Jobs & Internships

To see more postings on the Hillel International website, click here.

Religious School Principal

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

    ADMINISTRATIVE

    • Administrator – Grades K through 7 (Primary I, Primary II, Kindergarten and Alef through and including Hey).
    • Provide recommendations for preparation of the annual school budget, and then administer the budget.
    • Create school calendar and schedule all school-related programs.
    • Teachers:
      • Recruit and hire teachers.
      • Supervise and evaluate teachers. Minimum of one written evaluation of teachers to be provided to the Board of Education no later than March 1.
      • Conduct orientation and regular faculty meetings
      • Promote appropriate staff development.
      • Counsel individual teachers to enhance their effectiveness.
      • Assign teachers according to their experience and expertise.
      • Notify the Chair or a member of the Board of Education Committee of Principal’s absences and designate a teacher to assume Principal’s responsibilities during times of absence.
    • Select and purchase texts and supplies.
    • Write updates for monthly The Shofar newsletter.
    • Send weekly emails to parents with pertinent school and scheduling information.
    • Be available for individual consultations with parents and students when appropriate, or upon request of parent(s).
    • Implement family-oriented education and integrate this with Temple programming where appropriate.
    • Attend Board of Education meetings regularly to advise, inform and participate in deliberation. Participate as a non-voting member of the Board of Education and attend Executive sessions when requested to do so.
    •   Students:
      • Set-up registration procedures.
      • Make class lists and assignments.
      • Maintain school and student records.
      • Handle discipline and concerns.
    •   Coordinate and follow-up on Shabbat attendance, including contacting parents.
    •   Meet prospective members interested in school registration to discuss school curriculum and programming, if necessary.
    •   Coordinate Rabbi participation in Religious School classes and programs during the year.
    •  Work with families to set bar/bat mitzvah dates and coordinate tutoring. 

    EDUCATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

    •  Prepare and implement the curriculum with the approval of the Board of Education and in consultation with the Rabbi and faculty.
    •  Evaluate and update the curriculum on an ongoing basis.
    •  Initiate, implement and evaluate experiential programs, e.g., representation of school at Israel day.
    • Be present at all times when school is in session and attend all school related functions.
    • Be responsible for assuring teaching coverage of every classroom through maintenance of substitute list.

    PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

    •  Support and participate in activities of regional and national Associations of Conservative Jewish Education.
    • Keep abreast of developments and trends in Jewish education through contact with literature of the field and taking courses.

    PRESCHOOL LIAISON

    • Work with the preschool director to promote religious school and help transition graduates.

    YOUTH PROGRAMMING COORDINATOR

    Serve as advisor and program coordinator for USY Chaverim, USY Gesher and USY. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:

    • Plan, publicize and supervise at least one monthly chapter event for Temple Beth Ahm USY Chaverim, USY Gesher and USY Chapter. 
    • Plan, develop, and implement programming that encourages “age-eligible” youth from Temple Beth Ahm and the local Jewish community to participate in USY Chaverim, USY Gesher and USY.
    • Reinforce Jewish principles and values to the youth including Tikun Olam.
    • Participate in Temple Beth Ahm Youth Commission Meeting as requested by Youth Commission Chair.
    • Ensure adequate communication with congregational groups. 
    • Meet with synagogue leadership to gain insight and understanding of Temple Beth Ahm’s culture to facilitate alignment of USY Chaverim, USY Gesher and USY Chapter goals and programs. 
    • Plan mixer activities between USY Chaverim and USY Gesher, and between USY Gesher and USY.
    • Coordinate USY elections.

    Full time position with a salary range of $50,000-60,000. Applicants can contact Jennifer Butkovic jbutkovic@optonline.net

    Posted: 1/25/2023

    ISJL Seeking Program Associates for 2023-2025

      ISJL is looking for enthusiastic recent college grads up for two years of adventure, impact, and Jewish community-building.

      Support, connect, and celebrate Jewish Life in the South

      That’s the ISJL’s mission – and we’re currently hiring two-year ISJL Program Associate positions to help provide every Jewish child in the South with an excellent Jewish education, no matter where they live or the size of their religious school.

      Receive extensive training and hands-on experience

      In their two years on our team, ISJL Program Associate gain tremendous experience. You’ll engage in education, communal service, t’filah (worship), secular literacy programming, and more. You’ll build leadership skills that will serve you for the rest of your life – in graduate school and any job you choose to pursue! A few of the tasks ISJL Program Associates take on: working directly with teachers and community members, running education programs, writing and editing curriculum, coordinating conferences and events, leading workshops, traveling across the South, public speaking, and more.
      Lifelong connections and memories

      ISJL Program Associates are based in our office in Jackson, Mississippi, and travel all over the South visiting vibrant southern Jewish communities. This is a two-year, full-time position. On-the-job training is provided, as well as salary, expenses, and benefits.

      Not only are these immersive two years dynamic and inspiring, but also the connections forged have a lifelong impact. Our alumni have gone on to serve as educators (Jewish and secular), rabbis, cantors, communal leaders, lawyers, doctors, and more!

      Candidates for this position must have a college degree, prior involvement in Jewish life/organizations, and a deep commitment to working as a team. To apply, please send a résumé and cover letter to the Director of Education, Molly Levy at jewisheducation​@isjl.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

       

      Posted: 12/13/2022

      Amir Farmer Job Description

        Amir Farmer Job Description

        Location & Dates: Amir Farmers work for 10-12 weeks (June-August) with one of Amir’s camp partners across North America. Farmers will be expected to reside full-time at the summer camp which employs them. Amir Farmers will also be expected to join the Amir Seminar at a location TBD from May 28th – June 2nd.

        Compensation: Amir Farmers are employees of the summer camp and subject to the pay scale as set by the camp. Compensation typically ranges from $2,000 – $3,500 for the summer (based on experience and the camp’s financial resources) with room, board, and all travel (to / from camp and the Seminar) covered.

        Job Description:

        Amir Farmers lead impactful Jewish farm, environmental, and food education programming as an employee of one of Amir’s partner summer camps. Our Farmers have a range of farming and experiential education experience – for some this is their first experience with Jewish farming while for others this is a continuation of many years in this work. Our organization seeks to bring authentic, land-based Jewish experiences to children and young adults across North America. To that end, Farmers are either experienced in or eager to step into the role of Jewish farm educator.

        Amir Farmers will develop their food growing and experiential education skills while building the Amir community amongst their peers at the annual Training Seminar in late May / early June. At this training, Farmers will learn all aspects of building a camp garden / farm, as well as how to use Amir’s Sourcebook to run programming for campers of all ages. They will also gain practical tools for engaging with campers effectively and intentionally.

        Farmers are hired as an employee of one of Amir’s partner camps, so the job will look slightly different depending on which camp the Farmer is placed with. Amir works with the applicant and its partner camps to identify a good match based on a variety of factors. 

        A note on religious practice: Amir is not affiliated with any denomination of Judaism, and works with camps across a wide spectrum of Jewish religious observance. Similarly, our Farmers come from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences with Jewish life and Jewish farming. Amir seeks individuals who are comfortable serving in a role as a Jewish educator, defined to incorporate a broad spectrum of practice, and will seek to match the Farmer with a camp that allows them to embody that role in the way they feel most comfortable.  

        Primary 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
        • Act as an enthusiastic and active member of the camp community
        • Help campers (and staff) explore a land-based Judaism 

        Like all other staff at camp, you will have additional responsibilities beyond your job title as the farm educator. This could include being with campers in the mornings / evenings and at meals or assisting with programming outside the garden. We will work with you and camp leadership to ensure that your job description from camp is as clear as possible, and that expectations are managed so that you can be most successful this summer.

        Mental, Physical, and Emotional Ability:

        We encourage people of all abilities to apply. We recognize that many farm education jobs list a variety of physical requirements which we do not believe are necessary to be successful in this position. Please reach out if you have any questions and we would be happy to discuss any concerns you may have. 

        • Bend, squat, dig and work with manual farming tools*
        • Work and / or run programming outside for 6-8 hours per day in the heat / all summer weather
          • You may be with campers for a total of 14 hours a day, if you are expected to eat breakfast with a cabin and remain with the campers until bedtime
        • Engage in detail-oriented work with a careful eye
        • Teach groups of 10-20 children and facilitate their experience working in the garden
        • Live full time at a summer camp, and navigate the social and emotional aspects of living at work 
        • Remain resilient through hiccups and mishaps in farming
        • Ask for supplies and support when you need them

        *While establishment and maintenance of the garden / farm generally requires these abilities, we welcome any adapted gardening practices. The Amir Farmer works in a camp community – they do not necessarily need to be lifting 50 pound bags of grain or broadforking the whole garden by themselves. We will try to match Farmers to gardens / farms / camps that work for their bodies.

        Deadlines: The deadline for applications is rolling until the end of April, or until all spots are filled. Priority will be given to applications received before February 12th.

        COVID-19: 

        The American Camp Association developed detailed safety procedures these past few years, as have each of our individual camps. We expect that Farmers (and all camp staff / eligible campers) will be required to be vaccinated and boosted – please reach out if you have a specific medical exemption. Farmers will be subject to any additional COVID-19 protocols as set forth by their camp employer, which will likely include testing prior to arrivals. 

        We will share our COVID-19 protocols for the Training Seminar well in advance, and expect to similarly require vaccination and a negative PCR test prior to arrival. Amir and its partner camps will of course be updating protocols as is appropriate, and are happy to work with you to ensure that you feel safe in working at camp / attending the Training Seminar this summer.

        Diversity and Inclusion: 

        Amir is actively seeking to build an organization that provides opportunities to marginalized groups in Jewish institutions. As such, we strongly encourage Jews of Color, Sephardim, Mizrahim, Indigenous, and LGBTQIA+ folks to apply. We work directly with the leadership of our camp partners to ensure that the spaces our Farmers enter are welcoming, safe, and caring environments for all members of the community. Our team is here to support Farmers throughout the summer, and seeks to proactively provide Farmers with the information they need to determine if the partner camp is a good fit for them.

        Apply at www.amirproject.org/application

        For more information about the position, please contact Sasha Fraser: recruitment@amirproject.org.

        Posted: 12/13/2022

        Leadership Opportunity for Jewish Vegan/Vegetarian/Animal loving Students!

          Shamayim: Jewish Animal Advocacy is recruiting for this year’s cohort of campus fellows!

          The Shamayim Campus Fellowship gives committed Jewish vegan, vegetarian and animal loving college students the opportunity to take action and create change on their campuses.

          Fellows will:

          – Host several vegan campus events throughout the school year

          – Receive funding for vegan food at events (with prior approval)

          – Participate in learning calls

          – Earn a modest stipend upon completion of the program

          While this program has already launched, we will still be adding more amazing students that come our way to the cohort this year.

          Application can be found here.

          Additional information can be found here.

          Posted: 11/30/2022

          Assistant Teaching Jobs at RPRY in Edison

            Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva in Edison, NJ, is seeking engaging and caring assistant teachers for first and second grades. Will be collaborating with experienced and well-trained lead teachers in a warm and professionally supportive environment. Full and part time positions available. Please contact ashakarchi@rpry.org for details.

            Posted: 11/30/2022

            Park Place is Hiring

              Park Place in Highland Park, NJ is looking for a mashgiach and a cashier. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Paul at 732-565-1234 or paul@parkplacekosher.com

              Posted: 11/21/2022

              Yiddish Book Center's Fellowship Program

                The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program offers recent graduates of bachelor’s or master’s degree programs a yearlong professional experience in Yiddish language and Jewish cultural work. Fellows work closely with supervisors and colleagues as full-time staff members, learning valuable professional skills and contributing to the Center’s major projects.

                The Yiddish Book Center Fellowship Program provides focused departmental training, complemented with regular cohort activities.

                Fellows:

                – Gain practical and professional training in Jewish cultural work
                – Work closely with members of staff on new or ongoing Center initiatives
                – Learn about our mission, collections, and organizational systems
                – Participate in a weekly yidishkrayz/leyenkrayz to further develop their Yiddish language proficiency
                – Fellows will receive a stipend of $35,000, along with group health insurance, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days.

                For more information or to apply: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/fellowship-program

                Posted: 11/21/2022

                Yiddish Book Center's Steiner Summer Yiddish Program

                  Now in its fourth decade, the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program offers motivated students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Yiddish language and culture. Participants study with renowned scholars and build a community of yidishkayt in a supportive residential setting.

                  In the Steiner Summer Yiddish Program, undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent graduates ages 18-29:

                  – take a full year of language courses in seven weeks, tuition-free
                  – gain substantive knowledge of Central and Eastern European Jewish history and culture in seminars with leading scholars of literature, film, music, and history
                  – earn up to six college credits upon successful completion of the program
                  attend the Yiddish Book Center’s Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
                  – participate in paid internships, gaining professional experience working on Yiddish-based projects (intermediate-level students only)
                  – create a community of peers from around the world in a residential environment

                  If you or someone you know are considering applying, please keep the following dates in mind:

                  February 7, 2023: Applications are due (including all supporting material)
                  March 14, 2023: Admission decisions are sent out

                  For more information or to apply: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/steiner-summer-yiddish-program

                  Posted: 11/21/2022

                  Hebrew and Judaic Studies Teachers at Temple Shalom
                    Temple Shalom in Succasunna, NJ is seeking 7th grade teachers. Experienced and New teachers for the current Hebrew School year. Both for Hebrew and Judaics: Sundays 9am – 12pm and Curriculum includes Judaic Studies for each grade, Hebrew reading and prayers, Jewish Values and Ethics. Our staff uses a creative and diverse approach to teaching that strengthens our students’ Jewish identity. Mentoring program available and the opportunity to work with peers who are dedicated to serving the educational and spiritual needs of our community.
                    Submit cover and resume with phone number to rsprincipal@tshalom.org

                    Posted: 11/14/2022

                    Intereseted in working at Ramah Sports Academy?

                      Working at Ramah Sports Academy is more than just a summer job. At RSA, we strive to provide both campers and staff members with the incredible experience of living in an immersive Jewish environment. Our summer staff is made up of dedicated and passionate individuals who are carefully selected and trained to be compassionate, enthusiastic, and responsible staff members. We are always on the look-out for great dugmaot (role models) for our campers, and we would love to talk to you about the positions we have available at Camp for this summer.

                      As a member of our summer team, you will serve as a mentor to campers, participate in sports coaching and programming, create lasting friendships, participate in professional development, explore your own Jewish identity through learning opportunities, help establish the culture of RSA, and so much more!

                      We are looking for talented and committed Jewish college-age and adult staff who are excited to spend their summers in an immersive Jewish environment and have a love of sports.

                      Paid summer positions are available for candidates who we believe would be a great addition to our community. Do you think you would be a great fit?

                      We are looking to hire staff for any of the following positions.

                      • Programming Counselor
                      • Major Sports Coaches
                      • Art Specialist
                      • Jewish Educators
                      • Video/Photography Specialist
                      • Song Leader

                      Summer benefits include lodging, meals, and professional development in addition to salary!

                      Interested? Apply now or contact us for more information.

                      Begin Staff Application

                      Are you looking for an internship that will allow you to grow your skills and professional networks and also return to work at camp? Check out the Reshet Ramah Internship Program for current internship opportunities in a field of your choice, in addition to a stipend added on to your camp paycheck. For questions, contact Ariel Goodman, National Ramah Program Director.

                      Posted: 11/2/2022

                      USY Youth Advisor

                        Temple Beth Ahm, a conservative synagogue with an active youth program, located in Aberdeen, NJ, has great opportunities for a dynamic Youth Advisor.  In this rewarding role, the Advisor will serve as a mentor, as well as plan, publicize and supervise programming for USY (high school students).

                        Responsibilities for the Advisors include:

                        • Generating creative ideas for programming that will engage youth members
                        • Promoting events within the synagogue community
                        • Encouraging participation in Regional programs
                        • Providing direction and leadership for USY board
                        • Reinforcing Jewish principles and values to the youth, including Tikun Olam and community service.

                        Candidates must have experience supervising youth and planning youth programming.
                        Education experience or former participation in USY is a plus. Candidates must be able to work within the framework of Conservative Judaism, and be available to work on Sundays,  week nights, and occasional Saturday evenings.

                        Please send your cover letter and resume to tbayouthcommission@templebethahm.org.

                        Posted: 11/1/2022

                        Songleader / Jewish Music teacher in Milburn, NJ

                          Are you enthusiastic, eager to learn, have a big personality, and love singing with kids and families? Tkiya is seeking a music teacher in the North Jersey Area to work with preschool children, as well as families with babies/toddlers, and elementary aged kids. We provide a lot of training as part of our process so students and others new to the field are welcome to apply!

                          You would be at one Millburn location for one hour on Sunday mornings and one hour every other Thursday morning. You additionally would have classes in Bloomfield Wednesday morning. Once we have the right teacher, we look forward to building this position more in the north New Jersey area and hope you will want to grow your work with Tkiya. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a video of you singing a children’s song accompanied by guitar or ukulele to carla.f@tkiya.org

                          Tkiya creates participatory music experiences that meet participants where they are – physically, psychologically, and spiritually – to find their unique connection to Jewish culture and community. Our current focus is on families with young children and we partner with 60+ organizations, engaging with thousands of families each year to inspire a love for Judaism. Most of our programming is in the NYC area, California Bay Area, and we are expanding to several other cities this year.

                          Compensation: $40-60 per hour

                          Posted: 10/31/2022

                          Sunday School Teachers 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 including Hebrew learning specialists in both one and two-day positions.
                            Sundays 9:00 -12:00 am and
                            Wednesdays 3:45-6:00 pm
                            Starting: September 2022 through May 2023
                            Salary: Starts at $50/hour, commensurate with experience
                            Who are we looking for? College students, recent college graduates with a passion for teaching, Judaism, and kids!
                            Please submit a cover letter and resume to Education Director, Nomi Kornfeld at nkornfeld@bethelnj.org. Teacher applicants should briefly describe their teaching style in the cover letter.

                            Posted: 9/30/2022

                            Camp Staff Internships & Board Opportunities
                              Have you heard the news? You can now get paid for loving Jewish camp through internship opportunities at the intersection of Jewish camp and your professional interest! You can also act as a lay leader and support the work FJC does as a volunteer!

                              Foundation for Jewish Camp is excited to offer paid internships and lay leadership opportunities for current or former camp staff from Jewish overnight and day camps.

                              These internships include opportunities around Mental Health & Wellness, acting as an Event Intern for two of FJC’s biggest programs of the year, and acting in a lay leadership capacity for FJC and the Cornerstone Fellowship.

                              Applications for these opportunities are open through September 30th.

                              APPLY HERE!

                              P.S. Interested in an internship but your fall semester is too packed? Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming months about FJC’s spring internships, including a day and overnight option for disabilities and inclusion, and more.

                              Posted: 9/20/2022

                              Seeking an Exceptional Teacher for a Fabulous, Heymish Sunday School in Central New Jersey!

                                Congregation Kehillat Shalom, a small Reconstructionist congregation in Belle Mead, New Jersey, is seeking a Sunday school teacher. 

                                This is a great opportunity to share your passion for Jewish arts, languages, culture, history, social justice, and prayer with the next generation.

                                Interested? Or know someone who might be? Please write to Deborah Strauss at deborahjstrauss18@gmail.com

                                Posted: 9/1/2022

                                Hebrew School Teacher at East Brunswick Jewish Center
                                  East Brunswick Jewish Center (511 Ryders Lane, East Brunswick, NJ, approximately 12 minutes from Rutgers) is looking for a Hebrew School teacher (or two people to split the days) for teaching the 5th grade class on Wednesdays from 4:15pm – 6:15pm and Sundays from 9am-11:30am.  Must have Hebrew reading skills and a fun personality.  Please contact “Cantor Larry” at 732-257-7070 or cantorlarry@ebjc.org

                                  Posted: 9/2/2022

                                  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 sschwartz@tewnj.org or 908.858.6401.

                                    Posted: 8/8/2022

                                    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.

                                      AEMTRS Goals:

                                      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.

                                      https://www.aemt.net/about/mission-vision-history/

                                      Teacher Qualifications:

                                      • 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 mvogel@aemt.info 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.

                                      Posted: 8/3/2022