RELIGIOUS SCHOOL TEACHER – GRADES K-5th
Temple Israel of the City of New York, a vibrant, engaged, mid-size Reform congregation on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is looking for creative, enthusiastic, and dedicated Religious School teachers to join our team for the 2021-2022 school year. If you are passionate about teaching, love making Judaism come alive for young people, and thrive in a collaborative environment, we want you!
Our curriculum is interactive, modern, and rooted in seven overarching values which are designed to engage, inspire, and guide our learners as they navigate the world around them. We plan to offer classes as follows for the upcoming school year. Of course, offerings are subject to change due to both enrollment numbers and health and safety guidelines.
-Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, & 3rd grade – Mondays, 4-6pm (in person)
-Kindergarten through 3rd grade (combined class) - Mondays, 4-6pm (virtual)
-4th and 5th grades – Mondays, 4-6pm (virtual) and Wednesday, 4-6pm (in person)
-5th grade – Sundays, 9-11am (virtual) and Wednesdays, 4-6pm (in person)
-4th and 5th grades Hebrew (combined class) - Wednesdays, 4-6pm (virtual)
-Be proficient in using educational technologies (web-based resources, virtual meeting rooms, etc.) while simultaneously managing a classroom.
-Be proficient in leading both virtual and in-person learning.
-Have strong communication skills, written and oral, for interacting with students and parents.
-Patience to assist students and families with accessing online materials.
-Have prior experience with experiential learning.
-Be comfortable working with both children and families.
-Have a strong sense of their own Jewish identity.
-Be experienced in building community in creative ways
-Have prior teaching or camp experience (preferred).
-Possess a sense of humor.
-Respond well to feedback.
-Thrive on building meaningful relationships.
-Experience working in settings with children with special needs is a plus.
-Be creative, with the ability to augment, customize and adjust existing lesson plans, as needed
-Understand how to relate to students with different interests and guide/coach learners to enduring understandings.
-Be able to read/chant the typical prayers in a standard Reform service (preferred for K-3rd, required for 4th & 5th).
Temple Israel is a spiritual community dedicated to the value of Lifelong Learning. Our goal is for all members of the synagogue to be actively involved in Torah study leading to greater Jewish knowledge and deeper Jewish involvement. We are uniquely sensitive and accommodating to the modern Jewish family especially the needs of interfaith families, blended families and two-working parent families. The synagogue is renowned for its outreach activities. Our Religious School program promotes and supports this approach to Jewish life and living.
Please send you resume and a short cover letter explaining your interest in this type of position to Barry Shainker at [email protected]