Religious School Lead Teacher

East End Temple, a progressive downtown congregation, is now hiring Lead Teachers for next school year— Very competitive pay.

Headed by Rabbi Josh Stanton and Cantor Shira Ginsburg, EET is a warm, open-minded community with progressive values and a deep commitment to social justice. 

Our religious school reflects this, as we learn about and explore how being Jewish can actively inform our lives, helping us become better citizens of the world and responsible stewards of our earth. 

You are a perfect match for this position if you share our commitment to progressive Jewish values and have a passion for social justice. 

Lead Teachers should be have awesome communication and leadership skills, be creative thinkers in designing and implementing activities, and have solid teaching experience. This position offers very competitive pay for skilled applicants. 

School meets Tuesdays (4:00-6:15pm), Wednesdays (4:00-6:15pm) and Thursdays (4:00-6:00pm). Ideally, Lead Teachers would be able to work all three days, but this is not a requirement. 

Adjunct (Assistant) Teacher positions are also currently available. 

If you are interested in a Lead Teacher (or Adjunct Teacher) position, please send us your resume along with a brief cover letter to school@eastendtemple.org.

Andrzej Wajda: A Discussion of His Life and His Films, 03/30, 4pm

On March 30, From 4-6pm, Agnieszka Holland, J. Hoberman, Irena Grudzinska Gross, and Lawrence Weschler will speak about the life and cinema of Andrzej Wajda, who died in 2016 and is one of the greatest directors of our times. It will be held on Thursday, March 30 at 4pm at the Remarque Institute (60 Fifth Ave., 8th Fl.). We ask that anyone attending please RSVP to remarque.institute@nyu.edu.

FT Job Opportunity

Congregation Beth Elohim, a dynamic Reform Congregation of 1000 families in Park Slope, Brooklyn, seeks to hire full-time educators for its Kindergarten through 12th grade Jewish education program, Yachad. Yachad Educators work closely with the Director of Yachad and on a team of full time and part time educators. Our educators work to create engaging, exciting and high level formal and informal learning opportunities for students and their families in Grade K-12. To build an innovative program we are looking for teachers with a diverse skill set; Judaic studies, Hebrew Language, music, song leading, t’filah leading, STEM, dance, theater and visual arts. 

Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to: 
- Curriculum development and classroom teaching
- Work with Educators and Clergy to make sure that programming is consistent and meaningful. 
- Attend professional development, work with mentors and turn-key learning to colleagues
- Create opportunities for family engagement and programming that aligns with grade level curriculum; from development through implementation
- Planning and logistics for grade level in-house and out of house trips; including the Yachad Retreat. 
- Develop meaningful relationships with students and families
- Ongoing communication with parents and overall CBE community; email, phone, in-person, social media, etc. 
- Be a supportive member of the CBE team

Job Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree (Masters degree a plus) 
- minimum of 2 years of previous leadership experience (including teaching, camp staff, youth group advisor, etc.) 
- dedication to teaching and experience working with children
excellent organization and communication skills (oral, written and interpersonal) 
- passion for Judaism and Jewish education
- solid Jewish background and literacy, facility with Hebrew language a plus
- a team player with sound organization and time management skills that interacts positively with all team members to meet CBE’s objectives. 
- This position requires some evening/weekends. Periodic evening, holiday and weekend work is expected throughout the academic year. 
- Background check required

Temple Emanu-El Religious School Faculty for 2017-2018

Congregation Emanu-El, the first Reform Jewish synagogue in New York City, is hiring part-time faculty for the 2017-18 school year. Our innovative and unique religious school is committed to Jewish learning that is relevant, inspirational, and transformative. Our students take pride in their Jewish heritage, and act upon their beliefs. Visit our website at www.emanuelnyc.org/school to learn more about our school and our congregation, our educational vision, and the programs we offer, including Tribes, Tefilah, and Mitzvah Corps.

Openings are available on Sundays (9:30am – 12:00pm) and Mondays (4:00– 6:00pm). 

General responsibilities: 
• Collaborate with school administration and other faculty members to create innovative and meaningful Jewish learning experiences, both in and out of the classroom.
• Prepare creative, interactive lessons as part of a well-structured curriculum.
• Regularly communicate with families outside of school hours. 
• Assist in the planning and preparation of special programs, including family education and holiday celebrations. 
• Attend professional development sessions for faculty outside of school hours. 

As a member of our faculty, you will:
• Provide a sense of caring and concern that enables our students to support one another and challenge themselves to grow as individuals. 
• Inspire students and their families to actively engage in Jewish life.
• Model the thoughtfulness and creativity that we seek to promote in our community. 
• Receive mentoring to grow as an educator as part of a staff of reflective practitioners.

Ideal candidates have the following qualifications: 
• Experience teaching students in grades Pre-K through 6 in a formal or informal setting.
• Excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Ability to teach Hebrew, Bible, Jewish history, and holidays incorporating arts, drama, movement or media.
• Comfort teaching in a Reform Jewish congregation to a diverse student body.

Those with summer camp or youth group backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. 

For more information about specific openings, or to apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Jackie Schreiber, Program Director of Faculty and Family Engagement, at jschreiber@emanuelnyc.org.

Student looking to rent an apartment during spring/summer internship

My name is Kevin and I'm a Master's student at the University of Toronto going to be living in NY from the last week of April until the first week of August.

I am looking to either rent a furnished 1 bedroom/studio or as a roommate in a shared student apartment, less than a 30-40 minute commute to SoHo where I'll be working.

Please let me know if you're interested in subletting and feel free to email me at kevin.lass@mail.utoronto.ca. I know that these dates don't line up well with the school year so I am flexible to potentially move in late, although ideally it would be great to move in right away.

Thank you!

Summer Position - Amir Farmer

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 teach about issues of environmental and social justice. 

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.

Primary Responsibilities:
Build 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

Key Characteristics:
Strong management and leadership skills
Mentoring and education experience
Passionate about food justice and environmental stewardship
Not afraid to get their hands dirty!

Compensation:
Camp salary is competitive and consummate with experience
Transportation, room & board included

Important Dates:
Amir Training Seminar: May 28th - June 2nd
Camp: mid-June to mid-August, varies slightly by camp

Upcoming Poland Programs

The following upcoming programs in Poland are open to undergraduate and graduate students as well as young professionals. The Auschwitz Jewish Center, affiliated with the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, offers immersive academic programs on topics related to the Holocaust and Polish-Jewish history year-round. Programs are led by trained staff with advanced degrees in the field and open to participants of all backgrounds.

Program for Students Abroad
April 6 - 9, 2017
Long weekend subsidized programs in Krakow with a scholarly visit to Auschwitz (Oświęcim) for students studying in Europe, Israel, and the region. Deadline: March 6, 2017

Human Rights Summer Program
June 18 - 25, 2017
One-week intensive program in Warsaw, Oświęcim, and Kraków utilizing Poland as a case study to examine broader human rights issues. Deadline: April 17, 2017

The Auschwitz Jewish Center also offers Customized Programs for groups of all sizes and backgrounds throughout the year. For more information on these and other funded and subsidized opportunities, please visit ajcf.pl/en/education-center or contact DBramson@mjhnyc.org. Please feel welcome to share with colleagues.

Jewish Learning (in English!) at Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv

Beit Midrash TLV:
The (only!) full time Jewish learning program in English in Tel Aviv is getting ready to open applications for the Fall 2017 semester!

Join us at BINA, the Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv, for a semester of rigorous Jewish learning, meaningful community service in South Tel Aviv, and pluralistic community building. 

Beit Midrash TLV at a glance:

What? The only full-time Jewish learning program in English in Tel Aviv. Classes offered by distinguished faculty in a pluralistic, egalitarian, and non-traditional environment. Hebrew Ulpan and volunteer opportunities included.
When? September 3, 2017 - January 11, 2018
Who? English speaking students aged 23+
Where? BINA, The Secular Yeshiva in Tel Aviv
How much? $3700 for a full semester ($1300 with MASA Grant)

For more information, please contact zoe@bina.org.il

Bring A Friend to Jummah

My name is Khundkar Zarif Ishmum and I’m videographer of the Muslim Students Association.

On February 24th, the Muslim Students Association will be hosting Friday prayer services in Rosenthal Pavilion. This is a great opportunity to learn more about what we do during our weekly congregation and gain some insight into our community. It is important for us to be representatives of the Muslim population that is facing very oppressive and hateful rhetoric in the current political climate. Presence from our allies will empower us and allow us to work together to fight against this hate. We urge you to join us for a sermon by one of our undergraduate students at the MSA, followed by a prayer and a community lunch. 

If you’re interested, please fill out this form: https://docs.google.com/a/nyu.edu/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCPVB3MH0jpdraMBFNxABww2m6ozA95SBSQ3pWNPq4ibxulw/viewform

And, be sure to check out the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/379536582419820/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1487362109021650

In order to effectively reach as many people on campus as we can, I’m asking you to circulate this amongst your listservs and respective groups. And, word of mouth is definitely the best form of marketing, so we would appreciate if you could personally reach out to your friends and allies to come.

There doesn't seem to be a way to attach files on this form, so if you are interested to advertise this event please email me for a digital copy of the flier!

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Best,
Zarif

AIPAC Fellows Program--Application Open!

Make Your Passion Your Career!

Apply to be an AIPAC Fellow:
AIPAC is hiring for its 2017 class of AIPAC Fellows, located in New York, Florida, and Los Angeles. The program is open to recent college graduates and young professionals, who will be responsible for helping AIPAC to grow its committed base of donors. Fellows will be tasked with meeting with prospective donors, discussing the value of investment with AIPAC, the importance of keeping the U.S.-Israel relationship strong and soliciting them for gifts. Fellows will receive some of the best training in the organization at our headquarters in DC before they begin--learning about AIPAC, our legislative priorities, as well as gaining the skills they need to be accomplished development professionals. With these invaluable skills, Fellows will be poised to take on meaningful positions in any field they choose to pursue at the end of the program.
We will offer a competitive salary and benefits for accepted applicants. 
 

Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp Counselor and Specialists

Young Judaea Sprout Brooklyn Day Camp in Red Hook is a place where children from a wide spectrum of Jewish backgrounds join together to create a joyful Jewish community based on values, friendship, tikkun olam, and a sense of peoplehood. Sprout Brooklyn provides campers with a deeper connection to Israel, to the Jewish community and to themselves. 

In addition to activities such as instructional swimming, sports, creative arts and cooking, we also offer a Hebrew dual language program so half of our day is in Hebrew. Sprout Brooklyn is a summer day camping experience of Camp Young Judaea Sprout Lake open to campers entering Pre-K through 3rd grade.

We are looking for creative, energetic, nurturing people to fill a variety of Counselor positions at camp this summer. This is an extraordinary opportunity to work collaboratively with a passionate team to build a new Jewish Day Camp. You will help create a joyful Jewish community and truly make a difference in the life of hundreds of children. Camp runs from the July 3th – August 18th.

Requirements
• At least 18 years old
• Experience attending or working at a summer camp
• Passion for Jewish and Israel education
• Experience working with children ages 4 – 8
• Enthusiasm and the willingness to be silly
• Hebrew fluency is a plus
 

Joel Daner Yachad Communal Fellowship

Yachad, the National Jewish Council for Disabilities (NJCD) is seeking outstanding post-college graduates who want to learn, grow and contribute to an innovative, thriving, and dynamic human rights organization that has been on the cutting edge of disability inclusion for the last 30 years. Candidates must be thoughtful and concerned about the broader Jewish community. Applicants must be able to think flexibly and creatively and also be interested in ‘doing.’
This year-long Fellowship, in the intersection of the Jewish community and the disability inclusion movement, will support the Fellows’ development in working as part of a dynamic multidisciplinary team aimed to meet the social and inclusion needs of Jewish individuals with diverse disabilities. This includes, but is not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental challenges, deaf and hard of hearing, physical disabilities, and medical health and mental health needs.
The Joel Daner Yachad Communal Fellowship (JDYCF) aims to shape emerging leaders who plan to go into careers in social work, psychology, medicine, education, not-for-profit management, development, public relations, policy planning or organizational leadership; or those who hope to serve the broad Jewish community in a lay leadership capacity.

ABOUT JDYCF & APPLICATION PROCESS
1. Fellowship Dates: September 2017 – June 2018 (Starting and End Date Flexible)
2. Stipend: $20,000
3. Application Requirements:
• Post College
• Strong GPA (minimum: 3.2; must provide transcript or notarized letter from university confirming GPA)
• Personal statement (maximum 700 words or one page typed)
• 2 letters of recommendation
• Resume
• Photo
• Additional relevant information
• Personal interview (by invitation)
You can also submit supplemental application materials by mail to Yachad, 11 Broadway, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10004. Attn.: Daner Yachad Fellowship
4. Application Deadline: March 15, 2017

Applicant:
The ideal applicant should have a strong interest in social services and disability advocacy. Applicants may be on any career path such as social work or may be choosing to spend a “gap year” before continuing on in a career such as medicine, law, education, or business. Candidates must also be concerned about and dedicated to the global Jewish community. We are looking for a focused and motivated individual who possesses a vision for what they want to accomplish and the drive to perform. Our goal is to provide our fellows with the opportunity and guidance to establish, develop, and implement a plan that will create a lasting impact on Yachad and the global Jewish community.

To apply go to Yachad.org/fellowship

Fellowship Opportunities in DC-area

After I graduated from NYU in 2014, I started working at RespectAbility, a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that advocates with and for people with disabilities (http://respectabilityusa.com/). Our main issues revolve around employment and stigma issues. Our National Leadership Program is a fellowship for people with and without disabilities who are interested in public policy, communications, media, fundraising, and the nonprofit sector, both in the Jewish community and elsewhere. We are located in Rockville, MD (accessible to DC via public transportation), and we are currently recruiting for spring and/or summer fellows. Fellows can receive a transportation stipend or a paid fellowship through our Harriet Tubman Fellowship.

More information, including how to apply, is here: http://respectabilityusa.com/about-us/career-opportunities/the-national-leadership-program/ 
and here: http://respectabilityusa.com/2016/12/respectability-receives-grant-from-ford-foundation-to-create-harriet-tubman-fellowships/
 

Academic Israel Summer Program of potential interest to NYU Students

 I run an academic institute in Israel: the Zvi Meitar Institute for Legal Implications of Emerging Technologies. http://portal.idc.ac.il/en/main/research/zmi/pages/default.aspx/

Broadly, we work with stakeholders in the government and with those in the start-up world to analyze the legal, ethical and social implications of new and emerging technologies. We are part of the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya (המרכז הבינתחומי הרצליה , IDC), a non-government funded university in Herzliya, Israel.

Our Institute runs a summer program which is open to all students regardless of their legal or technical background (or religion, etc.)
https://portal.idc.ac.il/en/main/research/ZMI/Documents/ZMIsummerprogram.pdf

The English language program is for 6 weeks in Israel, with 6 academic credits provided by Washington University in St. Louis (our US academic partner) https://olin.wustl.edu/EN-US/academic-programs/bs-business-administration/global-programs/israel-summer-business-academy/Pages/default.aspx

Part Time Welcome Desk Coordinator

Are YOU a college student looking to supplement your schedule with daily part time work?
Are YOU looking to gain valuable experience and learn how a nonprofit operates?
Are YOU looking for daily part time work to supplement other gigs?

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following qualifications:
• Energetic, outgoing, friendly, and professional, with excellent customer service skills,
• Calm under pressure, able to function well in stressful and fast paced situations,
• Experience in reception and administrative support strongly preferred, 
• Detail oriented, highly organized, excellent problem solving skills,
• Resourceful, able to work independently and as a team player, 
• Able to take directions from, and provide support to, multiple departments,
• Experienced with MS Office, and other computer applications,
• Experience in or strong affinity for non-profit organizations, appreciation for mission-driven work in social justice, community-oriented organization. Interest in Jewish community life a plus, but not required. 

To apply for this position, please send Cover Letter, Resume and Salary History to jobs@jcpdowntown.org. Please write “Welcome Desk PT” in the subject line.

Chief Development Officer for Birthright Israel Foundation

The Birthright Israel Foundation is at an exciting transformational moment under new leadership and is seeking a Chief Development Officer with superior relationship and national team management skills. A passion for Israel and demonstrated success in building capacity and increasing revenue are key components for financial leadership. Working in partnership, the new CDO will build a national campaign strategy and collaboratively direct the development team in implementing all related fundraising activities, including major gift donor solicitation and stewardship, foundation and Federation relations, all levels of individual giving, alumni and parent giving, and planned giving. 
TO APPLY:
Please submit a resume and cover letter.
Email: birthrightisraelcdo@drgnyc.com
Fax: 212-983-1687
This position description is based upon materials provided by Birthright

Spend Your Summer Interning in Israel!

Spend your summer in Israel, interning and volunteering in the community!

*Add a unique, memorable, and meaningful experience to your resume.

*Live in furnished apatments in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, or Bat Yam.

*Explore the country with trips during the week and free-time during the weekends.

*4 and 8 week programs available! 


Contact Young Judaea for more information:

1-866-599-2534

www.youngjudaea.org

wujsr@youngjudaea.org.il

Hiring a fluent Hebrew speaker to speak Hebrew to my child

I am hoping to hire someone who I can employ to come hang out with my 2 year old son and speak Hebrew with him. It will primarily be when we are in our home so it will not be babysitting, just exposing him to Hebrew -- reading books, singing songs, chatting.

We are only looking for 1-2 hours a week so it's a job ideally for a student who will be on campus and could easily come over to our home for such a short period of time (we live on 8th St. and University.)

I would have posted this to classifieds but that's disabled. I hope there's another way you can distribute it.

Please let me know if you have any questions. My email is sarahkcowan@nyu.edu

Thanks,
Sarah

Idan Rafael Haviv Concert

Idan Rafael Haviv is a multidisciplinary artist, self-taught, openly dealing with different artistic genres in parallel, such as painting, visual arts, poetry, photography and more. In recent years Idan became one of the busiest artists in Israel, working on a third album and with two albums that reached gold status and merited praises and a successful tour that swept a large audience.

Idan’s Acoustic show, accompanied by original video content he shot and edited, conveys a sense of genuine intimacy with the audience. The video adds another depth to the songs. During the performance Idan plays favorite songs from both albums that were played constantly in Israeli radio stations, including “Mechaka-Waiting”, “Achshav o leolam-Now or never”, “Ein po makom-There is no place here,” “Kol paam ketsat – A bit every time” “Or adom-Red Light”, “Kmo kol yom- Like every day” and also songs he touched such as “Ima, aba vekol hashar – Mom, Dad and all the rest”, “Ad shetachzor – Until you return”, “Balayla – At night”.

Idan was born in Rehovot Israel, but spent most of his adolescent years in Reut Israel. Idan joined the Israeli Navy Comando fleet in 1998, and was discharged in 2004 with the rank of captain; with his release Idan began his artistic career independently. In 2011 Idan issued the debut album “A little bit each time” and in 2013 his second album “Lose interest in Time”, both albums were musically produced by Gilad Shmueli.

Idan collaborated with The Idan Raichel Project’s songs, “Mom, Dad and all the rest” and “At night” which won song of the year 2013. Idan also wrote the song “Until you return” for Yuval Dayan.

During 2014 Idan had his first art exhibition of his work at a gallery in Jaffa curetted by Guy Morag Tzflobitz. In early 2015 Idan photographed, directed and edited the first music video for the song “Who touched you” which he wrote at the beginning of his musical career, thus came into another creative field of photography and video editing.

Today, Idan continues to create and perform simultaneously working on another album.

Watch Idan on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0laT0CYUirg 

Tickets at: http://lpr.com/lpr_events/idan-rafael-haviv-january-25th-2017

 

 

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