DIrector of Jewish Education and Youth Engagement @ Beth Israel Synagogue

DIrector of Jewish Education and Youth Engagement

Vibrant, small Conservative synagogue (USCJ) in Roanoke, VA is seeking a warm, knowledgeable, and energetic Jewish Education Director.
Responsibilities will include administration, teaching, congregational programming and working with adults, children, and teens.

The Director will collaborate with the Rabbi, leadership teams, and parents to:
- Coordinate Tot Shabbats, family friendly shabbats, Holiday family programs, and educational/social programming to engage young
families.
- Review and help revise B’nai Mitzvah and Hebrew School programming/curriculum.
- Create programming for young adults
- Plan Adult Education and Scholar-in-residence programs.

The qualified candidate should have a knowledge and passion for teaching Jewish values and customs; the ability to develop strong relationships with the Rabbi, lay leaders and parents; and outstanding communication and interpersonal skills. The right person will bring enthusiasm and creativity as well as skills and knowledge.

An ability to lead services and read Torah to be considered a strong plus; potential for High Holiday cantorial role as well.
Musical ability is highly desirable.

Degree in Jewish Education or background and experience preferred.

Roanoke, VA is a family friendly city nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains with over 1,000 miles of trails for outdoor recreation (including hiking, biking, and paddling). The arts and culture scene is flourishing and offers the widest variety of music and cultural activity in the region.


Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please send cover letter and resume to Lauren Foster (Search Committee Chair) at [email protected]
[email protected]


Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Other Benefits: -JEA dues and conferences will be paid for. -Budget available for other professional development opportunities (conferences, classes, etc).
  • Preferred Experience: Unspecified
  • Preferred Degree: Other
  • Job Posted: 2021-06-14
  • Times this job has been viewed: 393 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Education - Other
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Beth Israel Synagogue
920 Franklin Rd SW
Roanoke , Virginia 24016
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