Middle School Jewish Studies Teacher
Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied levels of religious observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.
Job Summary and Scope of Responsibility
Bernard Zell seeks an experienced, creative, and passionate Jewish Studies educator to instill knowledge and love for Judaism, Israel, and values in our students through innovative academic and social-emotional learning. Qualified candidates will be able to work collaboratively across grades and disciplines with a team of exceptional faculty & staff.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teach Jewish Studies and Hebrew Language
Create a rich Jewish cultural and Hebrew language environment in the classroom
Teach Tanakh and Tefilah in alignment with school philosophy and desire outcomes
Introduce students to traditional and innovative rituals and practices for holidays and Shabbat
Foster the joy of learning and contribute to a spirited Jewish life across the school
Use formative and summative assessments to monitor and evaluate student progress
Give specific feedback to support student growth
Work on an advisory team, planning advisory learning and creating a safe, nurturing environment for students
Advise and advocate for a group of middle school students, with responsibility for academic/social/emotional oversight
Communicate regularly and effectively with parents and others on the student and grade-level team
Help lead service learning through the advisory program
Model a pluralistic approach to the practice of Judaism
Participate in teacher training sessions and other professional development
Support and contribute to curriculum development to enhance the program
Fulfill all teacher duties and responsibilities as outlined in the Bernard Zell Faculty Handbook
Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor’s degree in Education or equivalent; master’s degree preferred
Coursework or experience in Jewish Studies content area (Hebrew Language, Bible, Jewish History, etc.) required
Minimum of three years Jewish day school teaching experience
Familiarity with Responsive Classroom is desirable
Informal Jewish education/camp experience is desirable
Hebrew and English fluency – including speaking, reading and writing
Knowledge of a wide range of language instruction and Judaic resource methods and materials
Ready to embrace learning maker space and innovative technology
Travel Requirements: Up to 5% travel may be required (domestic and/or international)
How to Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume. As a condition of employment, all applicants must successfully pass a criminal background screening
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School has a long-standing policy of equal employment opportunity for every person regardless of age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or citizenship.
Bernard Zell recruits, hires and promotes individuals without regard to these characteristics, and all staffing decisions are based solely on the qualifications of each individual and the legitimate educational needs of our students.
The school does not discriminate in working conditions, physical facilities or any other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, including transfer, compensation, training, promotion, demotion or separation based on age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or citizenship. Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, and harassment based on any of these or other characteristics.