Middle School Jewish Studies Teacher
JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, Watertown, MA
JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, is committed to serving families across a wide spectrum of belief and practice. The school has several hallmarks: Hebrew and English spoken throughout the day; Jewish and General studies integrated in many areas; a commitment to creative, academic excellence; and living a joyful Jewish life in a welcoming community. JCDS was founded in 1995 and serves students in grades K-8. We encourage everyone in our community to approach life with a growth mindset. We value our professional staff and invest in their ongoing development. Our professional community is rooted in collaboration, generosity of spirit, and a passion for our mission. JCDS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees without regard to race, color, religious creed, national and ethnic origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical disability.
A JCDS teacher models the core values of a JCDS education: integrity, perseverance/resiliency, curiosity, multiple perspectives/empathy, problem solving, reflection and evidence, and creates a student-centered, rigorous, play-infused learning environment for students.
A middle school Jewish Studies teacher classes of up to 24 students. Candidates for this position should demonstrate a passion for teaching children as well as a deep understanding of how to design and run an academic program that meets the social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of children. The teacher is responsible for Toshba and Tanakh content and skill acquisition. The candidate should possess excellent communication, organization and class management skills and should demonstrate a desire to work collaboratively with colleagues in the classroom to create a joyful, Jewish learning community.
- Lead instruction in Toshba and Tanakh teaching and skill acquisition;
- Lead students in activities to promote their physical, mental and social development and their school readiness;
- Evaluate the progress of students and discuss progress results with students, parents and administrators;
- Develop course materials and curriculum content;
- Set up and maintain a classroom space that supports a project based approach to instruction;
- Identify children’s individual learning needs and design learning experiences to support them;
- Work with other classroom teachers to ensure a cohesive, loving classroom environment
- Basic Hebrew language proficiency;
- Experience designing Toshba and Tanakh learning experiences that are organized around an inquiry/student centered approach to instruction;
- Ability to support the creation of a joyful, Jewish learning environment;
- Demonstrated ability to teach Toshba;
- Demonstrated ability to teach Tanakh;
- Demonstrated ability to teach students with diverse learning styles;
- Ability to integrate multicultural perspectives into teaching;
- Commitment to ongoing professional development
Please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, placing the title of “Middle School Jewish Studies Teacher” in the subject line.