Akiba-Schechter has the following positions available.
Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School seeks an outstanding Judaic Studies Lead Teacher. We seek an intelligent, thoughtful, and passionate educator with progressive experience teaching Jewish texts. The ideal candidate will be expected to inspire and engage our students and work collaboratively with both our Judaic and General Studies staff.
At Akiba-Schechter, we teach children, not subjects. The Judaic Studies Teacher Leader will partner with colleagues to develop strategies to reach and stretch every student. We focus on implementing creative and innovative ideas that foster intellectual, spiritual, and social growth in our students.
Our Judaic curriculum is based upon primary texts and Modern Orthodox practice with deep respect for the vastly different practices of Judaism within our community. Specifically, our Judaics program is guided by the Modern Orthodox philosophy of Torah Umadda (Torah and Worldly Knowledge). We care deeply about the cultivation of Jewish values and the character of each child and family. We strive to foster a passion for and knowledge of Judaism and humanity. We promote scholarship for the soul and mind with a strong commitment to in-depth Torah and worldly study, the state of Israel, Jewish values, Halacha, and human dignity.
The Judaic Studies Lead Teacher works directly and collaboratively with the Principal, her administrative team, and the entire faculty. The ideal candidate will be confident to challenge and be challenged by colleagues.
Start Date: July 1, 2020
Preferred Qualifications include some combination of:
Required Qualifications include:
The Judaic Studies Teacher Leader will assume the following responsibilities, among others:
General duties include:
Professional Growth duties include:
Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School is always looking for substitute teachers for preschool through 8th grade. Candidates should have an affinity for children, and be flexible and creative. Ideally they should have a background in teaching. We are mostly looking for those with experience in Judaic Studies and Hebrew, though we are also interested in General Studies teachers. Transportation is available to/from Skokie, West Rogers Park and Lakeview. To learn more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.