

Living in Ann Arbor means living with the University of Michigan in our backyard. The positive impact of the university and other universities such as Michigan State University and Eastern Michigan University, make living and working in Ann Arbor enjoyable and exciting. We gain access to a very Jewishly knowledgeable student base who often serve as our religious school teachers. Many of the college professors and staff are members of TBE. Our membership is often willing to share their expertise with the congregation and staff


Salary80000.00 - 90000.00 Annual
Full Time
Director | Education - Other | Hebrew | Religious School Administrator
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Retirement Plans | Medical Insurance
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