Employment Opportunities

Posted 3/27/2018

Job Title: Director of Education and Engagement

B’nai Zion Congregation

114 McBrien Rd.

Chattanooga, TN 37421


Submit Resume to:  bzedsearch@gmail.com

Primary Responsibilities

  • Administration of and teaching in our Pre-K through 10th grade educational offerings.
  • Beit Sefer Ivrit Hebrew School program – weekly – approx. 15-20 kids
  • Pre-K through 7th grade
  •  Bagrut (post B’nai Mitzvah) – monthly – grades 8 and 9
  • Confirmation - monthly - 10th grade
  • Create and manage the annual Hebrew School budget. Approve all expenditures in relation to the Religious School and educational programs of the congregation.
  • Serve as co-administrator for Machanooga, our community Sunday School (along with a partner from Mizpah Congregation, the Reform Temple – usually the Rabbi or Educator).
  •  Organize and facilitate the Bar/Bat Mitzvah program, in conjunction with Rabbi Tendler and staff. Including, but not limited to, conducting all B’nai Mitzvah lessons.
  • Spearhead youth programming, specifically Kadima and USY programs, for students in grades 6-12.
  • Monthly programs for both groups.
  • 3 USY Conventions per year, 1 Kadima, and 1 for only 8th grade
  • Promote Jewish Summer Experiences, such as Camp Ramah Darom, and build upon those experiences throughout the year.
  • Promoting and collecting applications for the Helen Hanan Memorial Scholarship
  • Collaborate with the Rabbi and Lay Leadership to envision and implement formal and informal-based learning opportunities and continuing education programs for the entire congregation.
  • Envision and establish new educational programs as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors and/or Education Committee.
  • Create and lead Youth Service opportunities on Saturday mornings and holidays.
  • Possibly assist coordination/leadership of quarterly Family Shabbat Services on Friday evenings.
  • Participate and contribute to Shabbat, weekday (Wednesday evenings and possibly monthly Sunday mornings) and holiday services when asked to do so; and serve as a backup for Rabbi Tendler when needed.
  • Prepare for and attend all congregational board meetings and Education Committee meetings; attend other committee meetings by request.
  • Provide leadership creativity and infuse “ruach” in religious educational programs and services.
  • Be an active member of the Chattanooga Jewish Community as a professional, helping with Aleph-Bet and attending various Federation meetings and programs.
  • Administrative Tasks
  • Contribute to the publication various communication pieces
  • Integration of software necessary for administrative tasks
  • Creating RSVP forms
  • Creating graphics and videos for publicity
  • Support Program Chairs

About the Position

We are looking for a charismatic, creative, and dedicated educator who loves working with people of all ages and is able to naturally connect with, inspire, and engage our members in Jewish study, culture, and celebration. We also want someone who will appreciate the unique offerings of Southern Jewish culture and the benefits of living in one of the most progressive and livable mid-size cities in the U.S., run by one of only ten Jewish mayors in the country.

Profile of Candidate

  • Passionate, energetic and creative leader who infuses ruach in his/her life and in the lives of others
  • Leads by example with a strong connection to Jewish life and culture, and a personal commitment to and understanding of Conservative Judaism
  • A leader in the community at large
  • Familiar with weekday, Shabbat and festival nusach, and understanding of Jewish lifecycle, holidays and festivals
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated with ability to effectively multi-task
  • Able to hire, manage, and inspire teachers
  • Comfortable working with people of all ages and abilities and able to collaborate and build relationships with diverse constituents
  • Excellent written, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage administrative and fiscal job requirements
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook), Internet research and web-based programs
  • Experience using social media in a professional/programmatic context
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • Hebrew fluency (reading and writing with some degree of comprehension preferred) and ability to chant and teach Torah and Haftarah trope

About B’nai Zion

Chattanooga is a small, but mighty community, and B’nai Zion is likewise a small, but robust congregation. After 125 years and counting, our thriving 163-family Conservative synagogue boasts a warm, welcoming, and inclusive environment infused with an egalitarian spirit and multi-generational approach. We are fortunate to have a passionate and dedicated team at B’nai Zion led by Rabbi Susan Tendler, the first female rabbi to serve at any congregation in Chattanooga. Rabbi Tendler joined the B'nai Zion family in August 2012 from Congregation Beth El in Norfolk, Virginia, where she served as assistant rabbi, with her primary focus being on education and programming.

About Chattanooga

Chattanooga is the 4th largest city in the state, is located in Southeast Tennessee near the border of Georgia at the junction of four interstate highways. With a metropolitan population of 492,000, Chattanooga blends "Big City" amenities with "Small Town" ease of living. Area residents enjoy the friendly atmosphere, moderate housing costs, and easy commuting typically associated with smaller communities, but Chattanooga's cultural and recreational opportunities rival those in much larger metropolitan areas. Add to these assets a downtown recently rejuvenated by a $120 million waterfront transformation and the area’s breathtaking natural beauty and you have one of the nation’s most livable cities with much to offer people from all walks of life. Chattanooga has a rich legacy of entrepreneurs – from startups that grew into industry game-changers to civic leaders who changed Chattanooga from the “dirtiest city in America” into being twice named Outside Magazine’s “best town ever.” Also known as “Gig City,” Chattanooga is the first city in the Western Hemisphere to offer 10-gigabit-per-second fiber Internet service to all residents and businesses. Chattanooga is located within two hours’ drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, and Birmingham.

Jewish Chattanooga

With approximately 1,500 Jewish residents, Chattanooga has a longstanding and thriving Jewish community that supports three congregations (Conservative, Reform and Chabad), a Jewish preschool (Aleph Bet Children’s Center) and Chattanooga Jewish Congregational Religious School (combined Sunday School program), a nationally recognized chapter of Hadassah, and active AIPAC and ADL groups. The Jewish Cultural Center houses the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga and is a venue for programs, classes, and art exhibits as well as social services and a preschool, all rooted in Jewish values. The facility raises the visibility of the Jewish community, fosters relationships, and strengthens Jewish identity in the Chattanooga area. Jewish Chattanooga’s continue to support a broad range of religious and communal functions and the Jewish residents of Chattanooga continue to play a vital role in the city’s economy and civic life.


a.​ ​Salary​ ​or​ ​salary​ ​range:   From: $ 45,000 To: $52,000

b.​ ​Maximum​ ​length​ ​of​ ​initial​ ​contract​ ​you​ ​are​ ​prepared​ ​to​ ​offer​ ​is years. 2

c.​ ​What​ ​fringe​ ​benefits​ ​is​ ​your​ ​school/congregation​ ​prepared​ ​to​ ​offer?

The above Salary is an all-inclusive compensation package which includes payroll taxes and the following to be allocated by the candidate:

Health Insurance, Professional Dues, Continuing Education, General Expenses, and Cell Phone


Post 2/23/18

Executive Director:

Temple Emanuel: Cherry Hill, NJ

Department: Administration
Reports To: President
FLSA Status: Exempt
Anyone interested in the position should send their cover letter and resume to Jessica Manelis at jessica@templeemanuel.org

Job Summary
The Executive Director is the chief operating officer of Temple Emanuel and is responsible for all
day-to-day operations of the organization, working closely with TE’s Board, clergy, professional
staff and volunteers to achieve the synagogue's goals. A strong and organized administrator and
leader, the Executive Director is highly-visible and models the values and behaviors of TE that
support a warm and welcoming culture, and collaborative environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• TE Values, Vision and Behaviors: Demonstrates the values, vision and behaviors of TE.
• Congregant and Volunteer Support: Oversee a professional and welcoming office where
staff demonstrates the values and behaviors of TE and the needs of all congregants and
volunteers are addressed effectively, promptly and courteously.
• Staff and Office Management: Oversee, motivate and lead the administrative and support
staff. Ensure that TE’s HR and employment policies are upheld and that there is proper
benefits management, coaching, delegation, performance management and annual reviews.
Collaborate with other professional staff to ensure their administrative and program needs
are met, and maintain all office equipment and supplies.
• Membership and Retention: Assist in planning strategies for growth and membership
retention, sustain congregation’s commitment to a warm and welcoming culture and support
all member recruitment and integration efforts.
• Financial Management: Oversee all financial activities including annual budgeting, monthly
financial reporting, receivables, payments, and vendor relationships. Ensure that expenditures
are in line with the annual budget, and that all monies are allocated correctly.
• Fundraising/Development: Assist in developing and supervising all fundraising including
identifying and recognizing major gifts, new avenues of fundraising (grants or events) and High
Holy Day and Advanced Giving appeals.
• Ritual Administration and Support: Ensure security while preserving sanctity at all ritual
and synagogue events. Oversee the administrative and logistical support needed to smoothly
run weekly Shabbat programs, High Holy Day Services and Festival programs. Supervise the
B’nai Mitzvah Coordinator.
• Communications and Public Relations: Oversee the congregation's marketing and
communications, including the monthly newsletter, website updates, email, social media, print
advertising and congregational letters.
• Program Support: Supervise staff to ensure that events are staffed properly, logistics are in
place and budgets are created and adhered to. Ensure security and liability issues are
• Governance: Carry out decisions, policies and plans of the Executive Board and the Board of
Trustees. Ensure that the synagogue’s constitution is upheld.
• Volunteer management / lay leadership development: Assist planning and coordination of
leadership training and development of lay leaders. Assist in identifying potential leaders and
• Facilities Management: Oversee building maintenance, upkeep, security and room set-up.
Ensure a clean, attractive and welcoming environment.
• Strategic Planning: Participate with the President and Executive Board in planning and
implementing short term and long range strategies for the congregation.
Additional Responsibilities
Develop and maintain a strong partnership with the educational leadership and clergy, ensuring that
their plans and programs are supported. Ensure that staff recruitment (e.g. job postings, interviews)
occurs as needed with direction from the Board of Trustees. Other duties as necessary.
Supervisory Responsibilities
Director of Congregational Engagement, Accountant, Event Coordinator, Custodial Staff, B’nai
Mitzvah Coordinator
• Bachelor’s degree, Master’s Degree preferred, or equivalent life experience. 5 - 7+ years
experience in a management role with demonstrated results, ideally in synagogue/non-profit
• Ability to serve the needs of a diverse congregation and work in a true partnership with clergy,
professional staff, and volunteers
• Demonstrated experience with volunteer management strongly preferred
• Ability to operate with a high level of personal responsibility, discretion and good judgment
• Proven ability to set and achieve goals
• Experience in budget, facility, vendor, and database management
• Knowledgeable about Jewish rituals and customs, preferably Reform Judaism
Other Skills & Abilities
Outstanding interpersonal skills with a background in volunteer management, excellent organizational
skills with attention to details, excellent verbal and written communication, strong understanding and
use of technology, strong financial background a plus
Certificates, Licenses, and/or Registrations

Anyone interested in the position should send their cover letter and resume Jessica Manelis at jessica@templeemanuel.org.


Post 2/23/18

Education Director - Mishkan Shalom

Mishkan Shalom, a dynamic spiritually activist Reconstructionist congregation seeks a new education director for our congregational school.  The Job will be 28 hours/week with the long- term goal of increasing the hours and the position into a fuller Life Long Learning position.

We have a diverse, multiracial/multicultural community with a strong commitment to tikkun olam/justice and lovingkindness, engaged spiritual life, inclusivity, activism and diversity. The congregational school currently serves approximately 60 students with the religious school in session Wednesday evenings and Sundays mornings.

We are seeking an engaging, innovative, community-oriented educator with energy and creativity, an ability to support a range of special needs and multicultural backgrounds. Deep knowledge and affinity for Judaism in a liberal context, Hebrew language skills, teaching experience, supervision and management-skills, strong communication skills, facility with social media and computer use. Bachelor’s degree required, master’s or other advanced degree preferred. Clergy-Educators also most welcome to apply. 

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Hiring, supervising, and mentoring teachers
  • Supervising and innovating curriculum
  • Community outreach and growth
  • Managing administration of school
  • Managing school budget and enrollment
  • Being school liaison to congregation, Rabbis, education committee, and synagogue staff
  • Supervising facility during school hours
  • Coordinating tot family programs, B’nai mitzvot and family education

Prior to applying please review our website www.mishkan.org and Statement of Principles: https://mishkan.org/sites/default/files/attachments/mishkan-statementofprinciples-n3.pdf

Please email your letter of interest and resume to Odamis Fernandez-Sheinbaum at jobs@mishkan.org with the subject line “Education Director Search” by Friday, March 16th, 2017.

4101 Freeland Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19128 - ph: (215) 508-0226 www.mishkan.org


Post 2/13/18

Work at Hillel


Post 1/2/18

Post 12/22/17

Director of Congregational Learning

Job Description

The Jewish Center, Princeton (TJC) is seeking a permanent, full-time Director of Congregational Learning to begin July 1, 2018. The Director of Congregational Learning is a key leadership position and strategic member of TJC’s senior staff. The Director will maintain sole responsibility for the Religious School as well as implement a cohesive vision for congregational learning and engagement. Working with the clergy, staff, and lay committees the Director of Congregational Learning (Director) will help implement a shared vision of learning to inspire congregants at all ages and stages of their lives through thoughtful and innovative programs, services, and educational opportunities.

The Jewish Center is affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. We are a diverse congregation of approximately 500 membership units and an award-winning youth education program that provides learning experiences for more than 200 children from pre-school through high school. 

Our new Director will have demonstrated experience in a religious school or other educational setting; the ability to effectively communicate with colleagues, visitors, and congregants of all ages in a respectful and professional manner; excellent verbal, and written communication skills; requisite Judaic and Hebrew knowledge; budget creation and oversight, experience with project management and vision setting; and computer literacy and experience using social media for marketing and engagement. A Master's Degree in Jewish Education, or equivalent work experience is required.

The Director of Congregational Learning will be expected to:

  • Communicate regularly with parents, and congregants and be accessible to discuss their concerns, ideas, and suggestions
  • Attend and participate in professional staff meetings, and appropriate committee meetings
  • Participate in professional conferences and other educational opportunities to advance learning, and keep up with the latest trends in Jewish education, family programming and adult learning
  • Coordinate and/or participate in other TJC programs, events and fundraising projects as appropriate
  • Create and manage several budgets

The Director of Congregational Learning’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Serve as Principal of TJC’s Religious school
  • Oversee all activities related to the school’s administrative needs; including student recruitment; registration process; parent volunteers; curriculum development; recruitment, supervision and evaluation of staff; student discipline and budget.
  • Revamp and create a dynamic High School curriculum that will engage and attract new and existing students
  • Encourage students and their families to make connections with TJC beyond the educational programs in which they are enrolled
  • Work collaboratively with clergy to develop and coordinate opportunities for youth and teens to participate in services.
  • As part of a professional and lay team, plan and administer Adult & Family education programs for all demographics including singles, seniors and lifelong learning activities.
  • Manage and promote programs that create a spiritual community within TJC for young families and young adults that motivate them to become members.

Please forward your resume and references to info@thejewishcenter.org

Post 11/13/17

Education Director - Mishkan Shalom

Mishkan Shalom seeks new education director for congregational school.  Job will be 28 hours/week with the goal of increasing the hours and the position over the next few years.

Mishkan Shalom is a progressive, Reconstructionist synagogue in Philadelphia.  We have a diverse community with a strong commitment to tikkun olam, spiritual life, inclusivity, and diversity. The congregational school currently serves approximately 60 students with the religious school in session Wednesday evenings and Sundays mornings.

We are seeking a dynamic, community-oriented educator with energy and creativity.  Deep knowledge of Judaism, teaching experience, strong communications skills, bachelor’s degree required, master’s or other advanced degree preferred. Clergy-Educators also most welcome to apply.

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Hiring, supervising, and mentoring teachers.

  • Supervising curriculum

  • Managing school budget and enrollment

  • Community outreach

  • Being school liaison to congregation, Rabbis, education committee, and synagogue staff

  • Managing facility during school hours

  • Coordinating B’nai mitzvot and family education

Please email your letter of interest and resume to Odamis Fernandez-Sheinbaum at jobs@mishkan.org with the subject line “Education Director Search” by Friday, December 1st, 2017.

Post 8/25/17

Magen David Yeshivah . Several teaching positions available: 

Established in 1946, Magen David Yeshivah is a private co-ed Jewish day school that has since produced countless successful industry professionals, lawyers, physicians, rabbis, and teachers, as well as prominent leaders at the helm of numerous organizations.  The growth rate of applicants to MDY is explosive, as our community recognizes the value and merit of our creative initiatives.

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer offering a wonderful mission driven environment, competitive salary and benefits including a 403(b) retirement plan and lunch.  MDY is committed to an inclusive faculty therefore candidates from diverse backgrounds who want to make a real impact on the future of education are encouraged to apply.   Private transportation from Manhattan can be provided for faculty and staff. The school year is consistent with the Jewish calendar and closed during the summer.  

All lessons will be instructed in Hebrew with focus on teaching Torah Shebikhtav and / or Torah She-Be-alpeh, while cherishing and celebrating the existence of the modern State of Israel, and supporting it through prayer and deed. Alongside the instructed subjects, high importance is placed on instilling in the children a passion for becoming independent lifelong learners and maintaining a love of learning throughout their life. 

We are looking to fill many positions, including…
An Interim Hebrew language teacher who will be starting in November and continue teaching for two months only.
We are looking for Boys Judaic Studies teachers and associate teachers for grades 6-8.
A Hebrew Department chair, and anyone interested in being an associate teacher for our Early Childhood program.
For requirements and other positions you can go to Magendavidyeshivah.org/careers and apply to us there, or you can email us your resume at Hrresumes@mdyschool.org

Posted 9/8/17

Havurah Shalom

All interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter to havurahjobpost@gmail.com.

Synagogue Program Director
Full Time Position
Reports to: Havurah President(s)
The Program Director of Havurah Shalom is a key member of Havurah’s leadership team along with the Rabbi and Education Director.  The Program Director will have the ability to implement and evaluate Havurah’s congregational goals through delegation of tasks to staff or through direct implementation. The Program Director supervises program and operational staff and plays a key role specifically in all Education Programs, Tikkun Olam, and Holiday planning. This position is essential to the ongoing operation of Havurah Shalom and plays a critical role in meeting the mission of the organization. 

Primary Tasks and Responsibilities:
Limud (Education) 40%
Responsible for partnering with Education Director in the ongoing functioning of Havurah’s Family Cooperative Shabbat School, which includes approximately 100 teaching parents and 120 students (Grades K-6)
Supports Shabbat School (K-6th), Middle School (7th-8th), High School (9th-12th), and Adult Education programs by handling administrative, logistics, communications, and budgeting needs, as well as through engaging parent/member participants and leadership.  Delegates tasks as appropriate to Office and Facilities Manager and Communications and Engagement Manager.
Serves as on-site presence for Shabbat School on 17 Saturday afternoons a year (with Shabbat School Co-chairs and Education Director) and 6-8 Wednesday evenings for Middle/High School programs 
Helps Education Director research, streamline, condense, and develop new curricular resources and units.  Tracks and manages a large number of curricular resources provided to approximately 30 teaching teams.
Supports Education Director to lead teaching team meetings, and over time independently leads 4-5 Shabbat School teaching team meetings a year
Participates with Education Director and Shabbat School co-chairs on issue resolution as needed
Responsible for coordinating or scheduling of approximately 40 teaching team and other education meetings a year

Hadracha (Governance)   20%
Supports day to day financial operations (check deposits, bill paying, HR and benefits) through supervision or delegation of tasks to staff or committee leads as appropriate to task
Ensures that weekly staff meetings and monthly staff/lay leadership meetings occur to support planning and implementation of annual congregational programming goals
Helps to create a culture where all team members are respected for their roles within the congregation
Encourages sharing of current projects each staff person is working on with the entire team so there is an awareness of each role and the ability to identify opportunities for collaboration with each other and congregants
Attends Steering Committee meetings
Supervises Office and Facilities Manager, Communications and Engagement Manager, and Music Coordinator
Helps strengthen Havurah committees as needed by supporting committee chairs
Liaises/coordinates with other staff to ensure effective and efficient program delivery
Acts as bridge between Rabbi and Education Director to Office and Facilities Manager, Communications and Engagement Manager, Music Coordinator, volunteers, and others who are involved in implementing logistics for programming 
Helps lay leadership and staff members develop and implement programmatic goals. Identifies potential gaps in programming to meet community needs
Ensures that the community engagement activities of all staff are prioritized, coordinated. and documented in ShulCloud 
Develops a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the overall program and to identify areas for improvement.
Secures and maintains personnel files

Tikkun Olam (Social Justice)  20%
Provides support to the Tikkun Olam committee, co-chairs, and workgroups
Supports the implementation of Havurah’s long-range plan goals including the development of intergenerational Tikkun Olam programming
Assists in the integration of Tikkun Olam in all areas of Havurah’s programming

Kehilah (Culture-Community) 15%
Oversees planning for holiday celebrations identified as community priorities, and coordinates with the Holiday Committee and other staff to ensure templates are created, plans are in place, and roles and responsibilities are understood, including overseeing recruitment of logistics leaders
Responsible for scheduling, promoting, and planning events for Families with Young Children including 6-8 Tot Shabbats, Shabbat in the Pool, Shabbat on the Farm, and other events as identified, in consultation with Education Director and Rabbi. Delegate tasks as appropriate to Office and Facilities Manager and Communications and Engagement Manager. 
Responsible for outreach to families with young children, either through direct contact or delegation to other staff or committee leads, and ensure continued follow through to engage families
Helps recruit leaders and encourages leadership development of members to support Havurah’s ongoing work through a coordinated effort with lay leadership, staff, and committee chairs
Provides link to the greater Portland Jewish community through identification of opportunities. Attends appropriate meetings or recruits members or other staff to attend

Avodah (Spiritual)  5%
Supports the infusion of music throughout Havurah programming through having active connections with musicians and proactively being aware in which programs music would be needed and desired
Coordinates music for monthly Kabbalat Shabbat in partnership with the Rabbi and Music Coordinator

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree 
Two years of experience performing a full range of administrative functions
Two years of experience in providing supervision
Two years of experience working either as employee or volunteer in a Jewish communal setting 
Two years of experience in Jewish education through teaching and curriculum development
Ability to work some weekends and evenings
Experience in non-profit or membership organization

Master’s Degree 
Three to five years of experience performing a full range of administrative functions
Three to five years of experience in providing supervision
Three to five years of experience working either as employee or volunteer in Jewish communal setting. 
Three to five years of experience in Jewish education through teaching and curriculum development

Skills and Critical Characteristics:
Ability to take a strategic plan, and collaboratively develop with staff, lay leaders, and congregants long and short-term goals that will allow Havurah to actualize those goals
Ability to see the overall mission as well as implement the smallest of details to accomplish goals
Ability to work successfully and respectfully with staff, clergy, congregants, partner organizations, and other community organizations; respect diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, personalities and communication styles 
Ability to work well within a team setting and assist in building and maintaining a positive team environment; hold people accountable, evaluate processes and make needed changes
Possess organizational skills to track outcomes, manage workload, anticipate upcoming program needs, as well as respond to shifting priorities,
Approach all activities with the lens of congregant engagement, demonstrating genuine interest and respect for each individual and the ability to build relationships
Possesses expert computer skills; advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google docs, ability to learn and use database systems, create and utilize spreadsheets, develop publicity materials

Compensation and Benefits
Salary range $50,000-$53,000 dependent on education and experience
Health insurance for employee and dependent children

Posted 8/29/17

Har Sinai Temple in Pennington, New Jersey (close to Trenton/Princeton) is seeking immediately a High School teacher....
8th, 9th 10th grades co-teach with rabbi
creative subjects......
meets every other Sunday (fifteen Sundays for the year)
9:00-11:30 AM--- 75 dollars per session.......
contact or e-mail.... Rabbi Pollack triplechai@msn.com or 609-730-8100

Posted 8/23/17




Seeking a warm and engaging teacher for 2nd grade class.

Sundays only from 9:00-12:30 at Or Hadash in Ft. Washington, PA

teaching Aleph-Bet & vowels, holidays, Bible, and Jewish values.

Applicants please contact Barbara Weisman, school@orhadash.com.

610-888-4444 cell 


Posted 7/8/17


Temple Israel, generally referred to as "Temple," is an urban congregation dedicated to serving a diverse community.  Temple Israel celebrates its rich diversity as a congregation, a vibrant community comprised of many smaller communities and is very inclusive for inter-faith families.  Temple Israel was the first synagogue established in Minneapolis and is now one of the ten largest congregations in the United States. 

Temple Israel was organized in 1878, originally named Shaarai Tov, "The Gates of Goodness." The 23 founding members rented a hall at Nicollet and Washington Avenues for Friday night worship services, and taught Sunday school classes in the president's home. In 1920, the congregation changed its name to Temple Israel. 

Temple Israel is extremely proud of their strength in Clergy leadership. Each Rabbi in Temple’s history has taken Temple Israel to new heights. For a more in-depth look at the impact of each Rabbi and an overall history of Temple Israel, please visit https://templeisrael.com/history

In 2001, Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman became Senior Rabbi of Temple Israel, becoming the first woman Senior Rabbi of a congregation of over 2,000 families. She has led this historic congregation through exciting events during her tenure. The congregation beautifully refurbished their magnificent sanctuary, and has recently opened their doors to a newly renovated building. 

The Mission Statement of Temple Israel is:
Temple Israel is a large, urban, Reform synagogue that exists: 
To be a welcoming and accessible place for worship, for lifelong learning, for celebration and for gathering;
To meet the religious, life cycle, social and educational needs of its congregants;
To take a leadership role in our community and promote strong bonds between our Jewish and non-Jewish communities at-large.

The Director of Lifelong Jewish Learning is an incredible opportunity to make meaningful impact on a diverse, engaged, thriving community. Together with Temple leadership, this Director of Lifelong Jewish Learning will help shape Temple Israel’s vision for education and bring that vision to life. The Director will serve as a thought partner in conceiving and developing strategic goals for education for all Temple members at every stage and phase while also creating and supporting programs to promote and realize those goals. 

With an operating budget of $6 million, a staff of 107 employees (35 are full time), Temple Israel has 2150 members. The Director will work closely with and supervise the Directors of each of the departments listed below in order to achieve a shared alignment of an integrated vision of engagement for all Temple Israel members.  They include: 

JEWL (Judaic Experiential Whole-person Learning) For Students in Kindergarten to 8th grade- With a strong focus on Relational Judaism (making positive memories, creating friendships and gaining a sense of belonging), Whole-Person Learning (addressing the physical, social, emotional, ethical and spiritual aspects of learner’s lives), Experiential Education (encouraging exploration, playfulness and discovery), and Project-Based Learning (working towards a meaningful outcome), JEWL fosters a sense of love and passion for Judaism. Among the unique learning experiences of JEWL are HTM (Hebrew Through Movement), in which Temple’s students learn Hebrew in an organic way using their bodies and the world around them as their learning spaces; creative writing, cooking, yoga or cartooning, the transformative 6th grade Kallot at Camp Teko, and the 8th grade Leadership Track. 

Camp Teko/TIPTY – Camp TEKO is Temple Israel’s day camp and is located on more than 18 acres of beautiful shoreline property on the North Arm Bay of Lake Minnetonka. Camp Teko has provided a safe, educational, and fun Jewish camping experience for children. Camp TEKO is ACA accredited. TIPTY is Temple Israel’s youth group for grades 9th- 12th. Teens come together for innovative programs and creative worship throughout the year.   
Early Childhood Center – Temple Israel’s Early Childhood Center is a NAEYC accredited, Reggio-inspired, diverse Jewish preschool serving children ages 16 months to 5 years. The classrooms are full of music and play, exploring and trying, laughing and dancing, building and creating. Work and play are one in early childhood, so the classrooms are set up to be places where children make choices and engage in hands-on learning while the teachers enrich and extend their endeavors. The curriculum includes four main components: Reggio Emilia, Everyday Structure, Objectives, and Judaism.

9th- 12th Grade Programming- Temple Israel’s high school students participate in the community-wide 9th – 12th grade program called “Yachad” that takes place at the Sabes JCC. Temple clergy and teachers are instructors in the program. 10th grade Confirmation takes place within the Yachad program and is taught by Temple Israel’s rabbis.  

Adult Education- Temple Israel offers a whole array of classes for adults on their Jewish journey. Some classes include: Adult Hebrew, Introduction to Judaism, Torah Study, 70s+, and Kabbalah Sparks. 

Adopt Temple-wide practices that incorporate Jewish learning into all facets of Temple Israel’s programming, communications, operations, and facilities.

Collaborate with the clergy in the assessment of Temple Israel’s overall education staffing and makes adjustments to meet the objectives of the strategic plan.
Provide strong day to day leadership; support an open-door policy among all staff; cultivate the values of a client driven culture throughout the organization.
Supervise the five Directors and their areas. Empowers a strong program middle management team with the authority, responsibility and accountability, skill set to own and run their program/business line.
Promote and offer ongoing professional development opportunities for the team members as a whole, and for individuals on the team, that focus on strengthening their work as educators, organizers, pastoral advisors, and managers.

Set department-wide quarterly and annual goals and benchmarks and work with the clergy, the Executive Director and her/his team, and the adult engagement team to assess and measure progress, achievements, and identify obstacles.

Create, edit, review, and keep current a range of operational policies and internal controls.
Along with the Senior Rabbi, determine areas of focus, identify success metrics and evaluate program outcomes.
Manage team dynamics and create a culture of collaboration, idea sharing and accountability. Guide her/his team to maintain the highest professional standards and incorporate best practices in all facets of their work

Examine goals for Temple-wide lifespan Jewish learning activities, including major changes, additions, enhancements, and analyzes current programs.  
Review and refines Temple Israel’s philosophy of lifespan Jewish learning.
Study best practices and innovations in childhood, youth and adult Jewish education, including deep connections with Israel.
Assure accessibility of learning opportunities for people with special needs.
Conduct a high-level review of Temple Israel’s overall Jewish learning initiatives and programs.
Recommend Temple-wide goals that ensure all age cohorts and stages of life are included and addressed.

Offer core Jewish education experiences for adults and continually identify emerging interests and topics.
Provide collaborative learning programs with Jewish and greater community partners.
Experiment with new formats and approaches for the varied ages and stages of adult life.

Create and implement family educational experience on Jewish holidays.
Integrate social media and develop staff involvement with social media efforts to encourage congregant engagement (throughout all departments)
Develop, monitor and communicate policies, procedures and general information provided to parents with Senior Rabbi and COO

Significant experience in supervision, team building and organizational leadership.
Entrepreneurial thinking skills, creativity, good judgment, sensitivity, excellent interpersonal skills, professional maturity, organizational skills, oral and written communications skills, credibility, honesty, and integrity.
Experience in creating opportunities for congregants to build relationships with one another and in strategically weaving together community in ways that reflect the individual members’ interests and how they overlap with the interests of others.  
A character that demonstrates strong work ethic, a kind nature in his/her disposition, a leadership style that embraces ideas of others and brings people together, and a sense of humor. 
Strong knowledge of Jewish text, ritual, and practice
Capacity and proven skill in working both in partnership with others and independently to develop ideas and model initiatives. Ability to work collaboratively with both lay and professional partners.

An attractive and competitive package, commensurate with level of experience, is available.

Dara Klarfeld, Managing Director
Sarah Raful Whinston, Consultant

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Kellman Brown Academy
Job Posting
Part-Time Elementary and Middle School Music Teacher

Opportunity to join a vibrant faculty and dynamic education team! 
Kellman Brown Academy, an accredited Preschool-8th grade Jewish Community Day School in Voorhees, NJ seeks experienced, enthusiastic and confident music teacher for the 2017-18 school year.  
We are seeking a talented, creative music educator who is familiar with current best practices and prepared to use cutting-edge tools, content and techniques across the curriculum.  
Qualifications include: 
Experience teaching music history, theory, and basic instrumental music
Deep knowledge of Jewish and Israeli music including music for Jewish holidays 
Strong written and oral communication skills for regular communication with families
Comfort with digital tools for teaching and managing classroom responsibilities (including electronic report cards)
Enthusiasm for working with a team of educators who collaborate across grade levels
Philosophy of classroom management that is supportive of children’s developmental needs
A Masters level degree in Education or Music related field is preferred.
For additional information, contact Emily Cook, Head of School
Kellman Brown Academy, the nation’s only Green Ribbon Jewish Day School is accredited by the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.