Temple Shaaray Tefila is at an exciting time in the life of our congregation. We are a 600+ member unit Reform synagogue on the Upper East Side with a dynamic Senior Rabbi and a talented team of professionals.
Join our dedicated team of educators where the learning is fun and dynamic, the faculty are supportive and friendly and the community is close-knit and values education as a pillar of its mission.
Temple Shaaray Tefila is a community driven by meaning, connection, and purpose, rooted in Reform Jewish values, and animated by our commitment to each other and the world. Our school nurtures a love of Reform Judaism in every student, encouraging them to discover their own meaning, connection, and purpose in our synagogue. Programming for older students empowers learners to take ownership of their Jewish lives and experiences. We proudly use our own original curriculum implemented by our dedicated faculty. We are committed to the development of our staff and to providing leadership opportunities in our program when you become a member of our team.
Openings are available for our Sunday/Tuesday Elementary School Age Program and Monday evening 8th Grade. Our Sunday/Tuesday program meets from 9:00am-11:30am Sundays in person/4:00pm-5:30pmpm Tuesdays on Zoom for 3 30 minute small group Hebrew sessions. 8th Grade meets 6:00-7:30pm on Mondays.
• Collaborate with school administration and other faculty members to create innovative and meaningful Jewish learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom.
• Prepare creative, interactive lessons as part of a well-structured curriculum.
• Regularly communicate with families outside of school hours.
• Assist in the planning and preparation of special programs, including family education and holiday celebrations.
• Attend professional development staff meetings for faculty after school hours on Sundays or Mondays.
As a member of our faculty, you will:
• Provide a sense of caring and concern that enables our students to support one another and challenge themselves to grow as individuals.
• Inspire students and their families to actively engage in Jewish life.
• Model the thoughtfulness and creativity that we seek to promote in our community.
• Receive mentoring to grow as an educator as part of a staff of reflective practitioners.
Ideal candidates have the following qualifications:
• Experience teaching students in grades 3-8 in a formal or informal setting.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Ability to teach Hebrew, Bible, Jewish history, and holidays incorporating arts, drama, movement, or media.
• Comfort teaching in a Reform Jewish congregation to a diverse student body.
• Those with summer camp or youth group backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.