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5 8 Hebrew Teacher

Company: Solomon Schechter Day School
Location: Northbrook
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

This position is for the 2022-2023 School Year.

Mission Statement: At Solomon Schechter Day School of Metropolitan Chicago (SSDS), we ignite our students' Jewish souls, educate them to their highest potential, and empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world.

Solomon Schechter Day School is a wonderful place to work! Come join us!

Salary varies and is based on experience and education.

Job Summary

It is the responsibility of every teacher at Schechter to help our mission come to life.

Ignite our students' Jewish souls - At Schechter, we promote curiosity and engagement with learning and Jewish life. Our teachers' passion creates a learning environment where students are on fire and eager to learn.

Educate them to their highest potential - At Schechter, we know where our students are and we focus on individual growth for each student. Teachers facilitate learning experiences where students are actively engaged in creating meaning and making connections. We recognize that students require differentiated instruction and we collaborate to ensure we are meeting students' needs so they can achieve their highest potential.

Empower them to use their knowledge, skills, and creativity to enrich our world - A Schechter experience is much more than academic achievement. Teachers provide a safe and nurturing environment, develop close relationships with students and provide direct instruction in social-emotional learning. We recognize that we are shaping students as the adults they will one day become, and we take their character development and sense of responsibility for the community and the world seriously.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:

Teaches Bible and Talmud to students in a classroom, utilizing course of study adopted by the Board of Education, and other appropriate learning activities.
Participates in and is a role model during grade-level tefillot (prayers).
Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
Uses a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc.
Translates lesson plans into learning experiences so as to best utilize the available time for instruction.
Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
Evaluates students' academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records, and prepares progress reports.
Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students' progress and interpret the school program.
Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers.
Maintains professional competence through in-service and professional growth activities.
Collaborates with grade-level colleagues about curriculum and educational programming.
Selects and requisitions books and instructional aids; maintains required inventory records.
Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the school day.
Participates in curriculum development programs as required.
Participates in faculty committees and the sponsorship of student activities.
Demonstrates a commitment to best practice in all dimensions of effective teaching as defined by the Thoughtful Classroom framework, including: Organization, rules and routines; positive relationships; engagement and enjoyment; a culture of thinking and learning; preparing students for new learning; presenting new learning; deepening and reinforcing learning; applying learning; and reflecting on and celebrating learning.

Culture of caring
Competitive pay based on education and experience
Medical Insurance and other benefits offered including paid sick time
Opportunities and funding for ongoing professional development
Forward-thinking and innovative in Hebrew Language teaching
Culture of collaboration and reflective practice
Paid planning time

Bachelor's degree of related subject from accredited university
Illinois teaching certificate.
Experience is preferred but not necessary for hiring.
Background knowledge of Jewish holidays, basic Jewish practices and Bible/Talmud content.


Keywords: Solomon Schechter Day School, Chicago , 5 8 Hebrew Teacher, Education / Teaching , Northbrook, Illinois

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