High School Coordinator

Website Temple Beth El

Shalshelet is our community high school education program bringing together teens from all affiliations and no affiliation.  Shalshelet meets twice a month during the school year, with stand-alone programs facilitated by different presenters each session.  The topics are determined by the teen’s curiosity and usually focus on social justice, Israel, current events or “teen topics” such as body image, peer pressure. Focus is on looking at topics through a Jewish lens from multiple perspectives in interactive sessions.

We are looking for a leader with the charisma to engage busy teenagers.  The position requires a dedicated and creative individual who will be able to motivate, communicate and foster an appreciation of Jewish learning with students throughout the pluralistic community.  Coordinator’s main responsibilities include recruiting Jewish teens for our educational community program, supervising two sessions per month, and scheduling facilitators for each session. The Shalshelet coordinator will have a strong commitment to high educational standards and the ability to connect with teens and be responsive to their interests, and the ability to reach out to community resources.

This position is approximately 8 hours per month and can be combined with our other open positions.


  • Design, and implement programming, planning and curriculum development for grades 10th – 12th
  • Meet monthly with the Religious School Director
  • Create overview for parents and students before first class including dates, presenters, and topics
  • Hire facilitators with approval of the Religious School Director
  • Plan and supervise all Shalshelet activities, dinners, classes, trips
  • Coordinate space needs
  • Promote Shalshelet program to community
  • Administer program within budgetary guideline keeping track of expenses
  • Manage positive relationships with students, parents, staff members, clergy and Temple administration
  • Oversee student safety and discipline
  • Work hand-in-hand with parents to ensure students’ success

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Love of Judaism and the wonder it holds; the passionate desire to share it and the firm belief that we need to work for its continuity
  • Must be of the Jewish faith
  • Basic knowledge of Jewish customs, holidays, and traditions
  • Outgoing and warm personality
  • Creative and energetic with an “outside the box” attitude
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with teaching and programming coordination
  • Well-organized and committed
  • Strong moral values
  • Writing and/or graphic skills as necessary to create publicity
  • Facility with Zoom, Facebook, Shulcloud and other computer/social media skills a plus

To apply for this job email your details to school@bethelallentown.org