Religious School Director

Greenburgh Hebrew Center | Dobbs Ferry, NY, United States

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Posted Date 7/06/2023

Job Description - Religious School Director

About Greenburgh Hebrew Center:

Greenburgh Hebrew Center (  is a warm, inclusive, egalitarian, participatory Jewish congregation located in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Our mission is to be a vibrant egalitarian Conservative Jewish community, embracing our traditions while actively participating in our changing world.

About the Greenburgh Hebrew Center Religious School:

We are a joyous and spirited community that welcomes you to join us as we celebrate, learn, and perform tikun olam, social action to repair the world. We work hard to build a sense of community and Jewish identity in our students. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic and engaging teachers to join our religious school team. We value our faculty and all they contribute.

Religious school is in session during the school year on Wednesdays 4:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. & Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Job Overview:

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Religious School Director to oversee and lead our Religious School program. The Religious School Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive curriculum, managing a team of educators, and fostering a vibrant and engaging learning environment for students of all ages. The ideal candidate should possess strong leadership and organizational skills, have a deep understanding of Jewish education and culture, and be committed to promoting Hebrew language proficiency and Jewish values.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Curriculum Development: Design in collaboration with GHC’s Rabbi, and implement, a dynamic Religious School curriculum that integrates Jewish history, culture, language, and values into engaging educational activities and experiences.
  • Teacher Management: Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate a team of Religious School educators, providing guidance, support, and professional development opportunities to ensure high-quality instruction.
  • Program Planning: Develop a yearly calendar of Religious School activities, including holiday celebrations, family events, and educational programs, in collaboration with the education committee and clergy.
  • Student Engagement: Create a nurturing and inclusive learning environment that encourages student participation, fosters a love for Hebrew language and Jewish heritage, and promotes meaningful connections with Jewish traditions and practices.
  • Parent and Community Engagement: Establish strong relationships with parents, guardians, and community stakeholders to ensure open lines of communication, solicit feedback, and encourage their active involvement in the Religious School program and in GHC. 
  • Administration: Manage the day-to-day operations of the Religious School, including budgeting, scheduling, record-keeping, and communication with families regarding student progress, program updates, and upcoming events.
  • Professional Development: Stay updated on current trends and best practices in Jewish education, attend relevant conferences and workshops, and provide ongoing professional development opportunities for staff.
  • Collaborative Approach: Work closely with clergy, Vice President of Education, educational committees, and other stakeholders to align the Religious School program with GHC’s overall mission, values and vision.


  • Bachelor's degree in Jewish education, Hebrew, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • A deep understanding of Jewish culture, traditions, and values.
  • Proven experience in Jewish education, preferably in a leadership or administrative role.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team of educators and engage with students and parents.
  • Excellent organizational abilities, with attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of current educational technologies and innovative teaching methodologies.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to effectively collaborate with various stakeholders.
  • Commitment to inclusivity, diversity, and creating a welcoming environment for all students and families.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends, as needed, to accommodate Religious School programs and events.


Expected salary minimum and maximum for 2023-24:  $35,000

To apply, please submit your resume, a cover letter, and three professional references to [email protected]. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.



Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Religious School Administrator
Part Time Categories
Hebrew School/Sunday School
Organization Type
Education & Schools | Synagogue
Job Location
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