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Posted on
16 January 2015

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General Studies Principal

a Rockland County yeshiva day school, seeks a dynamic, creative and organized
General Studies Principal to join its administrative team and lead the school
to the next level.  The successful candidate will be an excellent school
manager, communicator and consensus builder with substantial senior level
administrative experience.  He or she should be well-versed in NYS core
curriculum, educational technology and differentiated instruction.  Please
send resumes to

For more information, please contact: Growth@ashar.org

Posted on
15 January 2015

Searching for HOS

The Rabbi PesachRaymon Yeshiva, (RPRY), seeks a dynamic leader to serve as Head of School beginning in Summer 2015.  The Head of School will set the vision for and inspire the entire institution – students,teachers, administrator and broader community – and manage the school proactively to provide an exemplary religious and secular education to all students and to create a dynamic environment for both children and faculty. 

Experienceand Qualifications Expected of the Head of School

  1. Smicha

  2. Master's degree in education or higher

  3. Facility in the Hebrew language

  4. Skill in administration.  Ability to administer the school effectively,overseeing all curriculum, educational programs, hiring, staffing, budgeting,fundraising, outreach, community relations, and publicity. 

  5. Strength in planning.  Ability to stay on target, guided by along-term strategic plan while addressing day-to-day challenges.  Exceptional organizational skills; ability to set priorities and meet deadlines consistently.

  6. Excellence in communication. Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal and presentation skills.  Able to connect well with all stakeholders,including students, faculty, staff,parents, alumni, donors, and the community. 

  7. Strategic leadership/educational vision.  A confident leader who can evaluate diverse interests and viewpoints objectively. Has vision and independence of opinion combined with the ability to listen and build consensus. Regularly exercises good judgment, makes good and timely decisions, incorporates creative solutions, and demonstrates integrity. 

  8. Excellent hiring/mentoring “know-how”.  Able to identify, hire, mentor and support excellent teachers.  Able to motivate and develop staff within a collaborative team environment, creating a faculty culture that brings out the best in teachers. A skilled delegator who understands how to inspire staff to the best of their ability.

  9. Strong educator.  A track record as a Jewish educational leader or teacher with comfort in both Judaic and General studies.  A sophisticated knowledge of educational issues, child development and a “whole child” philosophy; committed to a variety of learning experiences; a passion for working well with elementary and middle school aged children; a strong understanding of best practices in Jewish day school education.

  10. Committed to the mission of the school.  Deep understanding of, commitment to, and ability to promote and market all aspectsof the mission and philosophy of the yeshiva. Embraces and exemplifies the school’s vision by living a modern Orthodox lifestyle.

  11. Embraces diversity of the school.  Able to successfully work with and respect the school’s diversity as it relates to its student, parent, alumni, and faculty populations (i.e., diversity of Jewish practices and affiliation, race, socio-economic status, family composition,etc.), and recognize this diversity as a strength of the school.

  12. Skilled fundraiser and community ambassador.  Able to interface successfully with donors, community leaders and foundations to build financial and community support for the school.

  13. Personal characteristics.  Warm and friendly demeanor when interacting with students, parents, alumni and teachers.  Able to foster a culture of collaboration, teamwork, and communication among the faculty.

Areas of Responsibility

 Maintain the mission of the school and establish a vision focused on shared goals and high expectations in a positive climate

  • Nurture in all students self confidence and excitement and love of learning, Torat Yisrael, Am Yisrael and EretzYisrael

  • Provide instructional leadership for excellence in student academic performance and achievement

  • Manage the promotion, branding and marketing of the school, and oversee all recruitment, admissions and retention processes

  • Strategically manage resources for effective and systematic performance and accountability

  • Manage people for quality performance, instruction and professional growth

  • Build professional and ethical relationships through collaboration and effective communication

  • Provide instructional leadership for the Judaic Studies faculty and curriculum

Application Process


To be considered for the position, send a letterof interest which includes a personal statement or educational philosophystatement and a resume to the Search Committee by email to:  searchcommittee@rpry.org

For more information, please contact: leslie.ostrin@gmail.com

Posted on
14 January 2015

Director Elementary Special Services

For 2015-2016 school year

Yeshivat Noam is a progressive and dynamic private Day
School in Bergen County, NJ.
Low student/teacher ratio focused on meeting students’
academic, social and emotional needs. Collaborative work

• Masters in Special Education
• 2 years administrative experience
• Demonstrates strength in Special Ed. strategies,
curriculum and instructions
• Experience working with Department of Education
• Demonstrates leadership qualities
• Demonstrates excellent communication skills both in
person and in writing

Compensation commensurate with an upper level administration
position with experience

Please send resumes and cover letter to
Subject line: Director of Elementary Special Services
Interviews will begin the week of February 1, 2015

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

Posted on
14 January 2015

High School Head

The High School Head 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. He or she has day-to-day
responsibility for student life, maintaining educational
standards, guiding professional development, and ensuring
excellence in curriculum, teaching, and learning practice.

Heschel’s next High School Head, will be an enthusiastic,
inspiring, and experienced educator, capable of leading an
active, complex division and advancing the school’s
commitment to providing an inspiring, rigorous, and
supportive learning environment. He or she will be
knowledgeable about Judaic studies and current educational
and curricular practices, including technology integration
and differentiation. The successful candidate will have a
demonstrated track record of being a visible, accessible
leader who successfully builds meaningful and collaborative
relationships with students, faculty, staff, and parents.

The High School community will warmly welcome a new leader
who embraces the culture, and embodies the mission of
Heschel. The successful candidate will have the leadership,
management and personal skills to guide this energetic,
dynamic and passionate community, setting a positive tone
and inspiring students, parents, and faculty.

Please visit www.independent-thinking.com for a complete
position description. To apply, please send electronically:
Resume, Letter of Interest and Educational Philosophy or
Personal Statement to: Jane Armstrong or Bill Lyons,
Independent Thinking

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

Posted on
13 January 2015

Director of General Studies

Hillel Torah Day School is seeking a dynamic and
innovative General Studies Director to join our
leadership team.

The General Studies Director will be responsible for all
aspects of the General Studies Department, 1st-8th grade,
focusing primarily on curriculum development and staff

The General Studies Director will report directly to the
principal and will set a vision for ongoing improvement
of the General Studies Department, as well as work with
co-administrators and teachers to develop and implement
the educational vision for the school as a whole.

Masters degree in Education, Educational Leadership or
related field
Forward thinking and well-versed in progressive
educational theory and curricula
Successful at building strong, mutually respectful
Leadership and supervisory experience in an Elementary or
Middle School preferred

About Hillel Torah:
Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School, founded in 1962,
is a preschool through eighth grade co-educational Modern
Orthodox Jewish Day School providing excellence in both
Judaic and General Studies. We are located in Skokie, IL
and serve over 400 students.

Hillel Torah is a vibrant and supportive team-oriented
work environment. Benefits and salary competitive.

To apply:
Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to

To view this job description in a separate tab, please
click here: http://hilleltorah.org/index.php?

For more information, please contact: htoffice@hilleltorah.org

Posted on
12 January 2015

School Director

School Director

Sulam, Inc.
Rockville, MD

Sulam, now in its 14th academic year, is seeking a
demonstrated leader to marshal the talents of our
experienced and dedicated team of educators, streamline
our administrative protocols, support and enhance donor
relations and fundraising, and be a passionate
representative for Sulam within the greater Washington DC
Jewish community.
Sulam, a K-12 Orthodox educational inclusion program,
serves students with a range of learning differences
within a Jewish day school environment. Sulam supports
each student uniquely, providing a continuum of
educational, counseling, and consultative therapy
services during the school day.
Candidates for the Sulam School Director position should
have very strong leadership, communication and
implementation skills and at least 5 years of
administrative experience in Jewish education as well as
education and/or relevant experience in special
Job responsibilities include:
• Program oversight
• Educational vision
• Host school relations
• Parent relations
• Student recruitment and admissions
• Fiscal management
• Board relations
• Fundraising support
• Community relations
Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and
Please submit resume, written statement of educational
philosophy and references to Debbie Katz, Sulam Vice
President, at dkatz@dmkatz.com.

For more information, please contact: dkatz@dmkatz.com

Posted on
08 January 2015


He’Atid, a new and growing private day school in Bergen Country, is looking to
expand with a new principal role. 
The principal will be responsible for leading the school’s academics,
staff and operations, working in collaboration with the school’s spiritual
leader/Head of School, and reporting to the Board. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

Managerial - Faculty/Staff Development,
including recruiting and hiring top-quality faculty and specialists; Coaching,
supervision, and professional development to improve instruction; Evaluation; Setting compensation

Academic - S et clear and
challenging 21st century academic goals; Ensure that the most effective
curricula available are being used appropriately; Leadership in developing the school’s
climate and culture, ensuring an environment of trust, cooperation, and high
expectations;  Managing IEPs

Vision and Communication - Developing and articulating
long-term strategy and plans to achieve the school’s mission; Facilitating
appropriate communication among parents, teachers, and students in area of
academics; Accessible to parents to meet and counsel; Provide reports to Board
of Trustees, including progress against strategy; Participate in recruitment

Administrative - Formulating and working within
an annual operating budget; Supervising the business manager/COO with respect
to records, purchasing, operations, logistics, employee benefit program, cost
effective purchase, use, and maintenance of all school supplies and equipment

Skills and Experience

  • A passion for leading a team-oriented, mission-driven school culture
  • Demonstrated success in setting high-expectations and achievement levels
  • Demonstrated success in developing academic programs and academic culture
  • Demonstrated success leading teams of teachers
  • Articulate, professional demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
  • Strong work ethic to accommodate high level of responsibilities
  • Dedication to constant-improvement, with readiness to use data and metrics
  • Ability to collaborate with other administrator(s), faculty and

  • High-level of Integrity

  • Experience with a blended or rotational model a plus. 

Please send your resume to PrincipalSearch@yeshivatheatid.org.  All inquiries and applications will be kept
strictly confidential.

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

Posted on
07 January 2015

Primary Vice Principal

Join our Dynamic Leadership Team

Bialik Hebrew Day School in Toronto is seeking:

Primary Vice Principal

Founded in 1961, Bialik Hebrew Day School is renowned as an outstanding
Jewish educational institution, serving students from junior kindergarten to
grade 8. We achieve our mission by focusing on our Pillars of Academic
Excellence, Jewish Values and Menschlechkeit, Ahavat Israel and Accessibility.

Bialik’s Primary Vice Principal oversees the students and teachers in JK – Grade 1,
playing a critical role in shaping the learning experience in those grades. The
successful candidate will be a person of vision with excellent interpersonal and
communication skills, and with the ability to work as an integral part of the
school’s management team.

Preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree and/or principal’s
certification; experience in school administration, staff supervision and/or
curriculum development; and knowledge of Jewish customs and traditions.

To learn more about these positions, visit our website at www.bialik.ca.

Please respond electronically, in confidence, with a letter of introduction, resume
and the names of three professional references by February 11, 2015 to

While we appreciate all applicants’ interest, we will contact only those selected
for an interview.

For more information, please contact: hr@bialik.ca

Posted on
05 January 2015

General Studies Principal

To see a copy of the full job description, click here - http://bit.ly/1xuQXci 

Compensation package may include:
Base salary starting at $100,000 and up commensurate with qualifications and experience
Matching retirement funds
Health Insurance
Professional Development stipend
Cell phone
Relocation expenses

To apply for this position, please submit a resume with a brief cover letter and a portfolio with 2 -3 examples of your leadership style to hr@shalhevet.org 

The General Studies Principal (GSP) will be a leading figure of the Shalhevet community and will have the responsibility to nurture, support, and advance the philosophy of the school. The ideal candidate will be someone deeply devoted to Shalhevet’s ideology and excited about the opportunity to transmit its values to the various constituencies of the school community.

The GSP will also need to be an experienced and trained pedagogue who is an educational innovator and encourages experimentation. He or she should be passionate about working closely with Shalhevet’s faculty to inspire continued professional development, better educational practices, and thoughtful instruction. 

Additionally, the GSP should be an individual that faculty and staff feel comfortable communicating with freely and openly. The GSP will need to possess strong interpersonal skills that help build meaningful relationships with the student, staff, and parent populations of Shalhevet. 

The following is  a list of personal characteristics that will further clarify the type of individual that will be most effective at Shalhevet. 

Holds at least a Master's degree
Has demonstrated leadership in a school setting for a number of years
Has effectively executed successful projects and programming
Is visible and accessible to the community
Is articulate, inspiring and reassuring
Is innovative and creative
Is diplomatic when necessary; candid when appropriate
Is a self-assured and confident public speaker
Understands the importance of appropriate and timely communication
Can distinguish between what is urgent, what is timely and what is routine
Is patient, kind, good-humored and able to celebrate
Understands the boundaries between being a friend and being a friendly principal

Note: The ideal candidate does not have to be an individual that has previous experience in a Jewish, day school environment. We are interested in the individual that will most effectively contribute to the success of our institution and comfortably integrate into our professional landscape.

For more information, please contact: a.segal@shalhevet.org

Posted on
29 December 2014

Upper School Director of Jewish Life, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD is seeking candidates for the position of Upper School Director of Jewish Life (Code DL200).

The Upper School Director of Jewish Life is a member of the Upper School Administrative team. The Director reports directly to and is supervised and evaluated by the High School/Middle School Principals. The Director collaborates and partners with other administrators and leaders in the school in planning programming and events. As an educational leader at CESJDS, the Director is expected to role model, promote professional practices, and embody the values and mission of the School within the context of a pluralistic Jewish community.

• Master’s Degree or higher in a Jewish related discipline. 
• Minimum two years' experience in formal and/or informal Jewish education. 
• Exemplary oral and written communications skills. 
• Experience in informal Jewish education programming. 
• Excellent organizational skills including strong facility with technology. 
• Strong facility with Hebrew. 
• Collaborative and team oriented spirit. 
• Commitment to working in a pluralistic Jewish environment. 
• Day school classroom experience desired but not required. 

Qualified candidates should submit letter of interest, resume and references to www.cesjds.org/careers Job Code DL200.

For more information, please contact: www.cesjds.org/careers

Posted on
26 December 2014

Office Administrator - Boys Division

The Yeshiva of Greater Washington- Tiferes Gedaliah (YGW) is looking for a personable, modest, and proactive Office Administrator, who can successfully handle multiple priorities at any given time in our fast-paced and friendly office environment. The Office Administrator of the Boys Division is a public face of YGW and is responsible for organizing and coordinating the boys division office operations and procedures to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. Areas of responsibility include running the school office, answering the phone, greeting visitors, communicating with students, parents and staff, and supporting the boys division administration. QUALIFICATIONS:• 3 - 5 years of office management and/or;• High level computer user with database management experience • Outgoing and friendly personality with the ability to communicate effectively • Detail oriented and organized• Ability to multi-task effectively and efficiently • Must be comfortable with and respectful of the values in an Orthodox Jewish environment• Experience with PowerSchool or other educational software preferred• Familiarity with Orthodox Jewish Culture a plus• Certified MedTech a plusTo apply, send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements (salary history is acceptable substitute), via email to employment@yeshiva.edu . Please include “BD Office Administrator” in the subject line.

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

Posted on
23 December 2014

Judaic Studies Assistant Principal Pre-K-8 -Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy

1. Students 
• Prioritize forming supportive relationships with students. 
• Encourage positive student behavior and give appropriate consequences when necessary. 
• In conjunction with the support staff, supervise student achievement and referral for enrichment. 
• Participate in the interview and assessment of new students for proper class placement. 

2. Judaic Faculty 
• Supervise, evaluate, and support Judaic Studies faculty K-4. 
• Review lessons plans, report cards, observe classrooms and meet individually with faculty. 
• Plan and coordinate professional development. 
• Recruit and hire faculty in collaboration with the Principal. 
• Conduct monthly Judaic Studies staff meetings. 

3. Communication and Collaboration 
• Communicate regularly and effectively with parents. 
• Participate in the admissions process: including tours, assessment and student review. 
• Meet weekly with key personnel including: Early Education Director, School Psychologist, Director of Learning Center and the Principal. 
• Plan full faculty meetings with the Principal as necessary and appropriate. 
• Participate in all after-school and evening programs that are related back to school night and parent teacher conferences. 
• Additional administrative duties as needed. 

4. Educational Leadership 
• Create a warm, nurturing, respectful, and safe environment for staff, students and parents. 
• Represent JKHA and its values both in and out of school. 

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to: 
Dina Rabhan, Rabhan@yu.edu

For more information, please contact: rabhan@yu.edu

Posted on
22 December 2014

Director of ELC

SAR Academy, a Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school in Riverdale, NY, is seeking a Director of our Early Learning Center (ELC) with strong leadership skills and administrative experience who can carry out the mission of the school in a warm, open environment.Please visit www.saracademy.org/careers for a full job description and to apply for this position.

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

Posted on
18 December 2014

Principal - Yeshivat Kadimah High School

Yeshivat Kadimah High School in St. Louis is seeking its first Principal. The position offers an exciting opportunity – to shape and grow a new institution from its beginning. Yeshivat Kadimah is a startup school in its second year, sprung out of commitment to and drive for an excellent and sustainable Modern Orthodox Jewish high school education in St. Louis. The school is small and nimble, and student-focused – constantly re-evaluating and adapting to the needs of its growing student body. With the backing of an extremely supportive and active Board, the Principal will lead the path as Kadimah solidifies its identity and continues to grow its program. The administrative structure already in place will facilitate a smooth transition and provide mentoring for the new Principal. A full job description and opportunity statement can be found at: http://www.yeshivatkadimah.org/#!search/c1j.  To apply, please contact our search committee at: search@yeshivatkadimah.org.  All inquiries will be treated with strict confidentiality and the committee will respect special confidential requests. 

For more information, please contact: search@yeshivatkadimah.org

Posted on
02 December 2014

Head of School

Head of School,
Hebrew Academy (Montreal)

Hebrew Academy is seeking a dynamic and inspiring leader to
serve as Head of School.

Hebrew Academy is a co-educational Modern Orthodox Jewish
day school (elementary and high school) that nurtures graduates who strive for
excellence in Torah and secular education, who are Shomrei Torah and Mitzvot,
and have a love for Medinat Yisrael. 

The Head of School will articulate the religious and
educational philosophy of the school and provide for its implementation. As an
outstanding educator, the Head of School will be expected to advance the
school’s commitment to the highest educational standards in both religious and
secular studies, as well as provide a dynamic learning environment for students
and teachers.

Please see here for the complete Opportunity Statement:


For more information and/or to apply contact Michel Ohayon
at SHORE & Associates at mohayon@shoreassoc.com.

For more information, please contact: mohayon@shoreassoc.com

Posted on
25 November 2014

Associate Director of Development

The Yeshiva of Greater Washington-Tiferes Gedaliah (YGW) is looking for a personable, focused, and results driven Associate Director of Development, who is a skilled solicitor with administrative ability. The Associate Director is responsible for actively increasing YGW's annual support and donor base while effectively managing the development department.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.To apply, send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements (salary history is acceptable substitute), via email to employment@yeshiva.edu . Please include “Development” in the subject line.Direct web link for Full Announcement:http://www.yeshiva.edu/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=oVri30Gsr6I%3d&tabid=97

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

Posted on
25 November 2014

HS Mashgicha Ruchanit

Mashgicha Ruchanit

Fuchs Mizrachi School seeks a dynamic, passionate,
experienced educator to serve as High School Mashgicha

The Mashgicha Ruchanit is responsible for the religious
and spiritual guidance and programming targeting our
female students. This will include tefilla, Israel
Guidance, mentoring and social-emotional programming, in
addition to teaching High School Judaic studies. The
Mashgicha will serve as a role model for the school’s
religious Zionist, modern orthodox hashkafa both within
and beyond the school’s walls.

Depending on candidate experience, additional
responsibilities/opportunities as a Judaic studies
department chair or experiential programming coordinator
are available.

We believe strongly in the power of individuals, and we
are open to adjusting responsibilities to best fit the
skills and talents of strong applicants.

Interested candidates should submit resume materials to

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

Posted on
24 November 2014

Director of Judaic Studies, Atlanta Jewish Academy

Atlanta Jewish Academy, an Early Childhood through grade 12 Modern Orthodox Day School with a proud and diverse population, seeks Judaic/Ivrit Head for the 2015-2016 school year.

The Director of Judaic Studies, grades K-12, will report to Head of School. He/she will support all educational and administrative aspects of the Judaic studies department and will play a critical role in shaping the Judaic program and the school. 

The Director of Judaic Studies, provides curriculum leadership and manages all aspects of the Judaic Studies program. He/she is responsible for review and revision of the Lower School , Middle School and Upper School Judaic Studies curriculum. He/she is a resource to the Head of School ensuring a cohesive student centered academic program that engages, inspires and meets the needs of all students. Additionally the Director will be fully integrated into the Administrative team to ensure a coherent vertically aligned K-12 program.

As the Judaic Studies instructional leader, he/she will provide teacher professional development, instructional coaching, and teacher supervision and observation in the Lower School, Middle School and Upper School.

Please send resume in confidence to Rabbi Pinchos Hecht, phecht@atljewishacademy.org.

For more information, please contact: phecht@atljewishacademy.org

Posted on
19 November 2014

Director of Jewish Studies

Carmel School Association (Hong Kong) is seeking a Director of Jewish Studies to commence work in August 2015. The Director of Jewish Studies is responsible to the Principal for overseeing the Jewish Studies and Jewish Life of Carmel School Association, consistent with its stated aims and objectives. The successful candidate will be an effective leader and communicator, an excellent classroom teacher and a passionate informal educator.Role and Responsibilities include:1. To serve on Senior Management Team of the School.2. To develop and implement the Jewish Studies Curriculum at the School.3. To coordinate, plan and oversee all Informal Education and special events relating to the celebration of Jewish holidays at the campuses.4. To supervise, support and appraise the performance of Jewish Studies teachers across all campuses.5. To play a significant role in the recruitment and employment of Jewish Studies teachers.6. To be responsible for development of a pastoral care program to include spiritual direction and to track, monitor and support the overall progress and development of students by leading the school mentoring programme.7. To organise, direct and oversee all tefilla activities, shabbatonim and religious events. 8. To organize and co-ordinate all school educational visits.9. To establish links with other Jewish schools internationally and promote partnerships and student exchange visits and to liaise and network with local and international Jewish organizations.10. To manage the available resources of space, money and equipment efficiently within the limits, guidelines and procedures laid down for the Jewish Studies/Hebrew Departments.We offer an attractive compensation package. To apply, please send full resume and expected salary to hr@carmel.edu.hk.

For more information, please contact: hr@carmel.edu.hk

Posted on
17 November 2014

Netivot HaTorah Day School Seeks Director of Gan Netivot

Our Preschool program compriseschildren ages 2-5, and operates within Netivot HaTorah Day School, Toronto’s only Orthodox Zionist Day School.

Job Summary:

TheDirector’s authority extends to the management of the entire Gan and to adminsteringresources to the Gan staff, facility and families. The Director is a member ofthe Senior Educational Team and reports directly to the Head of School.    


·        Completion of EarlyChildhood Education (ECE)

·        Minimum 5years ECE teaching experience

·        Preferably a Master’sDegree in ECE education

·        Strong Administrativebackground

·        Good knowledgeof spoken Hebrew

·        Must model thevision of Netivot’s core values, which emphasizes Torah, Israel and DerechEretz

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

·        Buildingprograms to include:

o  Recruitment ofNew Families

o  Family Engagementand Child Growth

o  Mentoring andEvaluation of Gan Staff  

o  Managing allAspects of Curriculum to Meet the Needs of all Children

Email resume to Dr. ReuvenStern, Head of School: rstern@netivot.com

For more information, please contact: rstern@netivot.com

Posted on
06 November 2014

Head of School

The Ramaz School is seeking candidates for Head of School. The position will commence in the 2015-16 school year. To learn more, please go to http://yuschoolpartnership.org/ramaz-opportunity-statement/

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and Educational Philosophy Statement to Dina Rabhan at the YU School Partnership (rabhan@yu.edu).

For more information, please contact: rabhan@yu.edu

Posted on
05 November 2014

Early Childhood Director

Torah Academy of Greater Philadelphia, a leading day
school for over 50 years, seeks a warm and dynamic Early
Childhood Director for the 2015 school year.
Candidate must have a deep love for children and Torah,
at least a B.A. (preferably M.A.), strong early childhood
experience, extensive knowledge of early childhood
development and curriculum and previous teaching and
administrative experience.

Candidates will be able to:
• Nurture the physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and
spiritual development of young children
• Build upon our high level of quality and success,
• Bring their experience to continue and expand our
mission and educational vision.
• Work seamlessly with a collaborative leadership team

Please send resume and cover letter in Word or PDF format
to ECPSearch@taphila.org

For more information, please contact: ECPSearch@taphila.org

Posted on
28 January 2015

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Judaic Studies Teachers & Learning Specialist

SAR High School is a mission-driven, co-educational,
modern Orthodox Jewish high school committed to student-
centered learning in a challenging and supportive

Spring 2015:
Learning Specialist for Maternity Leave (February
through June): a full or part time learning specialist to
work in our Student Learning Center for two consecutive
maternity leaves. Be a part of a dedicated team of
professionals who help students with learning differences
be successful and independent learners. Masters degree in
Special Education preferred.

For the 2015-2016 school year, SAR High School is looking
to to hire experienced full-time faculty (MA preferred)
in the following areas:
Gemara (must be able to teach Ivrit be-Ivrit)
Tanakh (must be able to teach Ivrit be-Ivrit)
Hebrew Language
Learning Specialist

Please e-mail your cover letter and resume to:

For more information, please contact: ncohen@sarhighschool.org

Posted on
22 January 2015

Yeshivah of Flatbush High School Seeking Teaching Positions

Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School seeking teaching positions for:

F/T & P/T – Chemistry, Physics, STEM, Research Science, and Lab Specialist for
our expanding Science & Technology program. High School experience and
teaching license or equivalent degree preferred.

F/T – Judaic Studies: Talmud, Tanakh, Halakhah, and Hebrew. Ivrit B’Ivrit

Please send cover letters and resumes to resume@flatbush.org.

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

Posted on
19 January 2015

NSHA Seeks Teachers

North Shore Hebrew Academy in Great Neck, Long Island has
openings for September 2015:

• Part time and full-time Hebrew Language and Judaic Studies
positions in Elementary and Middle grades; Hebrew fluency a

• Elementary & Middle School Educational Technology
Integrator, to work with administration and teachers to
implement meaningful technology use into the educational

NSHA offers competitive salaries and benefits.

Please send cover letter and resume to: jkobrin@nsha.org

For more information, please contact: jkobrin@nsha.org

Posted on
18 January 2015

Middle/High School Judaic Studies Teacher, Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville, MD

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD is seeking a full-time Middle/High School Judaic Studies Teacher for the 2014-2015 academic year.

The ideal candidate will be a creative, charismatic educator with expertise in a broad range of Judaic Studies topics. He/she should have a record of creating strong relationships with students and be comfortable teaching in a pluralistic environment that emphasizes Jewish identity development and experiential education techniques. 

Responsibilities include:
- Teaching Bible and Rabbinics classes to middle and high school students (grades 7, 8 and 9)
- Participating in planning Judaic programs and celebrations in the School

Requirements: BA in Judaic Studies required, MA, doctorate, or rabbinic ordination preferred; successful experience teaching courses in Jewish Text and/or Jewish History to students in grades 7-12. Experience in differentiated instruction and working with students with diverse learning needs preferred.

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to www.cesjds.org/careers Job Code JS800.

The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

For more information, please contact: www.cesjds.org/careers

Posted on
13 January 2015

Middle School Judaics Teacher

Akiba Academy of Dallas, a Modern Orthodox Day School
grades Early Childhood through 8th grade located in North
Dallas, TX, is seeking to recruit and hire a middle
school Judaic teacher. This is a highly visible position
with leadership responsibility. In addition to superior
teaching skills, creativity, and passion for Jewish life,
the ideal candidate will also serve as an ambassador of
the school within the Jewish community.

Position Overview:
We are seeking an experienced educator to teach middle
school Judaic classes (single sex), run the middle school
minyan, and coordinate middle school Judaic programming.

Required Skills and Experience:
Educational Leadership
Knowledge of best practices in teaching
Deep knowledge of Jewish Texts (Navi, Chumash, and
The ability to collaborate with both Judaic and General
Studies teachers
Proven track record of creative middle school student
Understanding of the social and emotional needs of a
middle school population

If you are looking to work with other dedicated and
inspired educational professionals in a Modern Orthodox
Day School, look no further. Our exceptional team of
educators and administrators seek each day to find new
and innovative ways to advance the curriculum and culture
of this truly beautiful institution of Judaic and
General studies education. The Dallas Jewish community
is a diverse and growing population.

School will help with relocation and offers competitive
salaries and benefits package.

If you are interested in applying for this position
please send your resume with letter of interest to

For more information, please contact: hmoodley@srcampus.org

Posted on
12 January 2015

Immediate Opening for Science Teacher

Immediate Full-time Opening for Middle School Science teacher.
Seeking an individual with classroom experience to teach six
and seventh grade beginning January 26th through June. For
further information or to send a resume please contact

For more information, please contact: robrand@haftr.org

Posted on
06 January 2015

Math and Spanish Teaching positions

Seeking creative, dynamic and experienced Math and Spanish teachers.Teacher should be comfortable teaching with technology and differentiating instruction. We are starting with a one to one IPAD initiative. Shulamith School for Girls will be opening its High School on its brand new state of the art campus on Long Island, NY. The school has vibrant Lower and Middle Divisions which will feed into the new High School. 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 Studies. We welcome teachers with strong extracurricular experience. There will be many career opportunities- from department chairs to administrators as our school continues to grow. We hope to build our future administration from our founding teachers.

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

Posted on
31 December 2014

Facilitator (Shadow) Positions Available in Early Childhood dept at Yeshivat Noam

We are looking for facilitators to support children with
social and behavioral needs.

Experience a plus, but will also consider early career
professional and graduate students in Special Education,
Speech-Language, OT or Psychology.

Facilitators in the Early Childhood department at
Yeshivat Noam are supervised by the Director of Early
Childhood Support and facilitate the child's development

- helping them learn skills by using therapeutic
- supporting them as they practice the skills in a
classroom setting
- facilitating opportunites for them to use these skills
independently in the classroom setting
- work collaboratively with the child's private

Position to begin immediately.

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

Posted on
31 December 2014

Full Time English Teacher

The Yeshiva of Greater Washington – Tiferes Gedaliah (YGW) is looking for an experienced, enthusiastic, talented English teacher for the remainder of the 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. RESPONSIBILITIES:• Teach Middle and High School Students English• Observe, evaluate, report and record students' performance• Present subject matter to students, using various teaching methods and technology, adjusting teaching style and method to meet student learning style• Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families and colleagues• Differentiate instruction within the classroom• The position will begin January 26, 2015.QUALIFICATIONS:• Bachelor’s degree required• Outgoing and friendly personality with the ability to effectively manage a classroom • Detail oriented and organized with a strong work ethic • Must be comfortable and respectful of the values in an orthodox Jewish environment• Experience with differentiation preferred• 2 or more years of experience as a teacher in a Secondary Education setting preferred• Advanced degree preferredTo apply, send your cover letter, resume and salary requirements (salary history is acceptable substitute), via email to kandersen@yeshiva.edu. Please include “English position” in the subject line.

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

Posted on
29 December 2014

Hebrew Teacher & Head of Jewish Learning

Hebrew teacher

Fulltime, permanent position, beginning early 2015. We seek a
trained teacher, who has specialised in teaching Hebrew, or a native Hebrew
speaker who has trained in other language acquisition. Our teacher will be teaching
mixed age classes, grouped for proficiency, aged 5-13 years, in Aotearoa New
Zealand’s only Jewish school. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic and
have a desire to have every student leaving class with a love of Hebrew and a
hunger to learn more. We offer an amazing environment in Auckland city, in a
position unique to the country! Applicants need to understand that as a state
integrated school, we are not in a position to provide assistance with
international relocation.  www.kadimah.school.nz


Head of Department – Jewish

permanent Head of Department – Jewish Learning and coordination of Hebrew. 1
Management Unit. This person will be fully trained and qualified. The
successful applicant will teach formal Jewish learning across the
school for children aged 5-13 years.  Coordination of and liaison
with national and international agencies involved with informal Jewish learning
is also an important aspect of this role.

School is Aotearoa New Zealand’s only state integrated school with special
Jewish character. We need a positive person who can apply teaching practices
associated with 21st Century learning, providing active leadership
to Jewish and non-Jewish children and teachers. The successful applicant will
teach in English, and have fluency in written and spoken English.

apply to the Principal, Kadimah School, with curriculum vitae and letter of
application. We’d like to hear why you would want this position, at Kadimah
School, in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. We welcome your application, knowing
that the school is not in a position to pay expenses associated with
international relocation.  

For more information, please contact: kerryj@kadimah.school.nz

Posted on
23 December 2014

General Studies & Judaic Studies Kindergarten Teachers

The Yeshiva
Lab School, a new educationally progressive K-8 Modern Orthodox Day School
located in Lower Merion, Pennsylvania, seeks dynamic and talented educators for
our inaugural Kindergarten class for the 2015-2016 school year. The Judaic
Studies position is envisioned as a full-day position encompassing all Judaic
Studies and Hebrew Language instruction. 
The General Studies position is envisioned as a full-day position
encompassing all General Studies instruction.

successful candidate will have a degree in Early Childhood or Elementary School
education and a Masters degree in a related area of study.  For the Judaic Studies position, he or she
will also be comfortable conducting a genuinely Ivrit B'Ivrit classroom for
Kindergarten-aged students. Experience in constructivist classrooms preferred.

He or she
will be excited by the opportunity to:

      co-teach and collaborate to create
and implement an integrated curriculum of Judaic and General Studies

      be trained and grow as a
constructivist educator

      work with a talented and
passionate team in pioneering a new and progressive school that will impact the
field of Jewish Education in North America

Teachers will
work with the principal and consultant to be trained to implement
constructivist pedagogy in all subject areas. 
Teachers will be compensated for participating in dynamic and relevant
professional development and collaborative planning time in the summer and
throughout the school year. 

If you want
to be part of the groundbreaking team of educational leaders to revolutionize
Jewish education, please email your resume to Mrs. Becky Troodler,
btroodler@yeshivalabschool.org, Principal.  Visit our website for more information about
our educational philosophy and to learn more about our school:

Follow us on
Twitter: @yeshivalab

For more information, please contact: nancy@koheletfoundation.org

Posted on
15 December 2014

Assistant Teaching position, HAFTR, Lawrence, NY

Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns & Rockaway, seeks an assistant teacher for 1st grade to work closely with students helping them with differentiated assignments, staying on task, reading skills and classroom activities. The assistant teacher should have a BA in education or working towards it. A strong command of Hebrew language is necessary. Great opportunity for a future teacher. 

Contact dokupchik@haftr.org for details.

For more information, please contact: dokupchik@haftr.org

Posted on
15 December 2014

Science Teacher

Yeshivah of Flatbush Elementary School has an immediate
opening for a long-term substitute Science teacher for
grades 6,7, and 8. Please email: Rberkman@flatbush.org

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

Posted on
09 December 2014

Maternity leave- Judaic Studies position

Yeshivat Noam Middle School (Paramus, New Jersey) is
looking for a Jewish studies teacher full time for
approximately 14 weeks beginning the last week of January
to teach Tanach. BA and some teaching experience required.
This is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience with
potential for advancement in the following year.

Please send your resume to hiring@yeshivatnoam.org.

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

Posted on
08 December 2014

Coordinator of Art Department

Ramaz Upper School (400 students, co-ed – located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan) seeks an outstanding Coordinator of the Art Department for September 2015, who will maintain and strengthen our important, studio-based program.

Candidates must:

• Have appropriate qualifications and appropriate High School experience
• Be able to lead an inspirational art program, and provide excellent teaching
• Have successful experience in curriculum development, faculty supervision and departmental administration
• Have expertise in different artistic media, including digital media, and be able to provide support services where necessary to other school activities
• Show personal artistic accomplishment, through exhibitions or otherwise
• Be alert to the unique opportunities provided by our close proximity to world-class cultural resources, and be sensitive to the Jewish cultural identity of Ramaz

Applications and enquiries should be submitted not later than December 19, 2014 to jobs@ramaz.org, with the subject line ‘Art Coordinator’.
We offer excellent salaries and benefits: Ramaz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Posted on
08 December 2014

Science Department Chair

Ramaz Upper School (400 students, co-ed, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan) seeks an outstanding Chair of Science for September 2015, who will maintain and strengthen the excellent academic standard of this important department in the school.Candidates must:• Have appropriate qualifications and High School teaching experience in the major laboratory sciences• Have successful experience in curriculum development, faculty supervision and professional development• Demonstrate vision and awareness of current best practices in C-STEM and research/project based Science education• Be able to utilize the resources of local scientific and research institutions• Show proven ability to stimulate student excitement in all phases of scientific exploration and discovery• Lead a talented team of colleagues, inspiring and engaging a highly motivated student bodyApplications and enquiries should be submitted not later than December 31, 2014 to jobs@ramaz.org, with the subject line ‘Chair of Science’.We offer excellent salaries and benefits: Ramaz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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

Posted on
08 December 2014

Middle School Judaics Teacher

Akiba Academy of Dallas, a Modern Orthodox Day School grades Early Childhood through 8th grade located in North Dallas, TX, is seeking to recruit and hire a middle school Judaic teacher. This is a highly visible position with leadership responsibility. In addition to superior teaching skills, creativity, and passion for Jewish life, the ideal candidate will also serve as an ambassador of the school within the Jewish community. Position Overview:We are seeking an experienced educator to teach middle school Judaic classes (single sex), run the middle school minyan, and coordinate middle school Judaic programming.Required Skills and Experience:Educational LeadershipKnowledge of best practices in teachingDeep knowledge of Jewish Texts (Navi, Chumash, and Talmud)The ability to collaborate with both Judaic and General Studies teachersProven track record of creative middle school student programmingUnderstanding of the social and emotional needs of a middle school populationIf you are looking to work with other dedicated and inspired educational professionals in a Modern Orthodox Day School, look no further. Our exceptional team of educators and administrators seek each day to find new and innovative ways to advance the curriculum and culture of this truly beautiful institution of Judaic and General studies education. The Dallas Jewish community is a diverse and growing population. School will help with relocation and offers competitive salaries and benefits package. If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume with letter of interest to hmoodley@srcampus.org.

For more information, please contact: hmoodley@srcampus.org

Posted on
01 December 2014


Immediate opening for 1st -  3rd grade teachers. Hours are 12:45-4:00 Mondays - Thursdays.Also seeking Math, History and Science teachers for 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Hours are 2:00 - 5:25 p.m. There are some positions available for 2 hours also.Boys’ school conveniently located in Passaic, NJ. All positions are Monday-Thursday afternoons and part time. Bachelor's degree mandatory, preferably in Education. Alternate route acceptable. Experience is a must.*Benefits include 8 sick days (some personal) pro-rated throughout the year. Salary paid over 12 months.

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

Posted on
25 November 2014

Kindergarten - GS Maternity Leave

The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, a Pre-K through 8th grade
Jewish Day School, located in Livingston, NJ seeks a
Kindergarten teacher during a maternity leave. The
maternity leave position will be for part of January and
We are searching for a candidate that:
-has a bachelors degree in Early Childhood or Elementary
- experience in a kindergarten classroom
- familiarity with a balanced literacy approach
- is compassionate, patient and has a desire to work

If you are interested, please send a cover letter, resume
and references to Naomi Maron, Director of Early Education
at nmaron@jkha.org

For more information, please contact: nmaron@jkha.org

Posted on
24 November 2014

Jewish Studies and Hebrew Teacher/Informal Educator

Carmel School Association in Hong Kong is seeking a
Jewish Studies and Hebrew Teacher/Informal Educator to
commence work in August 2015. The successful applicant
is required to work as a teacher of Jewish Studies/Modern
Hebrew and as part of a highly dedicated, successful and
professional team creating learning opportunities for
students. He/She will play a full part in the life of
the school community, to support its distinctive ethos,
to act as role model, as well as to aid in planning and
implementation of the Hebrew and Jewish Studies

The successful applicant must possess a recognized
university degree with practical teaching experience. We
offer attractive compensation package. To apply please
send full resume to hr@carmel.edu.hk.

For more information, please contact: hr@carmel.edu.hk

Posted on
24 November 2014

Looking for couples for teaching positions, Atlanta Jewish Academy

Atlanta Jewish Academy, a Modern Orthodox Day School grades Early Childhood through grade 12 with a proud diverse population, seeks to recruit and hire up to 3 couples to teach Judaic studies and Ivrit and take leadership positions at the school and in the schools’ communities for the 2014-2015 school year.

School seeks to hire couples with successful teaching and informal educational experience. Teaching opportunities are for Judaics and Hebrew language for all grades and ages.

School will help with relocation. Competitive salaries and benefits package included.

If you want to live in a beautiful area of the country with a strong and growing diverse Jewish community, and directly and positively impact Jewish life in your school and Kehila, please send your resume to resumes@atljewishacademy.org.

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

Posted on
21 November 2014

Gan Shalom Teaching Position (Washington, DC)

Shalom, a cooperative preschool in Capitol Hill, Washington DC, is looking for
a lead teacher to work five mornings a week (Monday-Friday).  As a lead
teacher, you would join a supportive community of staff and families who are
looking for someone to help create a warm and loving environment for the
children.  You will implement developmentally appropriate, hands on, play
based learning opportunities for our students.   The successful
candidate must be able to work well with parents and must meet with all OSSE
requirements for lead teacher. Benefits include competitive compensation, paid
training and professional development, and routine coaching and mentoring from
the school director. 

To apply, please
submit your cover letter and resume to 

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

Posted on
12 November 2014


Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey seeks a teacher for
maternity coverage for 4th grade boys General Studies. PM
only. Spring time. Great work environment, collaborative
staff, and terrific kids. BA required with educational
background, MA preferred. Familiarity with with balanced
literacy a plus. Great opportunity to break into
teaching. Opportunity for advancement the following year.
Competitive pay and benefits available. Contact
jlevy@rynj.org for details.

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

Posted on
12 November 2014

assistant teacher

Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey seeks a terrific,
energetic, assistant teacher for 4th grade girls and 2nd
grade boys to work closely with students helping them with
differentiated assignments, staying on task, and offering
academic modifications when necessary. The assistant
teacher should have a BA in education or working towards
it. Great opportunity for a future teacher. We will
mentor and provide training. Contact jlevy@rynj.org for

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

Posted on
05 November 2014

Special Education Resource Teacher and Literacy Coach

Associated Hebrew Schools is a community day school rooted in traditional Judaism with over 1500 students on four campuses in Toronto. We have an immediate opening for a

Special Education Resource Teacher and Literacy Coach

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing Individualized Education Plans with teachers and ensuring that student needs are met through the IEP with integrated classroom support.
  • Ability to efficiently track student’s progress
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Ability to modify and model curriculum delivery to suit a variety of learning styles
  • Ability to help teachers accommodate student needs in the classroom
  • Participation in SST meetings.
  • Consultation and communication with parents
  • Coordinating curriculum based assessments
  • Effective communication with the administration
  • A diverse approach to thinking about and planning for children
Candidates should have a Bachelor of Education degree, Special Education Specialist and coaching certification as well as varied experience both in the classroom and in the area of servicing Special Needs children. 

Interested candidates should submit their resumes to

For more information, please contact: cenglish@ahschools.com

Posted on
26 January 2015

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PD training for California educators, Museum of Tolerance, LA

The Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles is offering free professional development training for California educators, Pre-K through High School, from now until June 2015. This opportunity is also available to school librarians. In addition to the group programs, there will also be open enrollment institutes for individuals. For more information and to apply, please check the MOT's website atwww.museumoftolerance.com/edgrant, and please, pass this along to any educators and school librarians you know so they can take advantage of this program as well.

Thank you,

Margo Gutstein
Simon Wiesenthal Center

For more information, please contact: mgutstein@wiesenthal.com

Posted on
26 January 2015

Great Jewish Books Teacher Workshop, Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA

I went to a Jewish day school through 12th grade, and I learned an enormous amount there. But it wasn’t until college that I was introduced to the riches of modern Jewish literature, from Sholem Aleichem and Dvora Baron to Cynthia Ozick and Etgar Keret—to the vast library of modern texts that are deeply rooted in an ancient literary tradition and that, more directly and brilliantly than anything else, addressed my questions about what it means to be a Jew in today’s world. 

I see the same powerful response to that literature in the students who come to the Yiddish Book Center for our Great Jewish Books Summer Program. Whether they bring deep backgrounds in Tanakh and Talmud, or have had little previous exposure to the classical Jewish texts, the students are inspired by this literature to think deeply and critically about who they are, where they come from, and what choices they face. Best of all, the books connect the students to one another and lead them to further reading and study. 

Unfortunately, modern Jewish literature still isn’t taught in many Jewish schools. That’s why this summer, the Yiddish Book Center will host our first Great Jewish Books Teacher Workshop -http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/great-jewish-books/teacher-workshop. Designed for high school teachers in Jewish day schools—in a variety of disciplines, including English and language arts, social studies, and Jewish history—and in supplemental schools, the workshop will inspire and support teachers eager to introduce a wide variety of modern Jewish literary and cultural materials into their curricula.

With support from the Jim Joseph Foundation, the workshop will allow twenty high school teachers to work together, in person and virtually, for a full academic year. From July 26-31, they’ll spend six days at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, studying major works of modern Jewish literature and popular culture. Working together and with faculty mentors, they’ll also develop materials and innovative approaches for teaching these materials. In the following academic year, the teachers will continue to receive support, including one-on-one mentorship, and to connect with each other through a virtual community. Teachers selected to participate will receive free tuition and stipends to make their participation possible. 

All the details can be found here: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/great-jewish-books/teacher-workshop/. As a friend and supporter of the Yiddish Book Center, I hope you can help us to the spread word of this remarkable opportunity to the teachers in your community. Forward this email, or tell them face-to-face about the new program. I would be delighted to hear from you with suggestions of teachers and school administrators to contact. 

Working together, we can connect more students with Jewish literary treasures that will inspire and transform the way they think about Jewishness and about themselves. 

Josh Lambert
Academic Director, Yiddish Book Center
Visiting Assistant Professor, English, UMass Amherst

For more information, please contact: teachers@bikher.org

Posted on
13 January 2015

Summer Curriculum Workshop, Pardes Center for Jewish Educators, Jerusalem

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators presents:

Summer Curriculum Workshop: A Professional Development Opportunity for Novice Jewish Studies Teachers

July 7-14
Pearlstone Center, Reisterstown, MD

The PCJE Summer Curriculum Workshop is a highly-subsidized one-week professional development program for Jewish Studies teachers who teach grades 3-12 in North American Jewish day schools and who have been teaching for no more than four years.

Guided by experienced mentors, Summer Curriculum Workshop participants will:

• Develop curricular units for the upcoming school year informed and inspired by Jewish values and 21st-century learning principles
• Actively reflect on their past year of teaching
• Be exposed to and apply new educational initiatives in seminars, sharing sessions, Jewish text study classes and through modeling of pedagogic strategies
• Join an expanded, diverse and collaborative network of fellow educators
• Re-energize for the upcoming academic year

Tuition includes room and board, airport transfers, and all program costs. Apply by April 1 - $650; after April 1 - $950.
For more information email avivag@pardes.org.il.
To apply click here.

For more information, please contact: avivag@pardes.org.il

Posted on
04 January 2015

Aleinu Leshabe’ach: A Tefilah Symposium, Machon Pardes, Jerusalem

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators presents:

Summer Professional Development Opportunity for Administrators, Tefilah Coordinators and Facilitators

Aleinu Leshabe’ach: A Tefilah Symposium. Join colleagues, tefilah researchers and leaders in the field for an intensive five-day working forum on tefilah in Jewish day schools. 

Tefilah and tefilah education are at the core of the day school experience. And yet, tefilah is undoubtedly one of the most challenging aspects of the curriculum, and few teachers/administrators feel they have fully succeeded in this area. Thankfully, this can change. This symposium will be an opportunity to apply what we know about best practices to prayer education.

• to inspire the participants to become better tefilah educators 
• to uncover a wide range of goals for tefilah education and explore ways to meet those goals
• to examine useful and current research
• to reflect on what is happening in the field
• to share our collective wisdom
• to return to your schools motivated and prepared to take tefilah the next step

Ten awardees will receive full grants for transportation, room + board and program participation. Apply by February 1, 2015. Awardees will be notified by February 15, 2015.

For more information, please contact: susan@pardes.org.il

Posted on
22 December 2014

Ayeka Soulful Education Certification Program

Ayeka has announced that it is now accepting applications for the next semester of its Soulful Education Certification program. Throughout the course, participants will learn the principles of Ayeka’s methodology of Soulful Education, and interactively practice implementing those principles as educators. Jewish knowledge will go from the mind to the heart to the soul, becoming more than just information – rather, a means for transformation.

Cohorts include educators, clergy, Jewish community professionals and lay leaders from every type of religious background who are seeking individual training in Ayeka’s unique Soulful Education approach. Whether you are representing an institution or representing yourself, Ayeka’s Certification program can help you deepen your approach to teaching traditional Jewish wisdom.

Included in the training are:
- Access to all Ayeka curriculum modules
- Small cohorts, enabling participants safe space for learning and exploration
- Practicums offered in small groups of 5-6; learning by doing, with peer group review
- Certification as an Ayeka Soulful Educator upon completion of the 10-week training period
- Private 30-minute consultation with Rabbi Aryeh Ben David mid-way through the training

Ayeka has successfully trained hundreds of educators, across all denominations, in the Ayeka methodology.

The deadline to apply is Jan. 1. For more information, please contact Leora Niderberg at leora@ayeka.org.il, or visit Ayeka.org.il.

For more information, please contact: leora@ayeka.org.il

Posted on
22 December 2014

Models Of Jewish Learning (MOJL)

M’korot: Learning Jewish History Via Primary Sources
This model can complement most history courses with students exploring primary sources of the period they’re studying. M’korot can transform entire courses so that careful analysis of primary sources replaces history textbooks. The MOJL contains theoretical material on the why and how of primary sources—plus a bibliography of sources, for the what of M’korot.

- Organic Hebrew: Language Culture in the Child’s Idiom
Using the techniques Sylvia Ashton-Warner developed in her book,Teacher, this MOJL is designed to supplement formal instruction in first year Hebrew study. It’s meant for young children, and links a foreign language to a child’s inner mind.

Hevrutah: Peer Coupling for Textual Study
Hevrutah uses a time-tested model for text study, breaking down frontal teaching. This MOJL combines theory and detailed description of classroom dynamics. When “good” hevruta text study skills and dispositions are taught, learning and the learners are transformed. Teachers at all levels interested in the power of collaborative learning will find conceptual and practical tools to enhance their students’ learning and inspire their teaching.

- Midrashic Drama: Experiencing Biblical Narrative’s Emotional Content
Most Bible study is cognitive. Using theater improvisation helps both teachers and students to explore Tanach narratives’ emotional side. ThisMOJL blends the midrashic act with body exercises to create exciting commentary on ancient tales.

For information contact Dr. Seymour Epstein (Epi)
416 505 7640

Dr. Seymour Epstein was the founding director of the Jewish Teacher Training Program at McGill University, Montreal. The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee chose ”Epi” as its pedagogic consultant in Morocco, and its International Director of Jewish Education. He also served eight years on its Former Soviet Union Team.
Dr. Epstein was awarded JTS’ 2014 Benjamin Botwinick Award in recognition of his distinguished career in Jewish education. After 10 years as director of Toronto’s Board of Jewish Education, he is currently a consultant with expertise in all areas of Jewish education—formal and informal.

For more information, please contact: epi2626@gmail.com

Posted on
15 December 2014

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators: Pre-Service and In-Service Jewish Education Training

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators trains and empowers Jewish Studies teachers and experiential Jewish educators and leaders to serve as knowledgeable, skilled, reflective and passionate professionals.

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators offers the Pardes Day School Educators Program and the Pardes Experiential Educators Program in Jerusalem for current and aspiring Jewish educators, integrating Jewish text study, teacher training, Israel education and personal and professional development within the open, inclusive learning community of Pardes.

The Pardes Center for Jewish Educators also offers in-service support, professional development opportunities and curricular programming in North America.

Graduates of the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators teach and inspire youth and young adults in Jewish day schools, Hillels, synagogues, camps, environmental education venues and experiential settings in communities across North America.

Application deadline: January 31, 2015
For more information please contact Gail at gail@pardes.org.il

For more information, please contact: gail@pardes.org.il

Posted on
15 December 2014

Internal Coach Program, Hidden Sparks

Hidden Sparks is now accepting applications for its subsidized Internal Coach Program, designed to train faculty members of a school to be school-based experts on diverse learners. Coaches receive training and ongoing support as they help teachers identify specific learning strategies for students that are struggling. 

For more information and for an application, go to HiddenSparks.org or contact Sara Diament, Director of School Services at 212-767-7707 or by email at sara@hiddensparks.org.

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

Posted on
30 November 2014

STAJE Seminar for Teachers in Jewish Schools: Big Business and the Holocaust

December 14, 2014 from 12:30 P.M. to 5 P.M. 

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust invites Jewish school educators to participate in our upcoming seminar, Big Business and the Holocaust. The seminar is part of the Museum’s Shoah Teaching Alternatives in Jewish Education (STAJE) programs, and will take place at the Museum on Sunday, December 14, 2014 from 12:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. 

Germany had many collaborators as it carried out its war against Europe and its war against the Jews. Among these collaborators were large corporate interests. In this seminar, we will explore three aspects of the connection between large business and the Holocaust: the far reaching empire of the chemical conglomerate, IG Farben (which then included Bayer Aspirin); the role of the banking industry in financing and benefitting the Holocaust; and the extensive use of slave labor during World War II. 

Outstanding scholars Peter Hayes (Northwestern University), Harold James (Princeton University) and Wolf Gruner (The Shoah Foundation) will guide us through our investigation of this topic. 
We hope you will join us for what should be a fascinating seminar. 

The program is free of charge, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. 

To pre-register or for more information, please contact Dr. Paul Radensky at pradensky@mjhnyc.org.

A light lunch for teachers will be available at 11:45 A.M. (dietary laws observed). 

Public transportation or parking for teachers will be reimbursed up to $20 per person or vehicle upon presentation of original receipt. 

The Museum is located at 36 Battery Place in Lower Manhattan and is a convenient walk from the 1, 4/5, and R trains. Parking is available within a few blocks of the Museum. For more detailed directions, please visit our website.

STAJE programs are made possible by generous funding from The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany - The Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education.

For more information, please contact: pradensky@mjhnyc.org

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17 November 2014

Hidden Sparks Without Walls webinar series

Hidden Sparks Without Walls is a free webinar series designed for educators and administrators serving Jewish day schools. Varied course topics are offered to deepen classroom teachers’ pedagogic knowledge and practice and enhance their understanding of learning, behavior and differentiated instruction. A full course listing and registration information is available on the Hidden Sparks website.

For more information, please contact: news@hiddensparks.org

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22 December 2014

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Updated online library of free Jewish sources for high school students

I have recently updated my online library of free Judaica resources for high school students. It's located at http://www.jewishinternetguide.com/main/hslibrary.htm

Please feel free to include it on your library's website.

Diane Romm

For more information, please contact: dromm@yahoo.com

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30 November 2014

Tefilla-Toons: New tefilla curriculum

I would like to introduce Tefilla-Toons, an exciting new tefilla curriculum. Tefilla-Toons is a series of cartoon animations that teach each of the birchas hashachar and basic foundations of emunah; such as how Hashem loves each and every one of us, our Torah learning is important to Hashem and many more. Included is a student workbook and teachers introduction video. The student workbook is written to help concretize the ideas presented in the videos and also provide fun activities to help keep the student engaged. While the videos and workbook are geared to 3-5 graders, middle and high school classes love them too.

The entire project is dedicated l’zecher nishmas my brother-in-law, Rabbi Yosef Kalter, Yosef ben Naftali Shimon HaKohen. May it be a zechos for his neshema and the entire family.

The entire curriculum can be found on chinuch.org at this link: http://www.chinuch.org/item_detail/Tefilla-Toons-Birchos-Hashachar-Videos-And-Workbook

Eliezer Kessler

For more information, please contact: rkessler@tetx.org

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18 November 2014

Online Resource Center for Jewish Educators

JTeach.org  is a comprehensive online resource center for Jewish educators. Visit JTeach.org to find new materials to connect learners of all ages with Jewish culture, life and learning. Browse through the 20 different curriculum boxes to find content-rich art projects, source sheets and activities. Discover an expansive selection of innovative resources to build engaging and meaningful lessons. Most projects are adaptable for different age groups and learning styles. New materials are uploaded weekly. Connect with other Jewish educators on our Professional Learning Community.
JTeach.org is sponsored by the Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago/Marshall Jewish Learning Center.

For more information, please contact: linda@bjechicago.org

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17 November 2014

Complimentary Books for Your Classrooms, Koren Publishers

We have heard from a number of educators, professors & school administrators that they have been using two of our newly-published books in their curricula:
(1) “A Guide to the Complex: Contemporary Halakhic Debates” by Shlomo Brody (see: http://bit.ly/1rB6nsj )
(2) “Holistic Prayer: A Guide to Jewish Spirituality” by Rav Avi Weiss (see: http://bit.ly/UEHsqJ )
You can see the Table of Contents for “A Guide to the Complex” here: http://bit.ly/1pI5EHa and “Holistic Prayer” here:http://bit.ly/1xC759h.

We are offering complimentary review copies to those in the Lookstein community who will consider using these books in their classrooms or as school gifts (bar/bat mitzvahs, graduations, etc). Of course, we will offer generous discounts on group purchases.

If you’re interested in receiving a complimentary copy, please email me at pr@korenpub.com with your mailing address.

Yehudit Singer, Koren Publishers/Maggid Books

For more information, please contact: pr@korenpub.com

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10 November 2014

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Call for Proposals: HaYidion

RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network is seeking proposals for the spring issue of HaYidion. The issue theme is "God." Articles may address any of the wide range of issues and challenges that schools confront regarding educating about, and cultivating students' relationship with, God. Topics may include the place of God in and out of classrooms; God in tefillah; specific pedagogies, and innovative courses and lessons; issues of inclusivity, gender, secularity, spirituality, and interfaith relations; theology/ies; relationship with God in Jewish identity formation; age-appropriate instruction; challenges and opportunities of Jewish religious pluralism concerning this issue; 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 January 19; proposals requested by December 1.

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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18 January 2015

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Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL-NYMA) - Winter 2015 Conference

The New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL-NYMA) will hold its Winter 2015 Conference on Tuesday, January 27th, 10 am - 1:30 pm, at Chabad Lubavitch Library Exhibition Hall, 770 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11213 between Kingston and Brooklyn Avenues (10-11 am) and Oholei Torah, 667 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11213 between Brooklyn and New York Avenues (11am-1:30 pm).


10:00-11:00 am Tour of Ginzei Seforim Exhibit at Chabad Library, including introduction and Q & A session with Rabbi Shalom DovBer Levine, Director of the Chabad Lubavitch Research Library and Curator of the Exhibit (more info: http://lubavitch.com/news/article/2031137/A-Walk-Through-the-Pages-of-History.html).

11:00-11:30 am Registration, Networking & Light Lunch

11:30 -12:15 pm Naomi Steinberger, Director of Library Services, Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary
From Qumran to U’Belechtecha Ba-derech: A brief history of Jewish collections over 2,000 years.
An illustrated survey of Jewish collections. This overview will discuss the development and movement of Jewish collections on six continents over the course of 2,000 years.

12:15-1:00 pm Dr. Janette Silverman, Outreach Director at JTS's Davidson Graduate School of Education and Professional genealogist
Making History Relevant and Personal.
This session will explore the ways that we can use primary documents, archives and other library resources to help our teachers and students connect with historical events. We will look at library holdings and resources that can be accessed over the internet to help our students become engaged and identify with history.


RSVP REQUIRED by Wednesday January 22nd to chaya@ramaz.org with the subject line "AJL-NYMA Winter 2015 Conference" so we can order food appropriately.
Payment is at the door: NYMA members, $10; non-members, $18. *Photo ID required for entrance to the conference.


Subway: #3 to Kingston Avenue (@ Eastern Parkway)
Bus: B43 (to Kingston Avenue and Eastern Parkway); B45 (St. Johns Place and Kingston Avenue)

Please note that no outside food may be brought into the facility and a light lunch will be provided.

For more information, please contact: chaya@ramaz.org

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13 January 2015

2015 Conference – Network for Research in Jewish Education

The 29th Annual Conference will be held from June 9-11, 2015, at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, in New York. Held in collaboration with the Association for the Social Scientific Study of Jewry, the Conference will offer a unique opportunity to to engage with educational phenomena in all their manifestations, settings, and contexts, and to place our engagements with Jewish education in broader scholarly and social contexts, in an effort to continue challenging and advancing our field.

The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in research-based conversations that will address contemporary issues, pressing concerns, and new opportunities in Jewish education and the communities in which it takes place. We are looking forward to panels, workshops and conversations that address more traditional domains like curriculum, teaching and learning, schools, synagogues, and camps, in addition to research on broader questions of policy, financing, leadership, popular culture, museums, journalism, politics, and social media.

The Conference will be held mid-week, in order to allow for our second annual Emerging Scholar Seminar. Organized in conjunction with Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) and the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education, the Seminar will be held on June 8-9, and will provide an opportunity for mentoring, research, workshopping and discussion between senior and emerging scholars in the field.

The conference will be co-chaired by Dr. Ari Y. Kelman (Stanford), who will coordinate the program and Dr. Evie Rotstein (HUC-JIR), who will oversee the arrangements.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to January 31, 2015.

Please click here for the description for submissions.
Please click here for instructions for submissions.
Please click here to complete the submission form.

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

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07 December 2014

Pardes Lecture Series - The Transformation of Biblical Women: Medieval Society Rereads the Bible

We'd like to let you know about the upcoming 2015 Hershdorfer Kantrowitz Brettler Lecture Series that we will be holding at Pardes Jerusalem, beginning on Wednesday, December 31st. The title of the series is The Transformation of Biblical Women: Medieval Society Rereads the Bible. The lecture series will be given by Professor Elisheva Baumgarten and will be held on Wednesday evenings through to January 21st

For more information, please contact: http://www.pardes.org.il/medieval2015

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17 November 2014

Center for Modern Torah Leadership Rabbis and Educators Colloquium

You are invited to the 2014 Center for Modern Torah Leadership Rabbis and Educators Colloquium:
Pride without Prejudice: Philosophic and Pedagogic Approaches
December 7-8, 2014
Congregation Beth Sholom, 275 Camp St., Providence RI

Can there be pride without prejudice? Modern Orthodox klei kodesh strive to educate simultaneously toward particularistic identification with and love for the Jewish people and toward recognition of thetzelem Elokim in every human being. These goals are in tension with one another. Particularistic identification can lead to devaluation of the non-Jewish other; recognition of the universality of the tzelem can lead to delegitimization of ahavat Yisroel. 

We will develop, share, evaluate, and model pedagogic approaches to this issue through deep study of foundational Torah texts in full awareness and appreciation of disciplines such as anthropology, sociology, and philosophy. Each session will include a formal shiur, case study presentations, and extensive chavruta and moderated group discussion. Engaged participation is expected for all participants, as the colloquium will be made up of active conversations rather than lectures.

Confirmed presenters include: Rabbi Yaakov Bieler, Rabbi Aryeh Klapper, Rabbi David Maayan, Rabbi Eric Grossman, Dr. Shani Bechhofer, Rabbi Zev Eleff, Rabbi Dr. Eliezer Finkelman, and Miriam Gedwiser, Esq.

Specific topics include:

Religious Pluralism in the thought of Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
Teaching Ethically Difficult Texts
Biblical Attitudes towards Intermarriage
History of American Orthodox Rhetoric
Gender and Hierarchy....and more!

If you are able to attend or have any questions about the event, please reply to Brauna Doidge, bdoidge@torahleadership.org
Registration is extremely limited, so please let us know as soon as possible if you can attend. There is a registration fee of $36. Some travel subsidies are still available.

For more information, please contact: bdoidge@torahleadership.org

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17 November 2014

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Jewish Education Innovation Challenge grants

The Mayberg Family Foundation announced today the third year of the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC), a grant initiative designed to stimulate and reward innovation in Jewish middle and high school education in North America.

During the past two years JEIC has funded and researched four new models for Jewish education created by talented educators, enabling them to field test paradigm shifting programs in Jewish day schools. JEIC provides $50,000, along with research and consulting services to give grantees optimal chances for success and to glean lessons for other innovators to build upon. 

The grant program is structured in three phases, with the first step being the completion of a short Letter of Intent. Applicants invited to write a full proposal are given a $1000 grant upon turning it in. A larger grant is given to those who make it to the third and final round, and the full $50,000 grant will be given to up to six winners. The Challenge is open to any Jewish middle school or high school, regardless of denomination.

JEIC searches for programs that share our values, including: 
• Challenging students assumptions about Judaism in a respectful way
• Development of Hashem-centered students
• Helping to form Jewish identity
• Deep thinking about Judaic texts and ideas
• Connection of Judaism with emotional memory and sacred habits
• Programs that create a Jewish context for resilience and adaptability
• Programs that move student’s locus of control from outside to inside
• Programs that transforms students over the span of the year in a way that students and teachers recognize
• Ways to engage students that sustains the engagement over time
• Sufficient time on task (must meet at least four times a week for 45 minutes or more each time)
LOIs are due no later than Wednesday December 10, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.For detailed information about the JEIC and how to secure funding, visit www.jewishchallenge.org or write to rabbifeld@jewishchallenge.org.

The Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC) is a grantmaking initiative designed to disrupt complacency and encourage innovation in Jewish day school education. By rewarding and collaborating with talented innovators, JEIC seeks to improve the way Jewish values, literacy, practice and belief are transferred to the next generation. The project's ultimate success will be the creation and implementation of revolutionary, practical educational models that are sustainable, accountable and scalable.

The Mayberg Family Charitable Foundation is a grantmaking family foundation with a high impact, entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy. Trustees Louis and Manette Mayberg serve on a variety of boards and are deeply involved in many issues and initiatives impacting how future generations will sustain Jewish values, literacy, practice and belief. Giving priorities include Jewish outreach and Jewish education.

For more information, please contact: rabbifeld@jewishchallenge.org

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26 January 2015

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Hebrew writing contest, The Agnon House of Jerusalem

The Agnon House of Jerusalem sponsors a yearly Hebrew writing contest for material inspired by Agnon and his works, which is open to students grades 7-12.

Details at: http://tinyurl.com/AgnonContest
Deadline: March 18, 2015

For more information, please contact: atid@atid.org

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04 January 2015

Summer student program on Jewish life in Lublin, Poland

The organization Grodzka Gate in Lublin, Poland in cooperation with the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University launches a summer program for English-speaking students. Entitled "Memory-Place-Presence, the 10-day program will take place in Lublin, Poland in the end of June 2015 (23.06-02.07.2015).

The program is designed for those who want to explore the Yiddishland in the forgotten continent of shtetls and cities once filled with Ashkenazi Jews.

Main topics of the program are:
• The heritage of shtetls, the small, often largely Jewish towns of Eastern Europe, including guided tour of some of these towns; and the heritage of Jewish life in major cities, especially Lublin,
• Yiddish and Hebrew as the linguistic pillars of local Jewish culture,
• In search of identity – Jewish Biographies of the 20th century,
• The Holocaust and its consequences for Lublin region,
• Education and creative work around the notion of collective memory,

Students completing the program will be granted four ECTS (European Credit Transfer) credits. The cost of the program is $1500. Scholarships are available.
Deadline for application is March 1st, 2015.

Please read more about the program on: http://teatrnn.pl/activities/summerschool/program/

For more information, please contact: summerschool@tnn.lublin.pl

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07 December 2014

The Szarvas Fellowships

The Szarvas Fellowships: An incredible opportunity to attend the largest international Jewish camp in Szarvas, Hungary with a pluralistic group of teens from across the United States and Canada. This program will explore issues of Jewish identity, Pluralism, Jewish peoplehood and more. Camp Szarvas has campers from 20-25 countries around the world.

Eligible: High School students entering 11th &12th grade
Session Dates: #1 6/25-7/10 #2 7/9-7/24 #3 7/23-8/7 #4 8/6-8/21
Application due date: 2/11/15
2015 Szarvas Fellowships flyer 
1 page description of the Fellowship
Szarvas video
Article about the impact of Camp Szarvas on Jewry in Eastern/ Central Europe

Applications for 2015: www.szarvas.org
Please contact Rabbi Seth Braunstein at sbraunstein@szarvas.org orinfo@szarvas.org for more information.

Help us share this opportunity with others:
- Share on Facebook and Twitter using #szarvasapply15

The Szarvas Fellowships are administered by The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, in association with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.

Rabbi Seth Braunstein
Director, Szarvas Fellowships

For more information, please contact: sbraunstein@szarvas.org

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05 November 2014

An invitation: Teach and Learn on the Global Day of Jewish Learning

The Global Day of Jewish Learning – Sunday, November 16 - is a once-a-year opportunity to unite with hundreds of Jewish communities around the globe through learning our shared texts.
Join Jews in six continents as we study Jewish texts relating to this year's theme: “Heroes and Villains, Saints and Fools: The People in the Book”.

Global Day provides ready-made lesson plans for adult, middle-school, elementary, and very young learners (in partnership with PJ Library).

Teach as part of the Global Day by organizing a learning session in your community. This is an incredible chance to practice your skill of facilitation as you create a meaningful experience for your learners - one which will be shared with Jews around the world. Click here to register your Global Day event and download the curriculum, marketing materials and other resources- all free of charge.

And/or learn yourself!
• Attend a Global Day event near you. Click here to view the 2014 Global Day map.
• Tune in to 24x24- our live internet broadcast of Jewish learning from around the globe. Speakers will include Rabbi Adin Even-Israel Steinsaltz, MK Dr. Ruth Calderon, R. Elie Kaunfer, Judy Klitsner, R. Asher Lopatin, Sarah Lefton, Alicia Jo Rabins, R. David Silber, and many more. You’ll be able to watch at www.theglobalday.org/24x24. Visit now to check out the schedule and speaker bios, and to pledge to watch.

Questions? Comments? Please contact Global Day’s Community Coordinator, Amalia Ritter at amalia@theglobalday.org or 212-840-1166.

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

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26 January 2015

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New MOFET Jewish Ed Newsletter

Catch up on jewish ed news with the new MOFET Jewish Ed Newsletter! The current bulletin contains a number of items examining the philosophy of Jewish education along with items describing some visionary Jewish learning initiatives, Jewish Ed conferences and PD opportunities and much more http://goo.gl/j1TekM 

Reuven Werber | Academic & Content Editor of International Portal for Jewish Education 
MOFET JTEC Jewish Education Portal – http://jtec.macam.ac.il/portal 
The MOFET Institute | The International Channel 

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

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18 January 2015

Piloting Apricot in NYC area day schools

Apricot (justapricot.com) is a web app that enables teachers to communicate with their students and engage parents in a meaningful way. It is free and simple to use. We are currently planning to pilot Apricot in a number of schools in the NYC area and are recruiting interested schools. 

If you would like more information or are interested in piloting, reach out to Raffi Holzer at raffiholzer@gmail.com

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

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13 January 2015

TiM Educational summer travel opportunities

Torah in Motion offers Jewish educational summer travel opportunities to a variety of venues.

- Witness G-d's Creations: African Safari with Rabbi Natan Slifkin

- Journey through Jewish History with Rabbi Dr. Shalom Berger 

- Journey through Jewish History with Dr. Marc Shapiro
Spain - http://torahinmotion.org/programs/journey-through-jewish-history-alluring-spain-2015 
Italy - http://torahinmotion.org/programs/journey-through-jewish-history-spectacular-italy-2015 
Central Europe - http://torahinmotion.org/programs/journey-through-jewish-history-central-europe-2015 

Special discounts for Jewish educators.

For details call 416.633.5770 or send an email to info@torahinmotion.org.

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

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04 January 2015

Upcoming events at Machon Pardes, Jerusalem

I wanted to let you know about two upcoming events that are taking place at Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies:

Sunday January 18: Orthodox Feminism - How far have we come; how far still to go?
Malke Bina, Rahel Berkovits and Blu Greenberg in conversation. Moderated by Meesh Hammer-Kossoy. Click here for more information.

Tuesday January 27: Israel - Jewish or Democratic? The debate within Israel. The effect on world Jewry. Yitz Greenberg and Daniel Landes in conversation. Moderated by Elliott Malamet. Click here for more information.

The price is 40NIS per lecture. 25% online discount. 

For more information, please contact: emma@pardes.org.il

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29 December 2014

Create a new translation on Sefaria!

If you could create any English translation of a text or collection of traditional texts, what would it be? Pick a work, topic, theme, or genre, and tell us about the source or sources that you would like to translate into English. Sefaria is prepared to commit $10,000 for projects that excite us and meet our needs and requirements.

The fine print:
- Individuals or groups are welcome to submit proposals.
- The translator(s) must be legally permitted to translate the work(s) selected. 
- The translation must be your own original work, which you are prepared to release to Sefaria under a CC-0 license.
- Proposals must include the name of the translator(s), and an explanation of why you are qualified to create this translation. Please also include a description of the anthology being proposed or work to be translated, and an approximate timeline for the project. 
- All proposals are due by January 25, 2015.

Share your ideas with us! Send proposals, comments, or questions to sara@sefaria.org.

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

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23 December 2014

MA in Jewish Studies with a concentration in Jewish Education at Touro

TOURO COLLEGE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF JEWISH STUDIES Earn a Master of Arts degree in JEWISH STUDIES with a concentration in JEWISH EDUCATION Prepare for a rewarding career in Jewish education• Open to qualified students with advanced Yeshiva training and a baccalaureate degree from regionally accredited institutions• Combines the best of theory and practice in Jewish Education• Provides mentored practical classroom experience, using sophisticated observation techniques• Graduates and current students serve as teachers and administrators in yeshivot and day schools in the New York area and around the country Convenient Evening Classes• Class hours are designed to accommodate your daily sedarim and teaching schedules• Most courses are offered at the Lander College for Men in Queens Experienced Faculty• Our dynamic faculty members are distinguished professionals in the world of chinuch Small Class Sizes• Small classes help nurture close faculty/student relationships Career Services• We assist with resumes, interview preparation, job placement, and mentoring  Affordable Tuition• Generous scholarships – including some full tuition fellowships – are available Other Program Options• We also offer concentrations in Jewish history at our Manhattan campus and in history of the Holocaust at our campus in Berlin, GermanyNow accepting applications for Spring, Summer and Fall 2015For more information please contact:Graduate School of Jewish Studies Admissions Office212-242-4668 ext. 6026.  karen.rubin@touro.edu  www.touro.edu

For more information, please contact: karen.rubin@touro.edu

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09 December 2014

Ivriyon Summer Hebrew Institute Application Now Available

Dear Educators:

I am pleased to share that The Davidson Graduate School
at JTS will run its popular Ivriyon Hebrew immersion
program June 29 - July 23, 2015.

"My experience at the Ivriyon helped me push my Hebrew
skills to the next level. Learning from expert faculty,
as well as my fellow participants, in an environment
catered specifically to day school teachers was one of
the best professional development choices I could have
made. My confidence in my abilities has increased, my
vocabulary has expanded, and I am returning to my school
with a renewed focus on helping my students.“ — Ivriyon

Ivriyon provides day school teachers with a wonderful
opportunity to strengthen their ability to teach Judaic
topics in Hebrew language. The program is a 4-week, non-
denominational immersive experience hosted at JTS in New
York, and all expenses related to instruction, housing
(provided in NYC at JTS dormitories for out-of-town
participants), and meals are subsidized.

Ivriyon is supported by a grant from the AVI CHAI
Foundation and co-sponsored by the William Davidson
Graduate School of Jewish Education.

For full details and an application, please visit the
Ivriyon website www.jtsa.edu/ivriyon, or write to

For more information, please contact: Ivriyon@jtsa.edu

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07 December 2014

Blended/online learning survey request

I am currently working on my MBA Capstone project that is, of course, tied to day school education since that is where my experience and heart is at this point in my career. I was hoping that some of you may be able to help direct me to some current data that I need to bolster my claim that most day schools are in need of financial support and possibly even some research that discusses what has been tried and failed or been successful for our schools. 

Additionally, I am also collecting data on the use of blended and/or online learning in our day schools - Are our schools using blended learning? Using online learning? What is it costing schools to offer an online course? Are they outsourcing it? etc. If anyone has access to such research/data, I would so appreciate you sharing it with me. If not, if you would be willing to answer the questions in this survey regarding the use of blended and/or online learning in your schools that would be greatly appreciated and I would obviously share the data I gather with you if you are interested.

My project isn't intended to solve the financial crisis that schools may find themselves in nor to suggest we should become fully online schools by any stretch, but I am hoping to make two different recommendations - one or both - that may help schools (particularly out of town schools) bring in some extra income to their schools. . . .and as we know every dollar and more importantly every student counts!

Thanks again,
Ariella Allen

For more information, please contact: aallen@torahday.org

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30 November 2014

New MOFET Jewish Ed Newsletter

Just published our December MOFET Jewish Ed Newsletter with items on adult education, Israel–Global educational collaborations and upcoming educational programs for teens. Come have a look, subscribe & share!


Reuven Werber | Academic & Content Editor of International Portal for Jewish Education
MOFET JTEC Jewish Education Portal – http://jtec.macam.ac.il/portal

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

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10 November 2014

First-ever US Chidon National Finals for Adults to Take Place Thanksgiving Weekend

Free tickets are available for the national championship of Chidon Tanach (Bible Contest) for Adults. In this contest, a dozen Jewish adults from across the US will compete for the opportunity to represent the US in the next International Chidon for Adults.

This is the first time that a national Bible championship for adults is taking place outside of Israel. In addition to the Bible competition, the event will include a musical performance and remarks by the consul-general of Israel in New York.

The event will take place on Sunday, November 30, 2014/8 Kislev 5775 (Thanksgiving Weekend)
2 PM at West Side Institutional Synagogue
120 West 76th St., New York, NY 10023

The event will be streamed by the Jewish Broadcasting Service (Shalom TV) and is thus accessible to a wide audience in the United States. The segment relating to the quiz will be streamed directly to Israel as well.

Tickets are free, but you must register in advance. Please sign up for tickets at http://azm.org/bible-contest

The event is sponsored and organized by the World Zionist Organization.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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

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06 November 2014

Day School Leadership Training Institute Application Now Available

Applications for the next cohort of the Day School
Leadership Training Institute (DSLTI) are now available.
Visit our website to learn more about this professional
leadership training program for Day School Heads of School
or aspiring Heads of School:

For more information, please contact: jasilverman@jtsa.edu


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