Full-Time Judaic Studies Teacher
Denver Jewish Day School (www.denverjds.org) is the Rocky Mountain region’s only K-12 Community Day School. DJDS is seeking a part-time Judaic Studies faculty member for the Upper Division (6th-12th grade) starting in Fall 2013.
The mission of our Jewish community day school is to educate Jewish students through an integrated secular and Jewish studies program to thrive in college and beyond and act ethically and purposefully in the world. Our school is committed to instilling Jewish values (Middot) in our students; values like treating each other as Btzelem Elokim (being created in the image of God), the importance of Klal Yisrael (a pluralistic view of the importance of every Jew) honesty and positive speech (Emet and Shmirat HaLashon), Tzedakah and Gmilut Hasadim (Generousity and Caring for those in need), Shalom Bayit (living with peace and tolerance for one another), and especially Talmud Torah (the love of learning and studying Torah) and Mitzvot (God’s commandments).
We seek a teacher who can teach and instill these values in our students.
We teach a variety of Jewish subjects and seek teachers with a diverse and deep background in all manner of Jewish subjects. This includes traditional Jewish texts; Torah with commentaries, Tanach, Mishnah, Talmud, Law, and Ethics; as well as modern subject matter such as Jewish history, Zionism and Israel, Jewish prayer, philosophy, and spirituality.
We seek a part time teacher that can teach Middle and/or High school Judaic studies courses and lead either traditional Tefillah or a creative alternative to prayer that gives students personal, meaningful time for spiritual reflection. Part-time faculty teach only a portion of the school day and are not required to be on campus when not teaching.
We seek a teacher that can develop their own course in Jewish studies and can prepare effective, engaging lessons. Our Judaic Studies program is part of our dual-curriculum program, and as such requires an academic approach to teaching. The ability to assess student work, to employ effective classroom management techniques, and creating clear goals and standards for students to achieve are all things we expect in a Judaic Studies teacher. The ideal candidate would also be a role model for Jewish youth to want to emulate.
Preferred Degree: Bachelors Degree, Masters and/or Rabbinic Ordination
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