Job Opening: Jewish Learning Teacher
Makom ATID (Afterschool Torah Im Derekh-Eretz) is Makom’s brand-new, innovative approach to serious Jewish learning and bar/bat mitzvah preparation. Makom ATID offers classes in Jewish learning, Hebrew language, and synagogue skills (prayer and Torah/haftarah chanting) to students in grades 5-8 in downtown Toronto.
Makom ATID’s Educational Goals
– Engage students in deep and meaningful Jewish learning
– Provide broader, foundational knowledge of Judaism and Hebrew
– Offer continuing education for Makom Afterschool students and educational opportunities for students coming from different Jewish day or supplementary schools or with no prior Jewish education
– Encourage Torah lishmah – Jewish learning for its own sake – with a secondary focus on the bar/bat mitzvah ceremony
– Create downtown Jewish peer community
– Develop future opportunities to engage in volunteering, outdoor experiences, downtown Jewish history, etc.
We seek a dynamic, creative, and energetic teacher who has knowledge of both traditional and contemporary Jewish texts, history, values, and traditions.
The Makom ATID Jewish Learning Teacher will:
– Teach children in grades 5-8 every Wednesday from September to June, 4-6pm
– Teach Jewish texts, history, and traditions through both traditional and experiential models of teaching
– Make Jewish tradition accessible and meaningful to diverse 10- to 14-year-old students
– Teach Jewish values, texts, and traditions in a pluralistic and inclusive fashion
– Deep knowledge of Jewish studies and tradition
– Familiarity and facility with the sacred texts of Judaism and their traditional and contemporary interpretations (Torah, Tanakh, Midrash, Mishnah, Talmud, etc.)
– Expertise in one or several of the following: experiential or informal Jewish education, differentiated classrooms, and classroom management
– Experience with classroom teaching, lesson planning, and pedagogy
– Commitment to children’s social and emotional development
– Desire to grow and learn professionally
– Passion for working with children and teens
– Strong oral and written communication skills
– Experience with experiential education methods
– Training or experience in formal and informal Jewish education
– Experience with differentiated classroom, teaching multiple ages at once
– Knowledge of child development and ability to apply it to lesson planning and instruction
In addition to a base salary, the Makom ATID Jewish Learning Teacher will receive vacation pay and paid sick leave, as well as CPP and EI benefits.
Please submit resumes to rabbi@makomTO.org.
Resumes will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
For more information, please visit our website: www.makomafterschool.org