Careers

New Job calendar entry with smiley faceThe Career Center is a forum that pairs Jewish communal professional organizations with career opportunities together with people seeking those opportunities in Jewish communal service.

If you represent a local Jewish communal organization click on the “Submit a Job Listing” button below and complete the form. Within two business days, your posting will either go live or you will be contacted by Jconnect with questions. Before posting, read Jconnect’s Career Posting Guidelines.

If you are looking for a new opportunity, browse the job listings below. If you are interested in any of the positions, please contact the posting organization(s) directly. We encourage you to check back often because new jobs are always being posted.

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Current Opportunities

Executive Director

Posted: 11/04/2021

Executive Director

Habonim Dror Camp Moshava

DC Metro Area

About Habonim Dror Camp Moshava

Habonim Dror Camp Moshava has been operating in Maryland for the last 85 years and runs a sleepaway summer camp as well as two year-round programs for children aged 8-18. Camp Moshava is dedicated to youth leadership, inclusion, values-based experiential education, and educating towards a just future in the United States and Israel. Camp Moshava is one of six summer camps of Habonim Dror North America, a Labor Zionist youth movement with a long history of promoting progressive Jewish values. 

 

Position

Camp Moshava seeks a dedicated and collaborative executive director to lead, manage, and grow the organization. This highly visible and hands-on director reports to the Board of Directors, manages a professional staff of four people, and is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of summer camp from early June through mid-August each year. The Executive Director collaborates with and is supported by the Assistant Director. This position offers a unique opportunity to lead a community of critical thinkers and budding Jewish social justice leaders who are dedicated to the success of the organization by a commitment to collective responsibility. 

 

This position is currently being done remotely but when it becomes possible, will be based in Rockville, MD from September to May. During our summer season, the position requires full-time presence at Camp Moshava in Street, MD.

Special Education English Teacher

Posted: 11/04/2021

A message to talented and dedicated Special Educators looking to make a change:

Have you been working to the point of exhaustion during COVID? Are the demands of
teaching large, diverse classes with not enough support leaving you feeling frustrated
and disillusioned? Are you thinking about making a change and looking for your next
adventure?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, keep reading.

At Sulam, a special education inclusion program in Rockville, Maryland, we pride
ourselves on being a family-oriented workplace that encourages a work-life balance.
Our team of educators have a vested interest in each child as well as in each other. We
are small enough that your work results in visible progress and the connections you
build make notable differences. We encourage and celebrate curiosity,
open-mindedness, and a growth-mindset.

Join our team to be reminded why you originally went into special education: to make a
difference in the lives of children with disabilities and their families; to work in a
collaborative and supportive environment where your personal growth is a priority.

Director, Early Childhood Education,Temple Sinai, Washington, DC

Posted: 11/04/2021

About Temple Sinai: Temple Sinai is a Reform congregation in Northwest Washington, DC, that has been part of the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) since our formation in 1951. At Temple Sinai, we aim to make Jewish ritual, Jewish values, Jewish learning, and Jewish community a relevant, meaningful and enriching part of our members’ lives. We believe that synagogue membership should change your life, and we constantly seek new or better ways to help our members live Jewishly.

This is an exciting time of possibilities and growth at Temple Sinai. We are nearing the completion of a $10 million+ capital campaign and, despite pandemic-related interruptions, are in the midst of a building expansion and renovation. We have an outstanding clergy and staff team who are creative, energized, caring, and smart. We have a congregation of mensches. We are building on a foundation of financial strength and communal stability, a history of social action, educational leadership, and a commitment to Jewish community. The sense of opportunity is fueled by a forward-looking lay leadership who work well with our staff, and a temple culture that embraces new ideas.

We believe in providing Jewish education that has a meaningful impact on its participants, from early childhood through adult education.  We believe that Temple Sinai should be a vibrant, joyful, and spiritually and intellectually stimulating place.

Like every congregation, we have experienced challenges in the past 19 months.  Nonetheless, we have emerged financially stable; membership numbers remain nearly unchanged. We have reopened our doors with careful health protocols in place.  We celebrated the High Holidays this year with a hybrid format, offering services outdoors, indoors in our beautifully renovated sanctuary, as well as via a web platform. Our schools, which were remote last year, have reopened in person, the students full of joy at being together again.  While local health regulations for preschools have mandated smaller numbers of students per class this year, we are fully confident that Temple Sinai Nursery School’s established reputation for excellence will regrow enrollment to the full complement as soon as conditions permit.

You can read more about Temple Sinai and its history on our website (https://templesinaidc.org/about-us/).

About Temple Sinai Nursery School: At Temple Sinai Nursery School (TSNS), we believe in nurturing the individuality of each child. We see children as competent individuals who flourish in a joyful early childhood setting that encourages freedom of expression, focuses on building strong social-emotional skills, and promotes self-confidence through active hands-on learning. The philosophy of TSNS is based on the theories of constructivist education, and particularly, the Reggio Emilia approach. Our program is imbued with Jewish values that emphasize and promote kindness (g’milut chasadim), doing good deeds (mitzvot) and taking care of our world (tikkun olam).

This program maintains the highest standards of early childhood education. TSNS is licensed as a child development facility by the D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education. We have achieved accreditation by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and we are a Partnership for Jewish Life & Learning Commended School. The Nursery School enjoys long term relationships with its faculty, a third of whom have master’s degrees or higher in the field. Nursery School faculty engage in professional development on an ongoing basis. In addition, consultants in the areas of motor, speech, behavior, health and social work provide guidance to faculty and families on site.

Sensitivity to the needs of parents of young children always underpins our efforts. We provide an excellent, developmentally appropriate early childhood curriculum, and we also take pride in being a part of the larger Temple Sinai community and helping parents foster a positive sense of Jewish identity in their children. Many of our children do come from families who are not affiliated with the Temple. We welcome families of all faiths and backgrounds. A warm and welcoming parent community is at the heart of our program; parents are involved in and take leadership roles at the Nursery School, sharing their talents in the School community.

Associate Teacher, Bender Early Childhood Center

Posted: 10/19/2021

Position:   Preschool Associate Teacher for the 2021 – 2022 academic year.

Organization:

The Bender JCC is a neighborhood – a place to feel comfortable, make new friends and meet up with old friends. It is your place to shmooze, work out, learn a new skill, discuss a book, listen to a concert, see a film and much more.

We create a welcoming and inclusive environment, connecting the people of our Jewish community with each other, Israel, and the broader community. We inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds to enhance their social, physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being through programs of excellence rooted in Jewish values.

Assistant Director of Engagement

Posted: 10/19/2021

Position Title: Assistant Director of Engagement

Reports to: National Director of Regional Operations

Start Date: Immediately

Location: The position can located in Washington, DC or New York City  (it can be temporarily remote)

Are you interested in joining an organization that is changing the way people think and talk about Israel and U.S. Middle East policy?

Position

J Street is seeking an Assistant Director of Engagement who is passionate about creating a home for Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace supporters and advocates at J Street.

With an eye to engaging a diverse set of constituents and stakeholders, the person in this role will

  • Spearhead the content development process and session related logistics for J Street’s virtual programming  (JSTREAM) throughout the year;
  • Curate and develop toolkits and trainings for lay leaders;
  • Provide support to ensure community and campus events strategically engage target constituencies;
  • Create a program to engage and bring up the next tier of leadership; and
  • Own the process to put in place special leadership tracks at national events

The person in this position will report directly to the National Director of Regional Operations but will work closely across the organization.

 

More About J Street

J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic, and the national home of the Jewish people. Working in American politics and the Jewish community, J Street advocates policies that advance shared US and Israeli interests, as well as Jewish and democratic values, leading to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Launched in 2008 with four staff and a limited budget, J Street is now a $10 million organization with a national staff of over 60.

The organization is headquartered in Washington, DC, with employees in eight cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Denver and Tel Aviv. The J Street family of organizations includes J Street, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that is responsible for lobbying and advocacy; JStreetPAC, a federal political action committee that endorses and raises money for federal candidates; and the J Street Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) that works to educate the public and raise awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the two-state solution. For more information about J Street, please go to www.jstreet.org.

Compensation

Salary for this full-time exempt position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, starting at $58,500. This can be a more senior role (Associate Director or Deputy Director level) and we encourage those with more experience to apply.  Hours and duties may fluctuate based on J Street events and staff travel schedules. Benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, paid time off on federal and Jewish holidays, health and dental insurance, company paid life insurance, 401k and flexible spending account.

J Street recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in J Street’s bargaining unit and is covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Senior Jewish Communal Associate

Posted: 10/19/2021

Position Title:         Senior Jewish Communal Associate

Reports to:              Vice President of Communal Relations

Start Date:              Immediately

Location:                 Washington, DC preferred; or any city with a J Street office (Boston, NYC, Chicago) (temporarily remote due to Covid)

Are you interested in joining an organization that is changing the way people think and talk about Israel and U.S. Middle East policy in the Jewish community? Do you want to work in an exciting, fast-paced organization with brilliant and dedicated colleagues?

Position

J Street is seeking a rising star who is organized, strategic, innovative and cares deeply about the Jewish community. The successful candidate will be a resourceful leader who thrives in a fast-paced, mission-driven work environment. The Senior Associate will be a dynamic member of the team with responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations of the Communal Relations department which seeks to deeply engage with and educate leaders of the Jewish community.

Specifically, the candidate will be responsible for:

  • Implementing and planning initiatives and programs to advance J Street’s reach in the Jewish community.
  • Cultivating relationships with key Jewish organizations.
  • Creating and curating relevant content that connect J Street’s core issues with Jewish holidays and themes;
  • Coordinating ongoing clergy engagement and leadership development within the Rabbinic & Cantorial Cabinet;
  • Owning the process of maintaining communal data so it is accurate and current.

The Senior Associate will report directly to the Vice President of Communal Relations but will work closely across the organization.

 

Compensation

Salary for this full-time exempt position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience, starting at $50,000. Hours and duties may fluctuate based on J Street events and staff travel schedules. Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid vacation and sick leave, personal leave, generous parental and family leave, paid time off on many federal and Jewish holidays, health and dental insurance, company-paid life insurance, a 401k program, commuter benefits, and a flexible spending account.

J Street recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in J Street’s bargaining unit and is covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Community Organizer

Posted: 10/19/2021

Jews United for Justice (JUFJ, along with our sister 501(c)4 organization, the JUFJ Campaign Fund) is seeking an experienced full-time Community Organizer to continue building and mobilizing our constituency to win local issue campaigns in the District of Columbia.

The ideal candidate will excel at building relationships and working with a team to make an impact. They will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment and able to manage a heavy workload. This is a full-time, exempt position that falls within a bargaining unit represented for collective bargaining purposes by a labor organization (NPEU/Local 70, IFPTE).

Beth Sholom Congregation – Early Childhood Education (“ECC”) Director

Posted: 10/19/2021

Early Childhood Education (“ECC”) Director @ Beth Sholom Congregation & Talmud Torah

The Beth Sholom ECC is a child-centered program that is inspired by the educational approach of the preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. We believe that children are curious and competent and need a rich learning environment to stimulate their senses and explore the world around them. Our curriculum is also centered around our Jewish curriculum and values. Our school serves children ages 18 months through 5 years.  In a typical year, our enrollment is between 70 and 90 children.

Member and Guest Services Associate

Posted: 10/19/2021

The Bender Jewish Community Center in Rockville, MD seeks an experienced customer / guest service professional to support the center, that includes a Health & Fitness department. This position is suited for a self-starter individual working with a team that is responsible for member and guest services, clerical duties and a variety of administrative tasks. Candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule which could include weekends and evenings. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Effectively communicate with members and guests in person, by email and telephone
  • Process transactions for members and guests
  • Enter, verify and maintain data utilizing a name brand CRM application
  • Perform clerical tasks (answering telephone, scanning/uploading documents)
  • Assist with program registrations
  • Complete other tasks as directed by the Member & Guest Services Director
  • Provide sales information, in absence of Member Sales Associate
  • Self-starter

Yavneh Teacher

Posted: 10/19/2021

Hill Havurah, a warm and dynamic non-denominational synagogue on Capitol Hill is hiring creative, caring, and enthusiastic teachers for its Yavneh educational program on Sunday mornings.