The Workmen’s Circle is a secular Jewish non-profit organization that has been at the center of Jewish culture and progressive social action for more than a century. As a social justice organization, we power progressive Jewish identity through Jewish cultural engagement, Yiddish language learning, multigenerational education and activism. We seed and support communities across the nation that celebrate the diversity of Jewish life and work to build a shenere un besere velt far ale – a more beautiful and better world for all.
Our Jewish cultural supplementary schools are dynamic, informal learning programs that are rooted in Jewish culture and creativity, joy in Judaism, and social justice activism. We engage families and children in active, intergenerational learning and celebration. Our joyful holidays, children’s classes, and social action programs are rooted in experiential learning and in our Jewish heritage, rich culture, and progressive values. We are a place of Yiddishkayt –Jewish ethics and values in action. Our relationships with children and families lead to deeper Jewish identity and a passion for transformational social justice activism. These values have long been the hallmarks of our schools.
We seek creative, knowledgeable, and experienced teachers who are excited to teach in an innovative, experientially-based and cultural Jewish setting. Our educators guide students in helping them to explore, celebrate, and challenge their evolving Jewish identities. In collaboration with the School Coordinator, the teachers will plan for and implement lessons for key subject areas, including Jewish culture, holidays, history, literature and language, progressive Jewish social values and activism, and a bisl of Yiddish. Our holiday curriculum spans Jewish and secular holidays (e.g., Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Earth Day) throughout the school year as well as special events centered around Jewish culture.
Applicants should have experience working with children in the 6 to 12-years-old age range in a Jewish setting and have knowledge of Jewish holidays, values, and culture. Three or more years in a Jewish supplementary school setting or equivalent teaching experience in other settings with a strong Jewish educational and cultural background is required. A commitment to social justice activism is essential. Musical ability (vocal and/or instrumental) and/or any knowledge of Yiddish are a plus, but not essential.
This is a part-time position on Sundays for 2-3 hours offering competitive compensation based on experience. The employment year is September 1 through August 31. School ends sometime in June and occasional summer prep work occurs in July and August. Location is Westchester.
Please e-mail your resume with cover letter including salary requirements to HR@circle.org. Indicate “Westchester School Teacher” in the subject line of the e-mail. Thank you.