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Now Hiring - Judaics and Hebrew Teachers

Har Shalom Center for Jewish Living is seeking creative and confident Hebrew/Judaics teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. Positions available for elementary, middle, and high school Judaics teachers, Hebrew teachers, and substitute teachers.

We are in an exciting phase of enhancing our educational offerings for all ages, with emphasis on Jewish literacy, community, and identity. Our curriculum incorporates experiential education, project-based learning, relationship-building among our students and families. Teachers will be provided lessons plans and/or guidance for each lesson and will work closely with the education director and other teachers to create the best experience for our students. We are a supportive, collaborative team of educators, and many of us are parents of kids in the school or members of the congregation.

Are you a Good Fit? Do you have:

  • Prior teaching experience, in a Jewish or secular setting. (Jewish teaching experience could include experience as a madrich/madricha during high school or working as a counselor/CIT at a Jewish summer camp)
  • Passion for working with children, and for inspiring Jewish connections and knowledge
  • Warmth, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn
  • Knowledge and understanding of, and commitment to, Jewish customs and practices
  • A willingness to commitment to a year of 20+ Sundays and/or 30+ Wednesdays, plus about 1 hour of paid preparation time during the week. (Faculty meetings are once per month after school on Sundays.)
  • An interest in learning and using creative and experiential classroom approaches
  • Familiarity with the Hebrew language (desired for Sunday teachers; required for Wednesday teachers)

School Hours (September thru May)

  • Judaics/Jewish Life: Sundays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (approx. 24 Sundays per year)
  • Hebrew: Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (approx. 33 Wednesdays per year)

You may apply to teach either day or both days. Applicants for Wednesday Hebrew sessions must have prayer book-level fluency in Hebrew. Knowledge of Shabbat worship services and being fluent in Hebrew are both great credentials to have!

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should email Susan Schaibly, Youth Education Director, at  apply@congregationharshalom.org for more information. Put “Teacher Application” in the subject line. To apply, include a cover letter and resume. Be sure to list any experience with teaching and/or working with Jewish children in both formal and informal settings.

About Us

Har Shalom is an inclusive Jewish community with 180+ member families and more than 70 children in our religious school. We are an unaffiliated synagogue with full facilities and a full-time Rabbi. We build community and Jewish identity by providing meaningful learning experiences throughout the academic year. We are located at 725 W. Drake Road, just a few blocks south of the Colorado State University campus.

Har Shalom welcomes the entire spectrum of our Jewish community: people of all ages, races, and abilities; interfaith families; and people who are single, partnered, straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. As a vibrant center of learning, we enable each member to reflect the holy.

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