Do you love being outdoors and connecting your experiences in nature to Judaism?
Do you delight in engaging with children and their families?
Are you excited by the possibility of helping an innovative outdoor religious school grow and thrive?
Are you seeking a position where you will be a valued part of a core leadership team working together on programming?
Ma'yan Tikvah – A Wellspring of Hope, a small alternative Jewish congregation that holds services outdoors all year, is seeking several part-time teaching leaders for its Grade K-8 outdoor Jewish education program, Y'ladim BaTeva, located in the Metrowest Boston area.
The program runs from September through the beginning of June.
Positions are available with a time commitment ranging from 3-18 hours per month.
Teach a mixed-grade class of up to ten children outdoors one Sunday a month for 2½ hours;
Teach two 30-minute online classes per month with the same group;
Co-lead 4-7 Sunday family programs per year;
Co-lead 2-5 Shabbat programs per year (Friday evening or Saturday morning, afternoon, or evening)**;
Meet about every six weeks with other staff for planning;
Maintain records of student and family attendance;
Maintain communication with parents;
Meet with parents on Zoom at least once per year.
* There are flexible options for the number of hours per month.
** If you are Shomer Shabbat, you could do more Sunday programs in place of Shabbat.
Additional potential responsibilities:
Lead singing at tefillah and family programs;
Teach one or more online Hebrew classes for 30 minutes per week, three times a month;
Lead walks on the High Holidays;*
Tutor b'nai mitzvah students;*
Help with additional teaching of b'nai mitzvah students;
Provide social media outreach for the program;
Assist with administrative tasks;
Liaison to a parent committee;
Assist with coordinating volunteers.
*These opportunities have higher compensation levels.
Education, Skills and Experience Needed:
B.A. or advanced degree;
Advanced Jewish education;
Jewish outdoor environmental education background;
Love of the outdoors and experience with hiking and other outdoor activities;
Experience with children in either formal or informal education setting;
Learning and experience with neurodiverse groups;
Creativity, warmth, and an interest in exploring new experiences;
Ability to work with a team;
Desire for helping to grow a unique community;
Openness to interfaith families and alternate ways of expressing Judaism.
Salary: $40-$55 per teaching hour, $25-$40/hour for meetings and administrative tasks
Please submit a letter or video explaining why you think you are the right person for this job along with a resume, preferred grade levels, contact information, and references to Rabbi Katy Allen at email@example.com.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree Required and 0-2 years of experience.