Jobs & Community Opportunities

Jobs & Community Opportunities

If you have a community opportunity you would like to share, please contact Rabbi Eric at eabbott3@jhu.edu. Last updated February 15, 2022.


ISJL Program Associate

ISJL Program Associates (previously known as ISJL Community Engagement Fellows and ISJL Education Fellows) serve communities of all sizes across the Southern region by:

  • Assisting teachers in implementing a comprehensive religious school curriculum
  • Traveling to Jewish communities across the South
  • Leading Shabbat and holiday services
  • Creating religious school programming for all age groups
  • Organizing and directing an annual education conference
  • Assisting with community and cultural programming
  • Recruiting new education partner communities
  • Bringing community engagement principles and tikkun olam to their programmatic approach

ISJL Program Associates gain tremendous experience in Jewish communal services and leadership skills over the two-year employment in this position, including the opportunity to travel to unique Jewish communities in the South. PAs are based in our office in Jackson, MS. This is a full-time position, complete with salary, expenses, benefits, and professional development. Past years’ ISJL Program Associates (formerly Community Engagement Fellows and Education Fellows) have been accepted into top graduate programs and landed terrific jobs following their two-year immersive role at the ISJL.

Qualifications: College degree, active involvement in Jewish life or organizations, résumé, and references.

To apply: We accept applications on a rolling basis; applications received by January 1, 2022 will receive priority consideration.

The ISJL believes that everyone is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, medical condition, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state, or local laws​.

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4Front Assistant Director

A creative team leader with a can-do attitude, the 4Front Assistant Director will serve to further 4Front’s vision for more engaged Jewish teens and adults who care about them throughout the Baltimore community. The Assistant Director will serve as an influential member of 4Front’s leadership team, as well as responsible for designing, developing, and implementing engaging and impactful programs for adults who care about teens, parents and youth professionals.

The Assistant Director will support and grow a team of rockstar Jewish teen professionals, offering teen program oversight, guidance, and support. 4Front utilizes relational engagement as a key strategy of connection and building community. An integral part of the Assistant Director’s portfolio will involve building meaningful relationships with youth professionals and parents of teens. Learn More and Apply


4Front Relational Engagement Associate

A team player with a can-do attitude, the 4Front Relational Engagement Associate helps to implement a vision for more engaged Jewish teens throughout Jewish Baltimore, serving as a passionate and enthusiastic advocate for Jewish teen engagement. This professional will plan and implement engaging and impactful teen programs from start to finish, with content focusing on relational engagement, social entrepreneurship, Jewish identity, and leadership development.

In addition to programmatic areas, the Relational Engagement Associate will seek to expand 4Front’s engagement platform, using their personable nature to initiate one-on-one relationship building with Jewish teens in Baltimore. This professional will establish meaningful relationships with teens, build and maintain a system for tracking relationships, and manage and compile all program data. This portfolio will look different daily, and in an effort to best support and connect with teens, this professional may find themselves in the other places where they “show up” (community programs, Maccabi competitions, school and other extra curriculars). Learn More and Apply


Youth Educators – Beit Hinenu

Hinenu: The Baltimore Justice Shtiebel

hinenubaltimore.org/youtheducation

WHO WE ARE

Hinenu is a new synagogue in Baltimore, entering into our second year. Hinenu is an intentional spiritual community that celebrates an evolving and dynamic Judaism through observance, ritual, learning, song, and prayer. We come together for holidays and Shabbatot, marking the rhythm of the year. We support each other through healing and hard times, and share in joyful life cycle events.

Welcoming a diverse range of beliefs, identities, ages, and experiences, we work together to weave a thick communal culture of practice. We strive to be mishpacha, or family, for one another, one that rejoices in queer and trans identities, converts, multifaith families, and Jews of color. Though we are a community grounded in Jewish traditions, our membership is not restricted to Jews, and we welcome all who share our values and want to be in community with us.

ABOUT THE POSITION

Hinenu is launching three programs as a part of our youth education, Beit Hinenu, in January 2022. These programs will serve students between the ages of 6-18 and will explore Jewish time, values and texts through arts-based and experiential learning. 

Pending enrollment, Hinenu is hiring up to four educators for the following programs:

Field School – 2 In-Person Teachers 

9 sessions, every other Sunday from 10-12pm

Field School dates: 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/3, 4/24, 5/1,5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5, 6/19 

Teen Kollel – Co-Teacher (Preference for local to Baltimore, Remote educators welcome to apply!) – Teachers with specific experience in Sex Education encouraged to apply

9 sessions, February 2, 16, March 1, 15, 29 at 2pm

Teen Kollel dates: 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 5/8, 5/22, 6/12 (9 sessions total)

Logistics Assistant – 1 support staff person to work ~7 hours/month running local errands and preparing materials, maintaining “supply closet” 

It is possible for an educator to apply for more than one position. Please indicate interest in your application materials.

Curriculum will be co-developed with Education Director Rachel Kipnes. Experience and interest in curriculum development appreciated.

Beit Hinenu educators will be hired for the period of January – May 2022. The hours are specific to the programs. You will be paid $30 an hour, plus an additional hour of planning time, as an independent contractor mid-month. The position is supervised by the Education Director Rachel Kipnes.

QUALIFICATIONS

Passionate about Jewish education, experience in building inclusive classroom environments

Interested/experienced in non-violent communication and de-escalation

Teaching experience (youth groups, classroom, Hebrew school, or beyond)

Experience with diverse student needs appreciated

Experience in Hebrew school environments appreciated

Experience and interest in curriculum development appreciated

References of experience with children are required! Hinenu will run background checks and child protective services background checks.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Preparation: In the weeks before projects launch, educators will meet with Rachel Kipnes as part of curriculum development and planning. Educators will develop any additional materials or lesson plans before each session and submit prior to class at an agreed upon time.

Instruction: Educators will arrive at least a half an hour prior to instruction and leave following the signing out of every student and clean up. Educators welcome students and sign them in, as well as sign out all students before leaving. BH is committed to a values-based liberatory curriculum and learning environment – we expect that our teachers are invested when they are present and hold some sense of responsibility toward their classroom and the BH community. BH teachers are engaged in their students’ learning and wellbeing.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications open on December 15 and will close at 11:59 pm EST on January 7, 2022. All candidates must submit a letter describing their previous experience and interest in the position, identify which programs they are interested in, and two references at positions in a youth educational setting. A resume is appreciated, but not required. 

We ask candidates to submit their application, or send any questions, to eddirector@hinenubaltimore.org


Sunday School Teacher – Kol HaLev

Kol HaLev, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

Kol HaLev is a diverse, Reconstructionist Jewish synagogue located in Lutherville-Timonium, Maryland.
We are a warm and welcoming congregation with several interfaith families which prides itself on
meeting its members where they are in their Jewish experience.

Our Sunday School meets two Sunday mornings a month and fosters Jewish identity by exposing the
children to Jewish culture, values, holiday celebrations and Hebrew language. Our program engages the
whole family in the Jewish education experience.

We are seeking two part-time teachers for the 2021 – 2022 school year (October – May) as we return to
in-person instruction after a year of virtual education. One for our Gimel Class (3rd/4th grade) and one
for our Daled Class (5th/6th grade). The KHL Sunday School program uses the CHAI curriculum which
focuses on key values and principles of Torah, worship, and acts of loving kindness that build both
Jewish identity and community in addition to a variety of supplemental resources.

Position Requirements and Skills:

  • Exceptional verbal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated and comfortable working independently
  • Experience participating with a synagogue community, familiarity with Jewish lifecycle/holidays
    events, and working knowledge of Hebrew as it pertains to those events.
  • Background in childhood education and an appreciation for the importance of a synagogue in a Jewish Community is preferred, but not necessary.

First-year salary for both positions (includes planning and teaching time): $2,775

Please submit a cover letter to president@kolhalevmd.org and call (410) 299-7967 with questions.

www.kolhalevmd.org

Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center Teaching Position

Join our innovative team!  Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Center, located in Kensington, Maryland is seeking talented early childhood educators.

The foundation of our full-day, year-round early childhood program for children 18 months to 5 years old, is built upon creating and maintaining a culture of learning informed by the Reggio-Emilia approach to education and the values of our progressive Reform Jewish context.

Our faculty co-teaches in an environment that honors our culture of dialogue and research based on the image of the child as curious, competent, and capable of co-constructing knowledge.  Our teachers view themselves as life-long learners who constantly challenge themselves to grow professionally and find joy in being part of a dynamic, collaborative community.

Temple Emanuel ECC Teachers:

  • Think creatively and engage in the many forms of expression used in the classroom.
  • Develop meaningful relationships with our community of children, families, and staff.
  • Have unique interests and are passionate about sharing their knowledge and experience.
  • Exhibit proficiency in the use of digital media as a tool for provoking children’s learning and classroom documentation.
  • Have excellent written and communication skills.

Candidates must have 1-3 years of experience working in a childcare or early childhood setting.

To apply for this position, please send resume and cover letter to Melissa Reynolds, Director of Early Childhood @ melissa@templeemanuelmd.org .

We offer competitive salary and benefits.

Teacher – Kulanu at Temple Isaiah

Kulanu at Temple Isaiah, in Howard County Maryland, is seeking teachers for our innovative and interactive Kulanu program. All teachers are part of a teacher team that work together to create the content for the classes based on our custom curriculum.

We have two open positions:

  • 4th-6th Grade Teachers: 9am-1pm on Sundays (9am-11:15am also possible). Some Hebrew knowledge required.
  • 7th Grade teacher: 6-8pm on Sundays. The topics are the modern Jewish Community, The Holocaust, and The modern State of Israel.

We invite you to be a part of our creative and energetic teaching team for our growing school!

Pay for undergraduate students begins and $30 per teaching hour and for graduate students $40 per teaching hour and goes up based on experience.

Please contact Rabbi Daniel Plotkin, rabbiplotkin@templeisaiah.org, to express interest.