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Teachers needed for Religious School and Hebrew School

We are looking for teachers for our Judaica classes on Sunday mornings and Hebrew classes on Wednesday afternoons (beginning at 4:30pm). All classes are held in person. Pay is based on experience and is competitive with local synagogues and other non-profit organizations. Formal and informal experiences with children is preferred but not required. To apply, email a letter of interest and resume to Nicole A. Jahr director of lifelong learning at learn@tbemadison.org. Interviews will begin in July until all positions are filled. Our Jewish educational program begins with faculty orientation on September 11 with school programming/classes starting the week of September 18.

Building Project Coordinator

Summary

The building project coordinator will be a project manager working with vendors and Temple Beth El staff on renovation and maintenance of the building.

Overview

With nearly 600 member families, Temple Beth El has a vibrant program of religious, spiritual, social action, educational, and social activities. Temple Beth El is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism, which represents the liberal tradition of Judaism. As a house of worship, a center of teaching and learning, and a place of communal fellowship, the Temple’s progressive voice is heard and respected in Madison and throughout Wisconsin.

This building project coordinator would be an addition to Temple Beth El’s current facilities staff, which includes a full-time facilities coordinator and part-time facilities assistants. The building project coordinator would work with the current full-time facilities coordinator in learning the building, schedules, and vendors and in coordinating work to be done at the building.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project management of building renovation and maintenance projects
  • Coordination with vendors, current facilities coordinator, and executive director
  • Some maintenance and custodial work (such as repairs) as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience

  • Project management experience
  • Basic maintenance and construction skills
  • Strong attention to details
  • Good communication and customer service skills

This is a maximum 15-hour-per-week position.

For consideration, send resume and three references to:

Stefanie Kushner, Executive Director exec@tbemadison.org

Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is identified.

MaTTY Youth Group Advisor

Summary

The role of the MaTTY Advisor is to build connections between Temple Beth El’s youth and promote lifelong Jewish engagement. The MaTTY Advisor should be a welcoming, energetic individual who enjoys helping high school students develop confidence, build lifelong friendships, and expand their leadership skills through youth-led educational and social experiences and programming, including social justice projects, worship, and community-building initiatives.

This position averages 10 to 14 hours a week, August through May.

The MaTTY Advisor will engage students in 9th through 12th grades in our senior youth group, MaTTY (MadTown Temple Youth).

The MaTTY Advisor is part of the youth team which includes our MuTTY Advisor (6th–8th grades) and JEWniors Advisor (3rd–5th grades). The youth team meets monthly.

The MaTTY Advisor is a resource for Temple Beth El (TBE) on other youth engagement opportunities within the Temple and throughout the Jewish community. This position reports to the Director of Lifelong Learning while working in collaboration with the Youth Engagement Committee.

The successful candidate must be willing and available to staff or arrange chaperones for kallot (youth group weekends) and/or out-of-town trips throughout the year. They must also be willing and available to meet with the Youth Team, Youth Engagement Committee, Director of Lifelong Learning, and TBE staff, as requested.

Responsibilities

  • Engage with youth leadership (MaTTY Board) to plan and execute programming.
  • Maintain frequent and effective communication with youth to increase attendance and participation at local, regional, and national events.
  • Collaborate with TBE staff to develop programming, solve problems, and stay up to date on Temple programs and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with TBE’s committees to promote youth involvement as equal members of the congregation.

These responsibilities are fulfilled by the following:

Planning—Establish and maintain youth programming calendar in conjunction with the other members of the Youth Team. Consult with the Rabbi and Director of Lifelong Learning regarding worship, Jewish study, and Shabbat and holiday programming.

Advertising—Communicate through all possible avenues such as Facebook, Instagram, email, TBE Bulletin, mailings, etc.

Staffing—At events, programs, and meetings, ensure all participants are both physically and emotionally safe, enjoying themselves, and interacting with others. Maintain appropriate staffing ratios at youth group events.

Evaluation—Provide consistent evaluation and reporting for all programs. Communicate with the Director of Lifelong Learning regarding status of programs, meetings, upcoming events, and issues.

Recruitment—Maintain database of all MaTTY-aged members. Promote and recruit teen involvement at Temple Beth El.

Fiduciary—Create and maintain the budget for all MaTTY programming in coordination with the Executive Director and Director of Lifelong Learning. Responsibly maintain MaTTY credit card.

Overview
With nearly 600 member families, Temple Beth El has a vibrant program of religious, spiritual, social action, educational, and social activities. Our vision is to create and sustain a vibrant, inclusive, and engaged community that welcomes and connects people from all walks of Reform Jewish life. As a house of worship, a center of teaching and learning, and a place of communal fellowship, the Temple’s progressive voice is heard and respected not only in Madison, but also throughout Wisconsin. Temple Beth El is affiliated with the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), which represents the liberal tradition of Judaism. URJ’s youth movement, NFTY, encourages teens to forge Jewish identities consistent with the values of Reform Judaism.

For consideration, send resume and three references to:

Nicole A. Jahr, RJE, Director of Lifelong Learning learn@tbemadison.org

Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is identified.

 

July 5, 2022 6 Tammuz 5782