“The Leffell School – Middle School Tanakh Department Chair
The Leffell School is a dynamic, independent K-12 Jewish school serving approximately 850 students on two campuses in Westchester County, NY, 30 minutes north of New York City. We emphasize academic excellence, traditional Jewish learning and values, and a strong sense of community, and are seeking an outstanding, passionate, and experienced Tanakh educator to lead our Middle School Tanakh Department.
The Middle School Tanakh Department Chair will lead a talented and committed team of teachers in sharing their love of Tanakh and Jewish learning with our sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students. The ideal candidate will be a master teacher whose own teaching conveys to students her or his passion for Tanakh and tradition, and models for colleagues the ability to engage and inspire students through challenging classroom learning and the formation of meaningful relationships. Working in concert with our Middle School Principal, Middle School Rabbi, and our Associate Head of School, the Middle School Tanakh Chair will oversee our rigorous program in Tanakh, prioritizing text learning and skill development alongside excitement and joy, and supervise the teachers in the department. The Middle School Tanakh Chair will also participate in Tefilah and will likely teach one section of Mishnah/Gemara.
This is a leadership position and candidates should have both day school Judaic teaching experience, as well as several years of departmental leadership experience. Ability to teach in Hebrew will be extremely helpful and a Master’s Degree in Jewish Education or Bible is preferred; a Master’s Degree in both education and Bible would be ideal. Generous compensation commensurate with experience.