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Posted on
27 August 2014

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Established Jewish Community Day School Seeks Head of School

Friedel Jewish Academy, a growing Jewish community day school
celebrating its 50th year, seeks an impassioned Head of School to take
us to the next level.  You must be a confident leader who inspires our
exceptional teachers and attracts and retains our families, an
enthusiastic Jewish educator whom students regard as approachable and
caring, and a collaborator who works well with multiple constituencies:
parents, teachers, Board members, donors, Federation, area synagogues,
and the general Jewish community.

Friedel is a K-6 elementary
school in Omaha, NE., fully accredited by the state, and employs the TaL
AM Hebrew & Heritage Curriculum.  Our students love to learn and
consistently rank in top percentiles in reading and math.  Programming
includes a science fair, band, orchestra, drama, swimming, and an
unparalleled fine arts program. Friedel has consistently produced
award-winning students, including the current State Speech Contest
Champion, a fifth grader!

These are exciting times. Friedel has
grown from 18-50 students in the past ten years. We recently expanded
our building to include a larger commons, new classrooms, and new
offices, and feel certain we have the potential and resources to
continue our growth.

Omaha is a city of opportunity and
prosperity. Everyday living is affordable and convenient. We
consistently rank at the top of national surveys for "quality of
life"(as many East and West Coast transplants can attest).

Omaha Jewish community is exceptional (jewishomaha.org) - welcoming,
cohesive and supportive -- offering a wealth of resources -- financial,
religious, cultural and recreational.

For the right leader, this
is a creative, rewarding and enjoyable career opportunity. See for
yourself.  Send your resume to friedelacademy@fjaomaha.com or mail to Friedel Jewish Academy, 335 South 132nd Stereet - Omaha, Nebraska 68154.

Elementary Education experience preferred
Jewish Day School credentials and experience preferred
A love for all things Jewish

For more information, please contact: FriedelAcademy@fjaomaha.com

Posted on
07 August 2014

Director of Special Education Junior High School

Director of Special Education Junior High School
Boys’ School Located in Passaic, NJ

Responsibilities Include:

Directing self-contained special education classroom for
grades 6th, 7th & 8th including development of modified
curriculum and mentoring of faculty. In addition,
coordinating special services for students in mainstream
classrooms for the Jr. High including interfacing with
providers, supervising staff, developing schedule and
coordinating with mainstream teachers. Parent communication
skills essential. Masters in Special Education or related
degree and prior experience required. Resumes can be emailed
to bhykop@gmail.com, or faxed 973-778-5697.

For more information, please contact: bhykop@gmail.com

Posted on
15 July 2014

Business Manager

The Kohelet Yeshiva High School, a small Jewish private school, seeks a
Business Manager to oversee all day-to-day functions of the school's
business office.  The position reports to the Head of School with a
second report into a part-time CFO.

The Business Manager is
responsible for all bookkeeping duties, management of accounts payable
and accounts receivable, management of the school's cash position,
tuition management and financial aid, payroll and benefits, insurance,
human resources, student transportation, as well as negotiation with
school vendors and other third party service providers.  The Business
Manager will work closely with the Board Treasurer and the Finance
Committee on all school finance related issues.  The successful
candidate will have a proven track record in non-profit or small
business accounting, an excellent work ethic, good people skills, and
expertise in Quickbooks.

For more information, please contact: gperl@koheletyeshiva.org

Posted on
15 July 2014

High School Principal of Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School

The High School Principal is the instructional leader of the
High School and has primary responsibility for carrying out
the School’s mission of providing a rigorous and
comprehensive Jewish and general studies education for its
students in an environment that celebrates Jewish identity,
community, and values. The Principal will lead an excellent
faculty and have day-to-day responsibility for student life,
maintaining educational standards, professional development,
and ensuring excellence in curriculum, teaching, and
learning practice. The High School has an enrollment of 375
students and is situated in an outstanding facility with a
state-of-the-art technology infrastructure; advanced
science, art, ceramics, and photography studios; a
publications center; Beit Midrash; athletic facilities and
weight room; and an auditorium/theater.

The Principal will be a part of the school-wide leadership
team and will participate in strategic planning, policy
setting, budgeting, and institutional advancement. Reporting
to the Head of School, he/she will be a caring, skilled and
experienced educator, capable of leading a large, complex
division and advancing the School’s commitment to providing
an inspiring, rigorous, and supportive learning environment.
The ideal candidate will have experience leading a High
School in an independent, public, or Jewish day school
environment. He or she will be knowledgeable about
educational trends including technology, skills and
standards-based curriculum and differentiation, and will
have an advanced degree related to the field. Candidates
must have a demonstrated track record of building meaningful
and collaborative relationships with students, faculty,
staff, and parents.

For more information, please contact: CES@drgnyc.com

Posted on
03 July 2014

Early Childhood Director

Early Childhood

Our client, a Modern Orthodox Jewish Day School in Illinois is
seeking a warm, dynamic and innovative Early Childhood Director to join our
leadership team beginning July 2014.   

school’s philosophy of Early Childhood Education offers an interactive,
experiential, child-centered, developmentally-appropriate, nurturing and
stimulating environment that values and supports individual talents and
abilities of each child.  


Early Childhood Director will be responsible for all aspects of our
Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Kindergarten, with over 100 students ages 3-6 and 15
staff members. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Daily hands-on leadership and support of

  • Curriculum development and implementation
    (Judaic and General Studies)

  • Knowing children personally and monitoring
    individual progress

  • Working closely with Director of Admissions on
    recruitment and admissions

  • Working closely with families to support
    children’s needs

  • Coordinating special programs and events

  • Hiring, supervising and providing professional
    development for staff


    The ideal candidate will be:

  • An effective communicator with teachers, parents
    and students

  • Forward thinking and well-versed in current
    educational theories and early childhood curricula

  • Successful at building strong, mutually
    respectful relationships

  • Warm and nurturing



  • Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education,
    Educational Leadership or related field

  • 5+ years demonstrated leadership and supervisory
    experience in Early Childhood preferred

  • Proven success in early childhood general
    education and common core

  • Experience implementing Judaic and Ivrit
    curricula in early childhood


submit nominations or candidacies please contact:

Joel H. Paul, President

All resumes and cover letters
must be submitted in Word format to joel@joelpaul.com

For more information, please contact: joel@joelpaul.com

Posted on
26 June 2014

G-dcast Seeks Incredible New Team Member

We love Jewish learning. Join us in our mission to give every Jewish
child and adult the chance to learn the basics with zero barriers to

Join our fast-paced, creative team in San Francisco as the Audience
Development Manager leading our efforts to grow the audience for our
exciting digital learning tools including a virtual “eScapegoat,” holiday apps for preschoolers and animated films that are beloved by thousands of teachers. You will make a huge impact on day one.

You are a top-notch communicator and uber-connector, as well as a
digital media enthusiast who’s fluent with all the important tools for
getting the word out.

This position is a full time job in our downtown San Francisco office and is available immediately.


  1. Build a network – Form partnerships with other organizations to boost everything we do
  2. Launch our programs – Be the owner of the rollout strategy for each
    new film and app…using everything from research to press releases to
    AdWords to social media. Work the phone and your contact list. Keep our
    website up to date (using WordPress).
  3. Create buzz online – Boost views and downloads of our videos and
    apps, track the ROI through analytics, and adapt marketing strategies
    over time
  4. Be our the voice of our customers – Connect regularly with our
    audience (from parents to teachers to teens) to learn what’s working and
    what’s missing. Develop a strong understanding of the digital learning
    landscape and provide our team with valuable insights.


  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects in a fast paced environment
  • Metrics driven, customer-oriented
  • Proven experience getting the word out about new products
  • Entrepreneurial spirit combined with an appreciation for the non-profit environment


  • Title and compensation are commensurate with experience
  • Full medical, dental, vision plans
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Great location one block from Embarcadero BART
More info at http://www.g-dcast.com/jobs/

For more information, please contact: jobs@g-dcast.com

Posted on
18 June 2014

Head of School

Our School: Netivot HaTorah(“Netivot”) is an Orthodox, co-educational Nurserythrough Grade 8 Jewish day school that serves over 500 students in the GreaterToronto Jewish community on two campuses. At the end of the 2014/15 schoolyear, our current Head of School, Dr. Reuven Stern, will be retiring after 18years of service to our school.

Our Mission: Netivot develops students to engage intheir communities and in society at large. The underpinnings of our approachare excellent Jewish and General Studies programs and an educational philosophybased on three guiding principles of Torah, Israel and Derech Eretz.  Recognizing the diverse learning needs of allour students, Netivot HaTorah strives to help each child achieve his or herunique potential in the areas of academic, religious, social and emotionaldevelopment.

Our Vision: Netivot HaTorah will be the natural choicefor Orthodox Jewish families in the Greater Toronto Area who subscribe to theideals of Torah, Israel and Derech Eretz. By virtue of its excellence in Jewishand General Studies education, its uncompromising focus on the individuallearning needs and goals of its students, and the welcoming embrace of ourcommunity members, Netivot HaTorah will become known as an exemplar among NorthAmerica’s leading Jewish day schools.

The Position: The Head of School will be a dynamic,charismatic leader who will represent Netivot HaTorah to all internal andexternal stakeholders of the school and to the Greater Toronto Jewishcommunity.

Job Description (full version can be provided upon request)

The Head of School is the administrative and educationalleader and spiritual role model of our school, promoting the success and well-beingof all students.  The Head of School:

  • ·        Champions the school’s vision andadvances the institution according to its mission.
  • ·        Maintains and improves Netivot HaTorah’s pursuit of academic excellence.
  • ·        Communicates the school’svision and strategic plan to all stakeholders together with the Board ofDirectors.
  • ·        Is a key leader in thestrategic planning process, implementation of goals and evaluation of success.  2014/15 will be the 3rd year ofour current 3-year strategic plan.
  • ·        Will take a lead role in fundraisingefforts in conjunction with the Director of Development and the Board ofDirectors.
  • ·        Builds a culture of trust,respect and accountability together with the senior administrative team.
  • ·        Sets and ensures that goals aremet by all senior staff.
  • ·        Encourages and organizes professionaldevelopment of staff and administrators.


For more information, please contact: netivothossearch@gmail.com

Posted on
18 June 2014

Head of School

The Bernard
Zell Anshe Emet Day School,
BZAEDS,  (www.bzaeds.org) is an
independent Jewish day school in chicago, IL, serving 540 students, age three
through grade 8. A pluralistic, community day school, BZAEDS welcomes students
and families of varied religious observance. BZAEDS combines Jewish
learning and traditions with the best of innovative educational practices in a
rigorous and nurturing learning environment. The school community seeks an
innovative, knowledgeable, inspiring and committed leader to serve as Head of
School beginning July 2015.

A new Head of
School will have the opportunity to lead proactively, enhancing and building
upon a great foundation through partnering with an invested Board, talented
loyal faculty and a committed parent body, all in
service of providing a strong community and excellent educational program for a
positive, engaging student body. It is a position for a Jewish leader
of boundless energy whose enthusiasm for leading will be apparent to all. The
ideal candidate will be an individual who has a track record of success as a
leader, is intelligent, perceptive, knowledgeable, and possesses strong communication
and interpersonal skills. This is a great opportunity for an experienced,
enthusiastic and good-humored leader to enhance a strong school. P
lease go to www.independent-thinking.com to view the complete Opportunity Statement

consideration, please send electronically: Resume, Letter of Interest and
Educational Philosophy and/or Personal Statement to Jane Armstrong or Bill
Lyons, Independent Thinking at: it@independent-thinking.com

For more information, please contact: blyons@independent-thinking.com

Posted on
17 June 2014

Director, Partnerships for Jewish Schools (PaJeS), UK

The Board of PaJeS invites applications for the post of Director to lead the organisation in the next stages of its development

PaJeS provides strategic advice, support and services for the increasing number of Jewish schools in the UK. The Director is responsible for developing the strategy and overseeing its implementation, working closely with Headteachers and a wide range of other stakeholders.

This is a crucial and exciting role with the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the work of Jewish schools in close collaboration with their leadership and staff.

The person we are looking for will be able to demonstrate:

- Senior management and leadership experience in schools and in Jewish education
- A good understanding of current issues, challenges and opportunities in Jewish education, Jewish schools and in the world of education in general
- Experience and success in leading a strong professional team
- Excellent skills, and a track record, in team working and a collaborative approach 

Full job description can be found here - http://www.pajes.org.uk/resources/job-description-june-10--2-.pdf

To apply for the position of Director of PaJeS please send a curriculum vitae with a covering letter to Gemma Freeman (gemma@thejlc.org) by Monday 7 July and contact her with any enquiries. If you would like an informal talk with the Chairman of PaJeS, Jonathan Goldstein, she will arrange this.

- See more at: http://www.pajes.org.uk/latest-news/director-vacancy-at-pajes.php

For more information, please contact: gemma@thejlc.org

Posted on
17 June 2014

Head of School, Brandeis Hillel Day School of San Francisco

Founded in 1963, Brandeis Hillel Day School, a coeducational, K-8 independent Jewish day school, has maintained campuses in San Francisco and Marin since 1978. The Board of Trustees has voted to transition from a single school operating two campuses to two distinct independent schools, effective at the start of the 2015-16 academic year. For July 2015, Brandeis Hillel Day School San Francisco seeks an innovative, charismatic, visionary, and experienced educator to lead the school.

BHDS in San Francisco provides 395 students, grades K-8, a challenging academic program in both general and Judaic studies within a caring and diverse Jewish cultural environment. The core values of Integrity, Kindness, Service—Ometz Lev, Chesed, Tikkun Olam—infuse the curriculum, the community, and the spirit of BHDS.

Located on two acres, BHDS draws students from all neighborhoods in San Francisco. Innovative programming framed by contemporary Jewish values and excellent teaching attracts a diverse family population. The program is thriving, with full enrollment and a strong pipeline from the city’s preschools.As a renaissance in Jewish life occurs in the city, families with a broad range of Jewish experiences find a home at BHDS.

The next Head of School will have the exciting opportunity to lead a new school that builds upon a 50-year foundation. The school offers an exceptional career prospect for a Jewish educational leader with outstanding management and communication skills and the inspiration, courage, and vision to take BHDS to a new level of innovation and excellence.

Wickenden Associates of Princeton, New Jersey, is conducting the search. Jo Butler (jbutler@wickenden.com) and Linda Knights (lknights@wickenden.com) are the lead consultants. To request additional information, visit our website (www.wickenden.com) email searches@wickenden.com, or call us at 609 683 1355. 

The application deadline is September 19, 2014.

For more information, please contact: acumming@wickenden.com

Posted on
13 June 2014

High School Principal

Located in Boca Raton, Florida, the Donna Klein Jewish
Academy, an independent non-profit Jewish community day
school for students in kindergarten through grade twelve,
serves families from a broad spectrum of Jewish backgrounds
and religious practices. The school was founded in 1979 and
lives its mission: To educate our children and the greater
Donna Klein Jewish Academy community to be knowledgeable and
responsible citizens of the world, committed to Jewish
values and lifelong learning.

The school seeks a High School Principal for 2015, serving
grades nine through twelve in a small, dynamic, and highly
academic environment which reflects DKJA’s vision: to be a
model of academic excellence where students celebrate
learning, the richness of Jewish life, and Torah values.
The ideal candidate will have the passion, knowledge, and
ability to ensure an outstanding Jewish and general studies
education for its students, supporting and modeling the
mission and vision of the school. Reporting to the Head of
School, the Principal will lead the day to day management of
this division, supervising faculty and staff, overseeing
curriculum, professional development, and maintaining
educational standards. Proven strength in communicating
with students, staff, parents, and community is critical.
This ideal candidate will have an advanced degree in
education, at least 5 years of leadership experience in a
Jewish High School, including teaching experience. The
position reports to the Head of School and will be part of a
collaborative leadership team.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to shafferk@dkja.org
or fax to 561-852-6007.

For more information, please contact: shafferk@dkja.org

Posted on
27 August 2014

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Deputy Head of Student Life, Moriah College, Sydney, Australia

Deputy Head of Student Life (7-12) Reporting directly to the Head of Secondary School and with a secondary reporting line to the Dean of Jewish Life and Learning, the purpose of this exciting newly created role is to take responsibility for the holistic growth and development of students in the Secondary School, developing young women and men of character. We seek to develop students with a strong Jewish Identity and values, who are innovative, resilient and empathetic, equipped with the capabilities and attitudes that will enable them to be effective and successful members of the wider community. 

Applications for this position close September 12, 2014

For more information, please contact: sharon@marlowrecruitment.com.au

Posted on
22 August 2014

HS Math Teacher

High School Math Teacher for 2014-2015

Donna Klein Jewish Academy, an independent non-profit school
for children grades Kindergarten through grade 12, is a
Jewish community day school serving families from a broad
spectrum of Jewish backgrounds and religious practices. The
school was founded in 1979 and lives its mission: To educate
our children and the greater DKJA community to be
knowledgeable and responsible citizens of the world,
committed to Jewish values and lifelong learning.

The candidate should be an experienced and degreed high
school Math teacher for Algebra I, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-
Calculus, Calculus, and Statistics. Previous teaching
experience in high school is required.

Candidate must relate well to students at all levels, work
well in collaboration with peers, puts learning first.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to shafferk@dkja.org
or fax to 561/852-6007.

For more information, please contact: shafferk@dkja.org

Posted on
14 August 2014

High School Math and Science Teacher Needed

Mesivta high school in Passaic NJ is seeking a Science and Math teacher for late afternoon classes. Excellent working conditions and salary. 

Please call 845-596-8896 or send resume to: hsposition@gmail.com

For more information, please contact: hsposition@gmail.com

Posted on
14 August 2014


Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva in Edison, NJ, seeking:

-Full Time Middle School Science teacher. Teacher's certification and minimum 3 years teaching experience required. Candidate should be enthusiastic, engaging and creative.

-Part Time Art Teacher for Grades 1-8, experienced, passionate, professional, and certified, committed to developing the creative side of students. Skilled at planning educational art programs and teaching inspirational art lessons. Excellent classroom management skills.

-Part Time Music Teacher for Early Childhood through Middle School classes. Enthusiastic, experienced, skilled at creating and directing Jewish holiday and life cycle performances in Hebrew and English.

Email resume to teachingposition@rpry.org or fax to 732-572-3049.

For more information, please contact: teachingposition@rpry.org

Posted on
13 August 2014

Teacher Language Arts

Substitute Teacher wanted for long term maternity leave, Middle School Language Arts, 1:30 4:45 Mon-Thurs, 11-2 Friday. High-achieving students, collaborative faculty, in northern New Jersey. Beginning September. Competitive salary. Send resume to resumes@rynj.org.

For more information, please contact: resumes@rynj.org

Posted on
10 August 2014

F/T P/T History/English Teacher

Heichal HaTorah has a full time or part time position available in History or English for 9-10 grades. All classes are during the late afternoon hours. Excellent compensation. 

For more information, please contact: ras@heichalhatorah.org

Posted on
05 August 2014


Yeshivat Noam is looking for a full time Elementary School
General Studies Teacher. Please send your resume to

For more information, please contact: hiring@yeshivatnoam.org

Posted on
05 August 2014

5th Gr. Co-Teaching Position

Position:     Co-teaching Position -- Fifth Grade -- September 2014

Description:   K-8 student-centered Jewish Day school, is looking for a motivated and creative educator to teach in a collaborative and reflective environment. All K-5 classes are co-taught by two bi-lingual (Hebrew and English) teachers, both of whom are responsible for teaching Jewish AND General Studies.

Experience/Background:    Classroom experience preferred.  Relative Hebrew fluency required.

School Description:    Schechter Manhattan is a flourishing and growing school, with 145 students and dual curriculum in General and Jewish Studies from kindergarten to 8th grade, a constructivist educational outlook, an emphasis on menschlichkeit and personal development, and a strong culture of faculty reflection, collaboration, creativity and professional growth.

Salary:   Competitive, and commensurate with experience. Benefits included.

Contact:   Send resume to:  garypretsfelder@sssm.org,  Head, Elementary School

For more information, please contact: garypretsfelder@sssm.org

Posted on
03 August 2014

RPRY, Edison, NJ, seeks experienced Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher
, P/T, general studies. Knowledgeable in early childhood education; committed to
creating a warm, positive learning environment; dedicated to promoting every
child’s optimal development and to enabling children to find success by
reaching challenging and achievable goals; skilled at implementing a curriculum
that promotes successful social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive
learning and development. Early Childhood/Elementary Education degree & K-8
teaching certification required.

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For more information, please contact: teachingposition@rpry.org

Posted on
31 July 2014

Math Enrichment Teacher

Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey seeks MATH ENRICHMENT
TEACHER, 3rd-5th grades, PM hours only. Work with highly
motivated students and professional and collaborative faculty.
Teaching experience required. Benefits package available.
Send resume to resumes@rynj.org

For more information, please contact: resumes@rynj.org

Posted on
29 July 2014

Math Teacher, YUHSG, Queens, NY

Yeshiva University High School for Girls (Central), located in Holliswood, Queens, offers a rigorous and innovative academic program that seeks to utilize the best practices of education to inspire our students to become life-long learners.

YUHSG is seeking an experienced math teacher with proficiencies in Algebra, Trigonometry, and AP Statistics for September 2014. Experience / Masters preferred.

Please send resume and cover letter to teachyuhsg@yuhsg.org

For more information, please contact: teachyuhsg@yuhsg.org

Posted on
28 July 2014

Full Time Math Teacher

The Yeshiva of Greater Washington (YGW) is looking for an
experienced, enthusiastic, talented Math teacher for our 2014-2015 school year.  YGW is a small orthodox Jewish high school
and college program on two campuses in Silver Spring and has been serving our
community for over 50 years.

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mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Teach Middle and High School
Students Math

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Observe, evaluate, report and record
students' performance

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Present subject matter to students,
using various teaching methods and technology, adjusting teaching style and
method to meet student learning style

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Communicate effectively and maintain
strong relationships with students, families and colleagues

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">The position will begin August 20,


mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Bachelor’s degree required

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Outgoing and friendly personality
with the ability to effectively manage a small classroom

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Detail oriented and organized with a
strong work ethic

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Must be comfortable and respectful
of the values in an orthodox Jewish environment

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">5 or more years experience as a
teacher in a Secondary Education setting preferred

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Advanced degree preferred

 To apply, send your cover letter, resume and salary
requirements (salary history is acceptable substitute), via email to ABenedick@Yeshiva.edu .  Please include “Math 2014” in the subject

For more information, please contact: ABenedick@Yeshiva.edu

Posted on
21 July 2014

Shulamith School for Girls' HIGH SCHOOL will be opening on Long Island- Many career opportunities available!

Shulamith School for Girls will be opening its High School
on its brand new campus in Inwood on Long Island, NY. The
school will open with a ninth grade class in September 2015.
We are committed to excellence in education and seek to
promote a love for learning in both Judaic and Secular
There will be many career opportunities available for
teachers who join this exciting new venture!

We are seeking dynamic, warm, experienced and creative
educators in all fields. We welcome teachers with strong
extracurricular, programming and/or administrative
experience as we hope to build our future administration
from our founding teachers. Part time and full time
positions available.

In particular we are seeking to fill the teaching positions
for grade 9 in the fields of:
Judaic Studies positions:
Shulamith is an Ivrit B’Ivrit school.
Chumash,Nach, Halacha/ Torah Shebal Peh, Parshat Hashavuah
Hebrew Language, Jewish Philosophy

Secular Studies positions:
Global Studies, English, Algebra I, Geometry, Biology,
Phys Ed and Sports coordinator, Art and Graphic Design,Music
Appreciation, Library Science

Highlight (but not limited to these) extracurricular
Student Activities coordinator,Chessed
coordinator,Performing Arts/ Drama, Dance, Choir director,
academic competition advisors (such as debate, mock trial,
school newspaper, etc),STEM activities/ research coordinator

Guidance positions:
Director of Learning Center,School Guidance counselor,Israel
Guidance,College Guidance

Administrative positions:
Executive Assistant
Office Manager

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to the
attention of Ms Rina Zerykier at rzerykier@shulamith.org.

For more information, please contact: rzerykier@gmail.com

Posted on
20 July 2014

Middle School Hebrew Teacher - FT/PT Maternity Leave Replacement

The Middle School of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School of Manhattan is seeking a Hebrew teacher for grades 6-8 as a maternity leave replacement from August 20, 2014 until January 2015. Applicants must have a Bachelors Degree and experience teaching Hebrew as a second language. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching students of all levels and abilities and with different learning styles.

‪The Heschel School is a dual curriculum N-12 Jewish community school with families from a range of backgrounds, practices and beliefs. We are dedicated to engaging students in a relationship with the language, culture, land and people of the State of Israel. Applicants are therefore expected to be passionate about language instruction as well as fostering the connection between a diverse student body and the State of Israel.

‪Please send your resume with a cover letter or email explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to Jack Nahmod, Middle School Judaics Head.

For more information, please contact: jackna@heschel.org

Posted on
17 July 2014

Learning Specialist - Boys Division

The Yeshiva of Greater Washington-
Tiferes Gedaliah (YGW) is looking for a passionate, student-centered
Learning Specialist for our Boys Division. The Learning Specialist must be
committed to excellence in education, exceptional at collaboration with peers
and supervisors, and who can succeed in our fast-paced and friendly office
environment. YGW is an orthodox Jewish middle school, high school and college
program on two campuses in Silver Spring and has been serving the Greater
Washington community for over 50 years. 

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Specialist is responsible for ensuring that the learning environment meets the
needs of all the students within the resources of the Division. 


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IEP’s (based on Psycho-educational or Neuro-psychological Reports)

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provide individual and/or small group student remediation sessions

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mso-hansi-theme-font:major-bidi;mso-bidi-theme-font:major-bidi">Work with staff
members to insure students are receiving the appropriate accommodations /
modifications identified in their IEP’s or 504 plans

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resource for staff members by providing ideas on how to implement a student’s appropriate
accommodations and modifications

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effective, proactive levels of communication between staff members regarding student
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regularly and effectively with parents regarding student progress and/or


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special education

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with the ability to effectively manage a small classroom

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strong work ethic

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of the values in an orthodox Jewish environment

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Secondary Education setting preferred

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PowerSchool or other educational software a plus

To apply, send your cover letter, resume and
salary requirements (salary history is acceptable substitute), via email to employment@yeshiva.edu .  Please
include “BD Learning Specialists” in the subject line.

For more information, please contact: employment@yeshiva.edu

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17 July 2014

General Studies Teacher 4th grade

Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey seeks 4th grade General
Studies teacher. This is a great opportunity to join a
collaborative and professional faculty in a dynamic growing
school. PM hours only. 2 years teaching experience required.
Benefits package available. Email resume to resumes@rynj.org.

Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey seeks teaching assistants.
If you enjoy working with children and have an interest in the
teaching profession, send your resume to resumes@rynj.org

For more information, please contact: resumes@rynj.org

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15 July 2014

Early Childhood Assistant Teacher

Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, N.J. is seeking a warm, experienced
Early Childhood Assistant Teacher for the 2014-15 school year
for a Kindergarten classroom. Please send cover letter and
resume to: hiring@yeshivatnoam.org.

For more information, please contact: hiring@yeshivatnoam.org

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01 July 2014

Westchester Day School Positions

Westchester Day School (WDS) a Modern Orthodox N-8 day school in Mamaroneck, NY serving 400 students seeks individuals for the following positions for September 2014:


Middle School General Studies Curriculum Coordinator

Full-time Middle School Science Teacher- Must have a strong background and prior experience teaching science in Middle School. Strong instructional and technology skills a must and individual should be a passionate educator capable of inspiring students through critical thinking. Experience in STEM a plus.

Middle School Learning Specialist

Lower School:

Third grade General Studies Assistant – Full time

Second grade Judaic Studies Assistant – Full time

Early Childhood:

Kindergarten Judaic Studies Assistant – Full time

Assistant - Part time

Please e mail cover letter indicating position of interest and resume to HR@westchesterday.org or fax to 914.698.5429.

For more information, please contact: hr@westchesterday.org

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30 June 2014

Part time Learning Specialist, Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, Teaneck, NJ

Ma'ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, a modern Orthodox Jewish high school located in Teaneck, NJ, is looking to hire a learning specialist to work with the Director of Student Special Services to meet the needs of students with special needs.

The position is two days a week (Monday and Wednesday) from9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Responsibilities include:

• Conducting student tutorials, small group and one-on-one, on various subjects, and

• Provide in-class support to both students and teachers.

Some special education background, either formal or informal, is required.
Knowledge in Judaic subjects is not required.
Masters degree preferred.
Salary commensurate with experience.

To apply, send resumes to kahanr@maayanot.org

For more information, please contact: kahanr@maayanot.org

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26 June 2014


Director of Special Education - Junior High School
Boys' School Located in Passaic, NJ

Directing self-contained special education classroom for grades 6th, 7th & 8th including development of modified curriculum and mentoring of faculty. In addition, coordinating special services for students in mainstream classrooms for the Jr. High including interfacing with providers, supervising staff, developing schedule and coordinating with mainstream teachers. Parent communication skills essential. Masters in Special Education or related degree and prior experience required. Resumes can be emailed to bhykop@gmail.com, or faxed 973-778-5697.

For more information, please contact: bhykop@gmail.com

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26 June 2014


We are currently hiring part time special education teachers, Monday-Thursday afternoons, for our boys' fourth and fifth grade General Studies division. Degreed and experienced only, please. Resumes can be emailed to bhykop@gmail.com, or faxed 973-778-5697.

For more information, please contact: bhykop@gmail.com

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25 June 2014

General & Judaic Studies Maternity Leave Position

General and Judaic Studies Maternity Leave Position

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox day school in Riverdale, NY,
is looking for a General Studies and Judaic Studies
elementary teacher with special education experience to
cover a maternity leave mid-September - November.
Responsibilities include small group support out of the
classroom as well as supporting students in the classroom.
The position is half time General Studies and half time
Judaic Studies. Please note that SAR is an Ivrit B'Ivrit
school. Candidates may apply for part or full-time.

To apply for this position, please visit

For more information, please contact: cymete@saracademy.org.

For more information, please contact: cymete@saracademy.org

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25 June 2014

Special Education Judaic Studies Teacher

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox Jewish day school in Riverdale,
NY, is seeking a special education Judaic Studies teacher in
the elementary grades beginning September 2014. SAR is looking
for a dynamic, creative, warm and flexible teacher interested
and skilled in teaching Judaic Studies to students with
learning difficulties in an Ivrit B’Ivrit classroom.
Candidates must have teacher certification and some experience
with students with learning disabilities.

To apply for this position, please visit:

For more information, please contact: cymete@saracademy.org

For more information, please contact: cymete@saracademy.org

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19 June 2014


Join a dynamic & creative faculty.

We have various part time positions available in our General Studies boys' division. Positions are open in the upper elementary as well as math, language arts and history in the junior high school division. The positions are Monday - Thursday afternoons. Experienced only please. We are conveniently located in Passaic, NJ. Resumes should be emailed to: bhykop@gmail.com or faxed 973-778-5697.

For more information, please contact: bhykop@gmail.com

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18 June 2014

Jewish Studies Teacher (Bible and Rabbinics)

Frankel Jewish Academy (FJA) is currently accepting applications for the 2014-
2015 school year for Jewish Studies teachers who will teach a variety of Bible
and Rabbinics classes. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to
halacha and academic training in Jewish Studies. Both a university Jewish
studies background and a yeshiva/seminary background are highly desirable.
A solid foundation in Hebrew language is required.

FJA is a diverse, halachic, Zionist high school offering a dual curriculum of
college-preparatory general studies and classical text-based Jewish studies.
The school, which operates within a framework of Jewish law, draws its
student body from Conservative, Orthodox, and Reform backgrounds to learn
together in an open, tolerant, religious environment.

Candidates should have a dynamic presence in the classroom, passion for
Jewish and secular knowledge, and a desire to work with teenagers.
Applicants should also have a foundation in current educational practices and
technology and a warm, welcoming personality. Applicants should have a
strong foundation in biblical grammar and parshanut as well as the ability to
utilize a skills and language approach to teaching Rabbinics.

FJA offers a warm and supportive working environment and competitive salary
and benefits. We provide exceptional, nationally recognized support and
mentoring for new teachers, as well as extensive professional development
opportunities for all faculty. Frankel Jewish Academy is a professional learning
community where all teachers are expected to be ongoing learners. FJA
strongly supports the development and growth of each member of its
professional teaching staff. From establishing standards and benchmarks, to
coaching web literacy, to providing up-to-date technology to enhance the
classroom experience, Frankel Jewish Academy is committed to hiring and
retaining teachers suitable to its mission and to providing the necessary
support so that honing one’s craft becomes an integral part of a teacher’s
professional life.

If you are interested in applying, please email your resume, cover letter, and
references to employment@frankelja.org. In the subject title, please write

Frankel Jewish Academy is a non-profit private academy. The Frankel Jewish
Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
To find out more about our school, log on to http://www.frankelja.org.

For more information, please contact: employment@frankelja.org

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18 June 2014

Math Specialist for Grades K-5

The Lower School math specialist is a full-time position reporting directly to the director of instruction and academic support. The specialist will be supporting the implementation of Singapore math and the development of both differentiated instruction and accompanying formative and summative assessment in grades K-5. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

o Collaborate with director of curriculum and director of Lower School instruction and academic support to ensure development of and coordination of the Lower School math curriculum
o Work with Lower School classroom teachers to support students with a variety of learning styles
o Model strategies for differentiating instruction in Singapore math to enrich, remediate, and accommodate learning needs
o Provide small-group mathematical instruction to students
o Promote and lead various Singapore Math workshops for faculty, parents, prospective families
o Facilitate and oversee division-wide math assessment practices, including the administration, scoring, evaluating, and communicating progress to teachers and parents

The ideal candidate will possess:

o A solid understanding of children’s academic, social, and emotional development
o Knowledge of Singapore math
o Familiarity with authentic assessment practices and current technology
o A passion for working with children in grades k-5

Candidates should have a proven record of collaborative teamwork together with a nuanced understanding of interpersonal relations, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a healthy sense of humor. A minimum of three to five years of teaching experience in independent schools and a graduate degree in a related field are required.

To apply, interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of philosophy, and three references to jobs@schechterwestchester.org. Please indicate the position you are applying to in the subject line.

For more information, please contact: jobs@schechterwestchester.org

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10 June 2014

Yeshivah of Flatbush Teaching Positions

YESHIVAH OF FLATBUSH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL“The Standard of Excellence”has the following openings for September 2014:*Lower Division General Studies Teacher *Lower Division Science TeacherMust be licensed, experienced andcomputer literate*Assistant Torah Studies Teachers for Grades 1-4 (fluent in Hebrew)*Assistant General Studies Teachers for Grades 1-4Fax resume to 718-377-0135

For more information, please contact: Lschwed@flatbush.org

Posted on
10 June 2014

MS Judaic Studies Teacher - Part-time

JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, is seeking a
full time middle school Judaic Studies teacher with
extensive knowledge of Tanakh and Talmud and prior classroom
teaching experience. Please send cover letter with resume to
Aliza VosLevitz at jobs@jcdsboston.org.

JCDS is a pluralist co-educational Jewish day school serving
students in grades K-8 from families across a wide spectrum
of Jewish beliefs and practices. The school offers an
excellent academic program that integrates general and
Judaic studies, including art and music. English and Hebrew
are both used throughout the day as languages of instruction
and communication. The school’s hallmarks are its focus on
individual children and their learning styles, a talented
and creative staff, and open, honest communication in a
welcoming, diverse Jewish learning community. Visit our
website at jcdsboston.org.

For more information, please contact: alizav@jcdsboston.org

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10 June 2014

6th Grade Science Teacher - Part-time

JCDS, Boston's Jewish Community Day School is looking for a
part-time Science teacher. Requirements: prefer candidates
with three years science teaching experience and training,
or certification in science teaching in middle school. Send
cover letter and resume to Aliza Voslevitz at

JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School in Watertown MA,
the first intentionally pluralist Jewish day school in the
Boston area, is committed to serving families across a wide
spectrum of belief and practice. Our core values are: Hebrew
and English are spoken throughout the day; Jewish and
General studies are integrated in many areas; the school is
committed to creative, academic excellence; a whole child
approach and to living a joyful Jewish life in a welcoming
community. JCDS was founded in 1995 and serves students in
grades K-8. Visit our website at jcdsboston.org

JCDS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and
equal opportunity for all employees without regard to race,
color, religious creed, national and ethnic origin, age,
gender, sexual orientation, or physical disability.

For more information, please contact: alizav@jcdsboston.org

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10 June 2014

High School History Teacher

High School History Teacher Donna Klein Jewish Academy, an independent non-profit school for children grades K through grade 12, is a Jewish community day school serving families from a broad spectrum of Jewish backgrounds and religious practices. The school was founded in 1979 and lives its mission: To educate our children and the greater DKJA community to b knowledgeable and responsible citizens of the world, committed to Jewish values and lifelong learning.The candidate should be an experienced and degreed High School History teacher and must be able to teach World History, US History, US Government and/or Economics. Experience in AP US History and AP Human Geography.Please e-mail cover letter and resume to shafferk@dkja.org or fax to 561-852-6007.

For more information, please contact: shafferk@dkja.org

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03 August 2014

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Fall semester - MOFET's Online Academy

The next semester opens on October 26, 2014

NEW Courses:
Social Media Tools as Online Learning Environments
This course will show you how social media tools can be used to introduce innovation into the online classroom and how a course that you teach can be transformed into an online social media-enhanced course.

Becoming an Online Teacher: The Theory and Pedagogy Behind It
This course will expose you to an online environment that will enable you to experience online learning according to different learning theories and pedagogical approaches as well as supplement your knowledge about them.
Read more 

We run courses in the following programs:
Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language - Register Here  
Teaching Jewish Studies - Register Here  
Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Register Here

The duration of each course: 14 weeks
The price of a single course: $250
The price of a full program: $1,400
Teach in an educational institution? You may be eligible for a scholarship
Registering as a group? You are entitled to a discount

The courses are approved and supervised by the Ministry of Education in Israel.

For more information, please contact: aryebh@macam.ac.il

Posted on
30 June 2014

Educators' workshops – Jewish Women's Archive

The Jewish Women's Archive's New York  and Bay Area workshops are coming up fast! Don't miss the chance to reinvigorate your teaching with new stories and strategies.

Register now for New York  or San Francisco  > >

Highlights of this year's programs include:
• Explore photographs, letters, speeches, and other incredible artifacts from JWA's online collection.
• Learn how to integrate women's stories and Jewish history into lesson plans and programs about holidays, values, and social justice.
• Collaborate with colleagues and JWA staff to develop new programs or spice up old ones!

Register online for New York by Thursday, July 10 and for San Francisco by Thursday, July 31 and invite your friends and colleagues to join you at this exciting program by forwarding them the sample email below.

Complete program information is available on our website. 

See you this summer!

For more information, please contact: http://jwa.org/teach/profdev/workshops

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23 June 2014

Bonim B'Yachad Professional Development opportunities

Bonim B’Yachad is happy to announce a new amazing professional development opportunity for day school teachers. The “Inside Israel” program which consists of 5 mini courses, focuses on ways to strengthen your students’ connection to Israel. Participate in live real time sessions with experts in Israel education. Courses include Israeli media, Tanakh subjects, Ivrit B'Ivrit classrooms, and more. Participating teachers can receive continuing education credits. Register before June 30 and receive an additional 10% off of the listed prices. For more information, visit http://bonimbyachad.com/professional-development/israel/.

For more information, please contact: info@bonimbyachad.org

Posted on
09 June 2014

JWA's 2014 Summer Workshops for educators


My name is Miriam Cantor-Stone, I am the Education Program Assistant at the Jewish Women’s Archive.  I am writing to let you know that we will be holding two fast-paced professional development workshops this summer.  These workshops are excellent and rewarding learning opportunities for the Jewish educators in your network.


Participants will discover the power of primary sources and personal narratives. Plus, there will be several opportunities to collaborate with colleagues and JWA staff to develop strategies and plans for integrating Jewish women’s stories into their classrooms and communities.


New York Workshop: July 14 &15 @ the Museum of Jewish Heritage

Bay Area WorkshopAugust 6 & 7 @ the Jewish Community High School of the Bay


The workshops are open to any educator working in a Jewish setting. While our materials are primarily written for students in grades 8-12, educators working with younger or older students are welcome to attend.


You can find more information about our professional development programs on our  website . Participants who register by the early bird deadlines will receive twenty-five percent off the $100 registration fee.


Please share this information with your community by  tweeting  and posting on  Facebook . I have also included short messages for newsletters. I would be glad to give you a longer description of the workshops if you are interested in sending out an email or eblast on your own.


Thank you for sharing this exciting opportunity with educators in your community. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Hope to see some of your folks this summer!


Miriam Cantor-Stone

Education Program Assistant 

Jewish Women's Archive

One Harvard Street

Brookline, MA 02445



For more information, please contact: mcantor-stone@jwa.org

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31 August 2014

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Free biblical fiction books for teachers and their students

In honor of the release of Ben-Tzion Spitz's new novel, Joshua: Conqueror, the publisher is offering all teachers free copies of Ben-Tzion's books for their classes (while supplies last).

The books being offered are Joshua: Conqueror, a biblical fiction novel set during the Israelite conquest of Canaan; Destiny's Call, Books One and Two, a collection of short fictional stories based on the books of Genesis and Exodus, respectively.

In order to qualify for the free books, please email the author at bentzispitz@gmail.com the following:
- Which book you want.
- Name, address and principal of your school.
- What grade you teach and how many copies you need.
- Outline of how you plan to use the book in your class.

Note: The Destiny's Call series was specifically designed for classroom use and includes Questions for Discussion for each story, to assist the teacher. Joshua: Conqueror is a pure novel, with classic fantasy elements. All the books are for Young Adults.

Links to the books:

Ben-Tzion Spitz

For more information, please contact: bentzispitz@gmail.com

Posted on
31 August 2014

New three year Jewish holiday calendar card

Hi Everyone!

I created a new, three year, Jewish holiday calendar card which I posted on my website for you to view, download or print.
The address is:

There are two image sizes and an Acrobat PDF file.

For best printed results use the Acrobat PDF file.
When printing the PDF file use the print option "fit to print margins".

Please share this message. Thank you.

Have a good day,
Jacob Richman 

For more information, please contact: jrichman@jr.co.il

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24 August 2014

Sefaria.org, a free resource for Jewish educators

Sefaria.org, a new database and interface for Jewish texts, is pleased to offer our site as a free resource for Jewish educators in all settings. Our database of texts in Hebrew and English is constantly expanding, and we continue to add new features to our website and source sheet builder, which allows people to create source sheets without copying and pasting. 

In addition, Sefaria is now looking for a few skilled educators who want to partner with our organization to optimize Sefaria for their own educational goals, and to help innovate news ways to use technology in service of a richer educational experience. Our partner educators will benefit from on-demand tech support, and we are open to building features to support their specific needs. We are particularly interested in projects that are replicable, as we intend to publish case studies detailing these experimental initiatives.

For more details, contact Sara Wolkenfeld at sara@sefaria.org.

All the best,

Sara Wolkenfeld
Director of Education and Community Engagement
The Sefaria Project

For more information, please contact: sara@sefaria.org

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03 August 2014

PEJE National Revenue Programs

PEJE is proud to announce the launch of our new National Revenue Programs with matching funds: Atidenu: our future (recruitment and retention), Governance & Fundraising Academy (GFA), and Generations National. This trio of results-oriented programs will provide schools with the knowledge and tools needed to achieve long-term fiscal strength.

The initiatives are generously co-funded by The AVI CHAI Foundation. We are honored that AVI CHAI has chosen to provide match funding to PEJE, the long-term leader in day school sustainability. The matching funds allow schools to participate in one or two programs with an automatic 50% match, once accepted and enrolled.

The programs, which will launch in Winter 2015, are focused on the key revenue sources of Jewish day schools.

Atidenu: our future, is PEJE’s premier recruitment and retention program. Participating schools will gain the skills to construct and maintain a robust enrollment pipeline. Learn more-http://www.peje.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Atidenu-7_20141.pdf

Governance & Fundraising Academy provides schools with strategic management of their fiscal health. GFA helps day schools make transformative changes to institutional advancement. Learn more - http://www.peje.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/GFA-7_20141.pdf

Generations National takes Generations—our premier, three-year, endowment-building initiative—to the next level. The goal of this muscular endowment program: to transform the way schools across the country fund their budgets. Learn more -http://www.peje.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Generations-National-7_20141.pdf

To begin the application process, click here -http://www.peje.org/grant-matching-programs-application.

For more information, please contact: solomon@peje.org

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23 June 2014

New High School Teacher Guides for Brachot, Sanhedrin and Sukkah

by Ramaz Talmud Chair Rabbi Kenny Schiowitz / published by OUPress.

These invaluable new sefarim on Masechtot Brakhot, Sanhedrin and Sukkah outline units of study for selected sugyot, picking out the most compelling mekorot and clearly organizing them for easy use by teachers. Capturing years of successful classroom experience, Ramaz Talmud Chair Rabbi Schiowitz has selected sugyot in each Masechta that are most relevant to the students and the most teachable. The actual primary sources are presented in one location for easy study. 

The sefarim are available:
• from the publisher at: www.ou.org/oupress/products-page/madrikh-la-moreh
• or from Amazon:
o Brachot: http://amzn.to/U7xpKD
o Sanhedrin: http://amzn.to/SReanj
o Sukah: http://amzn.to/1pG12Qu

A YouTube presentation about the books can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/1uBvJEi

For more information, please contact: schiowitzk@gmail.com

Posted on
09 June 2014

Teaching the Holocaust Twitter chat


I'd like to get the word out about a weekly Twitter chat that I founded and moderate. The chat is on the topic of teaching the Holocaust and is open to all teachers irrespective of where they teach (middle school, high school, museums, etc.) and whether their students are Jewish or not. We meet weekly on Monday evenings from 8-9pm Eastern and use #HolocaustEdChat.

Emily Amie Witty, Ed.D.

For more information, please contact: ewitty@thejewisheducationproject.org

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31 August 2014

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Call for Papers: HaYidion

RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network is seeking proposals for the winter issue of HaYidion. The issue theme is "Money." Articles may address any of the wide range of issues and challenges that schools confront regarding money. These may include the big items such as sustainability, affordability, and financial aid, especially from people with innovative approaches. Other possible article topics: the big picture / larger trends for day school finance; cultivating funders; foundation support; best practices for boards' fiscal oversight and for audits; foundation support, speaking to parents about money, and more.

Article topics are open to an area of your interest and research; they must be relevant to Jewish day school education ages pre-K through high school. Articles are typically 1000-2000 words, written in non-academic style (no footnotes) and offering insight and suggestions to school leaders, lay and professional, and educators. Adaptation of material previously published in academic journals or elsewhere is acceptable. Articles promoting a particular product or organization will not be published. If interested, contact Elliott Rabin at erabin@ravsak.org. Submit a brief description of topic only, not a full article. Article deadline is October 17; proposals requested by September 8.

HaYidion: The RAVSAK Journal is published quarterly for distribution to RAVSAK member schools and on a subscription basis. (Previous issues can be accessed at www.ravsak.org/hayidion.) Each issue focuses on a theme of importance to practitioners of Jewish education. The journal publishes articles by a range of authors, including scholars, outside experts, and leading educators in the field of Jewish day schools. Articles provide guidance, information and inspiration to administrators, teachers and lay leaders in Jewish day schools worldwide.

For more information, please contact: erabin@ravsak.org

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09 June 2014

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Community Education Conferences in Teaneck and in Woodmere

Yeshivat Hakotel and Israel Yeshivot and Seminaries in conjunction with community shuls and schools invite parents to Community Education Conferences in Teaneck (Cong. Bnai Yeshurun) and in Woodmere (YIW) on the morning of June 29 which will feature over 30 speakers (at each) representing different educational institutions who will present ideas on how to educate and inspire children.

The following organizations are collaborating on the Teaneck conference:
B'nei Akiva, Ben Porat Yosef, Beth Aaron, Beth Abraham, Bnai Yeshurun, Bruriah, Frisch, Hakotel, HaRova, H’ HaTorah, He'Atid, Keter Torah, JLIC, M’ Lindenbaum, Ma’ayanot, Michlalah, MMY, Morasha, Moriah, Moshava (I.O.), MTA, Noam, Ohr HaTorah, Orayta, OU, RCBC, Rinat Yisrael, RYNJ, SINAI, SFW, TABC, Torat Shraga, Yavneh, Project YES, Yeshiva University, Zichron Mordechai

Keynote Speakers are:
Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik and Mrs. Shani Taragin

For more information and the complete schedule see:

The following organizations are collaborating on the Woodmere conference:
Aish Kodesh, Ateres Yaakov, Beth Sholom, Central, DRS, HAFTR, HALB, Hakotel, HANC, HaRova, JLIC, Kneseth Israel, M' Basya Rochel, M’ Lindenbaum, Michlalah, MMY, Morasha, Moshava (I.O.), Ohr Yerushalayim, Orayta, OU, Rambam, Shalhevet, Shulamith, SKA, SFW, Shalom Task Force, Torat Shraga, Project YES, YILC, YIW, YIWH, Yeshiva University

Keynote Speakers are
Rabbi Yaakov Bender, Rabbi Naftali Jaeger, and Rabbi Herschel Schachter

For more information and the complete schedule see:

For more information, please contact: taragin@hakotel.org.il

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17 June 2014

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UJA-Federation of NY Announces $50m Day School Challenge Fund

UJA-Federation of New York has announced the establishment of its $50 million Day School Challenge Fund, which will begin to enroll schools in September 2014. The fund will be the source for 1:3 matching grants for new endowment funds raised by participating schools, positioning schools to raise an aggregate $150 million. Once complete, the $200 million in new endowment funds will provide a predictable revenue stream for schools to subsidize tuition and invest in educational excellence.

This is the first-ever New York-area effort of its kind and covers Jewish schools in the five boroughs, Long Island and Westchester – a region that contains sixty percent of day school students in the nation. UJA-Federation of New York has led in the creation of the Day School Challenge Fund along with contributions from The AVI CHAI Foundation, the Jim Joseph Foundation and individual vanguard donors.

Schools can begin enrolling in the Day School Challenge Fund in September 2014. The fund is targeted at providing tuition relief and building academic excellence. The contribution from the Jim Joseph Foundation will be used exclusively to address tuition subsidies and affordability. Schools have approximately three years to raise matching funds and UJA-Federation will provide assistance in helping them do so.

The matching funds will be available in annual distributions to day schools that raise a minimum of $100,000 in new endowment funds. Full eligibility requirements are available at www.ujafedny.org/day-school-challenge.

The fund is comprised of donations from UJA-Federation of New York ($20 million from its endowment); the Jim Joseph Foundation ($10 million); The AVI CHAI Foundation ($10 million) and individual philanthropists ($10 million), including Giti and Jack Bendheim, Alisa and Dan Doctoroff, Tamar and Eric Goldstein, The Gottesman Fund, George Klein, and Pamela and George Rohr.

For more information, please contact: www.ujafedny.org/day-school-challenge

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02 September 2014

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Global Day of Jewish Learning

Join a once-a-year opportunity to unite your community with hundreds of communities worldwide   through study of our shared texts. The Global Day of Jewish Learning  is Sunday, November 16th, 2014. This year’s theme is Heroes, Villains, Saints and Fools: The People in the Book. Participating in The Global Day is an easy way to offer a dynamic learning event that will create connections within your community, and connect your community with the world, answering Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s call to “let my people know”.

The Global Day Curriculum  is now available and comes ready-to-use with a facilitator’s guide, sourcesheets, and sessions for all ages. In addition, we provide a video class by Rabbi Steinsaltz and live online learning ("24x24 ") with leading Jewish educators from all over the world, plus marketing materials and a community resource guidebook to help you publicize and plan your event. All resources are provided free of charge to registered communities.

To get started, mark Sunday, November 16, 2014 on your community events calendar, then take two minutes to complete the registration at www.theglobalday.org/register  .

Questions? Contact Global Day Project Director Karen Sponder at212-840-1166 or karen@theglobalday.org .

For inspiration, check out the Global Day film !

For more information, please contact: karen@theglobalday.org

Posted on
02 September 2014

Areyvut: Upcoming Israel Fairs in the Greater NY area

Areyvut  is helping to organize organizing Israel Fairs featuring 30 vendors from the South. They will be held on:

September 7- Lincoln Square Synagogue- 11 am- 7 pm
September 8- Solomon Schechter Westchester Lower School- 6-10 pm
September 9- Keter Torah- 5-9 pm
September 10- JCC Staten Island- 5-9 pm
September 11- HANC Early Childhood Center- 4:30-10:30 pm
September 14- HAFTR Middle School- 9:30 am- 3 pm
September 15- Young Israel of Borough Park – 4-9 pm

Please come and show your support.

Daniel Rothner daniel@areyvut.org
Founder & Director
Areyvut, Inc.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

For more information, please contact: daniel@areyvut.org

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31 August 2014

Shabbat program focusing on Accessibility and Sensitivity developed byMakom LeKulam

Makom LeKulam: A Place For All" works to promote an accessible society through a young leadership program of national service. Participants of the leadership program, themselves challenged with disabilities, run workshops on accessibility and inclusion in schools in the community. We believe that accessibility is not limited to people with disabilities, but describes a language and a way of life. 

Two principles underscore our workshops and programs. The first is a view of the world through the eyes of one's fellow human being. The second is openness to learning and receiving from everyone. Biblical verses and Rabbinic teachings stress the importance of these ideas. Examples include: “Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but fear your God. I am the Lord” (Lev 19:14). "Who is wise? He who learns from every person." "Who is respectable? He who respects others." (Avot 4:1). Perhaps the most far-reaching declaration is, "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Lev. 19:18). Rabbi Akiva contends that a major tenet of Torah is seeing the world through the eyes of the other, taking into account his/her needs the way you would want yours acknowledged. Ben Azzai suggests that the major tenet is found in the verse, “This is the book of the descendants of Adam.” Perhaps his interpretation reinforces the idea of seeing every person as an open book with a unique narrative comprised of both abilities and challenges.

Parshat Ki Tezei contains more mitzvot than any other Torah portion. Sefer HaChinuch lists 74 mitzvot – 27 positive commandments and 47 prohibitions. There are mitzvot between man and G-d, and mitzvot between man and man. The diversity of mitzvot is singularly impressive and affords us the opportunity to delve into the deeper meaning of the mitzvot. Ki Tezei includes laws pertaining to war, family, nature, and social justice. The laws and the mitzvot are infused with a profound understanding of accessibility and sensibility.

This year, Parshat Ki Tezei falls on Sept 6/11 Elul, the month of teshuva. We invite you to join in a unique Shabbat experience--a Shabbat of Ahava L’Re'echa U’makom L’Kulam. Our four suggestions at this time: a keynote speaker; a family beit midrash; a Shabbaton with another community or congregation; a committee to make the Beit Haknesset accessible.

Please contact us for the handbook that has been prepared for this Shabbat.

Every congregation will tailor the Shabbat to their community. We are sending you a handbook with a variety of ideas. Yehi razon that this Shabbat will enhance our awareness, and strengthen our commitment to one another.

We invite you to share with us your experiences from this special Shabbat:

Dr. Bryna Jocheved Levy 
Founder of the Tanach Program at Matan: Machon Torani L'Nashim, Jerusalem

Nechama Cohen nechama@mlekulam.org.il
Director of "Makom L'Kulam: A Place For All"

For more information, please contact: nechama@mlekulam.org.il

Posted on
10 August 2014

Tikvah Overseas Seminar for Yeshiva and Midrasha Students in Israel

The Tikvah Fund is pleased to sponsor a year-long seminar to promote serious thinking about the nexus of Jewish values and enduring human questions. Through presentations and retreats, the program brings together some of Israel’s finest rabbis, scholars, and activists with curious and motivated students. The program, directed by Rabbi Shlomo Brody, supplements overseas program curriculums by providing a forum for interdisciplinary study, dialogue, and camaraderie amongst a select group of students. By exposing our participants to a range of perspectives from public intellectuals and thinkers, we hope to help develop the next generation of learned and committed Jewish thinkers.

The curriculum includes lectures and readings based around central themes with a balance between sessions that focus on theoretical questions and others that discuss real-world dilemmas. The 2014-2015 (5775) curriculum will highlight two major themes:
- Jewish Ideals & Current Dilemmas in Contemporary Zionism
- Political Philosophy and Biblical Values

The first seminar will begin after Sukkot with subsequent meetings held twice-a-month until the beginning of June. The format of each seminar varies, including debates, panel discussions, and lectures. Regular sessions take place on Fridaymornings at Beit Avi Chai in central Jerusalem between 9 AM – 1:30 PM to avoid conflicting with program schedules. Three weekend retreats will take place over the course of the year. When necessary, transportation is provided to prevent conflicts with program schedules. A delicious brunch will be served at each meeting.

Students must commit to regular attendance, prepare two or three readings before each seminar, and actively participate in group and online discussions. The program is fully sponsored by the Tikvah Fund and is free of charge.

Apply at http://tikvahoverseas.org/apply/

For more information, please contact: http://tikvahoverseas.org/

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03 August 2014

Planting trees in Israel

As rockets rain down on Israel and IDF soldiers are literally risking their lives fighting Hamas terrorists, people from across the world want to help.
This is not a call for charity but a REAL program that creates facts on the ground, sends a powerful message and gets people involved.

Zo Artzeinu, the organization that has planted more fruit trees than anyone else in Israel, will be planting an orchard of 3,000 new fruit trees, in memory of Eyal, Gil-Ad and Naftali, the 3 boys who were brutally murdered. These trees will be near the site where they were murdered.

The main message of this campaign is two-fold:
1) Hamas wants to up-ROOT us from the land, we respond by planting new ROOTS in the ground
2) The murder of these 3 boys started the whole process of violence and we will show the world that their memory will last forever and will BEAR FRUIT!! We will not just use the ground for death; we will use the ground for life – new fruit trees by the thousands

Your Congregation can join others around the world and participate in this meaningful project by planting a fruit tree orchard of 100 or more trees. All trees will be planted by Jewish farmers and all Jewish agricultural halachot (laws), including Shmita will be strictly observed. A sign with your Congregation's name will be placed by your Congregation’s orchard and we will send you a picture of your orchard with the sign to proudly display. Congregation members who visit Israel will be inspired and amazed when they visit your Congregation's orchard.

Each participating member will receive a beautiful, personalized color certificate for the trees they planted, which can be dedicated to anyone, and will be mailed directly to them or anyone they wish.

An addition, Rav Yosef Eftati head of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Halacha for Agricultural Settlements בית מדרש להלכה בהתישבות and former assistant שמש to Harav Shalom Elyashiv for over a decade, known as the #1 expert on Halachot pertaining to agriculture in Israel, said that people around the world who buy trees for farmers to plant in Israel before Shmitta, are considered like partners and are mekayem (fulfill) the Mitzva of Shmitta.

We very much look forward to your participation and thank you for helping us show the world that Israel is here to stay, and we are planting NEW roots!

Please check out our website http://9nl.us/ICYahooGroups
Feel free to call me at 02-994-7621 Israel or 773-409-4846 (USA line, rings in Israel) and I will be very happy to speak to you and answer any questions you have about the program. Also, I can provide you with a Unique link so that your congregants can pay online and the tracking will accumulate all sponsorships from your congregation.

PLEASE NOTE: Tu B’Av (August 11th) is the LAST DAY permitted to plant fruit trees this year before Shmitta. Time is of the UTMOST importance. We greatly appreciate your quick response.

You can help Israel’s future by planting fruit trees today.

Hillel Levin
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/hillel.levin.7
Israel Chesed Opportunities Job Opps in Israel

For more information, please contact: hillel.leib@gmail.com

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30 June 2014

Chidon HaTanakh tutoring via Skype

Starting with this year’s US Chidon, we are pleased to announce that two veteran Chidon teachers, Rabbi Meir Smith of Minneapolis and R. Dvir Dimri of Chicago, are available for Chidon tutoring jobs via Skype. Both tutors offer one free tutoring session, so you can try an online session without any commitment. If you have any students who are eligible for Chidon (American Jews in grades 6-11) but live in places that lack an organized Chidon study group, this option gives them the opportunity to compete in the Chidon at a high level. 

For full information, visit http://chidonusa.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/online-tutoring-now-available/  

Rabbi Ezra Frazer 
Coordinator, National Bible Contest 
Department of Community Services 

For more information, please contact: http://chidonusa.wordpress.com/2014/06/25/online-tutoring-now-available/

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23 June 2014

Bonim B'Yachad Summer School

Bonim B’Yachad is happy to announce Bonim B'Yachad's Virtual Summer School. Our private summer school classes are available for students who need to make up courses or who want to move up to higher level sections. Bonim B'Yachad's team of certified teachers will work according to your school's academic standards to ensure that all learning objectives are met. Perfect for students enrolled in camps or other summer activities. Secular studies, Judaic, and Ivrit courses available. Let your students know about this amazing service. For more information visit us at http://bonimbyachad.com/course-catalog/summer-school/ or contact us at info@bonimbyachad.org.

For more information, please contact: info@bonimbyachad.org

Posted on
10 August 2014

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Join the "Statement of Concern" on behalf of Israel

The "Statement of Concern" attached below is intended as a response to the outrageous accusations of "genocide" that have been made against Israel in recent weeks.

This statement is intended to be signed by officers, board members, and staff members of Jewish organizations (including rabbis and officers of synagogues); Israel-related and Holocaust-related institutions; and Jewish Studies, Israel Studies, and Holocaust Studies programs at colleges and universities, as well as scholars in these fields.

If you have such an affiliation, and would like to add your name to the statement, please send me an email as soon as possible: rafaelmedoff@aol.com

Please be sure to indicate the institution with which you are affiliated. The disclaimer at the end of the statement makes it clear that in joining the statement, you are not speaking on behalf of your institution but are merely identifying yourself.

With thanks in advance for your support,

Rafael Medoff
The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies
Washington, D.C.



As officials of Jewish or Holocaust-related institutions, we are deeply troubled by the false accusations of genocide that have been made against Israel in recent days.

On July 9, Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, in a speech in Ramallah, accused Israel of "committing genocide." On August 1, on Al Jazeera's English-language TV broadcast, Fatah foreign affairs spokesman Nabil Sha'ath described the situation in Gaza as "a Holocaust." Also on August 1, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan accused Israel of "Hitler-like fascism." 

The Holocaust was the deliberate, systematic mass murder of six million innocent Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. By contrast, Israel is acting in legitimate self-defense against Hamas terrorism. Israel has no interest in harming innocent civilians, and indeed has done its utmost to avoid civilian casualties, whereas Hamas deliberately targets Israeli civilians. Any comparison between Israel and the Nazis outrageously distorts Israel's actions and trivializes the enormity and nature of the Holocaust.

For more information, please contact: rafaelmedoff@aol.com

Posted on
09 June 2014

Rethinking Jewish Identity: What do you think?

Join us next week for an ongoing online conversation about the purposes of
Jewish education and what happens when we focus on "Jewish identity."

More information:

For more information, please contact: shavelson@brandeis.edu


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