Jewish Education Director
Camp Interlaken - Eagle River, Wisconsin - June 7th to August 23rd
Camp Young Judaea Texas - Woodcreek, Texas - May 30 - August 6th
Seeking a Jewish Education Director to oversee the development and implementation of a Judaic curriculum at camp. The position will plan Jewish programming and develop content for evening programs, special events, and Shabbat and Holiday services.
This position is part of the Camp Leadership Team and shares in other camp responsibilities. Campers look to the Jewish Education Director as a role model and teacher. Camp's balanced program allows each camper to develop their skills and build self-esteem within a safe, fun, and caring environment.
Roles & Responsibilities
- Build programming to strengthen Jewish expression of campers and staff and infuse Judaic knowledge and culture into everyday living (i.e. Hebrew word of the day, Hebrew names & titles, etc.).
- Partner with Program Director to develop Judaic content for evening programs.
- Plan and lead Lunch and Learns, Bedtime Programs, and Cabin Times.
- Oversee planning of Shabbat services. Use creativity and storytelling to make services fun, engaging, and educational for campers of all religious backgrounds.
- Work with cabins to prepare to lead portions of services.
- Work with song leaders to ensure that campers become familiar with Shabbat service, and song session melodies.
- Curate stories to include in Shabbat rituals.
- Plan T’sha B’av services and programming.
- Create and implement the Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutoring schedule and help campers with Hebrew/Bat/Bar Mitzvah instruction as needed.
- Must have college degree and be 21+
- Must have advanced knowledge of Jewish prayers, customs, holidays, and culture.
- Must be able to read Torah and tutor B’nai Mitzvah students in reading Torah.
- Familiarity with pluralistic Jewish settings and accepting of campers and staff from a wide variety of Jewish backgrounds preferred.
About Camp Interlaken
Since 1966, the Steve and Shari Sadek Family Camp Interlaken JCC has provided a haven for children and staff in the magnificent Eagle River, Wisconsin, North woods. Camp fosters enduring relationships and love of community while promoting individual growth, learning, and fun.
About Camp Young Judaea Texas
Since 1952, CYJ Texas has given thousands of Jewish children life-changing summers. We offer a fun, inclusive, challenging, action-packed, safe environment where campers can play, grow, and make lifelong friendships. Year after year our campers go home with a love of Judaism and a strong connection to Israel. We foster personal growth by encouraging all our kids to try new things and build new skills each and every summer.
All campers and staff are being asked to remain on campus for the duration of the season. Creating a safe camp bubble will ensure safety for the camp community.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree Required and 0-2 years of experience.