Park will welcome members of the Kadimah Academy of Buffalo, a Jewish Community Day School, as part of an innovative new partnership. In support of a Kadimah Scholarship program, The Park School of Buffalo is seeking a Judaic Studies teacher for the 2019-2020 academic year. This position would be either part-time or full-time, depending on the candidate’s skills and the program’s needs. This position may include educational time both during the regular school day and/or after school. We are looking for educators who are excited about student-centered learning, the creation of a classroom environment that is comprised of a community of learners, and who value creativity, innovation, and small class sizes.
This opening is more than a job. It's an opportunity to join a community of educators and families with the goal of helping children and young adults experience excellence in learning through hands-on, experiential instruction in world cultures and traditions.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Park School of Buffalo engages the whole student in a diverse and creative community that nurtures the joy and responsibility of active learning in all, from our youngest learners to our graduates, who leave with the skills essential to college success and the confidence to serve and lead. And, it all starts with faculty such as Judaic Studies teacher.
- Teaching Judaic studies (Torah, Talmud/Mishnah/Navi, Rashi, Parsha, Midrashim, holiday customs and rituals, Shabbat, Jewish values, Lifecycles, and Holocaust studies as appropriate)
- Collaborating with colleagues when planning and leading holiday school programs.
- Teaching students Jewish prayer services, ensuring daily prayer and the ability to lead services
- Developing an understanding of Israel and Israeli culture
- Designing and implementing lessons that motivate students and create active learning experiences.
- Preparing and implementing differentiated instruction, activities, and assessments that meet the needs of every student.
- Building relationships with all students, so they are actively engaged in the classroom activities
- Coordinating and leading Jewish programming for the school and community.
- Successful experience teaching Judaic studies in an elementary and/or middle school.
- Proficiency in the Hebrew Language or teaching Hebrew as a foreign language preferred.
- Personal religious observance required.
- Physical demands
- Moderate amount of walking across campus is required
- Able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
- Qualified applicants must have a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited educational institution and/or rabbinic ordination.
- A teaching certificate: preferred
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