Youth and Family Education Teachers
YFE Teacher Job Description
Who We Are
Congregation Emanu-El, a Reform congregation located in San Francisco, CA adjacent to the Presidio, is a vibrant and historic congregation, dedicated to connecting members with their Judaism and history at the highest level and bringing Jewish values to life in meaningful and inspiring ways.
Who We Are Seeking
Congregation Emanu-El’s Youth and Family Education (YFE) program seeks individuals who care deeply about the Jewish future, have a passion for Jewish life and enjoy working with children to teach Judaic studies and Hebrew for our preschool-high school supplementary program for the 2022-2023 school year. Please find a description of our program and curriculum by clicking here.
Ideal candidates will have teaching experience in a Jewish or secular educational setting, enthusiasm for working with children, passion, humor, flexibility, and a demonstrated commitment to Judaism. We’re looking for teachers who can implement creative, experiential, and innovative learning experiences to meet the needs of diverse learners. Most YFE classes are taught by a team consisting of a lead teacher, assistant teacher, and madrichimot (the nonbinary term for teen leaders who have been through our training program). Our program features a fun and engaging group of people, T’fillah, art, and music specialists. We would love for you to consider joining our team.
Hebrew Teacher – Monday (4:00 – 6:30 pm), Tuesday in Marin (3:30 – 6:30 pm), and Thursday (4:00 – 6:30 pm)
YFE Kesher Teacher (Indoor Program) – Judaic classes meet on Sunday mornings 9:00 – 11:45 am and Wednesday afternoons 4:00 – 6:30 pm. On Sundays teachers’ work hours are 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. This includes prep time and collaborative time with other members of the teaching team. On Wednesdays, teachers work from 3:30 – 6:30 pm. This includes prep time.
YFE Kadimah Teacher (Outdoor Program) – Kadimah meets on Sunday mornings from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Kadimah teachers’ work hours are 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. This includes prep time and collaborative time with other members of the teaching team.
7th Grade – The theme of our 7th-grade program is Al Shlosha D’Varim: Mitzvot, and Identity. The 7th grade meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 4:30 – 6:00 pm and will be focused on identity. On Tuesday, teachers’ work hours will be from 4:00 – 6:00 pm. Sunday mornings will be alternating between Mitzvah Corp projects and service-learning at City Hope.
Please note that the times for Sunday programming are still being finalized.
8th Grade – The overarching theme for 8th grade is Big Questions. This class will be taught in partnership with Rabbi Beth Singer and Rabbi Rodich. This class meets on alternating Sunday mornings from 10:45 – 11:45 am.
Our teaching year begins on September 11th, with teacher training and orientations on August 21st and 28th. Additional teacher in-service sessions and meetings are held throughout the year.
We offer competitive pay; wonderful children; supportive, appreciative families; and friendly colleagues! Interested? Contact YFE Director Leo Fuchs ([email protected]) and/or YFE Director of Operations ([email protected]) to get the conversation started.
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