Director of Youth and Family Education @ Congregation Beth Shalom

Director of Youth and Family Education

The Director of Youth and Family Education manages all areas of the Religious School, youth group (USY and Kadima), Hebrew High, Shabbat & holiday programming for children and families, young children/young family programming, and supports congregational programming. This position reports directly to the Rabbi. This position works in cooperation with the VP of Youth and Education and the Rabbi.

• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in Jewish Education
• Minimum of 3 years of experience in staff management
• Knowledge and understanding of synagogue life, Jewish practice and holidays, and familiarity and comfort with sacred Jewish texts
• Excellent organizational skills and the ability to take initiative, prioritize and manage time, resources and staff
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• The ability to think strategically and creatively
• Experience managing a budget
• Proficiency in Hebrew
• A willingness to work some evenings and weekends
• A willingness to work on the High Holidays and other major Jewish holidays
• The ability to connect with people of all ages


• Recruitment, supervision and provide on-going training of Religious School Staff
• Develop and implement curriculum (for all ages)
• Manage and oversee the running of the Religious School and Hebrew program
• Effectively communicate with all Religious School families and staff
• Annually develop the education dept budget collaboratively with the VP of Youth and Education, and track all expenses to stay within the budget:

• Recruit families through community-building efforts, individual outreach, social media, and full integration with synagogue offerings
• Develop, oversee and transform formal and informal Jewish education programs for children and families with children ages 0-18, including our weekly Religious School and regular Shabbat and Holiday programming (e.g. Musical Kabbalat Shabbat dinners, Shabbat B’Yachad, Passover Seder, Purim, Hanukkah, Sukkot)

• Engage teens and their families by building strong Kadima, USY and Hebrew High programs
• Work with youth on leadership, peer outreach, team building, program and meeting planning skill and preparation for Regional, Sub-Regional and National Conventions
• Work with USCJ Youth Staff to ensure programming is consistent with the Conservative Movement mission and goals and collaborate with other local youth programs as appropriate
• Participate with youth in Family Services and Junior Congregation as needed and encourage Kadima and USY attendance at services and other synagogue programs

• Create and oversee calendar of both formal and informal learning
• Develop publicity for all programs including fliers
• Provide education and engagement opportunities that cater to both in person and virtual platforms (e.g. Religious School, youth groups, multi-generational groupings, family enrichment)
• Create and implement digital content and interact with the community on social media channels
• Develop and implement partnerships that advance our goals, with local resources and national Jewish providers
• Carry out CBS policies related to youth and family programs
• Perform other tasks and duties that may be required

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to the email address below:
[email protected]

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: medical, vision, dental, leave early for Shabbat, Paid Holidays
  • Other Benefits: • Complimentary synagogue membership • Healthcare option with monthly subsidy
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-07-20
  • Times this job has been viewed: 357 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Education - Other, Programming, Religious School Administrator
  • Organization Type: Synagogue
Job Location
Congregation Beth Shalom
1325 S. Belcher Road
Clearwater , Florida 33764


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