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.