Lead Educator- Religious School, 7th & 8th grade lead @ Congregation Beth Elohim

Lead Educator- Religious School, 7th & 8th grade lead

Lead Educator (7th and 8th grade) and Co-Educator (2nd Grade + Other Grades As Needed)

Reports to: Director of Yachad and Family Education
Status: Exempt
Department: Yachad
Hours: Generally requires 37.5 hours per week and flexibility to work weekends, evenings, and holidays. The position is full-time from mid-August 2021 through mid-June 2022. Light summer hours.

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Yachad is an inclusive Jewish and Hebrew educational community. To take a peek at our (current zoom) program watch a quick Yachad Trailer here.

CBE is a community dedicated to Jewish learning, living and social justice. This is reflected in our robust Yachad educational program with nearly 400 students as well as full-time educators learning, creating curriculum and sustaining meaningful community for themselves, their students and families.Our current daily structure is mornings for meetings, professional development, lesson planning, administration work and monthly social justice work. Lead educators teach 2 - 3 classes a day and are responsible for two grades-worth of curriculum.

Job Summary/Objective
CBE believes in ongoing Jewish exploration and living through deep Judaic and ritual exploration. CBE is committed to Judaism (Jewish experiences and education) that is inclusive and accessible to all. Our Lead Educators play a pivotal role in this mission by supporting our team logistically, educationally, pedagogically, and through modeling a life steeped in Jewish living and learning. As a Yachad Lead Educator, they must have excellent communication and organizational skills, a warm and inclusive demeanor. They should be a collaborative and flexible Jewish leader and educator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Lead Educator 7th Grade and Lead Educator 8th Grade
Update curriculum
Teach most of your grade sections
Make lesson plans that are accessible to co-teachers and madrichim
Coordinate the schedule for students and staff
Manage grade communications
Conduct grade assessments
Communicate with parents
Take attendance and follow up with absent students
Create strong relationships with students
Foster relationships between students
Attend special events by program and by grade
Run tefilla electives each semester based on interest/skill and set thematic and prayer curriculum (developed by clergy in collaboration with the Director)
Coordinate 7th-grade funds and dissemination
as part of Tikkun Olam learning
With parent liaisons for Kiddush cup gifts
Organize Tikkun Olam-a-thon
Keep physical calendar of upcoming Bnei Mitzvah and take responsibility for appropriate recognition in class

Co-Educator (2nd and other grades as needed)
Teach grade curriculum as prepared by lead educator
Attend weekly team feedback sessions
Communicate with parents in your class
Take attendance and follow up with absent students
Create strong relationships with students
Foster relationships between students
Attend special events by program and by grade

Other Responsibilities as Assigned
There is the possibility of stepping into additional teaching or different roles/grades based on the needs of the department.

Qualifications and Expectations
Education Level: BA/BS (preferred: education, Jewish or religious studies)
Years of Experience: 3 - 5 years teaching or leading in a similar setting
Background and experience in:
experiential lesson planning
Strong organizational, planning, and project management skills
Desire and ability to work with children and young adults
Knowledge and ability to lead Jewish education and experiences for Kindergarten, 4th graders, and their parents
Working knowledge of Hebrew or ability to learn and use a growing Hebrew vocabulary focusing on a maximum of 3 words a week
Content knowledge in: Judaic content (text, ritual, history)
Be a self-starter and able to work with minimum amount of supervision, particularly for managing logistics and off-site events
Enthusiasm, sense of humor, patience and strong work ethic, and ability to work independently and as part of a team
Jewish values-driven; able to teach from and respectfully hold colleagues and community to Yachad's 8 values

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Email your resume and cover letter to Tehilah Eisenstadt ([email protected])

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, dental, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, FSA
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-05-19
  • Times this job has been viewed: 641 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Education - Other, Middle School Teacher, Curricula
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools, Synagogue, Youth
Job Location
Congregation Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Place
Brooklyn , New York 11215


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