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Hebrew School Teacher

Congregation Sukkat Shalom seeks enthusiastic and knowledgeable Hebrew educators for our supplemental Jewish education program. Sukkat Shalom, a Reform congregation in Wilmette, IL, is a vibrant synagogue community built on principles of acceptance and openness. We are a community that recognizes and celebrates that we all come from diverse religious backgrounds and share an authentic quest for spiritual meaning and depth within the world of modern Judaism.

The Sukkat Shalom Hebrew program aims to engage students in the experience of Jewish prayer and ritual and enable them to practice Hebrew in a casual, warm, and supportive community so that they grow to cherish Hebrew, the language of the Jewish people, and develop a deep personal connection to Jewish tradition and community. Our congregation adopted the #OnwardHebrew approach to Hebrew education, which focuses on the sound-to-print methodology; the concept that language is learned most naturally built from sound (what one hears) to print (what one reads). The goal is to build that sound-rich Hebrew environment before we expect students to learn to read/decode Hebrew. Formal Hebrew reading and decoding begins in 5th grade and students have the option to choose between private tutoring and small group Hebrew instruction.

Seeking teachers for our Thursday afternoon Hebrew program, and a Hebrew Through Movement Specialist (training provided) for our Sunday Family School program (twice a month).


- Teach Hebrew school (5th/6th grade) beginning/intermediate Hebrew on three Thursday afternoons per month 4:15 – 5:45 pm, AND/OR serve as Hebrew Through Movement specialist in our Sunday Family School program two Sundays per month 10 am - 12 pm.
- Implement pre-existing lesson plans based off the #OnwardHebrew method and ability to develop new lesson plans while creating a fun, warm, and engaging environment.
- Participate in weekly t’filah (prayer) services with students led by rabbi and cantorial soloist.
- Communicate about student progress with Associate Rabbi/Director of Lifelong Learning.

- Warm, compassionate, and knowledgeable Hebrew educator
- Experience as a Hebrew teacher/tutor
- Ability to communicate effectively with supervisor, staff, and students
- Skilled Hebrew Through Movement Instructor (training provided)
- Knowledge of Reform prayer book and ability to teach meaning of prayers
- Hebrew fluency a plus, not required

Duration part-time
Benefits Competitive hourly pay, $60 - $75/hour
Ad Posted On 2021-06-03
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Ad is posted for 90 days
Categories Hebrew School/Sunday School, Part Time Teaching
Focus Education & Schools, Synagogue
Organization Name Congregation Sukkat Shalom
Job Location 1001 Central Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois
United States
Application Instructions
Please send resume to Rabbi Carlie Daniels,
[email protected]

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