Jobs & Internships
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Hebrew School Teacher at East Brunswick Jewish Center
Hebrew and Judaic Studies Teachers at Temple Shalom
Religious School Teacher at Temple Emanu-El of Westfield
Temple Emanu-El of Westfield is looking for Religious School teachers. We provide detailed and supportive curriculum, regular and meaningful professional development, generous pay, and an open invitation to be part of the community in all the ways that suit you.
On Sunday, we meet from 8:45-10:45, with once a month paid faculty meetings from 11:00-12:00. Hebrew is not required for these positions, and we have openings on both the early and late elementary level. You will be responsible for approx. 15 children.
Midweek we offer Hebrew pods on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30. You need not work every day or every time slot on any given day. Schedules are worked out on a mutually agreeable basis. Hebrew prayer fluency is a requirement, but modern Hebrew fluency is not. Students range in age from 3rd through 7th grade.
Salaries starting at around $38/hour. For more information and to apply, contact Samara Schwartz, Religious School Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908.858.6401.
Religious School Teacher at Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple
Anshe Emeth Memorial Temple, a Reform synagogue in Central New Jersey, is seeking part-time Religious School teachers for the 2022-23/5783 school year on Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons.
Anshe Emeth’s Religious School provides a quality Jewish education for students Pre-K through 12th grade. Our rabbis, professional staff and temple members share their commitment to education and the celebration of Jewish life. Our curriculum emphasizes God, Torah and the people of Israel through the study of Jewish religious practice and prayers, holiday and customs, history, Hebrew and a commitment to Israel.
Learners of all ages will be on personal and communal journeys toward lives that are…
- … guided by Jewish ethics, values, and ideals
- … lived meaningfully through Jewish practice and tradition.
- … actively engaged with our congregational community as well as K’lal Yisrael and Eretz Yisrael.
We believe that:
Jewish tradition is a rich and deep sourcebook that guides, informs and illuminates, and directs the way people understand the world and make decisions. That Jewish tradition records many paths people have taken in search of connection to God and Godliness. That Am Yisrael constitutes ever broadening circles, beginning with family and moving through synagogue, local Jewish community and the Jewish world community. It comprises the Jewish people today and throughout history. That Eretz Yisrael encompasses the land, state and people of Israel, both today and throughout history. That Hebrew is the universal language of Am Yisrael and, therefore, is necessary in order to have full access to Jewish Peoplehood.
We aim to inspire our students live Jewishly with this understanding in mind. Please click the link below to read more about Anshe Emeth.
- Passionate about Judaism
- Previous experience teaching or working with children preferred; not required
- Hebrew language skills and prayer familiarity
- COVID19 Vaccination
- Availabile on Saturday mornings and Tuesday afternoons from September ’22 to May ’23
An hourly salary will be set based on previous experience and skillset. Payroll is once a month from the start of the school year in September until the end in May. Sick time is included and vacation time is encouraged during regular school breaks in the fall, winter, and spring.
An Invitation to Apply:
We are looking for creative and mindful educators to join our team, bring their talents, and pass on their love of Judaism to their students. Do you have a special skill? Are you an artist, muscian, or maybe a website designer? We will utilize your skillset in our school as we model for our students the beauty of living Jewishly!
Please email an updated resume and personal statement to email@example.com with the subject line, “Religious School Teacher Application,” and we will follow up to schedule an interview. If you have any questions about this position or would like to connect further, please utilize the same email.
Congregation Neve Shalom - USY Advisor
Congregation Neve Shalom in Metuchen, NJ is currently looking for an enthusiastic person as a youth advisor for our USY group. USY is a youth group for High Schoolers and we try to get them as involved in the planning as possible. The youth advisor would be responsible for working with the chapter and it’s officers in planning, supervising and organizing meetings twice a month. The dates of the meetings have been left open, so we can plan around the youth advisor’s schedule. In addition there may be a couple of extra programs during the year, such as a car wash or a youth Shabbat. There is also a board meeting every 4-6 weeks, plus a youth committee meeting once a month, which we are currently doing on zoom.
No matter the delivery method of the meetings (in-person or virtual), the USY Advisor shall:
– Be responsible for the overall programming and running of the USY chapter.
– In conjunction with the USYers, plan a balanced program of activities, at least two per month, which covers the social, religious, educational, and social actions
areas and includes a USY-led Shabbat service.
– Ensure chapter meetings are properly planned and supervised.
– Ensure any necessary food and materials are supplied to the USYers.
– Secure chaperones for local events where necessary.
– Organize regular chapter board meetings (every 4-6 weeks via Zoom or prior to a chapter meeting in person).
– Communicate with the chapter president on an at-least-weekly basis.
– Ensure flyers/emails are prepared and (e)mailed on a timely basis. Advisor creates emails. Comm chair creates flyers.
– Distribute forms for regional and national events.
– Ensure the success of social media and communication chains.
– Collect membership forms and dues via online platform.
– Help facilitate transportation to offsite events.
– Provide room/space setups to the Synagogue Administrator at least fourteen days in advance.
– Communicate with the Youth Chairs on at least a bi-weekly basis.
– Attend monthly Youth Committee meetings.
– Should there be a need to return to virtual events, facilitate virtual meetings, including begin and end the meeting, moderate, and manage participants.
– Attend regional events to ensure the continuity and comfort of the USYers.
– Arrive early to set up for meetings and events, and stay until the last child has been picked up.
– In conjunction with the USYers, provide monthly articles for the Synagogue bulletin per year.
– Not conduct synagogue business on Shabbat or Jewish holidays.
Resumes and questions can be sent to Melissa Boxer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teaching Positions at Temple Har Shalom
Temple Har Shalom in Warren, NJ (Somerset County) has openings for new teachers in some of our youngest grades this fall! Fill your Sunday mornings with joyful Jewish exploration, while earning a competitive salary (around 45-65 per hour, depending on experience & expertise).
We are currently hiring for one Prek teacher, two second grade teachers, and possibly one Kindergarten teacher. Lesson plans are provided, and no Hebrew knowledge is required; classes meet one day a week from 9am to 12pm.
Fabulous 3rd Grade Teacher
Love Judaism, camp, kids and using your creativity to make a difference? We would love to have you on our team and help you to become the best Jewish educator you can be!
Temple Sholom, an egalitarian conservative synagogue in Bridgewater, NJ, is looking for a creative, engaging and experiential 3rd Grade Teacher to join our team. Our program meets on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6:30pm and Sunday mornings from 9:30am-12:00pm in person.
We are looking for individuals that can connect and relate to our learners. Develop a warm and welcoming community for all learners to build strong friendships with one another. Bring Judaism alive by making it relevant and meaningful to them through experiential learning.
We offer supportive supervision, a great working environment and opportunities for professional development. The salary for the next fabulous 3rd grade teacher salary is $6,500.
Email Ilene Cohen at email@example.com for more information or to apply.
Captain of Fun Youth Advisor!
Love Judaism, camp, kids and using your creativity to make a difference? We would love to have you on our team and have you become our next Captain of FUN!
Temple Sholom, an egalitarian conservative synagogue in Bridgewater, NJ, is looking for a creative, engaging and FUN youth advisor for our Shalom Chaverim (2-4th grades) & Kadima (5th-7th grades) youth groups to join our team. Youth group events are once a month usually on Sundays at 12pm, after our religious school program with some Fridays/Saturdays sprinkled in throughout the year. This position will also collaborate with the youth department for Simchat Torah, Purim and Shavuot.
We are looking for individuals that can connect and relate to our children, help our children build meaningful friendships with one another and create a warm and welcoming community that they love being a part of. Bring Judaism alive by making it relevant and a part of your programming.
We offer supportive supervision, a great working environment and opportunities for professional development. The salary for youth advisors is $1,750 for each youth group, working from the end of August until the end of May.
Email Ilene Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to apply.
Temple Beth Shalom is seeking a Hebrew teacher for Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:30 pm. Must be able to read Hebrew and must love children. Please send resume to email@example.com.
Religious School Teachers
Interested in educating youth on Judaism, faith, and community? Congregation Rodeph Shalom is seeking teachers for our religious school (Berkman Mercaz Limud). We would love to have students from your institution working with our students. We are seeking teachers for the following grades/areas:
- Kindergarten (curriculum focus is intro to Judaism)
- 2nd Grade (curriculum focus is Torah)
- 4th Grade (curriculum focus is Israel)
- 5th Grade (curriculum focus is Jewish History)
- 7th Grade (curriculum focus is Holocaust Studies)
- 8th-9th-10th Grades (curriculum varies)
- Permanent substitutes (work every Sunday to assist where teacher absences create need)
We meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., from September 11, 2022 through May 21, 2023 (with a few Sundays off for holidays/school vacations). Salary starting at $25/hour for new teachers, increased rates available for certified teachers and those with experience
We would really appreciate it if you could share this information with your internal networks, message boards, and social media, and if you know someone you think would be great, please have the person contact Jennifer James, Director of Youth Learning and Engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Voices Jewish Media Fellowship
Learn more and apply: newvoices.org/fellowships/
Religious School Teaching Jobs Available
Before Care and After Care Aides
The Center for Early Learning @ East Brunswick Jewish Center is looking to hire Before Care and After Care aides. Before care begins at 7:30 and ends at 9am, Monday-Friday. Before care aide responsibilities include welcoming the kids upon their arrival and helping them settle in, supervising them while they eat breakfast (if they bring it in), and overseeing free play. We are looking for someone who is good with young children between the ages of 2-5 years old and will be able to comfort them at drop off as it can be rough for kids to part ways with their parents in the morning, as well as assist our youngest students in going to the bathroom should they need help, and occasionally changing diapers. Similar are the responsibilities of After care aides. Aftercare begins at 3:30pm and goes until 5:30pm. Please fill out the google form and we will reach out to you as soon as possible. Thank you!
Religious School Songleader
Temple Beth-El, a Reform Congregation in Hillsborough, New Jersey is looking for an energetic, engaging, and capable song leader to join our community for the 2022-2023 school year.
Our ideal candidate is great with people of all ages, familiar with Reform Jewish worship and music, and plays the guitar. We hope to find someone whose personality shines through everything they do, who loves Jewish music and sharing Jewish music with others.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Lead weekly t’fillah and song sessions in partnership with the Cantor and Director of Congregational Learning on Wednesday afternoons
- includes preparing PowerPoint slides for each session
- There is the potential to add a once a month Family Shabbat service
Skills & Qualifications:
- Ability to connect with children, from preschool age to high school, through singing
- Proficiency with guitar
- Knowledge of Reform Jewish liturgy, Shabbat & holiday services
- Familiarity with Reform camp repertoire
- Ability to learn new music quickly
- Strong communication skills
Hourly salary $40-60 per hour, based on experience.
To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and 2-3 recordings (including YouTube/Vimeo videos) to email@example.com
Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director and Clergy, at Congregation B’nai Tikvah in North Brunswick
The Administrative Assistant at Congregation B’nai Tikvah (CBT) will provide administrative support to our Executive Director/Synagogue Administrator, as well as to our Rabbi and Cantor. Looking for Monday-Thursday, 9-3, and Friday, 9-2, but will consider flexibility for the right person. Includes front desk receptionist responsibilities as well, including acting as the “gatekeeper” for all calls/visitors, and will be responsible for meeting/greeting visitors and answering/screening calls.
Other general administrative support functions will include, but are not limited to:
- Scheduling meetings and managing the clergy calendar
- Creating documents and manage mailings
- Ordering and maintain supplies at the appropriate level
- Filing, faxing, photocopying
- Be the first welcoming voice/face to members and potential new members
- Assist members with questions and requests as appropriate
- Track all incoming donations and provide timely acknowledgements
- Be able to perform basic trouble-shooting operations on computer
- Keep clergy organized
- Ensure timely mailing of daily outgoing mail
- Collect and distribute mail to all staff and appropriate lay leaders
- Coordinate and produce office-based mailings
- Other duties as assigned
If interested, please email resume to Lesley Lewkowicz, Executive Director, at Lesley@bnaitikvah.org.
Wanted: 5th/6th Grade Religious School Teacher!
What: Teach a combined 5th and 6th Grade religious school class. The
curriculum includes prayers and blessings, ethics and values and the
Where: Temple B’nai Shalom, a Reform Temple in East Brunswick.
15 Fern Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816.
When: Sundays (in person) 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays
(virtual) 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Why: To help our children learn about Judaism and pass on our
traditions to the next generation.
This is a paid position. For more information, please contact Robin
Zone at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program and Membership Director
Who We Are:
The Jewish Center, in Princeton, New Jersey, a 500-member vibrant, Egalitarian Conservative synagogue, is seeking a full-time Program and Membership Director to spearhead our membership efforts, both in reach & outreach and help grow our programming offerings to new heights, and to help our community members to create deep and enduring relationships. The Program and Membership Director will work closely with the Executive Director, Rabbi and Director of Congregational Learning to oversee membership relations and organize and plan in-person and virtual programming efforts. The Program and Membership Director develops and implements innovative initiatives that deepen members’ involvement in TJC’s communal life, Shabbat and Jewish holidays, broaden adult learning, and align with key elements of all TJC committees. The ideal candidate will be a friendly, detail oriented, Jewishly committed and knowledgeable, personable, and a dedicated member of our team.
-Coordinate volunteer engagement and tracking to help members use their gifts in the shul community.
– Work with other professional staff and appropriate lay leaders to help develop and implement programs for a variety of ages ranging from early learners to young adults to senior members.
-Use programming as a tool for relationship building staff to members and members to each other.
– Lend support to all membership and fundraising events including engagement opportunities on Shabbat, Jewish Holidays, and other special events.
– Develop and implement programs and services that will help make TJC a destination and gathering place. These programs could include holiday celebrations, outdoor activities, social, educational, and recreational events.
– Oversee event coordination, logistics, catering, and follow-up.
– Evaluate programs to ensure they meet our many congregant cohorts.
– Work with the Executive Director to develop and maintain the programming and membership budget.
– Attend all meetings, trainings, conferences, and events as assigned.
– Maintain the highest quality of courtesy, friendliness and service toward members, visitors, and other staff.
– Ability to work nights and weekends as programs take place
-Works well with lay-led committees to implement programs and projects
– Produces a rolling 18-month calendar of programs, events, and services
– Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain relationships with members and colleagues
– Successful in organizing programs and events and working with volunteers
– Works well in a fast-paced environment
– Works collaboratively and independently, with strong follow-through
– Experienced with managing multiple concurrent responsibilities in an organized manner
– Acts with integrity, tact, and confidentiality
– Experience with using social media to develop and sustain member relations
– Strong written and oral communications skills
A minimum of 5 years in a related position in Jewish communal work
Bachelor’s degree required and Master’s degree preferred
Exceptional communication skills and the ability to relate to a broad variety of people
Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills
Computer skills in Word & Excel (or Google Workspace equivalent)
Database management with ShulCloud or comparable CRM
This is a Full-time position. Availability during business hours is required and nights and weekends as planned in advance. Must have reliable transportation.
Salary commensurate with experience and comparable to industry stands
Health benefits are available.
Apply through jobsite or email resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Jewish Educator at Congregation Beth El
Congregation Beth El, a progressive and inclusive Conservative synagogue in South Orange, New Jersey, is looking for dynamic, warm, and creative Jewish educators for our innovative Jewish Learning Center beginning in the Fall of 2022. Our school emphasizes a compassionate approach to instruction using social, emotional, and spiritual learning guideposts. We have openings in a number of grades including Hebrew learning specialists in both one and two-day positions.
Our classes take place on Sundays from 9:00am-12:00pm, Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:45– 6:00pm. Teachers should have experience leading Tefillah, teaching Hebrew, and proficient knowledge and ability to teach mitzvot, Torah, history, and holidays using experiential and engaging classroom techniques. Teachers must be proficient in using technology.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Director of Religious Education, Rivka Nelson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Teacher applicants should briefly describe their teaching style in the cover letter.
Research Assistant, Center on Extremism at the ADL
The Center on Extremism (COE) Research Assistant will conduct basic research into antisemitism, anti-Zionism, and hate, to populate COE databases and share with other COE staff. The Research Assistant will support the work of COE Analyst(s) who study antisemitism and anti-Zionism.
- Monitor, research, and evaluate large volumes of information from multiple sources pertaining to extremism, antisemitism, and hate, with special attention to antisemitism and anti-Zionsim
- Populate COE databases with essential content, categories, and records
- Summarize relevant data and share with COE Analysts and management
- Help maintain quality and integrity of COE database content
- Provide additional research support as requested on other issues dealt with by the Center on Extremism
- Ability to read, understand, and summarize large volumes of information on a daily basis
- Facility with information management tools
- Excellent research skills, with knowledge of open source intelligence techniques (OSINT) preferred
- Understanding of taxonomies and ability to categorize data accordingly
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and ability to work in teams
- The ideal candidate has 1-3 years of experience with research and data entry.
- Established familiarity with issues related to antisemitism and anti-Zionism preferred.
- B.A. degree or equivalent experience
- Office environment
- Flexibility to work additional hours when necessary to complete work assignments
- ADL COVID-19 Protocol (updated periodically): ADL is adhering to CDC, State, local, and Federal orders regarding COVID-19. ADL requires that all employees are vaccinated with exceptions for medical and religious accommodations. ADL may require proof of vaccination. This role will start as a remote position but may transition to a hybrid environment when offices reopen.
- This position is a Grade C1, which has a salary midrange of $56,000 to $68,000. This salary midrange is reflective of a position based in New York, New York. Please note that actual salaries are commensurate with experience and reflect the budget for a given position, and since ADL has a location-based compensation structure, there may be a different range for candidates in other locations.
Click this link to apply: https://careers-adl.icims.com/jobs/1831/research-assistant/job
Religious School Director
Congregation Beth El of Yardley PA, an inclusive, dynamic, warm, conservative synagogue, is searching for a part-time (20-25 hours per week) Religious School Director for its Hebrew school. The ideal candidate will be energetic and engaging with students and their families, have a passion for Jewish education, and help us foster a multi-sensory, hands-on learning environment that is creative, innovative, and includes establishing positive working relationships with teachers, students, families, and lay leaders. We are looking for an experienced educator with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Effective collaboration skills and creativity are crucial to the position.
The director will report directly to the School Board and will manage the school and teachers. The director will be responsible for recruiting and hiring religious school staff. The director must be able to step into the classroom to cover, if needed. They will also keep records, manage the school-wing of the building, coordinate special programs and projects, and collaborate with the security committee and other synagogue committees to ensure, create, and carry out safety/security procedures for students. The director will also attend monthly school board meetings and weekly staff meetings.
Candidates must be available for school sessions Wednesdays 4:30 to 6:30pm and Sundays 9am to 12 noon, as well as for mutually agreed upon weekly office hours. The candidate will need to be available for occasional special events on weekdays and Shabbat/holidays and will be an integral member of the synagogue community.
The director will act as a liaison between Bar/Bat Mitzvah families, tutor, and Rabbi, and attend and conduct Bar Mitzvah University classes (BMU). These are scheduled approximately 6 times per school year. In addition, the director will attend weekly synagogue staff meetings.
To apply, contact Linda Schwartz at email@example.com
Family Shabbat Service Leader at TBMEC
TBEMC is looking for a student or adult who has expertise in leading a family Shabbat service.
We are hoping to find someone for the high holidays of 2022 and other dates in the coming year.
“A strong family service leader for family services/ junior congregation/ religious school programming on holidays and other dates to be determined. Approximately 3-6 times per year.”
Someone who knows music/plays guitar would be a plus.
For over 100 years, Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim (TBEMC), a USCJ member, has provided for the needs of the Jewish community of Union County, NJ. As a Conservative, egalitarian congregation, we are committed to the beauty of traditional Judaism while being a fully inclusive and modern congregation.
We have 150 member families plus 35 associates (out of area). Our spiritual leader is Rabbi Paul Kerbel since August 2019. There are 50 children in the religious school.
To apply, contact Laura Cohen at firstname.lastname@example.org