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Jewish Studies Teacher
Kehillah Jewish High School is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative, and creative full-time Jewish Studies teacher. This person will have a strong background in the academic engagement with the literature of the Beit Midrash. The ability to teach aspects of Jewish history would be a plus. We want a collaborative colleague who appreciates a pluralistic community, is excited about developing new curricula, and interested in approaching classical Jewish texts through innovative pedagogical methods including experiential, project and inquiry-based learning. We are looking for a dynamic educator who will have a deep appreciation for educational access and neurodiversity.
Some of the currently offered Jewish Studies classes include: World Jewish Literature, Contemporary Israel, Sex and Gender in Kaballah, An Intersection between Technology and Halakha, Holocaust and Society, American Jews and the Politics of Race. Full course listing can be found here:
In addition to teaching responsibilities, faculty members undertake student advisory roles, participate in day and overnight class trips, mentor student clubs, and assume various duties that contribute to the life of the school. All faculty and staff members foster a culture of mutual respect, collaboration, diversity, and inclusion. This position begins in August, 2018.
About Our School
Kehillah Jewish High School is distinguished by an exceptional academic program and a supportive environment that pairs rich traditions with the best of the Silicon Valley mindset. At Kehillah, students embark on a journey of self-discovery guided by a community of passionate educators. They graduate with the knowledge, values, and community that enable them to create extraordinary futures.
Our Four Commitments
1) Everyone Counts - We embrace the diversity of our student community by ensuring that every member knows that they count.
2) Everyone Has Equal Access To Great Learning - Embracing the diversity of our student body, we educate to each student and recognize that each student has a unique learning style.
3) Everyone’s Unique Talents Are Valued Equally - Some students are strong in math, others great writers. Some students have a great jump-shot while others produce breathtaking art. Some students are gregarious, while others choose quietude. We recognize this diversity and affirm that we are the better for it.
4) We Take Responsibility For Ourselves, Our Learning, And Our Community - We look to our diverse community and ask each member to step up and take ownership of their learning, of their school, and of their community.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experienced teaching students from diverse backgrounds and supporting neurodiversity in order to provide students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:
We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits subject to plan parameters including medical, dental, life, vision, 403(b), full gym membership, free lunch, and more. Pre-employment background screening is required for all positions including TB test and verification of authorization to work in the United States (I-9). Kehillah does not sponsor applicants for work visas.
Please apply by sending a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Kehillah Jewish High School, visit our website at: http://www.kehillah.org.
Kehillah Jewish High School is an equal opportunity employer committed to provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Kehillah are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws.