Hebrew Teachers at The Rashi School provide Hebrew language instruction for a variety of proficiency and age levels with the goal of developing proficiency in the language and in Jewish and Israeli culture. Teachers create lesson plans, conduct interactive lessons, assign homework, prepare assessments, and evaluate students formatively and summatively to support the above goals. Additionally, they collaborate with other members of the Hebrew Department to develop thematic curricula, related to Israeli and Jewish culture and holidays, that align with best practices in Second Language Acquisition. The teacher communicates frequently and actively with student families, specialists, and department heads regarding the educational, behavioral, and social development of each student.
Teach and support the acquisition of Hebrew reading and writing skills, which allow students to have a meaningful relationship with religious Jewish texts, recite Jewish prayers in Hebrew, and prepare them for Bar/Bat Mitzvah (religious ceremonies).
Develop and implement tasks and activities that support students’ acquisition of Hebrew and Jewish-Israeli culture.
Prepare materials and classroom spaces for class activities
Utilize a variety of instructional formats, including whole group small group, partner, and independent work
Provide differentiated instruction to students to meet varying needs and interests.Create and implement structures and routines that support student learning.
Observe, evaluate, and support student performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students, focusing on Hebrew language acquisition and a strong Jewish identity.
Provide feedback on student work.
Collaborate with other department members to develop curricula.
Prepare, administer, and grade assessments and assignments to evaluate students' progress.
Participate in weekly planning meetings with the Department Chair.
Collaborate with other faculty to teach students about Jewish holidays and plan and implement celebrations for grade levels and the full school.
Attend grade level meetings with the Division Director.
Share duties (recess, lunch, etc.) set by the Assistant Head of School.
Participate in Tefillah (prayer) and Kabbalat Shabbat (Friday afternoon religious services).
Lead parent/teacher conferences.
Communicate with parents.
Prepare report cards twice annually.
Attend weekly faculty meetings.
Other duties as assigned by Department Head and/or Head of School.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
Minimum 3 years teaching experience.
Fluent in modern Hebrew.
Able to sit, type, twist, bend, use telephone and computers, communicate orally and in writing.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume and references to email@example.com.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short and long term disability insurance, retirement plan, and student tuition financial aid considerations.
About The Rashi School
The Rashi School is the Boston area's Reform Jewish independent school serving students in grades K–8. Located in Dedham, Massachusetts, the mission of The Rashi School is to provide a dynamic, child-centered program of academic excellence that integrates rich secular and Jewish studies curricula and nurtures in its students’ critical minds and compassionate hearts.