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Lead Judaic Studies Teacher, The Shefa School

The Shefa School in Manhattan, New York seeks a qualified and engaging Lead Judaic Studies Teacher to join our dynamic team to teach classrooms in Middle School grades (6-8).

About Shefa:

The Shefa School is a Jewish community day school which currently serves students in grades 1-7 since opening in September 2014. We specifically serve students with language-based learning disabilities who have not yet reached their potential levels of success in traditional classroom settings. Shefa is a pluralistic community school, serving families across the range of Jewish involvement and observance. Shefa students have varying degrees of prior knowledge and experience with Jewish learning and we strive to instill in each of them the love and skills they need to learn and identify with Jewish texts and to feel engaged and a part of Jewish communal life.

We believe that you are:

  • Knowledgeable about a broad range of Judaic subjects;
  • Motivated by the dream to inspire others to a love of Judaism;
  • Experienced with and passionate about the education of middle school students; and
  • High-energy, organized, creative, and professional.

In this role, you will:

  • Develop curriculum and instruction in the areas of Chumash, Mishna, Chagim, Navi, and other Judaic curricular areas;
  • ​Build curriculum around and lead morning tefillah;
  • Collaborate closely with colleagues to provide an inspiring and motivational Jewish learning environment;
  • Facilitate interdisciplinary assignments;
  • Participate in our nationally recognized direct instruction learning program; and assess student progress to help students to reach their fullest potential.

We are proud to provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment.

If you are passionate about this position and learning more about our school, please visit our web site at

If this position is interesting to you or you have any questions, please apply online as soon as possible for a Fall 2017 start date. Thank you!

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