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Below are some helpful links for finding Jewish day schools and open teaching positions across the country.

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Ravsak, Jewish Community Day School Network
Lookstein School Database
Jewishjobs.com
Solomon Schechter Day School Association
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Open Positions:

Posted 7/9/11

The New England Hebrew Academy is looking for secular studies elementary and middle school teachers (English language arts and math). These positions are part-time with work schedules of 12:00-4:15 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. The hours on Friday afternoons vary according to the season. This school offers a dual program with Judaic studies in the mornings and secular studies in the afternoons. We are looking for teachers experienced whether in their own classrooms or through a practicum or service as a paraprofessional. We wish also to find teachers who build positive relationships with students and collaborate well with colleagues. The school year will begin during the last week of August. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and the names, phone numbers and email addresses of three references familiar with their teaching to: Sue Ellen Hogan at hogan-pf@usa.net  These positions are open until filled.

Posted 7/8/14

Elementary School Teacher, Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan  
Position: Co-teaching position -- fifth grade -- September 2014
Description: K-8 student-centered Jewish Day school is looking for a motivated and creative educator to teach in a collaborative and reflective environment. All K-5 classes are co-taught by two bi-lingual (Hebrew and English) teachers, both of whom are responsible for teaching Jewish AND General Studies.
Experience/Background: Classroom experience preferred. Relative Hebrew fluency required.
Salary: Competitive, and commensurate with experience. Benefits included. 
Contact: Send resume to: Gary Pretsfelder, Head, Elementary Division, garypretsfelder@sssm.org

Posted 5/5/14

There are 2 job openings for next year at  Gesher Jewish Day School in Farifax, VA.  If you are interested in applying, you should first email  Jody Hirsch Rein (  (jodi.rein@gmail.com), Delet Alum Cohort 1 who is the incoming Director of the General Studies and Student Support Services at the school.  She would like to help interested Delet alumni make a connection to the school. 

1) Dynamic Jewish Studies Teacher wanted for K-8 community day school to teach Ivrit, Torah and Tfillah, and Jewish texts. Seeking an experienced, technologically savvy, creative, collaborative educator who will go the extra mile to meet the needs of all students.  Send resume to: zschoenburg@gesher-jds.org

2) Full time experienced math teacher sought to teach advanced students, gr. 3-8, at Northern Virginia independent school, beginning August 2014.  The ability and inclination to bring out the individual excellence of students is a must.  Collegiality and regular collaboration with fellow faculty members is expected.  The successful candidate will be a sophisticated user of instructional technology.

Requirements: Teaching credentials in math and/or gifted education plus three or more years of classroom experience.

Posted 5/4/14

Full-time elementary Judaic Studies teacher needed for the 2014 - 2015 school year at Maimonides School, an Orthodox Jewish day school in Brookline. The school is searching for an individual who is warm, creative, professional, energetic, and who works well with children and adults. Some responsibilities include: working collaboratively with co-teachers, planning and implementing engaging and exciting lessons, communicating with parents, and supervising recess and lunch. Ability to teach in Hebrew and knowledge of Jewish content is a requirement. Please send your resume and 3 letters of recommendation to jobs@maimonides.org

Posted 5/2/14

Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, Palo Alto, CA
5th grade/Middle School Jewish Studies Teaching Position, 2014-2015

P/T Position Available:
Qualified candidates will ideally have a strong background in Tanach, Rabbinic literature, and Jewish  History. Candidates should be comfortable working in a pluralistic Jewish setting that welcomes students from all Jewish backgrounds. We seek educators who are committed to collaborating and growing in their teaching practice, supporting diverse learners in the classroom, and able to serve as role models for engaged, open, and joyful Jewish practice.
Responsibilities Include:
• Teach Jewish Studies classes and lead tefillah
• Lead an Advisory class to foster year-long academic, social and emotional growth for a small group of students in conjunction with other faculty members and the school counselor.
• Assist with development and implementation of “workshop” classes designed to strengthen and
enhance student understanding in an area which is complimentary to the core units of study.
• Attendance at all faculty meetings.
• Participation in special school events including, but not limited to, Open House, Taste of Evening,special student performances. Attendance at other community/school events is encouraged.
• Other duties as assigned.
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to employment@hausner.com

Posted 5/1/14

Akiva Community Day School is looking for Judaic Studies and Ivrit Teachers for the 2014-15 School Year

Akiva Community Day School located in Nashville, Tennessee has an opening for an energetic, creative, and skillful educator to join an incredible team of dynamic teachers. The successful candidate will have a strong background in Jewish Studies, Hebrew fluency, teaching experience, and a drive to teach Hebrew and Jewish thought to children overflowing with excitement and curiosity every day. Akiva Community Day School is a Kindergarten through 6th to providing its students with the opportunity to learn about, analyze, and develop their identity as Jews and Americans in the world. Nestled in the heart of Nashville, TN, the school is dedicated to academic excellence in both General and Judaic Studies, and is part of a community that upholds and supports this city’s crown jewel. Applicants should be committed to teaching Ivrit B’Ivrit, skilled at their craft, and open to a wide range of teaching and learning styles. Experience with the Tal-Am curriculum a plus. We are looking for someone with a passion for what they do and a commitment to strong communication with teachers, students, and parents. 

If interested, please contact Daniella Pressner by phone at (615) 356-1880 or via email at dpressner@akivanashville.net.

Posted 4/30/14

N.E. Miles Jewish Day School is seeking a Kinder/First Grade Hebrew Judaic teacher for the 14-15 school year. It is a full time job and has a competitive salary for a “small school”. Contact: Debra Abolafia, N.E. Miles Jewish Day School, Birmingham, Alabama 35242, 205-879-1068, Dabolafia@nemjds.org.

Posted 4/29/14

Education and Youth Director: Congregation Beth Shalom
Congregation Beth Shalom in Seattle, Washington is hiring a full time Education and Youth Director.  Our ideal applicant is a warm, vibrant Jewish educator with a graduate degree in Jewish Education or a similar advanced degree.  He or she should be well versed in the tenets of Conservative Judaism. The applicant should have experience with children of all ages and abilities and be skilled in fostering a love of Jewish education.  Our ideal school principal will have a demonstrated ability to think creatively and implement innovative programs through experiential learning. The Director is responsible for the vision and operation of the Beth Shalom Religious School, Prozdor (elementary and middle school) and youth groups (second grade through twelfth grade), and helping with the children’s programs connected to a number of synagogue wide programs.

Areas of Oversight:

  • Religious School
  • Prozdor Middle School
  • Youth Department
  • High Holiday programming and services
  • Family Camp

Overall Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the vision, direction, and running of the Religious School, Prozdor and youth group and special programs (including High Holiday youth programs, pajama havdalah, Purim carnival) including staffing, curriculum, program content, budget, recruitment, publicity, administration and implementation. 
  • Responsible for Family Camp, including recruiting volunteers and staff, organizing the program and coordinating with the rental facility.
  • Organizes and supervises leaders for High Holiday children and youth programs. Hires, provides publicity and administrative support for Shabbat and holiday children and youth programs.
  • Provides professional staff collaboration and expertise to the Religious School Committee and youth commission, and is responsible for creating a middle school parent committee. 
  • Assists with family education and parent learning and integrating families into the congregation.
  • Organizes and supervises local youth group programs, including USY and Kadima. Provides support for regional programs and staffs local programs along with additional advisors.  Hires, trains and supports the additional youth group advisors.
  • Participates in professional development locally and nationally, maintains membership in JYDA, and works with USCJ education and youth departments.
  • Serves as an appropriate role model within the framework of the Conservative Movement.
  • Initiates new programs when appropriate, in consultation with the Rabbi, assistant rabbi and relevant committees that further enhance the educational program of the synagogue.  Participates in planning for the educational goals and programs of the congregation.

Please send cover letters and resumes to bethshalomprincipal@googlegroups.com

Posted 4/28/14

Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael, a new Jewish boys’ high school, is located in Brighton, Massachusetts. The initial class will include grade nine students who will study both a Judaic and a secular curriculum. An enrollment of eight to ten students is anticipated in the first year, beginning in September 2014.  Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael is committed to forward thinking education. Teachers will know how to use differentiated instruction and will provide blended learning by utilizing technology in their classrooms. The classes will be small but will include students The school is seeking qualified teachers in these areas, commencing September 

• Mathematics/Physics—a block of two periods (90 minutes)
• English/Humanities—a block of two periods (90 minutes)
• Hebrew—one period (45 minutes)
The school seeks talented, conscientious, and dedicated persons who are committed to teaching and learning. The successful candidate should have:
• At least a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in one of the subjects to be taught; a Master’s Degree is preferred.
• At least five years of teaching in a classroom setting.
• An understanding of the Common Core curriculum and how it relates to the 
teaching of their subjects. 
• A passion for learning and for sharing knowledge with others.
• A desire to work with high school boys in a religious setting.
• Education courses and a teaching credential are preferred but not required. 

In 2014, we anticipate that the teacher of mathematics and physics, as well as
the teacher of English and history, will teach a double class for approximately 90 minutes and be on campus for approximately 135 minutes on Monday through Thursday afternoons.

The Salary will be commensurate with experience and background of the successful If you are interested in teaching at Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael, please send your letter of interest and resume to Dr. Peter Holland, Director of General Studies, at pholland@ohryisrael.com. You may also contact Rabbi Uriel Feldman, Menahel, (Principal) at rabbifeldman@ohryisrael.com for more information on Yeshiva Ohr

Posted 4/10/14

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, a Reconstructionist congregation in Newton, MA, is seeking teachers to join the faculty of its innovative school program for the 5775 school year.We are currently engaged in a redesign of our educational program, resulting in teacher openings in several grades.  We are looking for teachers who are energetic, creative and excited to share their love of Jewish living and learning. Classes meet on Sunday mornings (K-Gr.2) and Sunday mornings and Tuesday afternoons (Gr.3-6). We offer competitive compensation. Interested? Let’s talk! Please send a resume to Annette Lawson, Education Director at school@dorsheitzedek.org or call 617-965-5443.

Posted 4/1/14

Temple Israel is looking for enthusiastic, imaginative, and skillful teachers to join our team of educators for the 2014-15 school year. Candidates should enjoy working with children and have prior successful teaching experiences. Familiarity with second language pedagogy, technology applications, curriculum development, and student assessment is desirable.

Temple Israel Religious School has a commitment to professional development and offers a unique and yearlong learning opportunity to all its faculty. Ideal candidates will be collaborative  teachers who relish the idea of working, growing and learning alongside their colleagues. Applicants should be comfortable adopting the curricular vision of the religious school as we seek to construct powerful educational experiences that enable our students to become: critical readers (competent readers and interpreters of Biblical and liturgical texts), social just activists, reflective ritual practitioners, and Zionists in America. 

Bachelor’s Degree required. Good command of Biblical Hebrew also a plus.

Please submit letters of interest and resume to Orna Sonnenschein, Director of Elementary Education at ornas@tisrael.org or mail to Temple Israel, 477 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Posted 3/25/14

Afikim/Afternoon School/Midrasha Principal, Talmud Torah of St. Paul
The Talmud Torah of St. Paul, a community educational institution, seeks a dynamic leader to  serve as principal of its supplementary school programs - Afternoon School (grades 2-7) and  Midrasha (grades 8-12), and the Afikim* program (Hebrew immersion for grades K and 1). More information>>

Posted 3/4/14

Lead Elementary School Teachers for September 2014
The Shefa School is a new Jewish community day school in Manhattan, opening in September 2014. Shefa will ultimately enroll children ages 5-14 who would benefit from a specialized educational environment in order to develop their strengths while addressing their learning challenges. The school will specifically serve students with language-based learning disabilities who have not yet reached their potential levels of success in traditional classroom settings. Shefa is a pluralistic community school, serving families across the Jewish spectrum.

About the Position:
The Shefa School is seeking founding lead teachers for September 2014 to co-teach in classrooms of 10-12 students. For our inaugural year (2014-15) we are accepting students entering 2nd-5th grades. Teachers will begin training and preparing over the summer in advance of the school’s opening in September.
Key Responsibilities:
Lead teachers are responsible for teaching reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and Judaic studies.  Teachers will collaborate to develop the school’s first-year curriculum and will be responsible for helping to shape the school’s culture in its early stages.  In addition to developing curriculum and delivering instruction, teachers will be responsible for assessing student learning, managing classroom routines and behavior, building relationships and communicating regularly with families, and collaborating with other faculty.
Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have experience using multisensory Orton-Gillingham instruction and expertise in working with students with language-based learning disabilities, as well as knowledge of Jewish life and Judaic studies content. We seek teachers who have experience with designing and developing grade-level curriculum across content areas. As a start-up school, candidates should demonstrate flexibility and comfort with risk-taking and ambiguity. We seek teachers who thrive in collaborative environments, who are reflective and committed to growth, and who have strong communication skills. Applicants must have at least 3 years of teaching experience and should have or be eligible for Special Education certification.
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
Please send a cover letter and resume to: jobs@shefaschool.org

Posted 2/27/14

Assistant Principal position at the The Davis Academy in Atlanta, GA. The right person will be an outstanding educational leader with administrative experience who can understand and embrace Davis’ mission.  More information>>

Posted 2/20/14

Yavneh Day School, an independent Jewish day school in Silicon Valley CA is seeking a a dynamic, creative and highly motivated Jewish Studies teacher for the 2014-2015 School Year.  This is a middle school position, but could possibly also include elementary classes. Position also includes serving as a middle school advisor and teaching in the electives program.
Specific requirements and expectations:

At least three years of classroom experience, with a demonstrated focus on Jewish Studies/Hebrew education; An effective Yavneh middle school teacher has a thorough knowledge of cognitive and social-emotional development, uses a variety of teaching techniques, incorporates technology into the classroom, establishes positive relationships with students, communicates with parents, collaborates with colleagues, initiates professional development, supports the mission, serves outside the classroom and adheres to professional standards and models integrity and respect; Prioritizes opportunities for integration with general studies curriculum, displays creativity in thinking and teaching and has solid experience teaching sacred texts, Jewish values, Jewish history, t'fillah and Israel.   

This position is an academic year, full time salaried position.  Position includes health, dental, and retirement benefits. Please send a cover letter and resume to melissa@yavnehdayschool.org

Posted 2/7/14

Job opportunities at the Lerner School in Durham, NC. Learn more about the school here: http://www.lernerschool.org/
Elementary General Studies Teachers:
The Lerner Jewish Community Day School in Durham N.C. is seeking full-time Elementary General Studies teachers for the 2014-15 school year. At The Lerner School, we are committed to achieving the highest standards of academic excellence, fostering learning of Jewish values, culture, and traditions, while building a diverse and caring community, one child at a time. Applicants should have a degree in elementary education and North Carolina certification or reciprocity with another state and a minimum of two years of teaching experience. The Lerner School’s educational philosophy requires that teachers be knowledgeable in all areas of general studies and be experienced in differentiating instruction for all learners in an engaging and creative manner. Teachers are responsible for maintaining a warm and inviting educational atmosphere, the success of their students, as well as the general preparation, supervision, and management of the classroom. Applicants are encouraged to send resumes, etc. to job@lernerschool.org. Compensation is competitive and based upon qualifications.

Elementary Judaic Studies Teachers:
The Lerner Jewish Community Day School in Durham N.C. is seeking Elementary Judaic Studies teachers for the 2014-15 school year. Applicants should have an education degree and a minimum of two years of teaching experience. At The Lerner School, we are committed to achieving the highest standards of academic excellence, fostering learning of Jewish values, culture, and traditions, while building a diverse and caring community, one child at a time.
A qualified candidate will:
· Have previous teaching experience in Judaics and/or Hebrew (Day School preferred)
· Understand and be able to use models of differentiated instruction
· Be able to teach Torah from a Hebrew version of the text
· Have a strong background in the customs and history of the Jewish holidays
· Understand integration and be able to help further connections between subject areas
· Love Israel and be able to foster this appreciation in others
· Be able to lead, teach, and participate in T’fillah
· Have strong communication skills
· Be able to work collaboratively with other teachers and administrators
· Be committed to helping with special programs and assignments to benefit the school’s culture
· Value a pluralistic Jewish setting

Applicants are encouraged to send resumes, etc. to job@lernerschool.org. Compensation is competitive and based upon qualifications.
Deb Laufer
Delet Program Coordinator, Brandeis University
781-736-2081
www.brandeis.edu/programs/delet

Posted 2/6/14

The Binah School is a brand new, innovative 21st century all-girls Orthodox school that focuses on thematic and text based Judaics, project based learning, arts integration, social justice programming and STEM education for girls. Our educational approach brings together an interesting mix of tradition, cutting edge teaching methods and empowerment for girls by linking classroom subjects with real world learning. 

Located in Sharon, MA, The Binah School opened in 2012 and attracts families who are looking for a school committed to traditional, halachic Judaism that warmly welcomes diverse Orthodox hashgafic family practices, learning in small groups, offering personalized teacher instruction and a nurturing school culture.
The Binah School is seeking an Orthodox woman to join our school leadership for the 2014-15 academic year.  She should be an effective teacher, thoughtful leader and Jewish role model for both students and staff.
The following qualities are essential for the job: 
  • Teach Judaic subjects such as Tefilla and Tanach to multi-age classes, excelling in differentiated instruction and openness to blended learning models.
  • Provide religious guidance for the students and take leadership in shaping the unique hashgafa of our school
  • Hold administrative responsibilities, along side with 2 other administrators
  • Effectively collaborate with others and put “Torah at the center” of our interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Can reach Jewish girls in adolescence in the midst of forming their (Jewish) identity 
  • Can hold a big vision of building a school together with other talented individuals while having a mindset of flexibility, humor and grace

To learn more, please contact co-founder and co-director Michal Oshman at moshman@thebinahschool.org

Posted 1/22/14

Job Search for Judaic Studies Teacher
Seeking upper elementary/middle school Judaic studies teacher for Fall 2014. Education degree and experience working with children required. K-8, diverse and progressive Jewish Day School in Downtown Brooklyn, NY. Email resume to: Phyllis Sussman, Judaic Studies Coordinator, Hannah Senesh Community Day School psussman@hannahsenesh.org. To learn more about school visit the web site at www.hannahsenesh.org.

Summer Employment Opportunities at BIMA and Genesis at Brandeis
BIMA, Brandeis University's summer arts institute for Jewish high school students, andGenesis, Brandeis's dynamic summer program combining academics and Jewish studies in a pluralistic, global Jewish community, are looking to hire talented educators and artists for the summer of 2014. Below you will find a listing of our employment opportunities. Please, end any questions or queries to highschool@brandeis.edu

Community Educators
The team of Community Educators lives with the participants and is responsible for designing and implementing a curriculum of experiential learning. Community Educators are typically graduate students or professionals who have worked with high school students in Jewish experiential (and arts) settings.  Read the full community educator job description.

BIMA Visual Arts Faculty Position
The BIMA Visual Arts Major is seeking applicants for a drawing and painting instructor. The successful candidate will be an artist with an active studio practice and exhibition record. The chosen candidate will instruct the students in the foundations of drawing and painting from observation and must be capable of using traditional and innovative methods to engage students, as well as possess knowledge of art history and of the contemporary art world. Full job description attached.

Posted 1/15/14
Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School, a Modern Orthodox Jewish Day School in Skokie, IL is seeking a warm, dynamic and innovative Early Childhood Director to join our leadership team beginning July, 2014.  Hillel Torah’s philosophy of Early Childhood Education offers an interactive, experiential, child-centered, developmentally-appropriate, nurturing and stimulating environment that values and supports individual talents and abilities of each child.

Responsibilities:
The Early Childhood Director will be responsible for all aspects of our Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Kindergarten, with over 100 students ages 3-6 and 15 staff members.  Specific responsibilities include:
  • Daily hands-on leadership and support of teachers
  • Curriculum development and implementation (Judaic and General Studies)
  • Knowing children personally and monitoring individual progress
  • Working closely with Director of Admissions on recruitment and admissions
  • Working closely with families to support children’s needs
  • Coordinating special programs and events
  • Hiring, supervising and providing professional development for staff
The ideal candidate will be:
  • An effective communicator with teachers, parents and students
  • Forward thinking and well-versed in current educational theories and early childhood curricula
  • Successful at building strong, mutually respectful relationships
  • Warm and nurturing
Requirements:
  • Masters degree in Early Childhood Education, Educational Leadership or related field
  • 5+ years demonstrated leadership and supervisory experience in Early Childhood preferred
  • Proven success in early childhood general education and common core
  • Experience implementing Judaic and Ivrit curricula in early childhood
Salary and benefits commensurate with education and experience. For more information about Hillel Torah, visit our website www.hilleltorah.org. To apply, send resume and cover letter to resumes@hilleltorah.org with “EC Director” in subject.

Posted 12/20/13

Judaic studies teaching positions open for the 2013-2014 academic year at the Hebrew Academy of Tidewater  (Virginia) and Strelitz Early Childhood Center. Join  our preschool through fifth grade community. Excellent  opportunity for a teaching couple. We are an important  part of the vibrant Jewish community of Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and vicinity. Please send your resume as a Word  attachment to mwecker@hebrewacademy.net

Posted 12/19/13

The Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (BZAEDS) will have two middle school positions open in the 2014-15 school year.  
BZAEDS is a well established Jewish day school in the city of Chicago.  It is in its 67th year and has over 500 students in grades N through 8. It is a community day school with membership in RAVSAK and is accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States. The school has a faculty of nearly 100 teachers, 20 of whom teach Hebrew and JS.  All H/JS positions are full time with benefits.      
We seek two middle school educators for positions that combine teaching in seventh and eighth grade.  The assignments include teaching Hebrew language - כשפה מדוברת -  and Tanakh תנך in 7th grade, and Hebrew language and Jewish history in 8th grade.  (Each teacher would teach H and JS to one section of 7th grade and H and JS to one section of 8th grade daily.)  
Students are grouped by skill level in Hebrew as well as in JS, to facilitate  maximum use of Hebrew when teaching Tanakh. The Tanakh taught in 7th grade focuses on selections of Joshua and Samuel I.  As BZAEDS participated in the Standards and Benchmarks Tanakh project, it applies that approach in teaching Tanakh.  The 8th grade Jewish history course is taught in English and begins with King David and moves chronologically through the Second Temple period.  
For more information about our school please visit www.bzaeds.org
Please send cover letter and resume to Tzivia Garfinkel, Head of Jewish Studies.  tgarfinkel@bzaeds.org  

 

Delet at Brandeis is posting these positions as a courtesy to our alumni and anyone else looking for a teaching job. We do not partner with these schools and we are not endorsing positions. If you know that a position has been filled, or have any additional questions, please contact delet@brandeis.edu.