Jewish Studies Teacher

Jewish Studies Teacher

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Columbus Jewish Day School

Full Time Faculty Position: Jewish Studies Teacher



CJDS is searching for a full-time Jewish Studies Faculty position to teach and model exciting learning and discovery. We have a two-teacher model in each grade that encourages integration among the school’s areas of study.


Jewish Studies teachers at CJDS teach in a positive learning environment where contemporary and classical Jewish questions, texts, skills, and practice come together in joyful and inspiring ways. Jewish Studies Teachers at CJDS work closely with their General Studies team teachers and are responsible for teaching Hebrew, Classical and Modern Jewish Text Study, Jewish Experience (holidays, lifecycle and Israel) and Tefillah. You would be responsible for the design, detailed planning, and instruction of child-centered, age-appropriate curricula in these areas, as well as a thoughtful application of  Tal Am curriculum, which integrates Hebrew instruction, Jewish text, music, and more.


Teachers have the specific responsibility for supervising students within the classroom and other assigned areas; developing engaging and inspiring lesson plans and delivering group and individual student instruction within established curriculum guidelines; collaborating with other teachers, other professional staff, and administrators in addressing instructional and/or classroom issues; and responding inquiries from parents/guardians regarding instructional program and student progress. The strongest candidate will exhibit mastery in differentiating instruction according to learning differences.


Columbus Jewish Day School is seeking a talented faculty member who will put our students first and strive to make a difference in their lives. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who thrive on being engaged participants in our academic community. The most successful candidates see opportunities before problems and can laugh at themselves while succeeding in a fast-paced, progressive, experiential educational environment.

This position reports directly to the Principal.


Duties and Responsibilities

●      Commitment to CJDS Vision and Mission

●      Engage in continuous learning to maintain and enhance knowledge of subject area and pedagogy practice, including participating in and sharing learning from professional development opportunities

●      Consistently and effectively teach and model CJDS cultural norms of behavior

●      Prepare for and facilitate Parent-Teacher Conferences

●      Develop and sustain relationships and maintain appropriate personal boundaries with colleagues, parents, and members of the CJDS community that are professional, collegial, and collaborative

●      Work hours M, Wed, Th 7:50am-3:50pm; Tuesdays 7:50-5pm; Fridays 7:50am- 2:50pm, plus occasional events and retreats

●      Carry out lunch duty, recess duty, morning duty, and bus duty assignments effectively

●      Serve as an ambassador for the school formally and informally

●      Serve on school-wide and standing committees as needed.



The successful candidate holds a Degree in Education and/or Jewish Studies ideally with at least 3 years of experience as a teacher leader capable of implementing, and evaluating and where needed, revising/designing curriculum. She or he must possess a positive attitude, excellent written and verbal skills, strong organizational skills, and proven success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation, and collegiality.



CJDS offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.


To Apply:

Interested candidates are encouraged to review CJDS’s curricular philosophy at

To apply for the position, please email the items below to:

Rachel Arcus-Goldberg, Principal at:, with the subject heading: CJDS Faculty Opening


1.     Cover letter that describes a) your areas of passion and expertise that you would be interested to bring to CJDS to enrich our education and learning culture, and b) how CJDS could be the best professional community for you to learn and grow

2.     Current resume


About CJDS

Founded in 1998, CJDS is the only progressive Jewish day school in Central Ohio that provides Jewish youth and their families a robust, whole-child, integrated education that combines Jewish and general learning under one roof daily. A K-6 elementary school located on a 7-acre campus of rich natural life in New Albany, Ohio, CJDS offers families from a wide range of Jewish backgrounds and who come together from over 18 different zip codes join more than a school; they become part of a community and a home away from home. Every one of the staff and faculty of CJDS is committed to helping children reach their full potential as critical thinkers, joyful learners, and community minded citizens.

CJDS lives its mission of providing each student with the Intellectual Sophistication, Social Responsibility and Personal Authenticity they need to be creative participants in and active contributors to complex contemporary American life. CJDS is dedicated to providing equal employment opportunities to all personnel and applicants for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; national origin; handicap or disability; sexual orientation; or status as a veteran, Vietnam era, or special disabled veteran.

CJDS is located in New Albany, OH (20 minutes from downtown Columbus). The work environment is noted for being family-friendly and flexible. The feeling in the school is joyous, collaborative, and innovative. Our curricular philosophy emphasizes community-based, interdisciplinary and experiential learning. Collaboration and reflective practice are integral to the climate at CJDS.

For more information about us, please see our website at:

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