Online Dalet/Heh Instructor at Shul School (supplementary religious school)

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Jonah Rank

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Please see below for a description of an online part-time teacher position at the Shul School (supplementary religious school) at Kehilat HaNahar, a Reconstructionist synagogue based out of New Hope, PA, where I serve as the Director of the Shul School. If you're interested in the position, please send to Rabbi Jonah via a resume, two references, and a cover letter. Applicants need not be based in or near PA. Starting salary of $45/hour adjustable according to previous related experience.


The Instructor is a part-time, professional position; the Instructor ensures a quality educational experience for all KHN Shul School students through the implementation of the KHN curriculum.

The Instructor reports directly to the Shul School Education Director.

• Comfort in singing the Hebrew of a siddur and familiarity with basic conversational Hebrew
• Demonstrated success teaching/working with youth in a Jewish educational or similar setting
• Familiarity with Jewish education, Israel history and culture, Reconstructionist Jewish values, Hebrew, prayer, life cycle, etc.
• Familiarity with in-person and online Jewish educational teaching strategies, tools, and resources

• Teaching the Dalet/Heh class (for 4th–5th graders), typically meeting Sundays from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM up to 30 weeks between the commencement and end of the KHN Shul School academic year
o The curriculum of this class centers on: the Hebrew of the siddur, Israel history and culture, the Jewish life cycle, and the Jewish calendar and its holidays.
• Chaperoning any class trips (none currently projected for the 2020–2021 year)
• Preparing and submitting lesson plans, as requested
• Participating in the planning and implementation of community-building events if needed

• Preparing two written student evaluations: one mid-term and one at end-term
• Attending monthly ½ hour staff meetings as scheduled (typically on Sundays 12:15 PM–12:45 PM)
• Attending one Teacher’s Orientation meeting on August 30, 2020 10 AM–12 PM (or another mutually agreed date and time among the Shul School staff as approved by the Shul School Director) and attending one Professional Development meeting on January 10, 2021 12:15 PM–1:45 PM (or another mutually agreed date and time among the Shul School staff as approved by the Shul School Director)

• Maintaining a timely and informative communications with parents, including but not limited to:
o Introductory email/letter prior to the school year outlining the year’s goals and objectives, special events, etc.
o Monthly summary email relating to the curricular goals, objectives and activities
o Timely communication with parents regarding any concerns, problems or other student-specific information, followed up with a report to the Shul School Director