We are seeking an educator who cares deeply about teaching in a pluralistic environment, thinks deeply about how Jewish texts are relevant to students’ lives, recognizes the role Jewish literacy plays in identity building, and enjoys creating an inspirational classroom environment.
The Jewish Community High School of the Bay needs an experienced Jewish Studies teacher to teach a variety of Jewish Studies courses. Our school seeks teachers with broad expertise in Jewish Studies. Our core classes are Bible, Rabbinics, Jewish History and Jewish Thought. We seek teachers who are comfortable teaching text in the original language and in translation and are able to create curriculum.
When you join our Jewish Studies department you will:
teach up to four classes.
have time during the school day to prepare great lessons and give students the individual help they need
be supported by a faculty supervisor, learning specialist, and school counselor to help you focus on your teaching
work alongside colleagues who will both push you to be a better teacher and welcome your help in improving their teaching
work with supportive administrators who encourage innovative teaching, expect professional growth, and embrace research based pedagogy
be directly involved in creating an inclusive and equitable environment toward differentiating your teaching, and honoring the diverse Jewish identities of our students
As a pluralistic Jewish high school, JCHS’ students represent the diversity of Jewish practice and identity in the Bay Area. Faculty commitment to the mission of the school is essential, but religious affiliation is not a factor in hiring. We believe our students learn best from a diverse faculty and extended professional community and welcome people of any race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation and marital status to come work with our students.
If this sounds like a community of learners you would like to join, email a cover letter and resume as one PDF document to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Salary Information: JCHS provides a very competitive salary, TIAA retirement benefits, comprehensive health and vision plans, life insurance, free on-campus off-street parking, free lunch served daily in our student commons, and a collegial environment.
As a school dedicated to creating a pluralistic community, JCHS employment decisions are made on the basis of an individual's skills and qualifications and will not exclude a candidate from consideration on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or marital status.
The Jewish Community High School of the Bay (JCHS) is a co-educational day school providing a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum in general and Judaic Studies. We are committed to an extensive enrichment program, including the arts and athletics. JCHS serves the San Francisco Bay Community and is open to all Jewish students regardless of prior Jewish educational experience. JCHS is guided by the rhythms of the Jewish calendar, Jewish culture and tradition, and by an inextricable link to the land of Israel. Our goal is to provide our students with the education necessary to gain acceptance into the finest colleges and universities and to engage in life-long Jewish learning. Our wish is to enable our graduates to employ the skills and lessons taught within our walls in their lives within both the Jewish and the wider community.