Limmud B’Shabbat (Learning with Shabbat) is CBST’s primary K-7 Jewish education program. Curriculum includes T’filah Services for Children, Hebrew Instruction, Jewish Texts, Jewish Core Values, Art, Drama, Music, Jewish Culture, Jewish History and LGBTQ Values. Our education program reflects our community and enables our children to understand and find their home in the diversity of the Jewish world. We meet twice monthly in classroom settings, plus 4 times a year for family retreats, in and outside of our shul.
We are seeking a dynamic, creative, and fearless individual to take our programming for children and families to the next level. We are working to expand our community of students and their grownups with equal emphasis on formal classroom instruction, informal education opportunities, and family education experiences.
The CBST Limmud Coordinator will inspire the children and families to embrace Jewish learning and LGBTQ values as part of their everyday lives. In partnership with clergy and lay leaders, the CBST Limmud Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all activities for Limmud B’Shabbat, including overseeing programming, staffing, communication, and student recruitment. This position requires a strong multi-tasker and independent problem-solver, with excellent communication and project-management skills, working well under supervision, in collaboration, and independently. Presence is required on Saturday mornings twice monthly 9:00am-12:30pm (4 hrs), as well as on immersive retreat days and at some holiday observances.
- Partner with Assistant Rabbi and Programming Coordinator to create and maintain calendar of events/programs for CBST children and their grownups
- Maintain registration process, rosters, and track student attendance
- Supervise Limmud teachers in curriculum creation and implementation, staff development, annual reviews and evaluations, and communication requirements
- Serve as primary point person for Limmud grownups and students regarding personal concerns and needs
- Build informal education opportunities for students and their families (retreat days, camps, field trips, service projects)
- Work with Assistant Rabbi to create innovative T’filah experiences
- Build an assessment process to reflect on student growth and achievement
- Provide input on program budgeting and expenditures
- Careful consideration of inclusion needs for students with special needs
- Develop engaging opportunities for students and families post-B’nai Mitzvah to foster life-long Jewish connection and community involvement (including L’Taken, Youth Movements, Madrichim program, and the like)
- Network with professional colleagues from other synagogues, camps and organizations to share best practices and resources
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and database skills
- Professionalism and maturity, cooperative team spirit, proactive attitude, and strong work ethic
- Ability to interpret and communicate policy and procedure clearly, and in a personable and patient manner
- Knowledge of synagogue life, Jewish education, familiarity and comfort with sacred texts and Hebrew (and an eagerness to learn more!)
- Affinity for CBST's mission and history
- Bachelor's degree required (Masters a plus, compensation would be reflective)
- Minimum 2 years previous leadership experience (including teaching, camp staff, youth group advisor, etc)
- Special skills in one or more of following: Judaic studies, Hebrew language, music, T'filah development, song leading, technology (web/video) dance, theatre, visual art, outdoor/eco education.
Must be able to engage in light lifting of boxes, reach high and low shelves, and occasionally move chairs. Must be able to travel distances for day field trips.
CBST is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Employment Status: Part-time: 20 hours a week with benefits, possibility for growth
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