Youth Director @ Congregation Beth Israel

Youth Director

We are looking for a dynamic, passionate and entrepreneurial educator to serve as our inaugural youth director as we work to expand the scope of our educational programming in the coming year.

Job responsibilities include:


• Working with the rabbi to develop a Sunday morning educational program for children ages 1st grade through Bar/Bat Mitzvah, guiding students towards a familiarity with the prayer service, Jewish holidays and weekly Torah portions and instilling within them a love of the Jewish people and of Israel.

• Coordinating Bnei Mitzvah training, in partnership with the Bar/Bat Mitzvah family and rabbi

• Developing a teen program for pre and post-Bnei Mitzvah teens, including monthly social outings and educational programming

•Running a monthly “Tot Shabbat” program for preschool age children

• Leading and coordinating youth programming for Shabbat and holidays

• Facilitating and leading periodic multi-generational educational programs

• Communicating with parents, synagogue executive committee, and other stakeholders about Beth Israel’s educational programming


• Working with Beth Israel’s administrator to market synagogue’s educational programming to synagogue and wider community


• Acting as ambassador for Beth Israel to the greater New Orleans Jewish community, including outreach and educational engagement to non-member families

Desired qualifications:

* Comfort leading Jewish educational programming for students with a wide range of backgrounds and across a wide age range (baby through high school).

* Familiarity with traditional Shabbat and weekday liturgy.

* Computer literacy and comfort learning to use our synagogue database system for managing relationships with parents and children. Additional computer skills to include, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite.

* Experience leading youth programming in a Jewish setting (for example: youth group, Jewish summer camp, etc.) is a plus.

Willingness to experiment within programming and to iterate programs based on feedback from youth, families and professional staff.

Strong organizational skills and comfort communicating regularly with families.

* Ability and passion for incorporating music into programming is a plus.

This is a part-time position of 15-20 hours per week reporting directly to the Synagogue Rabbi. If performing additional administrative activities (i.e. Religious School newsletter, Shul Bulletin or data entry)we could reach a maximum of 20 hours. We are also open to helping qualified applicants find additional part-time work within the community.

Our synagogue is flexible in working around applicants’ scheduling needs. We are open to making this a 10-month or 12-month position, depending on the youth director’s availability over the summer. We are also amenable to remote working arrangements during the week, though weekend activities will be held in person.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to
[email protected]


Job Summary

  • Duration: part-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-07-15
  • Times this job has been viewed: 346 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Programming, Other, Bnai Mitzvah
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Congregation Beth Israel
4004 West Esplanade Ave.
Metairie , Louisiana 70002
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