Congregation Beth Ohr, Bellmore NY, seeks a creative and innovative Jewish Educator for the position of Director of Congregational Learning and Programming (DCLP). This director will be part of a dynamic and enthusiastic leadership team. We are a growing, egalitarian and inclusive Conservative congregation with an innovative religious school that strives to foster a meaningful and lifelong engagement with Judaism.
The DCLP will initially oversee all aspects of our religious school, manage early childhood and youth education and programming, and lead to creating experiential family education enhancing congregational life beyond the worship services. The DCLP will develop curriculum, programming, and is responsible for establishing an annual budget, supervising the committed teaching staff and part-time office assistant, as well as overseeing our early childhood Shabbat service leader. We are open to innovative ideas and would consider new modern models of education that go beyond the traditional model. As this is a new position the roles and responsibilities will continue to evolve with the successful candidate.
The DCLP will work closely with our outstanding clergy. In addition to directing our religious school the DCLP will be responsible for developing creative, inspirational, and engaging programs for congregants of all ages. The DCLP should have a passion for both formal and informal Jewish education and bring a creative energy to our synagogue. The DCLP will be a critical staff person positioned at the heart of the shul.
The ideal candidate is an energetic, enthusiastic, creative educator with a passion for all things Jewish. The candidate has experience in planning and implementing curriculum and programs of all kinds, for all ages. The candidate has excellent communication, organizational, and leadership skills.
You can contribute by:
- Being a hands-on educator, one who looks beyond administration and wants to be an inspirational leader, role model, and organizer.
- Developing and implementing innovative and engaging programming for a community that enjoys being together and is eager for
- Empathizing with the realities of our families today (always pressed for time and balance) and therefore meeting them where they are at.
- Building and growing Shabbat and Jewish Holiday programming, including family and youth services
- Implementing technology as an integral part of the Hebrew school
- Fostering the principles and values of Conservative Judaism
Longer Term Implementation Goals:
- Establishing a vibrant USY program
- Envisioning supplemental religious education and synagogue-wide programming
- Bachelor’s Degree and 3+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: education administration, teaching, or program
coordination OR a Master’s Degree and 1+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: education administration, teaching,
or program coordination
- Experience working with a Jewish organization (school, synagogue, federation, or community center)
- Curriculum development experience
- Program Coordination experience
- Degree in Jewish Education/Jewish Studies
- Knowledge/understanding of Conservative Judaism
- Strong Hebrew and Judaic knowledge
- Ability to work with both adults and children
- Strong organizational, administrative, time management and communication skills
- Technology competence
- Experience with virtual and/or hybrid learning
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