Central Synagogue is guided and inspired by Jewish tradition and our core purpose is to transform lives.
The Synagogue will employ you as a full-time Educator in The Lese Center for Living Judaism for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, virtual and/or in person classroom teaching, family and parent education, social justice programming, social and holiday programming, field trips and other off-site programs, and communication with parents and other stakeholders.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Planning, implementation and assessment of curriculum and programs for students in grade K-9;
• Teaching and engaging students in grades K-9 each afternoon with occasional Shabbat teaching;
• Ongoing evaluation of student achievement in Hebrew and Judaic studies;
• Regular communication with parents;
• Family programming including Holidays, Shabbat and other programs during the week and on occasional weekends;
• Facilitating home and internet-based learning initiatives;
• Involvement in broader synagogue programming;
• And ongoing engagement with staff and congregants to foster a greater senses of Jewish community.
Full-time; Exempt and not eligible for OT
General hours when school is in session are 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Tuesday through Thursday (depending on the days and grades you teach), 12:00pm to 7:00pm on Mondays, and 10:00 am to 4:30 pm on Fridays. Summer, Winter, and Spring break hours are 9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Please note that you are expected to work at least one of the High Holy Days, and frequent evening and weekend work, including Shabbat.
• Bachelor's degree (Master’s degree a plus)
• A minimum of 2 years of previous leadership experience preferred (including teaching, camp staff, youth group advisor, etc.)
• Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral, written and interpersonal)
• Knowledge of and experience with social media
• Solid Jewish background, literacy, and Hebrew language decoding and reading
• Dedication to teaching and experience working with children
• Passion for Judaism and Jewish education
• Strong work ethic, flexibility in schedule
• Familiarity with Reform Judaism
• Strong mentorship skills with children
• Ability to manage a classroom
• Experience with song leading and t'fillah a plus
• Familiarity with Project Based Learning a plus