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Employment Opportunities at Temple Beth-El



Job Overview

Temple Beth-El (TBE) is seeking passionate, dedicated, and imaginative educators to teach at the Rabbi Felix Aber Religious School. As an educator in our religious school, you will be responsible for delivering engaging lessons that educate students about Jewish text, history, values, traditions, and rituals. You will work closely with the Director of Education and Engagement to align your lesson plans with TBE’s curriculum while incorporating your own creative approaches to teaching. The ideal candidate will have a strong foundation in Jewish learning and a demonstrated commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive learning environment.


Our religious school meets on Sundays from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (kindergarten through 7th grade) and on Wednesdays from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM (2nd-7th grade.) Teachers are expected to arrive 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the school day to set up their classrooms.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement lesson plans that align with TBE’s educational goals and curriculum.
  • Work closely with the Director of Education and Engagement and other religious school teachers to ensure consistency in the educational program.
  • Participate in staff meetings and collaborate on special projects and events.
  • Cultivate open and effective communication with students, parents, and the broader synagogue community.
  • Maintain accurate records of student performance, behavior and/or learning challenges.
  • Submit written student evaluations at the end of the fall and spring semesters.
  • Ensure a safe and healthy environment for learning in connection with all school activities
  • Act as a positive Jewish role model for our students.


Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Prior experience in teaching, classroom management, and writing lesson plans is preferable
  • Ability to decode, read, and write Hebrew
  • Experience in differentiated instruction is a plus!
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Teachers must be able to travel to Temple Beth-El location (402 North Tioga Street, Ithaca 14850). Stooping, bending, and reaching for and carrying files or supplies, and sitting or standing for extended periods of time are common.


Compensation and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary, professional development, mentoring, and the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment. This is a part-time teaching position and the compensation rate begins at $22/hour, commensurate with experience.


To Apply

We are searching for enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals who will partner with us in keeping Judaism relevant and exciting for our students and their families! If you are interested in applying, please send a résumé and cover letter to the Director of Education and Engagement at, with the subject line, “Religious School Educators.”


Temple Beth-El is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in recognition of our values, commitment to social justice, and responsibility to our spiritual leaders and staff, congregants, and the communities within which we live and work. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, veterans, immigrants, and LGBTQIA+ applicants.

Thu, June 20 2024 14 Sivan 5784