About Beth Shalom
Beth Shalom, Auckland’s Progressive Jewish community, is diverse, inclusive, egalitarian and welcoming, with 200 member households who hail from across the globe. We are led by a committed Board of Management and Rabbi Dean Shapiro, who spent three years with us previously and returned eighteen months ago from the United States to live in New Zealand with his family.
At Beth Shalom, we are re-imagining our Jewish education offering, starting with the launch of a new Programme for young people and their families in March 2023. This Programme will be a combination of in-person classes and activities at our shul in Epsom and elsewhere in Auckland, Bar and Bat Mitzvah training, and online Hebrew classes (using curricula and materials from a reputable provider), which students will log into from home.
We have done a lot of thinking about who we are and our aspirations for our students. Now we are ready for a charismatic, dynamic Coordinator to help bring life to our vision. Our Coordinator will be warm, welcoming and able to connect with all people, particularly young people and their families. They will also have excellent communication and organisational skills and experience and be very comfortable with working and communicating collaboratively online. They will need to have some understanding of the Jewish calendar and life-cycle events, but they will not have to be Jewish or speak Hebrew. Classroom experience preferred.
The role will be 10 hours per week, working as an independent contractor, during the 2023 school year. Some but not all of the work will need to be done in-person at our shul in Epsom, Auckland. A few hours per week will need to be done online from home or the Beth Shalom office. The hourly rate will be up to $35 per hour, depending on skills and experience.
The successful candidate will report directly to the Board, as represented by the President or his/her designee(s). They will be working collaboratively with the Beth Shalom Board of Management, Education Committee, Rabbi and, most importantly, our on-the-ground teachers.
Key duties and responsibilities of the Coordinator:
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Jewish Education at Beth Shalom
At Beth Shalom, we are committed to Jewish education that enables our children to:
We have developed a Graduate Profile for young people aged 6-12. Our higher-level hopes and expectations for our graduates align with four themes:
We also expect that our graduates will have the following capabilities: