Lead Jewish Educator

Job Type

Part Time



Start Date



San Francisco
United States


Lead Educator for Tawonga Bar & Bat Mitzvah Program

We are looking for a passionate and creative teacher for our Bar & Bat Mitzvah Program! Applicants must have knowledge of and experience in teaching Jewish holidays, Jewish texts and Tefillah. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, creative, responsible and energetic. The Lead Educator is expected to develop and maintain strong rapport and communication with parents and the program coordinator throughout the school year.

Shared values and expectations: 

Act as a representative of the organization and demonstrate its goals in a positive and professional manner to all. Demonstrate professionalism and accountability. Take initiative to analyze and solve problems, treat others with courtesy and respect, respond to staff needs, maintain a high degree of ethics, integrity and confidentiality.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Serve as the lead educator at the Sunday Classes (10am - 5pm, once per month in San Francisco)

Lead learning sessions and electives at retreats. (two per year)

Co-lead family engagment and learning sessions.

Maintain consistent and effective classroom management.

Support the overall program.

Review and provide input on curriculum.

Work with Program Manager and Senior Jewish Educator to design retreats.

Maintain appropriate paperwork (family communication, attendance, student observation forms, etc.).

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and requirements:

Jewish education and experience

Experience leading Jewish rituals

Ability to relate to people from diverse backgrounds, in particular youth

General interest in youth

Ability to work with pre-teens, teens, parents and community leaders

Able to represent agency mission 

Diplomacy, tact, strong work ethic, and friendliness

Education, training and experience:

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience

At least 5 years related experience 


Considerable experience and skill working with youth

Knowledge of Camp Tawonga's Mission and Ethics 

Skill leading various Jewish rituals 

Supervision given/received

Supervised by the Program Director

Supervises assistant teacher and/or counselors 

Special requirements:

Must be able to attend Sunday classes (10am - 5pm, once in San Francisco).

Must be able to attend retreats at Marin Headlands two times per year.

Must work one to two hours in advance of each class preparing the materials.

Additional (optional) Opportunities :

Service Leadership for some of the participants 

Song Leading



$50-$60/hour DOE

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


Please send a resume and short cover letter to meg@tawonga.org

We will be hiring on a rolling basis!