Become an Educator at Congregation Beth Elohim’s Religious School!

Thanks for considering becoming a religious school educator at CBE, a growing, thriving synagogue in the heart of Brownstone Brooklyn. We are seeking talented, creative, dedicated, and menschlich individuals to form our ‘dream team’ of Jewish educators for our religious school, Yachad. Yachad is a Shabbat-centered supplementary program of approximately 500 students, in grades K-11. We have several different roles that are available, as described in the ‘hours’ section of this posting.

We are a small, dedicated staff, with enthusiasm for fostering meaningful and rich connection to Judaism in our students and families. We are seeking part time teachers for early and upper elementary, and middle school grades.

The structure of Yachad is designed so that students in grades 3-6 spend two days a week for two-to-three hours at a time in the program, and students in grades K-2, and 7-11 spend one day a week for two-to-three hours in the program.

Teachers may work with different grades as part of the same positions, for which they are provided well-developed lesson plans by our lead educators and administrators. The benefit of this is that teachers get to know many students and families, and are familiar with curriculum across the grades- how it changes and expands over time. This also allows us to have fewer moving parts as a small staff that communicates frequently in collaboration with each other. We pride ourselves on meeting the needs of all learners and value opportunities to work together to support all of our students.

We will provide training and professional development workshops before school starts. Topics will include our curriculum, communication skills, classroom management, program expectations, and policies. We will also offer resources all year on building community in your classroom, supporting challenging students, and modifying curriculum to meet every student’s learning needs. Whether you are a new or experienced teacher you will learn and grow in this position.

Hours/Positions

Saturday teachers – Grades K-2, Jewish Studies/Skills, and possible responsibilities in Hebrew Through Movement, grades 3-6, and/or family programs
• Saturday mornings, September – May as per religious school calendar [2+ years of college-level Hebrew preferred]

Weekday/Saturday teachers – Grades 3-6, Jewish Studies/Skills, with Hebrew Decoding
• Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 3:15-6:15pm, AND Saturday mornings, September – May, as per religious school calendar

Weekday/Saturday Hebrew specialists – Hebrew Through Movement and Hebrew Decoding
• Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 3:15-6:15pm, AND Saturday mornings,, September – May, as per religious school calendar [2+ years of college-level Hebrew required]

Assistant Teachers, in grades K-6
• Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 3:15-6:15pm, AND Saturday mornings,, September – May, as per religious school calendar

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

• Teaching and engaging students in grades K-9, in both Jewish Studies and Hebrew decoding, and Hebrew Through Movement
• Regular communication with parents via email, phone, in-person meetings, and the Yachad blog;
• Facilitating home and internet-based learning initiatives
• Teaching family programs

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree
• A minimum of 2 years of previous experience preferred (including teaching, camp staff, youth group advisor, etc.)
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Solid Jewish background, literacy, and Hebrew language decoding and reading
• Dedication to teaching and experience working with children
• Passion for Judaism and Jewish community
• Strong work ethic
• Familiarity with Reform Judaism
• Two years + college-level Hebrew (for positions including Hebrew Through Movement)
• Experience with song leading and tefila a plus

Contact

Interested in learning more? Please contact Tehilah Eisenstadt, Director of Yachad and Family Engagement, teisenstadt@cbebk.org

Congregation Beth Elohim (CBE) is an equal opportunity employer. It is a violation of CBE’s policies to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of his or her race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, marital status, family status, sexual preference, status with regard to public assistance, mental or physical impairment, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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