The Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSDS), an International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) school, is seeking a high-energy maternity leave Judaic Studies Instructor of Rabbinics [Mishnah] and Humash to work in a dynamic, creative collaborative, warm, academic environment. We are in search of a candidate who will serve as a member of our faculty tefilah team and participate in Jewish life programs in the Middle School that will motivate and unite students to become a kehillah (community). We are seeking an inspiring role model who can help foster our students’ personal and academic growth, implement a variety of instructional strategies such as student-based inquiry, group discussion, and can utilize 21st century technology to enhance student learning.
Teach Mishnah and Tanakh utilizing established curriculum.
Develop engaging, differentiated unit plans and instructional materials that provide for whole class, small group, and individualized learning.
Work with the School Rabbi and the Merakez Tefilah on providing an egalitarian tefilah experience that both engages students in “tefilah literacy” and additionally inspires and provides connections for the students to G-d and Jewish prayer.
Implement a variety of instructional strategies such as student-based inquiry, group discussion, and project-based learning.
Utilize technology to enhance student learning.
Challenge students to become active independent learners and encourage curiosity and creativity.
Foster respect for others, a commitment to Jewish values, and Tikkun Olam.
Achieve a positive learning atmosphere in the classroom by establishing and maintaining high standards of student behavior
Assess students' academic and social growth through both formative and summative assessments, maintain records, and modify instruction to promote student growth and learning.
Communicate regularly with parents through an updated blog, conferences, email, and phone calls to discuss students' progress, sharing successes and working in partnership to enhance student development.
Serve as an inspiring role model in fostering students’ personal and academic growth, and as a part of our faculty’s learning community.
For all inquiries regarding the position, please contact Andrew Katz, Director of Academic Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County
Located nine miles from the George Washington Bridge, SSDS is a nationally accredited, premier Jewish day school (three-year-olds through eighth grade) that cultivates independent thinkers and the next generation of global leaders through an inquiry-based educational approach. Now in our 44th year, SSDS successfully integrates a rigorous dual curriculum with Jewish values-based moral development, and provides a warm, nurturing environment guided by award-winning educators.