Temple Sinai is a Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) synagogue in northwest Washington, DC. Led by senior rabbi, Jonathan Roos, our congregation’s commitment to social action, meaningful learning, engaging worship and community building is evident in all of our programming and congregational experiences. Our congregation is guided by a set of core values:
Temple Sinai’s Core Values
(adopted by the congregation in its 2020 strategic plan)
We believe that Reform Judaism is the essence of our Temple Sinai community and a source of comfort, support, inspiration, and strength in our lives.
We believe in respecting and engaging individuals and families without judgment on their own paths of Jewish experience, learning, and practice.
We believe in welcoming all who participate at Temple Sinai and in celebrating our inclusive and diverse community.
We believe that tikkun olam (repairing the world) is an essential element of Judaism and are committed to Temple Sinai continuing as a strong, audacious leader for social justice.
We believe in being a caring community whose members feel a sense of belonging and support from the clergy and each other in times of celebration and need.
We believe in providing Jewish education that has a meaningful impact on its participants from early childhood through adult education.
We believe in thoughtful and transparent stewardship of our congregation’s resources.
We believe that Temple Sinai should be a vibrant, joyful, and spiritually and intellectually stimulating place.
For the 2021-2022 academic year (beginning summer 2021), Temple Sinai is pleased to welcome a youth educator to our team! Our educator, in cooperation with our Cantor Educator and our youth education team, will support students and their families in feeling a sense of significance, belonging, and fun at Temple Sinai. Our Youth Education Fellow will support the work of our K-12 religious school and youth programs as a teacher, program support specialist, and educational leader.
Our youth educator will:
• Serve as a team leader in the religious school program.
• Teach in TSRS programs as assigned. These teaching assignments will include Hebrew and Judaic instruction.
• Support all religious school and family educators programmatically, including material and supply preparation.
• Engage with students and families for holiday and Shabbat celebrations, including participation in and leadership of worship and programming.
• Be an effective communicator in the classroom and outside to maximize access to our youth experiences at Temple Sinai
• Be an essential part of the Sinai youth education team in its mission to create a sense of Significance, Belonging, and Fun for our students and their families.
• Ability to be a responsible and invested teacher, mentor, and friend to youth
• Energy, enthusiasm and excitement for youth education programs and ability to create and implement meaningful programs that meet the needs of youth spiritually, educationally, and socially-emotionally
• Experience working with youth, preferably in a school, congregational and/or camp setting, or is pursuing a course of study related to working with youth
• Strong execution, time management, and organizational skills
• A desire for instilling excitement about and a love of Judaism into the lives of youth
• Strong communication skills.
• Approaches work with a strong work ethic and a growth mindset
• An understanding and appreciation of Reform Judaism
Bachelor’s degree required. Preferred in education or a related field.
Please send resume and cover letter of interest to **************************