Lead Middle School Judaic Studies Teacher for September 2023
January 12, 2023
Department: MS Faculty
The Shefa School is a Jewish community day school in Manhattan serving students in grades 1-8 who benefit from a specialized educational environment in order to develop their strengths while addressing their learning challenges. We specifically serve students with language-based learning disabilities who have not yet reached their potential levels of success in traditional classroom settings. Shefa is a pluralistic community school, serving families across the range of Jewish involvement and observance. At Shefa, we believe that differences are a source of strength and that we are all enriched by the diversity of perspectives.
About the Position
The Shefa School is seeking a Lead Judaic Studies teacher for September 2023 to teach in classrooms of 10-13 students in the middle school grades (6-8).
The Lead Judaic Studies teacher will be responsible for developing curriculum and teaching in the areas of Chumash, Chagim, and related Judaic sources. Teachers will also be responsible for creating curriculum around and leading morning tefilla. Teachers will be responsible for infusing Jewish life and learning into all areas of the curriculum, including by collaborating closely with general studies teachers to facilitate interdisciplinary assignments. In addition to developing curriculum and delivering instruction, teachers will be responsible for assessing student learning, managing classroom routines and behavior, building relationships and communicating regularly with families, collaborating with other faculty, and modeling Jewish values for students. Teachers will also participate in planning Judaic and interdisciplinary programming in the school.
The ideal candidate will have a depth of training, expertise, and passion in the field of Judaic Studies and Jewish life as well as experience using multisensory instruction and experience in working with students with language-based learning disabilities. We seek teachers who have experience with designing and developing differentiated curriculum that is accessible to a range of learners with varying degrees of background in studying Jewish text and in Hebrew language. Candidates must have a strong understanding of pluralism and embrace the philosophy of pluralism through his/her teaching. Applicants must have at least 3 years of teaching experience and should hold or be working toward a relevant Master’s Degree. We believe in investing in our employees’ development and aim to provide a supportive work environment characterized by thoughtful and generous feedback and opportunities for growth and advancement. The Shefa School is committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensuring a warm, welcoming, and nurturing environment for all. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented communities to apply.
Salary Range: $63,000 - $95,000 commensurate with experience