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Hebrew Department Chair Position
Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish day school in
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is seeking an experienced and innovative Hebrew language
Department Chair to lead our K-8 Hebrew program and supervise faculty members in this
department. Our Hebrew program is based on the Proficiency Approach, in which students learn
through engagement with Israeli stories, authentic Hebrew texts and materials, songs, games,
and celebrations while teaching critical skills related to the four strands of language acquisition:
listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Hebrew language lives in our classrooms, is woven
into the fabric of our school program, and is purposeful and engaging.

This position is part of the school’s educational leadership team and reports to the head of
school. Competitive salary and benefits; $80-90,000 commensurate with experience. Interested
applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Head of School Nicole Nash at
nnash@hannahsenesh.org. To learn more about the school visit the website at
www.hannahsenesh.org.

Department Chair Responsibilities and Teaching Duties

  • Lead the development and implementation of Hebrew curriculum; oversee the
    department’s curriculum mapping via Atlas Rubicon mapping software
  • Teach Bridge class for new students without prior Hebrew knowledge entering grades
    3-6
  • Support professional growth and evaluation of Hebrew teachers through regular
    observation, goal-setting, weekly meetings, department meetings, and feedback related
    to teacher instruction and student learning
  • Oversee student growth in learning through the review of student assessments and
    teacher reports
  • Make recommendations regarding hiring, retention, and assignment of faculty
  • Stay up-to-date on best practices through participation in relevant professional
    organizations
  • Order materials and supplies, represent the department at school events, and arrange
    for substitute coverage
  • Collaborate with Judaic Studies Coordinator to integrate Hebrew and Judaic studies
  • Incorporate Hebrew language into the daily life of the school through special programs,
    holidays, and school projects
  • Create open channels of communication with parents and opportunities for involvement
    to enhance the Hebrew program
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education or a Hebrew-related field
  • Five or more years experience working in the field of Hebrew education
  • Understanding of the academic and development needs of K-8 students
  • Leadership and supervision experience
  • Training and a strong interest in diversity, equity, and belonging work
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with faculty, staff, and parents
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow-through
  • Positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor
  • Eagerness to rethink and iterate on pedagogy and to develop new curriculum

Hiring Lower School Hebrew Teacher for Fall 2022

Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish school in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is hiring a Lower School Hebrew teacher for our 2022-23 school year. Our Hebrew program is based on the Proficiency Approach, in which students learn through engagement with Israeli stories, authentic Hebrew texts and materials, songs, games, and celebrations while teaching critical skills related to the four strands of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Hebrew language lives in our classrooms, is woven into the fabric of our school program, and is purposeful and engaging.

Senesh is an open and inclusive Jewish Day School committed to the rich mosaic of Jewish life. Our community reflects the great diversity of the modern Jewish people who find a warm and welcoming Jewish home at Senesh. Our core Jewish values guide our work in building a school where every Jewish child is included and has a strong sense of belonging, where every voice and every story matters. Applicants should be creative, thoughtful, and reflective educators who value working in a progressive school setting. 

The salary for this position is $60-70,000 commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Nir Rikman, Hebrew Language Coordinator, Hannah Senesh Community Day School at nrikman@hannahsenesh.org. To learn more about the school visit the website at www.hannahsenesh.org.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching lower school heritage Hebrew classes and bridge class for new transfer students
  • Differentiating instruction and materials to meet the diverse needs of learners in the classroom
  • Developing a warm, inclusive, and supportive classroom environment
  • Working collaboratively with grade-level team members on programs and supporting students
  • Building partnerships with parents to support student progress 

Candidates will possess the following qualifications and dispositions towards education:

  • Hebrew fluency and MA degree in education or a related field
  • Three or more years experience teaching Hebrew in an elementary setting
  • A “whole child” approach to teaching and learning that focuses on growth in academic, social and emotional domains
  • Teaching Hebrew using the proficiency approach and ACTFL guidelines 
  • Diversity/Anti-bias training and an openness to a diversity of Jewish thought and practice
  • An ability to incorporate technology as a tool to promote language learning

Hiring Middle School Hebrew Teacher for Fall 2022

Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish school in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is hiring a Middle School Hebrew teacher for our 2022-23 school year.  Our Hebrew program is based on the Proficiency Approach, in which students learn through engagement with Israeli stories, authentic Hebrew texts and materials, songs, games, and celebrations while teaching critical skills related to the four strands of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Hebrew language lives in our classrooms, is woven into the fabric of our school program, and is purposeful and engaging.

Senesh is an open and inclusive Jewish Day School committed to the rich mosaic of Jewish life. Our community reflects the great diversity of the modern Jewish people who find a warm and welcoming Jewish home at Senesh. Our core Jewish values guide our work in building a school where every Jewish child is included and has a strong sense of belonging, where every voice and every story matters. Applicants should be creative, thoughtful, and reflective educators who value working in a progressive school setting. 

The salary for this position is $60-70,000 commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Nir Rikman, Hebrew Language Coordinator, Hannah Senesh Community Day School at nrikman@hannahsenesh.org. To learn more about the school visit the website at www.hannahsenesh.org.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching middle school Hebrew classes 
  • Differentiating instruction and materials to meet the diverse needs of learners in the classroom
  • Developing a warm, inclusive, and supportive classroom environment
  • Working collaboratively with grade-level team members on programs and supporting students
  • Acting as a middle school advisor
  • Building partnerships with parents to support student progress 

Candidates will possess the following qualifications and dispositions towards education:

  • Hebrew fluency and MA degree in education or a related field
  • Three or more years experience teaching Hebrew in a middle school setting
  • A “whole child” approach to teaching and learning that focuses on growth in academic, social and emotional domains
  • Teaching Hebrew using the proficiency approach and ACTFL guidelines 
  • Diversity/Anti-bias training and an openness to a diversity of Jewish thought and practice
  • An ability to incorporate technology as a tool to promote language learning

Lower School Associate Teacher

Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish school in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is hiring a full time lower school associate teacher to join our 2022-23 faculty. Applicants should be compassionate and enthusiastic educators who value working in a collaborative school setting. Salary for this position is $45,000-$50,000 commensurate with experience.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Shelley Fogelson, Lower School Director, Hannah Senesh Community Day School at sfogelson@hannahsenesh.org. To learn more about the school visit the website at www.hannahsenesh.org.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with the grade level team around curricular planning, classroom culture and community, special programs, and student needs
  • Helping to establish a warm, nurturing environment in which student embrace learning with curiosity and feel safe to take risks
  • Supporting student learning through small group and individual instruction in reading, writing, and math
  • Teaching whole group hands-on science curriculum
  • Documenting student learning and maintaining ongoing communication about student needs and progress with head teacher
  • Working with the lead teacher to help students develop social and emotional competencies
  • Supervising lunch, recess, and dismissal duties
  • Earlybird Arrival

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or work towards an advanced degree in education
  • One-two years experience working with children in kindergarten- third grade classroom setting
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Commitment to working collaboratively as an integral part of a team
  • Ability to think creatively and approach situations with flexibility
  • Demonstrates cultural competency and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and belonging
  • Strong work ethic and ability to learn new skills quickly

Soccer Coach

Fall 2022

Hannah Senesh Community Day School, a progressive, independent K-8 Jewish day school in
Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is seeking a soccer coach for our co-ed, middle school soccer team
for the fall 2022 season.

Our team is part of the Middle School Athletic League, comprised of several independent
schools throughout the NYC area. The season includes eleven practices and five games with
additional games and practices if the team makes the playoffs.

Salary: $1500 for the season.

Interested candidates should reach out to Lauren Goldberg, middle school director, at
lgoldberg@hannahsenesh.org.

PRACTICES:

  • W-Th: 9/7, 9/8
  • M-Th: 9/12, 9/13, 9/14, 9/15, 9/19
  • M-Th: 9/19-9/22
  • Wed: 10/12, 10/19

GAMES:
9/29, 10/3, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20

IF TEAM MAKES PLAYOFFS:
PRACTICE: 10/25 and 10/27
SEMI-FINALS: 11/1
CHAMPIONSHIP: 11/3


Hannah Senesh Community Day School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our school community including, but not limited to staff of any race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation.