Teaching Positions

If you are interested in the listing below please contact:

  • Dr. Elaine R.S. Cohen – Schechter Day School Network Director
    SSDS Placement by e-mail: cohen@uscj.org
    By phone: 212-533-7800, ext. 1129 or 646-519-9211
  • Wendy S. Light – Consultant for Synagogue School
    Placement by e-mail: light@uscj.org
    By phone: 215-869-1830
  • Maxine Handelman – Consultant for Early Childhood Education
    Placement by e-mail: handelman@uscj.org
    By phone: 847-641-9963
  • Edward Edelstein – Executive Director/Placement Counselor
  • Placement by e-mail: placement@jewisheducators.org
    By phone: 516 569-2537

Posted April 11, 2013

Lander-Grinspoon Academy: The Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley, in Northampton, MA, is currently seeking a dynamic, creative and highly motivated Judaic Studies teacher for 3rd and 4th grade.

We are an open and diverse Jewish community providing an outstanding and meaningful K-6 education.  At our school, each child’s success is our highest priority. Our philosophy, curriculum, and community all work together to ensure that each student is embraced as an individual and supported in every way possible. We have a very strong social curriculum, and feel that it is our job to educate students not only with a strong general and Judaic education, but also to teach students to be menches. Our teachers work collaboratively with each other, both in terms of curriculum and helping each child reach his/her potential.

The ideal candidate is conversant in Hebrew and able to conduct ivrit b’ivrit classes. S/he is a creative and passionate educator with the ability to engage students using a variety of teaching modes and styles.  S/he communicates and partners with families and nurtures within each student a joyful sense of Jewish identity.

For more information please contact Deborah Bromberg Seltzer at Dseltzer@lgaschechter.org

Posted May 29, 2012

Lander-Grinspoon Academy: The Solomon Schechter Day School of the Pioneer Valley, in Northampton, MA, is currently seeking a dynamic, creative and highly motivated Hebrew teacher.

We are an open and diverse Jewish community providing an outstanding and meaningful K-6 education. At our school, each child’s success is our highest priority. Our philosophy, curriculum, and community all work together to ensure that each student is embraced as an individual and supported in every way possible. We have a very strong social curriculum, and feel that it is our job to educate students not only with a strong general and Judaic education, but also to teach students to be menches. Our teachers work collaboratively with each other, both in terms of curriculum and helping each child reach his/her potential.

The ideal candidate is fluent in Hebrew and able to conduct ivrit b’ivrit classes. S/he is a creative and passionate educator with the ability to engage students using a variety of teaching modes and styles. S/he communicates and partners with families and nurtures within each student a joyful sense of Jewish identity.

For more information please contact Deborah Bromberg Seltzer

The Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Hartford (SSDS), an Early Childhood 2-8th grade independent Jewish Day School, seeks a Judaic Studies teacher for the 2013-14 school year.  Specifically, this dynamic, engaging and caring professional will join the faculty in August as part of the Schechter team to plan, develop and teach curricular units for the coming school year.

Reporting to the Principal, this part-time teacher will work collaboratively with the Judaic Studies team to plan and implement educational activities that meet the academic and developmental needs of upper Elementary School children and build upon their learning experiences in the lower Elementary School. This teacher will be responsible for teaching Judaic Studies courses meeting five days per week. Judaic Studies classes focus on students’ developing access skills for reading and understanding Chumash and Rabbinic literature, including Trope, as well as learning age-appropriate and spiraling knowledge of the rituals, prayers and concepts relating to Jewish holidays.

Candidates must be knowledgeable in all areas of Judaic Studies. Candidates with a Bachelor’s Degree in Judaic Studies or related field and a minimum of three years’ teaching experience are preferred.  In addition to the requisite experience and background, this individual will demonstrate sensitivity to the Jewish community and integrate and support the Jewish values, ethics and mission of the SolomonSchechterDay School.

An ideal candidate:

  • respects and enjoys Elementary School students;
  • understands the social, emotional and cognitive development and needs of Elementary School students;
  • plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, and work time that provides students with opportunities to interact, practice and develop their skills,
  • is familiar with the MaToK Bible Curriculum, Standards and Benchmarks for the Teaching of Tanakh in Jewish Day Schools, instructional approaches to teaching Elementary School children, child development, differentiated instruction, Understanding by Design, National Common Core Standards;
  • possesses strong team-building, leadership, analytical, problem-solving, conflict-resolution, and stress-management skills;
  • is interested in being an active participant in the Elementary School outside of the classroom,
  • communicates effectively verbally and in writing;
  • values working collaboratively; and,
  • continually seeks to increase knowledge in the field of endeavor.

Karen Trager, DJRE
Principal
Solomon Schechter Day School
26 Buena Vista Road
West Hartford, CT 06107
860.561.0700 x 159
860.561.2329 fax
ktrager@ssds-hartford.org
www.ssds-hartford.org