Jobs & Internships
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Jewish Educators for K-5th Grade at Congregation Beth El
Posted on: 7/21/2021
Youth Engagement Coordinator, Barnert Temple
Barnert Temple, the oldest Jewish congregation in New Jersey, takes pride in the deep roots it has nurtured in our almost 175 years. We continue to believe that all who join our community will be equally nourished. Barnert Temple is a thriving, innovative Reform congregation with 450 families committed to living the values we teach.
We seek a dynamic, professional Youth Engagement Coordinator (YEC) to join our
team of clergy, educators and administrators. You will encourage our youth to own and lead programming that nurtures critical thinking, intentional learning, and engagement with worship, study and social justice.
You possess a “camp spirit” emanating from your strong personal Jewish identity. You have a clear understanding of today’s teens as well as the ability to engage their active participation in our Jewish community.
Barnert Temple Youth Engagement Coordinator (YEC) Job Description
You are responsible for ongoing communication with staff, parents and youth. You will also serve as an instructor in our Jewish Journey Project (JJP – religious and hebrew school), teaching Hebrew and Judaic courses. Our team members each wear multiple hats in our dynamic and sacred environment, making the responsibilities diverse.
The YEC will:
● advise the BarTY Senior Youth Group (grades 8-12)
● teach the 9th Grade JJP Class on Tuesday evenings
● teach JJP Judaics courses and Hebrew, as needed, for grades 3-6 TBD
● serve as the TAG Advisor*
● create and lead youth group-style activities for students in grades 3-7
The BarTY Senior Youth Group Advisor will:
● maintain and nurture an active high school youth group informed by Jewish ethics and values
● encourage and support teen participation in regional NFTY-GER (National Federation of Temple Youth, Garden Empire Region) events
● Help the BarTY Board create an annual teen event calendar that is synchronized with the Temple calendar. Events should be balanced and focused on socialization, social justice, religious, cultural, fundraising, opportunities
● Plan and implement a monthly event, including: transportation, finances, food, supplies, coordinate adult supervision (paid or volunteer)
● Encourage BarTY-ites to come to Shabbat once a month and attend with them
External Events: GER, NFTY summer programs
● Encourage participation in GER events
● Promote NFTY-in-Israel, Mitzvah Corps, URJ Camps
● Promote NFTY Convention and other appropriate NFTY events
● Staff the RAC L’taken weekend
● Anticipate, target, and develop new youth leadership
● Support growth in current leaders
BarTY Board Relationship
● Build strong one-on-one relationships with each Board member
● Develop clear job roles for each Board member
● Mentor and develop each Board member in their roles
● Convene monthly Board meetings, September through June
● Additional “work” meeting where necessary
● Maintain regular communication via group chat or other method of communication agreed upon with Board members
● Create content for and publicize events through email, social media, Temple bulletin, Temple eblasts
● Confirm Board members are in regular contact (phone calls texts, etc.) with BarTYites, outreach and events
● Regular check-in with Regional Board Members who are BarTYites
● Maintain regular contact and reporting with Rabbi, President, Temple Board, Director of Lifelong Learning
● Develop Youth Committee for adult support
● Communicate and coordinate with Temple office regarding events, set-up and PR
● Maintain “physical” presence in Temple building: posters, photos, collections
● Develop annual Senior Youth Group Budget
● Maintain financial records with the BarTY treasurer
● Yearly, review budget and expenditures with Temple Treasurer for oversight
● Submit receipts to office manager in an expeditious manner
● The YEC is under direct supervision of the Senior Rabbi
● The YEC receives support from Rabbi, Director of Lifelong Learning and
Assistant Director of JJP and Youth Committee Chair
Grade 9 Teacher
By teaching a weekly 9th grade class, the YEC spends significant, meaningful time pursuing Jewish educational topics with future leaders. The curriculum is fluid and based on the needs and interests of the particular class.
JJP and Judaics Teacher
Our Jewish Journey Project (JJP) is our innovative, flexible, and very fun version of “religious school.” By participating as a teacher in JJP, younger students get to know the YEC and will be more open to engaging in social events organized by the YEC.
JJP Hebrew Teacher
Our Hebrew teachers have both classroom teaching time and one-on-one online support time with our students. This time helps reinforce relational Judaism that is at the center of our mission.
TAG is our scholarship incentivization program for 3rd-8th graders. TAG stands for Torah (study), Avodah (rituals) and gemilut chasadim (acts of human kindness). It serves to encourage students to live Jewishly all day long, in and out of the Temple. TAG-visors check-in with individual students who have chosen to join this optional program, supporting their deeper engagement in Jewish practice and in social justice.
Jr. Youth Group
As a regional congregation, our families come from 20 different towns and our students represent over 30 different schools. Our YEC will schedule and run programs for our 3-7th graders, encouraging connections and Jewish engagement.
Other Administration and Communication Expectations
● Encourage students and families to connect to URJ Summer Camps.
● Track participation of youth in all programs, classes and retreats.
● Recruit for, promote and advertise teen programs.
● Partner with Clergy and Assistant Director of JJP to plan High Holy Day programs for K-5th grade; staff Junior Congregation on the HHD.
● Bachelor’s Degree preferred
● Prior experience working with teens in synagogue youth group, school or camp setting required
● Strong knowledge and understanding of Jewish practices, customs, and culture preferred
● Strong verbal and written communication skills
● Discretion and ability to handle confidential information is essential, as is the ability to work both independently and as part of a team
● Highly motivated and organized and able to complete tasks and meet deadlines in a timely fashion
● “Camp” background (especially music) is appreciated but not required
● Ability to take initiative and superb time-management skills
● Flexibility to work at events and programs when required, which may be outside of normal business hours
● Comfort and agility in the world of Social Media
● Full time
Email your resume and cover letter briefly describing your background to:
Sara Losch, email@example.com
The Temple building is ADA accessible. We are located in a suburban setting off a major highway; therefore, no public transportation, but parking is located at the Temple.
After a brief probationary period, the incumbent will be eligible for Vacation, Personal Days, Health insurance, HAS Plan and 403(b). The office is closed on major Jewish holidays in addition to some Federal holidays.
Posted on: 7/21/2021
Supplemental School Teachers for 2021-2022 School Year
How to apply: Applicants should send a resume and cover letter with salary requirements to Karen Lewin, Education Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on: 7/13/2021
Religious School Hebrew Teacher
Temple Beth-El in Hillsborough, NJ, a vibrant, innovative, and inclusive Reform synagogue in Central NJ, seeks Religious School teachers to help fulfill our vision of providing meaningful Jewish learning experiences.
We seek several passionate, energetic educators to join our team on Wednesday afternoons to teach Hebrew to students in grades 4-6. Preference is for someone with strong experience in Jewish formal and/or informal settings.
Skills and responsibilities:
• Warm, compassionate, and knowledgeable educator who loves Hebrew and imparts joy
• Has a solid grounding in Hebrew decoding, able to read key blessings and prayers fluently and accurately, understands Jewish liturgy and able to convey meaning/discuss comfortably
• Plans lessons that are rooted in Jewish values and that strengthen Jewish identity
• Experience as a Hebrew teacher/tutor
• Communicates effectively with supervisor, staff, parents, and students
• Collaborates with and is comfortable working in partnership with colleagues
• Empathetic and attuned to children and their needs, attentive to how children interact with content via non-verbal cues (facial expressions, body language, etc.) and able to respond accordingly
• Understands social emotional development of children and utilizes strategies to support SEL in the classroom
• Comfortable integrating technology as a tool to enhance learning with the ability to pivot to online learning as necessary
• Uses diverse teaching strategies to meet students’ needs
• Fosters a classroom environment which celebrates individual differences while creating a supportive community-centered atmosphere, has solid classroom-management skills
• Attends and actively participates in staff meetings, grade-specific programs, and professional development opportunities
Applicants can send inquiries and resumes directly to Lisa Friedman, Director of Education, email@example.com
Temple Beth-El is an Equal Opportunity Employer valuing diversity of culture, thought, and lived experiences.
Posted on: 6/16/2021
Religious School Teacher Positions at Congreagation Kehilat Shalom
Congregation Kehilat Shalom is a welcoming Reconstructionist congregation dedicated to serving the spiritual, educational, and cultural needs of a diverse congregation, while also maintaining a unique and vibrant presence in Central New Jersey.
Join us in building a joyful, connected school community through experiential learning that engages students in our shared Jewish Journeys!
Our K-7 Religious School “Nesiyot: Jewish Journeys,” offers a comprehensive experience centered on Jewish life. We help students develop a Jewish identity, build strong bonds with other Jewish children, and learn about Judaism in a welcoming, egalitarian environment. We guide our students towards a love and understanding of Jewish culture, art, spirituality, prayer, and the Hebrew language.
We are seeking dynamic, creative and organized Jewish educators for our combined Grades 5-6 & Grade 7 for our Religious School.
- We meet Sundays 9am-12pm and are planning to meet in-person for the coming year, in compliance with any CDC guidelines and local ordinances.
- Pay is $2,940 – $4,200 based on experience for 28 sessions: 3hrs/week of in-classroom time, prep and 10hrs total of teacher meetings, supervision & professional development. Possibility of 1-2hrs of weekly online Hebrew tutoring, $45/hr.
- Core content areas: Basic Prayer Hebrew, Ritual & Holidays, Torah, Prayer
- Seeking teachers with additional ability to teach one focus area: Jewish Histories, Oral History, Life-Cycle, Social Justice, Talmud/Mitzvot, Israel/Palestine, Arts & Culture
Specific responsibilities for teachers include:
- Attend Teacher Meetings, Quarterly Supervision, Professional Development (10hrs)
- Plan meaningful, engaging and fun lessons based in school curriculum using a variety of teaching modalities in the classroom
- Communicate regularly and effectively (both verbal and written) with students, madrichim, parents, clergy, and staff
- Partner with the Director of Education to to support learners of all abilities
- Compose brief summaries of each class for parent communications
To apply send your resume and a paragraph describing your teaching experience and interests in working at Congregation Kehilat Shalom to Nesiyot Education Director & Rabbinic Intern Alana Krivo-Kaufman, (she/her) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Positions rolling until filled.
Posted on: 6/10/2021
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. Our school emphasizes a compassionate approach to instruction using social, emotional, and spiritual learning guideposts. We have openings in a number of grades and both one and two-day positions.
We are offering in-person classes this fall on Sundays from 9:00am-12:00pm, Mondays from 4:00 – 6:00pm and Wednesdays from 4:00 – 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.
Salary ranges from $50-$55/hour, depending on experience.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Director of Religious Education, Rivka Nelson at email@example.com. Teacher applicants should briefly describe their teaching style in the cover letter.
Posted on: 6/8/2021
Editorial Assistant Intern
Haggadot.com is hiring an Editorial Assistant for a part-time, eight-week internship position, starting summer or fall 2021. The Editorial Assistant role is for students or recent graduates who have completed at least two years of college. The Editorial Assistant will streamline the site experience for our community of more than 500,000 annual users. With combined libraries of more than 95,000 pieces of content across our three-site platform, this is an opportunity to better engage our users in downloading content. The Editorial Assistant will work remotely to provide editorial, administrative and content management support for our small, women-led nonprofit.
About Us: Haggadot.com is a project of Custom & Craft Jewish Rituals, a nonprofit design lab using technology, art and media to imagine new formats for engaging with ancient traditions. Founded in 2011, we envision a world where home-based Jewish ritual is accessible, meaningful, and diverse.
- Review, edit, proofread and categorize existing library of 95,000+ pieces of content
- Work closely with the Director of Operations to establish platform-wide content quality standards and implementation methodologies
- Assist in training volunteers
- Support professional team in administering user interest survey
- Completed 2 years or more toward a bachelor’s degree in marketing and communications, journalism or computer science.
- Excellent writing and editing skills, experience in copyediting and proofreading.
- Passion for and knowledge of Jewish ritual and holiday traditions.
- Experience with online publishing, maintaining websites and project management preferred.
- Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail and the ability to multitask and to prioritize daily activities to meet competing deadlines.
- Interpersonal communication skills for engaging with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
- Comfort working on both the creative and analytical side of digital content management.
- Familiarity with Google Drive, web publishing software and
- The Editorial Assistant intern will receive a stipend of $1600 for this 8-week position and will work approximately 15 hours per week.
- Start date flexible
- Please note, this is a remote position and applications are welcome from across the U.S.
To apply, please send a resume, writing sample and brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put Editorial Assistant in the subject line.
Posted on: 6/8/2021
Hebrew High Teaching Position
Temple Sholom, an egalitarian conservative synagogue in Bridgewater, NJ is looking for creative, engaging and experiential educator for our Hebrew High program.
The position is for Wednesday evenings, starting in mid-October until the beginning of May from 6:30pm-8:45pm. Our program consists of co-teaching grade level learning and an elective period to teach what you love. Candidates should be able to relate to teens, have a passion for Judaism and some teaching experience. We offer supportive supervision, a great working environment and opportunities for professional development.
Salary is $2,400 for the school year
If you are interested in the position, please contact Ilene Cohen, Director of Youth Education & Engagement at ilenecohen@temple-sholom.
Posted on 5/14/2021
Intern – New Jersey Israel Commission (Unpaid)
About the New Jersey-Israel Commission: The mission of the New Jersey-Israel Commission is to foster economic, scientific, educational and cultural ties with the State of Israel, one of New Jersey’s most important trading partners. The Commission was established in 1989 to implement the goals of New Jersey’s Sister State agreement with Israel – to promote the development of trade, culture and educational exchanges; encourage the development of capital investment and joint business ventures; and foster a spirit of cooperation between the citizens of the State of Israel and the State of New Jersey. The Commission is overseen by an Executive Director and is comprised of eight state legislators and 77 public members who are appointed by the Governor. The Commission is managed administratively under the New Jersey Secretary of State.
Description and Responsibilities Unpaid summer internship program to assist with research, special projects, writing and editing official documents, and coordination with Commission Members and potentially the public and other state officials. Helping to prepare for events and Commission programs including management on zoom in addition to designing invitations and graphics as well as editing text for social media posts. Creatively thinking about ways to enhance the Commission and strengthen its mission.
Qualifications: Current undergraduate college student either holding residency or studying in New Jersey that will be earning college credits for the internship. Academic or professional background in government, international relations, Middle East studies, or similar. Excellent writing skills, passion for foreign policy and U.S.-Israel relations, social media experience, specifically Twitter, self-motivated and independent, strong critical thinking skills and curiosity to learn and basic graphic design skills (preferred).
Background Check: Willingness to undergo a background check.
AUTHORIZATION TO WORK: Selected candidate must be authorized to work in the U.S. According to Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations.
APPLICANT INFORMATION: Applicants should submit a cover letter with resume by the closing date to be considered for the position to Executive Director Andrew Gross at Andrew.Gross@sos.nj.gov
The New Jersey Department of State is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted on: 5/14/2021
Nitzanim Religious School Teachers for 3rd, 4th & 5th Grades
Temple Sholom, an egalitarian conservative synagogue in Bridgewater, NJ, is looking for creative, engaging and experiential teachers to join our Nitzanim (name of our religious school) team. Our program meets on Wednesday afternoons from 4:30-6:30pm and Sunday mornings from 9:30am-12:00pm in person. (one position is for Wednesdays only)
We follow all CDC guidelines and have our own reopening committee as well.
We are looking for individuals that can connect and relate to learners. Bring Judaism alive by making it relevant and meaningful to them through experiential learning.
Candidates should love working with children, have a passion for Judaism, a strong work ethic, be proficient in Hebrew decoding, and some teaching experience. Camp and Youth group experience is a plus. We offer supportive supervision, a great working environment and opportunities for professional development.
Salary $6,000-$6,500 for both Wednesdays & Sundays for the school year based on experience.
Email Ilene Cohen, Director of Youth Education & Engagement to apply with your resume, email@example.com
Posted on 5/14/2021
Park Place Mashgiach and Cashier
Park Place is looking for a mashgiach and a cashier. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Paul at 732-565-1234 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: 4/30/2021
Assistant Director of Religious Education at Congregation B'nai Jeshurun
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, a flourishing Reform congregation located in Short Hills, New Jersey is seeking an Assistant Director of Religious Education. This individual, in covenant with our clergy, administration, and lay leaders will serve as a creative partner to our Director of Jewish Education and Learning Initiatives and as the Department Administrator for K-12th grade Religious School.
As a forward-thinking Jewish professional, this individual will be a strong team player, an enthusiastic, outgoing, and warm individual who strives for excellence. Our ideal candidate is self-directed, takes initiative, and thinks creatively to solve problems while also having strong organizational skills and the ability to do the detail-oriented work involved in preparing for and actualizing creative programming. This person would draw on their ability, talent, skills and previous experiences in a variety of educational
settings, (ie: camp, youth groups, formal and informal education) to contribute to and support our efforts to transform Jewish education, both within and beyond the synagogue community.
Top quality synagogue education work requires long and unusual hours (including many evenings and weekends); the position includes flexible hours, when warranted, to ensure a balanced lifestyle for the right candidate. At TBJ, we value the practice of positive psychology, and thereby uplift the strengths of each member of our community to ensure a professional environment with high expectations that provides the support and resources to actualize our goals and uphold our standards , while enabling every member of our community to thrive. This position offers someone who loves this sacred work, has a strong desire to learn and grow in the position, and approaches their work with a high degree of professionalism to join a dynamic team of highly experienced Jewish professionals who support one another in achieving personal success and find meaning in fulfilling the synagogue mission.
TBJ Mission Statement
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun is an inclusive, multigenerational Reform Jewish community, rooted in our history and tradition while evolving with our times. Located in Short Hills, New Jersey, we are passionately committed to Spiritual Awareness (N’shamah), Lifelong Learning (Torah), Worship (Avodah), Social Justice (Tikkun Olam), the land of Israel (Eretz Yisrael), the Jewish people (K’lal Yisrael), and our congregation as Home (Bayit). Through the covenantal relationship among our clergy, staff, and congregants, we are dedicated to creating and sustaining a warm and caring experienc e for all who come through our doors.
In partnership with the Director of Jewish Education and Learning Initiatives this individual promotes and supports the continued success of the congregation’s Religious Education Center (REC) in the ways listed below, as well as other ways according to the individual’s strengths and interests, considering the evolving needs of the school and community:
1. Provide Educational Leadership and Support Curriculum Development:
a. Provide leadership to faculty and students during school sessions
b. Coordinate and support K-6 Judaics faculty in their lesson planning efforts
c. Create and oversee K-6 Holiday/Festival programs & activities, including HHD youth programming & worship
d. Produce and update faculty and family handbooks
e. Design and manage weekly newsletters and communications to faculty and families
f. Communicate student information regarding health and learning needs to teachers
g. Recruit and assist in hiring and placement of K-6 faculty and substitute teachers
2. Serve as the Department Administrator:
a. Manage daily operations for programs and activities
b. Primary responsibility and point of contact for Department communications
c. Facilitate enrollment and class placement for all REC programming
d. Facilitate K-12 attendance tracking and monitoring, arrival and dismissal procedures
e. Establish and update calendar for REC, and coordinate with Director of Operations regarding room reservations and set-ups (including technology needs)
f. Order and oversee inventory supplies, material, food, etc
g. Facilitate department expense recording/payment request
h. Collect and Organize photo and video files to be used in communications and social media
i. Update information on the website and collaborate with Manager of Member Engagement to plan social media and temple-wide announcements from the department
1. Undergraduate degree required; Masters in Jewish Education or other comparable degree valued.
2. Experience in Jewish educational settings, both formal and informal, with several years of teaching experience with elementary or middle school age students valuable.
3. Superior interpersonal and communication skills to function in a highly collaborative working environment as well as to develop meaningful relationships with congregants, students, and families.
4. Outstanding administrative and organizational skills, with proficiency in technology, including business software and platforms, as well as Ed Tech tools
5. Experience in coordinating, facilitating, and implementing programs
6. Knowledge and understanding of Jewish tradition and practice as well as a familiarity and comfort with Reform Judaism and all its branches (education, youth, camp, etc.).
Please send resume and letter of interest to Abra Lee at email@example.com
Posted on: 4/1/2021
Senior Shopper Volunteer
Jewish Family Services of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties is looking for volunteers to join our Senior Shopper Program and deliver groceries to local seniors!
Fill out at application using our website: www.jewishfamilysvc.org/2020-volunteer-enrollment-form.php
Or contact the Volunteer Coordiantor for more information: Kat Goodman, Ph: 908-725-7799 ext. 125, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on: 3/17/2021