Jobs & Internships
Amir Farm Manager
The Amir Farming Fellowship is a 3-month summer experience for young adults who want to cultivate change through farm based experiential education. Some of the most pressing issues facing the world are linked to agriculture and the food system, and it is increasingly clear young folks will be the ones to spark change. Our current camps are in WI, MD, NJ, WV, WI, NY, CT, MS, ID, and NC with more to be added in the next few weeks.
If selected to be an Amir Farm Manager, we will train you, place you at one of our partner summer camps, and provide you ongoing support so you can teach hundreds of children concepts of social and environmental justice. Each year, we update our curriculum of interactive programs for Farmers to run with campers of all ages. Covering a range of topics including animal welfare, food systems, and environmental sustainability, our Farmers have all the tools they need to lead fun and meaningful activities. Gardening by day and interacting with campers and fellow counselors by night, Farmers immerse themselves into these unique communities and create lasting relationships with campers and staff.
The Amir Training Seminar brings together all of our Farmers for a week of learning, growing, and thought-provoking conversation. Farm Managers will also participate in the Senior Staff Training in the lead-up to the Training Seminar. This is an opportunity to develop leadership skills, people management skills, and participate in crafting the Training Seminar into a meaningful learning experience for the Amir Staff. We run through the step-by-step process of how to build a summer camp garden, run Amir activities, and help Farmers develop their skills as experiential educators. Whether you are a novice gardener or an expert, everyone will learn something new! Nervous that you’ll forget everything you learned? Don’t worry, we have Mentors who are exceptional Amir alumni who communicate weekly with Farmers to make sure that they have all of the tools, crops, and support needed to run a successful program. They are there to help you troubleshoot any issues that might arise; our Mentors are there every step of the way!
- Participate in two Visioning Sessions with Amir’s Program Director and camp leadership in March / April ● Leveraging lessons learned at the Senior Staff Training, take a leadership role in building the Amir community with Farmers at the Training Seminar
- Work with the Program Director and your Mentor to create a crop plan and arrange animals ● Manage the Farm’s budget and weekly oversight meetings with Amir staff
- Facilitate weekly Farm staff meetings to set programming and garden-based goals, as well as daily schedules for program, garden, and animal husbandry tasks
- Assist Farmers in developing their skills and confidence as garden educators
- Lead garden-based activities and educational programs for campers of all ages
- Farm data collection, daily garden maintenance and care, and acting as an enthusiastic and active leader in the camp community
- Commensurate with experience ($2,500 – $3,500) + transportation, room, and board
- Senior Staff Training & Training Seminar: June 2-8
- Camp: mid-June to mid-August (slightly varies depending on camp)
Please apply online at www.amirproject.org/application. Deadline for applications is rolling until April. Amir values
diversity in all aspects and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other basis of discrimination.
For more information about the position, please contact Brenden Jackson: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amir Farmers are a diverse group of passionate leaders who work to cultivate today’s youth to change tomorrow. Serving as garden-educators during the summer, they are at the center of the Amir program, building productive gardens and farms with campers, and using the garden space to inspire and teach about Jewish connections to the land as well as issues of environmental and social justice. Our current camps are in WI, MD, NJ, WV, WI, CT, and NC with more to be added in the next few weeks.
Amir is seeking applicants that will be directly responsible for implementing its program at one of the organization’s partner camps. Amir Farmers will be trained and build bonds with staff working at these camps across the US and Canada at the annual training seminar in late May. At this training, Farmers will learn all aspects of building a community garden, as well as how to use Amir’s Garden Manual & Curriculum to run programming for campers of all ages. Throughout the summer, Amir Farmers will be full staff members at their camp in addition to their garden responsibilities.
- Cultivate gardens with participating campers
- Lead garden-based activities and educational programs for campers of all ages
- Daily garden maintenance and care
- Participate in weekly oversight meetings with Amir Mentors
- Participate in daily animal husbandry and care (if applicable to your camp)
- Act as an enthusiastic and active member of the camp community
- Help campers explore Jewish inspired connections between land and food
- Strong management and leadership skills
- Mentoring and education experience
- Passionate about food justice and environmental stewardship
- Not afraid to get their hands dirty!
- Camp salary is competitive and consummate with experience
- Transportation, room & board included
- Amir Training Seminar: May 26 – June 2 Camp: mid-June to mid-August, varies slightly by camp
Deadline for applications is rolling until April. Amir values diversity in all aspects and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other basis of discrimination.
Apply at www.amirproject.org/application
For more information about the position, please contact Executive Director Brenden Jackson: email@example.com.
Park Place is hiring!
2nd Grade Teacher at Nefesh Yehudi Academy
If interested, please contact Program Director Elie Salomon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917-312-2929
Assistant Teacher at the Center for Early Learning Nursery School at the East Brunswick Jewish Center
The Center for Early Learning Nursery School at the East Brunswick Jewish Center is looking for an assistant for a 2 1/2 year old class, M-F 9:00-3:00.
If interested, please contact Lynda Perel at Lperel@ebjc.org or 732 257 7070.
Remote Learning Supervisors at the Katz JCC
The Katz JCC strives to serve the South Jersey community in a variety of ways. Now, in response to the local schools announcing their return to school plans, the Katz JCC has developed JSchool. This new program is specifically designed for kids (and their parents!) in Grades K-8 that need full day supervision and online learning support due to the amended school district schedules.
Remote learning supervisors will be on staff to support individual needs while students follow their school districts online curriculum, along with opportunities for small-group activities and screen breaks throughout the day led by JCC program professionals and our amazing staff.
The program will have approximately 10 children in each group with one – two teachers. Groups will stay consistent in order to limit the exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR GREAT STAFF!
The ideal candidate will need to be able to assist with daily virtual learning assignments covering all elementary age subjects, manage student’s virtual school schedules, keep children on task and engaged, provide educational assistance and progress reports to parents in writing and facilitate a variety of activities which may include by not be limited to arts and crafts, gym sports, cooking, drama, dance, and other playful child activities.
This position requires energy, attention to detail, creativity, professionalism and eagerness to work with others towards the common goal of creating an outstanding program. The safety of the children is the number one priority.
Responsibilities & Duties:
– Meet physical, social and emotional needs of the children assigned to your group
– Lead virtual learning and enrichment activities required by the schools
– Must be flexible and able to adapt to different activity changes with short notice
– Responsible for check in/out procedure of children
– Adhere to all JSchool and Katz JCC policies and procedures
– Able to help multiple children with their assignments while keeping the room quiet and organized
– Full day; 7:30am-3:30pm Monday through Friday
– Prior experience working with children ages 5 – 10
– Certified in CPR/First Aid; preferred
– Must be reliable, report to work on-time, and meet established deadlines
– Loves working with children and responding to their emergent needs and inquiries
– Must be flexible- able to work in a team and communicate effectively with colleagues
– Proficiency in all elementary school subjects
– Must be able to pass a background check
If you are interested, please reach out to Beth Segal at Bsegal@jfedsnj.org
Religious School Coordinator at Temple Sholom
The Religious School Coordinator works in partnership with clergy and lay leaders to coordinate the Temple’s Religious School. This role has been allocated 12 hours per week for a total of 33 weeks @ $40/hour (27 weeks of the school year with 6 weeks during the summer).
Specific tasks include:
-Hires and supervises teachers in the Religious School
-Central point of contact between Religious School and congregation/parents
-Experience with special needs students a plus
-Communicates with parents and teaching staff
-Manages Religious School budget, monitors payroll and expenses with assistance of the Temple’s bookkeeper
-Supervises the Religious School Administrator
Administrative experience, knowledge of Hebrew and some teaching experience preferred.
Youth Engagement Coordinator
Congregation Beth Chaim (Princeton Junction, NJ) is looking to hiring a part-time Youth Engagement Coordinator. This person will work with teens, youth, and families, creating opportunities for connection to the congregation in both formal and informal settings. Interested applicants should reach out to Anne Berman-Waldorf at email@example.com or call 215-519-1286.
Advocates of Tomorrow Fellowship
Many have opinions on politics or change, but few have the tools to get things done. Teach NJ is excited to partner with Project Community and JLIC for a six-week fellowship. This is an opportunity for young leaders ages 18-25 to learn from the best and manage a hands on project to get out the vote. We will select a cohort of college students and train them in campaign and advocacy tactics.
Fellows will meet virtually for one hour every Tuesday night from July 14-August 18. The cohort will work in small groups to develop and implement a voter registration and get out the vote strategy for a particular community. They will spend three-five hours per week reaching out to voters and tracking responses to increase 2020 election turnout.
To complete the application please click here.
Student Wellness Intern
Rutgers Hillel is seeking a student who is passionate about mental health, general wellness, and
continued community building. This is a new and exciting opportunity to work with Dana Weinstock,
Hillel’s embedded Community Based Counselor from Rutgers CAPS. This position would involve assisting
with advertising and recruitment, assessing the needs and interests of the community, and helping to
increase interest and involvement in wellness activities, such as workshops, events, and programs.
The person in this role would be expected to meet with Dana once every one to two weeks during the
fall and spring semesters. Meetings during the summer would be one time per month, and meetings
would not be held during winter break or spring break. Meetings will be held in person. However,
depending on university operating status and current health and safety concerns, meetings could
tentatively be held via phone.
We are looking to fill this position prior to the fall semester. Applications are due August 1 st , 2020.
To apply, please submit your resume and a short essay of up to 200 words on why you are interested in
Please note that this is a volunteer position; there is no compensation. If more than one qualified
applicant applies, we might accept multiple interns and all interns would work together as a group.
In order to maintain the highest level of quality care, confidentiality, and ethical standards, we ask that
those individuals who have received or are receiving individual counseling sessions with Dana, please
refrain from applying for this position. We wish to honor those who are already in treatment, and
anyone who might return for sessions sometime in the future, and we would not want to jeopardize
Send applications to:
Thank you for your interest!
Post-Doctoral and PhD Fellowships in Atomic Physics at Ben-Gurion University, Israel
We invite applications for post-doctoral researchers in the field of quantum optics, cold atoms, and atom spectroscopy. We offer a highly stimulating and energetic environment for experimental and theoretical atomic physicists and very competitive offers for both domestic and international applicants, including generous re-location packages. Applicants should have extensive experience in atomic physics and ultra-cold atoms.
We also have open positions for excellent students who are interested in advanced degrees in experimental and theoretical physics in the fields of cold and hot atoms, magnetometry, Bose-Einstein condensation, matter-wave interferometry and Quantum Physics in general.
Ben-Gurion University (~20,000 students) is the youngest and fastest growing university in Israel. It is situated in Be’er Sheva in the middle of the Negev desert, a mere hour by train from Tel Aviv and the Mediterranean. The surrounding area includes fascinating desert landscapes with their unique geology, archaeology and wildlife, and a fantastic kaleidoscope of ancient and modern society. For those who love nature and travel, we note that the University is located a short drive from Egypt, Jordan, and Jerusalem, the Dead Sea and the beautiful coral reefs of Eilat on the shores of the Red Sea.
We look forward to your inquiry!
Jewish Changemakers Fellowship
Are you ready to be a changemaker?
If you’re a Jewish college student or a recent grad, 20-25, you now have an awesome opportunity. An online leadership development experience to expand your career, your network and, most importantly, your ability to affect positive change in your community and the world.
It just takes three weeks and your commitment.
15 hours a week from July 6-24. During that time, you’ll develop a service project working together with a cohort of your peers and the benefit of a group coach. You’ll also receive mentorship from a top professional in your field of interest and earn a valuable certificate for your resume — not to mention a $500 stipend for the work you’ve accomplished.
Each week builds on the next and covers a specific theme. Your experience is inspired by the three-part framework for Public Narrative — a leadership practice through which we translate values into action, weaving three stories into one.
The story of self:
personal and professional development
The story of us:
global Jewish community
The story of now:
service and advocacy
For more information and to apply, go to www.jewishchangemakers.org
Beth El Synagogue Religious School Teachers
Beth El Religious School is a warm and welcoming educational experience, where we prepare our students for living Jewish lives. We are looking for teachers for Sundays 9:00AM-12:00 and Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 PM. Each day is divided into two courses, with the addition of a special Tefillah every Sunday led by the students. We offer competitive salaries, professional development, and a chance to share your passion for Judaism with the next generation.
We are looking for teachers for both Judaics and Hebrew
Salary starts at $1,000 per annual teaching hour, with increases for education and experience.
If interested, please contact Rabbi Matt Nover at firstname.lastname@example.org
Digital Marketing Intern
Job description: The Forward seeks an aspiring marketer for a paid internship on the Marketing team. The internship would run for at least 15 weeks. A minimum of 15 hours per week is desired, although work hours are flexible. Forward interns are paid $15 an hour or may receive academic credit. The Forward delivers incisive coverage of the issues, ideas and institutions that matter to American Jews. Now in its 122nd year of operation, the Forward’s rigorous reporting and balanced commentary on politics, arts and culture has won awards year after year. We are now implementing a digital first strategy to appeal to a broader audience. Work on the Marketing team will provide the intern with a wide range of marketable skills and experience at an exciting time in our newsroom. This is a great place to work, with a warm, collegial environment, a growing footprint in digital media, and a start-up mentality within a revered brand.
• Support our digital marketing campaigns via email, social, search and display • Create and curate compelling content and ads
• Write compelling copy and CTAs for ads
• Report on digital media campaigns
• Design and create visual assets for social media and ads; edit images and graphics (a plus)
• Optimize reader engagement, and grow follower base
• Keep abreast of new digital marketing trends/developments
Collecting quantitative and qualitative data for marketing campaigns Supporting the marketing team in daily administrative tasks
• One year of marketing experience
• Interest in Jewish life, news, culture and current events a must
• Innovative, strategic, and analytical thinker
• Self-starter with a strong sense of urgency and prioritization skills
• Team player who works well both collaboratively and autonomously
• Organizational and time-management skills
• Keen eye for detail and aesthetic; graphic design skills are plus, but not required
To apply Please send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com, subject line Marketing Internship.
Internship Opportunity: Digital reporting and writing
The Forward is seeking one or more beginning journalists passionate about digital and audience — and the Jewish world — for paid internships reporting and writing news items. The interns will work up to 29 hours a week for $15 an hour. The initial term is 10 weeks but the internship may be extended for up to a year. We accept rolling applications for this position, but are currently seeking a candidate to start immediately.
This is a fast-paced, reader-facing job in which interns will report, write and publish frequently on a broad range of subjects. We need people with experience at campus or other publications who know how to navigate the Internet and social media; have great story instincts and editorial judgment; move quickly and write clearly, with solid grasp of style and grammar rules; can juggle (projects, not projectiles); and work well in groups.
The intern will:
– Report, aggregate and write several items per day, including breaking news on politics, culture and more
– Scour the Jewish internet for news, conversation, opportunities and ideas
– Support colleagues reporting and writing stories
– Quickly source appropriate photos or other art
– Use social-media and other platforms to develop a robust readership for items
– Use audience tools and analyze traffic patterns to help optimize story selection and framing to meet reader needs
The ideal candidates will be equally interested in news from Israel and Hollywood; about the 2020 election or anti-Semitism. They will have a keen eye for what makes a story resonate for Jewish readers and know how to apply a sophisticated — or sometimes sassy — Jewish lens to the world. The interns should have sufficient Jewish background to be able to give stories proper context, but curiosity and commitment can go a long way to fill any gaps. They must work well under pressure and in collaboration with colleagues, and be eager to grow and be responsive to editors’ feedback. The goals are to file consistently clean copy; to be creative and flexible about format, medium and approach; to channel the Forward’s brand while developing individual voice; and to use audience tools like SEO to maximize impact of each piece.
Successful interns frequently graduate into yearlong fellowships and staff positions; we seek people who are pro-active, committed equally to our mission and to their own development.
The Forward, founded in 1897 as a daily Yiddish newspaper, is the nation’s leading Jewish journalism outlet, now publishing in English and Yiddish at forward.com. It is run by the Forward Association, a 501(c)3 and equal-opportunity employer.
To apply, please send a resume, five clips, a one-pager explaining why you want the gig, plus contact information for at least two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject line: internship.
Hebrew School Educators
The Religious School at Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim (TBEMC), a Conservative egalitarian synagogue located in Cranford, NJ, is seeking Jewish educators for several anticipated openings in Grades K – 7 for the 2020-21 school year. Classes meet on Sundays from 9 am to 12 pm and Tuesdays from 4 – 6 pm. Experience teaching in a Religious School setting is preferred, but not required. Teachers should have experience reading and writing in Hebrew, knowledge of prayers (t’fillot), Shabbat services, and basic Jewish literacy. We seek teachers who bring joy, creativity and a love of Jewishness to the classroom, who are skilled at engaging students with a wide variety of educational techniques, including games, experiential and other forms of activity-based learning. We offer a warm, supportive teaching environment, classroom learning technology, and an amazing team of teachers to work with! Competitive salary.
Experience: Degree in education or related field preferred
For more information or to apply with cover letter and resume, please email Doni Remba at email@example.com
Still trying to figure out what to do with your summer? Going on its 100th year, NJY Camps is the perfect opportunity for those looking for professional development, an unforgettable experience, and a whole lot of fun. The largest network of Jewish overnight camps in the US, NJY Camps is a family of 6 camps, with offerings for both reform and orthodox denominations, and all looking for young professionals to work with their campers for the summer! From general counselors to arts staff, from high ropes to jet-skiing, and everything in between, NJY offers over 100 activities as well as specialized programming in partnership with the likes of the Brooklyn Nets, Susie Fishbein, and former MLB #1 Overall Pick, Ron Bloomberg. The camps are truly unique!
There are various openings across all six camps. In particular, there are opportunities to join Round Lake Camp, the inclusion program for campers with special needs ages 7-17. The most common diagnoses include autism, ADHD, anxiety and learning disabilities. These positions are most suited for students studying a related field, or those who show a strong interest and the appropriate people skills.
NJY has witnessed the powerful opportunities it provides its staff with each summer. The unique environment fosters incredible personal growth, helps establish invaluable professional networks, guides resume enhancement and facilitates social connections with peers from all over the world and across the US.
If you’re interested, please contact Sam Aboudara, Director of Staffing and Training via firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a lot you can offer their campers and just as much that NJY can offer you!
Nitzanim Religious School Teachers
Temple Sholom, an egalitarian conservative synagogue in Bridgewater, NJ 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. (one position is for Wednesdays only)
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.
If you are interested in joining our team and teaching with amazing children, please contact Ilene Cohen, Director of Youth Education & Engagement at email@example.com
Kadima advisor needed at Beth El Synagogue in East Windsor for the 2020-2021 school year. We are looking for a dynamic, resourceful and organized leader. A car is a must. We have supportive clergy and are looking to increase involvement in our youth program for our 6th to 8th graders.
To apply, please send resume and contact information for three references to Susan Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Kadima Advisor Application.