Position: Education Director/Teacher
About us: Established in 1918, Temple B’nai Abraham is a small but diverse Jewish community located in historic Bordentown, New Jersey. Our close-knit community is both progressive and traditional, enjoying a rich Jewish heritage and history. We are a Reconstructionist congregation and are open and welcoming to all who join.
Temple B’nai Abraham is dedicated to creating a caring and inclusive community and to enhancing Jewish life through learning and communal activities. We view education for ourselves and our children as fundamental to Jewish life. We do this in order to enhance our own lives as contemporary Jews and to perpetuate our bond and our children’s bond to our heritage.
About the position: Temple B’nai Abraham is seeking a dynamic, warm, and experienced Education Director / Lead Teacher to oversee its Hebrew School, Sunday School, and Tot Shabbat Programs. Due to its small size - averaging less 16 - 20 students / year in total - our religious school long ago adopted a successful “one-room schoolhouse” approach combined with “teen teachers” to create a positive Jewish experience for all our students. This successful model has nurtured generations of students and families.
Working closely with the synagogue’s Rabbi and Rabbinic Intern, the Education Director will oversee the development and implementation of the school’s curriculum. The Education Director plays a critical role in the Hebrew School’s continued growth and success through the creation of meaningful learning experiences for children in a nurturing and structured environment. The Education Director is a part-time position. The compensation package is commensurate with experience.
- Support the mission, vision, and goals of Temple B’nai Abraham Hebrew School
- With the oversight of the Rabbi, develop, update, and maintain curriculum for Sunday School (Grades K-2); Hebrew School (Grades 3-7); and Tot Shabbat.
- Ability to balance maintaining structure and discipline within our one-room schoolhouse with the warmth and nurturing required for children to develop a lifelong love of Judaism
- Coordinate and run a Monthly Tot Shabbat Service
- Communicate with Hebrew School and Tot Shabbat Families as appropriate
- Utilize social media to publicize Hebrew School and Tot Shabbat Programs
- Teach small Sunday school class independently
- Lead Hebrew School twice a week which includes:
- Teaching Judaic Studies with assistance from Rabbinic Intern
- Teach Hebrew Class
- Organize and oversee student led service
- Oversee and mentor teen and adult volunteer teachers
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