Upper School Jewish Studies Teacher (Grades 5-8)

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School | Palo Alto, CA, United States

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Posted Date 3/14/2023

Upper School (grades 5-8) Jewish Studies Teacher
Beginning 2023-24 School Year

Qualified candidates will ideally have a strong background in Tanach, Rabbinic literature, Jewish History and Israel Education. Ideal candidates will be comfortable in and committed to working in a pluralistic Jewish setting that welcomes students from all Jewish backgrounds. We seek educators who are committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, supporting diverse learners in the classroom, and able to serve as role models for engaged and joyful Jewish practice.

  • Responsibilities include teaching Jewish Studies and facilitating Tefillah.
  • Candidate should possess the ability and willingness to work with students in various group settings using multiple teaching methods.
  • Candidate will lead an Advisory class to foster year-long academic, social and emotional growth for a small group of students in conjunction with other faculty members and the school counselor.
  • Candidate will teach one elective per semester. Electives are a faculty members’ personal choice and do not need to be related to their core subject.
  • Previous Jewish Studies teaching experience required.
  • Effective classroom management is important.
  • Experience in an interdisciplinary environment with an emphasis on collaboration is especially valuable.
  • Bachelor’s degree and advanced Jewish education required.
  • Full-time or part time salaried position. 
  • Candidate should be comfortable with technology and open to acquiring new technology skills. 
  • Regular attendance at faculty meetings and open houses is required. As our school is community centered, attendance at additional school activities is strongly encouraged.
  • General pay range $65,000-90,000, salary may be higher depending on experience.
  • Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 403b Retirement Plan, Long- and Short-term Disability, Voluntary Life/Accident Insurance, Work-Life Balance Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Pre-tax payroll deduction also available for Commuter Checks and Flexible Spending Account.

About Us:

  • Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School is an independent community school, TK-8, with an engaged and motivated student body that participates fully in both Jewish and secular activities. We offer outstanding academics and a strong sense of community while instilling Jewish values and traditions. We teach to the whole child: social and emotional growth, academic and critical-thinking skills, as well as a wide array of enrichment activities. Our philosophy strongly encourages inclusivity and diversity; ethics and values are infused throughout the TK-8 curriculum.
  • Hausner is dedicated to professional development. Teachers are encouraged to collaborate with their peers at Hausner, as well as at other schools. Faculty has leadership opportunities within the school and participates in professional and curriculum development opportunities throughout the year, both nationally and abroad. Faculty members are supported if they are interested in pursuing National Board Certification. Our benefits and friendly community inspire excellent teacher retention.
  • Hausner’s upper school program, where the average student-teacher ratio is 18:1, was founded in 1998. Four-acre Palo Alto campus features a first-rate library, Beit Tefillah, a creativity lab and studio, state of the art music and art rooms, gym, performance space and an expansive outdoor playing field.

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to an inclusive, welcoming community, where all are accepted and are treated with respect.

Hausner does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, veteran status, national, or ethnic origin, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to [email protected]
Please indicate “Jewish Studies Teacher applicant” in the Subject Line 

Salary65,000.00 - 90,000.00 Annual
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Jewish Studies Teacher
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