Director of Jewish Studies and Hebrew @ Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School

Director of Jewish Studies and Hebrew

Located in Foster City, Ronald C Wornick Jewish Day School is a pluralistic community day school for students from TK until 8th grade. We are a warm and welcoming community with a collaborative team focused on bettering our school, supporting our students and welcoming our families. Wornick Day School is seeking a Director of Jewish Studies and Hebrew to join our leadership team in the summer of 2020 to help create a vision for Judaic Studies and Jewish Life at our school.

The Director of Jewish Studies and Hebrew will:
Work with the Head of School to create short and long term goals for Jewish Studies Curriculum and Jewish Life at Wornick
Develop a scope and sequence for Jewish Studies from Kindergarten through 8th grade
Support teachers in identifying the resources and trainings to support their classroom goals
Work with other leading Jewish educators at the school to collaboratively create holiday, tefillah and other life cycle/ritual programming
Teach two Jewish Studies classes
Lead morning Tefillah on a regular basis and help design innovative Tefillah programming for the entire school
Work in partnership with the Head of School to strengthen partnerships with local Jewish institutions, synagogues and preschools
Attend community events like the open house, recruiting events, parent teacher conferences and back to school night
Serve on committees at school to improve school culture and support the professional community
Work collaboratively with the Advancement Department to curate Jewish programming that welcomes new families and engages the support of our larger community
Lead weekly meetings for Jewish Studies Teachers
Work with our Hebrew teachers to successfully integrate Hebrew education within the larger framework of Jewish education at our school
The successful candidate will:
Have 5-10 years of experience in Jewish Educational Leadership
Be fluent or near fluent in Hebrew
Have an MA in Jewish Education, Jewish Studies or Rabbinic Ordination
Have experience supervising and mentoring educators
Be seasoned in the planning and execution of large programs
Be collaborative and willing to work with a diverse staff
Have experience working in a Jewish Day School setting (we will also consider candidates with extensive religious school experience)
Possess strong communication skills and an ability to speak to diverse populations
Experience leading Tefillah and Jewish ritual and holiday celebrations a plus
Songleader abilities a plus

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, vision, dental, kosher food option available, Life Insurance
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2020-02-05
  • Times this job has been viewed: 476 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Director, Hebrew, Jewish Studies Director
  • Organization Type: Education & Schools
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Job Location
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School
800 Foster City Blvd. #830
Foster City , California 94404
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