Jewish Studies Teacher, grades 4-8

Faculty / Full-Time

Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston, Newton, MA

Schechter Boston is a Jewish Day School in the Boston area serving families from a variety of Jewish backgrounds, from secular to orthodox. We create a Jewish educational experience where each child, 15 months through eighth grade, will be known, belong, be engaged, be inspired, and be prepared. Faculty, staff, and students at Schechter benefit from a highly collaborative, mutually supportive environment in which each person’s individual strengths are recognized, cultivated and are vital to the success and learning of our community.

We are a community where educational innovation is valued, and we back it up with generous professional development resources. We believe “there is no limit to better” and are always looking for the next best thing that will serve our students. We are a highly collaborative culture and offer opportunities for teachers to work together to take ownership of their curriculum, collaborate with colleagues, and build inspiring and rigorous educational experiences for their students. If you are looking for a school that will support your desire to innovate in your teaching, then we want to meet you!

Schechter Boston is currently hiring Jewish Studies teacher for grades 4-8. You will play a critical role in the spiritual and character development of our older students.


What you will do

Both independently and in collaboration with the Jewish Studies team, you will:

Design, plan and implement learning experiences  From text-focused Jewish Studies lessons to units that motivate students to engage in active, interpretive learning experiences, your creativity and passion for Jewish life and learning will shine in your lessons. Your lessons will include plans for differentiated instruction, with activities and assessments that meet the needs of every student.

Build relationships with all students  Be an inspiring dugma ishit (role model) for students, modeling a passionate, joyful, and deep relationship to Jewish life and learning. There is also the potential opportunity to play a rabbinic role in the school including, serving the spiritual, religious and pastoral needs of our broader community.

Create a safe environment  Your well-structured classroom environment will help all students feel safe – physically, emotionally, and academically – and ready to learn.

Participate in ongoing cycles of reflection  Both independently and in collaboration with colleagues, we believe that ongoing reflection is key to our own ongoing learning.


Who you are:

  • You are dynamic and engaging; someone who can inspire students and help steer the school in an engaging and inspiring Jewish direction.
  • You are passionate about creating an inspiring and inclusive learning environment.
  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of two years experience teaching students, preferably in a middle school setting.
  • You have some experience studying classical Jewish texts (Tanakh, Talmud) in their original languages.
  • You have exemplary teaching skills.



Location: Schechter Boston is located in Newton, Massachusetts.

Hours:  The hours for this position are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Salary:  The salary range for this position is $54,000 – $93,000/year, depending on experience.

Benefits:  Health and vision insurance, prescription drug benefits, flexible spending accounts (FSA), employer matching 403(b) retirement savings, long-term disability, life insurance, sick and personal time, and early dismissal on Fridays.


To Apply

Schechter Boston, through the Stronger Together Project, has contracted with KnightVision, LLC to help fill this critical role. Click here to learn more about Schechter Boston. Click here to apply for this position.

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Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston

Newton, MA
Infant / Toddler, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender