Youth Director

Beth El Synagogue | East Windsor, NJ, United States

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Posted Date 2/09/2023

Beth El is a warm and welcoming Conservative Synagogue in Central New Jersey with over 250 family units. Beth El has a strong youth community with a religious school and social programming for grades Pre-K to 12, and an active regional USY. Youth activities include Hooray for Holidays (18 months-Kindergarten), Pre-Kadima (3rd-5th grades), Kadima (6th-8th grades) and USY (9th-12th grades).  The Director will provide leadership to all these programs, supervise the Pre-Kadima Advisor, and serve as the Advisor for the Kadima and USY chapters.



  • Support elected youth leaders in developing meaningful programs beneficial to all Beth El youth.
  • Cultivate leadership traits and offer mentorship to current and aspiring youth leaders.
  • Provide supervision and support to Pre-Kadima Advisor.



  • Provide robust, monthly in-person activities with contingencies in place for virtual gatherings.
  • Foster relationships among youth of all ages and backgrounds; empower youth to develop new friendships and engage in unfamiliar activities.
  • Organize annual Purim Carnival.
  • Promote regional and international USY conferences and events; attend events when required.
  • Assist with broader synagogue initiatives and special events.



  • Communicate with participants, parents, and colleagues using various platforms (e.g., phone and text, Remind app, Instagram, Facebook) under the guidance of the Assistant Rabbi/Education Director and Vice President of Programming. Review and respond to inquiries in a timely manner.
  • Create and promote events via various modalities, e.g., flyers, email, and social media posts.
  • Document activities with pictures to promote success through social and physical media.



  • Maintain an up-to-date database of program participants.
  • Integrate programming with synagogue calendar.
  • Assist with registration and attendance for programs, events, and service opportunities.
  • Coordinate event funding, promotion, setup and breakdown with the Synagogue office team
  • Arrange staff support, food, budget, and transportation for youth events. Includes ordering and picking up food/supplies for programming when needed.



  • Be a well-spoken and present Jewish role model and mentor in the Beth El community.
  • Meet 1-2x/month with Assistant Rabbi/ Education Director and VP of Programming.
  • Schedule and run monthly chapter board meetings..
  • Work with Hagalil leadership on regional USY events. Attend regional Youth Commission meetings.
  • Oversee USY board elections.



  • Collaborate with Beth El Membership and Programming Committees to develop programming designed to attract unaffiliated families through a variety of social, holiday, educational, community service, and religious events.
  • Facilitate relationships with Beth El families to build an inclusive community for congregational youth.



  • Strong organizational, time management, and communications skills.
  • Robust Jewish (cultural and/or religious) background; Passion and enthusiasm for Judaism and Jewish life.
  • Proficiency with creating vibrant and invigorating formal and informal Jewish programs.
  • Experience working with children/teens in an educational and/or recreational setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to follow rules, regulations, policies, and procedures associated with working with children.
  • Proven reliability and experience navigating change.
  • Access to a reliable cell phone and computer, and stable internet access.
  •  (Preferred) Availability to lead teen programming for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur


This role is a part-time position. Approximately 8-10 hours/week. A given week’s hours may vary based on holiday and event schedules.

Annual Salary: $10,000 (paid semi-monthly)


Salary10,000.00 Annual
Part Time, Contract, & Seasonal
Director | Education - Other | Other | Youth Groups Advisor
Part Time Categories
Youth Advisor
Organization Type
Education & Schools | Youth
Job Location
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