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M/T/Th Afternoon Jewish Teaching Jobs

Program Overview
The Kavana Cooperative is currently seeking energetic, knowledgeable and fun-spirited teachers for our Jewish enrichment after-school program! During the fall semester (October - December 2021), “Moadon Yeladim” -- the Kavana Kid’s Club -- will be meeting virtually (on Zoom) on Monday and Tuesday afternoons, 4:00-5:30pm. In addition, we have a parent-organized group of families that is looking for an in-person teacher for an outdoor class to be held in the Beacon Hill neighborhood on Thursday afternoons, also from 4-5:30. We are looking for teachers who are interested in one, two, or three of these days.

Moadon Yeladim students are in elementary school (grades K-5), and participate in this program once a week. Kavana provides a warm after-school setting for this "fun educational" program. Our Moadon curriculum centers on three areas: a) oral Hebrew language exposure, b) Judaic content – studying key figures from Jewish history in depth (which could be anyone from Moses to Daveed Diggs!), which exposes students to a range of Judaic subjects, and c) basic Hebrew reading skills.  Teachers work collaboratively and help bring the learning to life through songs, games, hands-on activities, and more!

This position might be a good fit if...
- you love working with kids and are responsible, patient, and enthusiastic (maybe you were once a camp counselor, and loved it?!)
- you value creating a positive environment where Jewish kids of all backgrounds feel welcome
- you feel comfortable teaching Judaic content and/or Hebrew language
- you open to collaborating with an awesome team of educators, trying new approaches and reflecting on our experience together
- afternoons work well for you

Timing & Compensation
Teachers are paid $20-25/hour (depending on experience), and take on planning responsibilities for their class. Kavana pays for meeting/planning time as well -- so a typical 1.5-hour teaching session means 3 hours of paid time. Many of our educators are university students and/or young adults with an interest in education, Jewish professional careers, and/or related fields. Kavana staff will provide curricular and teaching support.

Next Steps!
If you are interested in applying, or if you have someone to recommend to us, please click on the link below to contact us.

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If you feel that Kavana is for you and want to become a partner, email us to get a copy of our partner intake form and schedule a meeting with Rabbi Rachel.