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Do you want to work somewhere that provides a curriculum framework and support, along with the freedom to be creative and bring your full self to your teaching? Do you want to work somewhere that students and faculty are encouraged to ask deep questions? Do you believe that Jewish learning should be fun, dynamic, and spiritual?

Park Slope Jewish Center is looking for enthusiastic Jewish educators and program professionals who want to work with a fantastic group of students and families in 2021 - 2022! We are an egalitarian Conservative synagogue community that is defined by our inclusive spirit and our range of opportunities for spiritual renewal, growth, and participation. Scroll below or use the menu above to learn more about open positions on our Faculty Team.

Benefits to employment at the PSJC Hebrew School include: paid sick/excused absences, participation in meaningful and paid professional development sessions, High Holiday tickets, and working in a supportive, creative, and fun community. Part-time teaching positions are salaried based on a competitive and transparent salary scale. PSJC is an equal opportunity employer and seeks qualified applicants of all racial and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation, gender identity, and ages to apply to work within our school and to bring their full selves to our programming.

Feel free to contact us directly with any additional questions and/or learn more about our Hebrew School. Please email resumes and cover letters to Aileen Heiman, the Director of Youth Education and Family Programming, at aileen.heiman@psjc.org

We are also always looking to increase our database of substitutes, so if you are interested in a less regular commitment, but would like to join our team, please let us know.

FACULTY TESTIMONIALS
 

Teaching Hebrew school at PSJC is a way to be meaningfully involved with Jewish community, to get to know and build connections with generations coming after me, and to stretch my own Jewish learning and keep growing. It is great getting to know the students and fellow staff, and being part of the larger hopeful and compelling project of building a Jewish future. 

Tara (High School Teacher)

PSJC is a place where Jewish experience is as important as Jewish learning and the individuality of students and teachers is recognized and honored. I spent 7 years working with the amazing students, families, and faculty at PSJC and it was always far and away the highlight of my week (even on a Sunday morning!).If I could take them all with me on my move cross-country, I would. 

Chava (Science Researcher)

The school's leadership emphasizes thinking creatively about how to create meaningful Jewish experiences and learning across the age spectrum. A great balance of support and freedom for teachers combined with a warm atmosphere for all. Students learn and have fun- the teachers do to! I highly recommend teaching at PSJC.

Lisa (Rabbinical Student, now Rabbi)

PSJC is located at the intersection of 8th Avenue and 14th Street in Park Slope, near the 15th Street stop on the F/G, as well as close to the B67/69/61/68 bus routes. We are a block away from multiple CitiBike stations and the bike lane on PPW, making us convenient for bikers from all over Brooklyn.

 

Note: We are currently planning for in person, masked programming for fall of 2021. All teachers will be required to be vaccinated for Covid-19 and wear a mask at all times while on-site.

OPEN POSITIONS

 

Open Teaching Positions

First Grade Hebrew & Judaics Teacher

Tuesdays, 3:45PM - 6:00PM

Curriculum includes Aleph-Bet letter identification and basic writing, What's in a synagogue?, and holidays. 

Third Grade Hebrew Teacher

Wednesdays, 3:45PM - 6:00PM 

Curriculum includes Hebrew decoding, tefillot (Shema/Barchu), brachot/blessings.

Sixth Grade Hebrew Teacher

Wednesdays, 3:45PM - 6:00PM

Curriculum includes decoding review and tefillah goals, including: Ashrei, Kaddish, and Haftarah Blessings. Some modern Hebrew is expected as well. Candidates must also be comfortable with Conservative liturgy and melodies or able to learn them.

Hebrew Assistant Teacher (Grades 3 - 6)

Wednesdays, 3:45PM - 6:00PM

Curriculum includes basic Hebrew decoding skills and modern Hebrew vocabulary. Applicants do not need to be fluent in Hebrew, but must be familiar with both basic modern Hebrew used in supplementary classrooms, as well as Conservative liturgy and siddur.

Seventh Grade Assistant Teacher

Wednesdays, 3:45PM - 6:00PM / Select Saturdays, 9:30AM - 11:30AM

Curriculum includes Shoah, modern History of Israel, and What does it mean to be a Jew? Candidates must also be comfortable with Conservative liturgy and teaching tefillot, including melodies and basic vocabulary. Tefillah goals include the weekday Amidah blessings, as well as the Kedushah for Shabbat.

PSJC Hebrew School Administrative Assistant

$16 - $18.50/hour

Approximate salary equivalent $5500 - $6500 (September - June, 10 - 12 hours per programming week)

 

Park Slope Jewish Center seeks a creative, flexible and engaged person who loves working with

kids to join our team. This part-time position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is

interested in gaining experience in an administrative setting, while supporting our teachers, families, and students.The responsibilities of the Administrative Assistant include helping run operations when

Hebrew School is in session, which includes helping with classroom set-up and cleanup, assisting with arrival and dismissal procedures, managing attendance tracking, answering the phone, and being an overall friendly face in the office throughout program hours. 

 

An ideal candidate will have both experience working with and love working with kids. Candidates should be able to demonstrate independent judgment in prioritizing demands, attention to detail, the ability to multitask, clear written and verbal communication skills and an overall positive attitude and enthusiasm for being part of a team. Candidates should have a minimum of basic computer skills, including google docs, Word, and Excel, as well as web skills and the ability to help manage our zoom sessions, should we need to move online at any point. 

 

  • A typical afternoon might begin with you checking in with the Director of Youth Education to confirm what types of copies and materials need to be gathered for that afternoon and any special notes about the day’s activities. 

  • You then gather snack and set up games and art supplies for early arrival students, before walking a few blocks to help pick up students from a local elementary school. 

  • As students arrive to the program, you may be the first face they see, checking to make sure health passes have been submitted and taking any notes from parents. 

  • Throughout the afternoon you’ll staff the office, doing everything from finding band-aids or making copies and entering attendance. During dismissal you’ll help coordinate with the director and teachers to make sure students are picked up safely.

  • Following the end of programming, you will help with any clean-up and return of supplies and collecting lesson notes from teachers

 

It is not necessary that candidates identify as Jewish, but they must be familiar with and comfortable working in a synagogue setting. Candidates must also be willing to work both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions, as well as move between floors of our building. Preference given for candidates with first aid training and/or willing to take online training provided by PSJC. 

 

Scheduled weekly hours below are September 26th - June 1st, excluding school vacations. Additional hours may be possible, depending upon the candidate. Programming calendar can be provided upon application. Position is an hourly, non-exempt position, paid monthly according to our payroll calendar. 

 

Tuesday, 2:30PM - 6:30PM

Wednesday, 2:30PM - 6:30PM

Sunday, 9:00AM - 12:30PM

 

Hebrew Curriculum Support Specialist and HTM Teacher

$10,500 - $12,500

Tuesdays, 3:45PM - 6:00PM

Wednesdays, 3:45PM - 6:00PM

Plus approximately 3 additional hours per week, when programming is in session

 

Park Slope Jewish Center seeks a creative, flexible and engaged person who loves Hebrew and working with

kids to join our team. This part-time position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is

Interested in helping our program transition back to in-person Hebrew learning, as well as to establish new benchmarks for Hebrew learning. There will be opportunities for experimentation and professional development throughout the year. Each afternoon includes working with small groups of students and/or one-on-one, leading Hebrew through Movement activities, and creating other materials to support integrating Hebrew language into programming. Candidates will be asked to help track student progress and be a liaison between teachers and the director regarding issues of concern. The Curriculum Support Specialist will also be the primary faculty member responsible for assisting other teachers in producing classroom materials, such as flashcards, reading or writing practice sheets, games, and other resources.

 

Candidates should be able to demonstrate both Hebrew decoding skills, as well as familiarity with teaching tefillot and siddur skills. Applicants do not need to be fluent in modern Hebrew, but must demonstrate proficiency in basic Hebrew language, including classroom, synagogue, and Hebrew life vocabulary.   Candidates should be organized, able to demonstrate independent judgment in prioritizing demands, attention to detail, the ability to multitask, clear written and verbal communication skills and an overall positive attitude and enthusiasm for being part of a team. 

 

Candidates should have a minimum of basic computer skills, including google docs, Word, and Excel, as well as web skills and the ability to teach in person and online, should we need to switch to remote learning at any point. Preference will be given to candidates with prior Hebrew through Movement experience and/or you must be willing to complete online HTM training this fall. Candidates must be willing to work both indoors and outdoors in all weather conditions, as well as move between floors of our building. The most important qualification for this position is flexibility and a willingness to work as part of a team to support our students and families.

 

Scheduled weekly hours are September 26th - June 1st, excluding school vacations. Additional hours may be done remotely and at the candidate’s convenience. Programming calendar can be provided upon application. Position is a salaried position, paid monthly according to our payroll calendar. If candidate begins after October 1st, the salary will be pro-rated to reflect missed sessions.