Team Lead for Judaics

Faculty / Full-Time

Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston, Newton, MA

Team Lead of Jewish Studies

Schechter Boston aims to be the primary Jewish community for our students and families. Through our warm, collaborative culture, we foster the academic and spiritual growth of our students. For the 2024-2025 school year, we are seeking a dynamic and engaging leader who is passionate about creating an inspiring and inclusive learning environment to advance our vision Jewish learning from early childhood through 8th grade, teach upper grades Jewish Studies classes (specific grades to be determined), and design programs to meet the needs of our broader community.

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!


What is a team lead?

Schechter Boston has a unique organizational structure designed to distribute responsibility for decision making across the school. Three years ago we created a number of  “Team Lead” roles. Team leads split their time between classroom teaching and school leadership. Their leadership may include supervising teachers, designing curriculum, and working closely with senior school leaders to chart and advance the strategic priorities of the school. Team lead roles provide talented teachers with a pathway for career advancement and contribute to Schechter’s innovative and collaborative culture.  


Job Description:

Both independently and in collaboration with the Director of Learning and Teaching, the Director of Jewish Life and Learning, and our Jewish Studies team, our Team Lead of Jewish Studies will serve as  both a Jewish leader in the school and a classroom teacher.

Jewish Leader:

  • Be an inspiring dugma ishit (role model)   You will model a joyful and deep relationship to Jewish life and learning. Teachers and students will be inspired by your content knowledge and your passion for Judaism. You will serve as an expert for our community in Jewish learning. 
  • Offer embedded professional development  You help our teachers grow in their implementation of Jewish Studies curriculum, their instructional strategies, and their ability to differentiate instruction. You will do this through coaching and modeling of classroom lessons, in-service professional development time, serving as a consultant for educators about students in need of specialized instruction, enrichment and support, and serving as a resource for faculty on Jewish Studies pedagogy and content knowledge. 
  • Coordinate our Jewish Studies curriculum across grades  Collaborate with teachers and leaders to build and implement a shared vision of how Jewish learning fits into the overall Schechter experience. You will coordinate our Jewish Studies curriculum across all grades and expand opportunities for student enrichment and support in Jewish Studies. You get to set learning goals, build curricular units, assess learning, support teachers in implementing these units, and participate in faculty hiring decisions.


Classroom teacher:

  • Design, plan and implement text-focused Jewish Studies lessons and units in their own classroom that motivate students to engage in active, interpretive learning experiences.
  • Prepare and implement differentiated instruction, activities and assessments that meet the needs of every student. 
  • Build relationships with students.
  • Create and maintain a safe, well-structured physical environment that is conducive to student learning.
  • Participate in ongoing cycles of reflection, both independently and in collaboration with colleagues.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Some experience studying classical Jewish texts (Tanakh, Talmud) in their original languages 
  • Minimum of three years experience teaching students, preferably in a middle school setting.
  • Exemplary teaching skills.


Pay & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary up to $112,000 per year, commensurate with experience
  • We thrive to provide a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package that supports our faculty and staff, including: health insurance, prescription drug benefit, vision, healthcare/dependent care flexible spending account (FSA), long term disability, life insurance, 403(b) with employer matching, tuition reduction for employees’ children, paid holidays, sick time 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. Learn more about Schechter Boston at Go to to apply for this position. Contact with any questions.


About the School:

Schechter Boston creates a Jewish educational experience where each child, 15 months through eighth grade, is known, belongs, is engaged and inspired.  Faculty, staff and students at Schechter benefit from a highly collaborative, mutually supportive environment in which each person’s individual strengths are recognized and cultivated, and are vital to the success and learning of the community as a whole. Individuals who work at Schechter Boston must thrive in a culture that lives every day by the following cultural values:

  • Believing there is no limit to better
  • Providing honest and kind feedback
  • Failing forward
  • Leaning into complexity
  • Being kinder than necessary

Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston

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