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Director of Education


Temple Beth Israel Center for Jewish Life in Eugene, Oregon is a progressive, active diverse 375 household synagogue community engaged in Jewish, religious, cultural and educational programming throughout the year. We teach and live our values, customs, language, rituals, Tikkun Olam and connection with Israel and the rest of the world from a Reconstructionist Jewish perspective. We seek an energetic, knowledgeable, passionate, innovative and collaborative educator to join our team.

The Director of Education will manage multi-generational learning at Temple Beth Israel. They will lead our twice-weekly Talmud Torah program(K-B’nai Mitzvah, currently) including cohort classes, Hebrew classes, and a variety of electives focused on Jewish culture, texts, and values, to name a few. The Director of Education will oversee multigenerational programs and adult education, and build a sustainable teen program. Responsibilities include the recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of education staff, curriculum development and could include training of ritual lay leaders and more.

Core Competencies The ideal candidate must have:

  • Intimate knowledge of Jewish tradition and Hebrew language
  • Experience with effective teaching methodology for different types of learners
  • Successful development and implementation of effective and innovative educational experiences and programs
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with all ages
  • Comfort managing multiple projects for different age-cohorts


Desired Qualities

  • A charismatic leader who can relate to children and youth of all ages
  • Passionate about Jewish life, customs, traditions, and prayer
  • Invested in religious, ethnic, gender and other forms of inclusivity
  • Knowledge of progressive/Reconstructions approaches to Judaism
  • Entrepreneurial spirit to innovate, implement and evaluate


Full Time position: $60,000-$70,000 base salary commensurate with experience. Additional benefits include health insurance, synagogue membership, subsidized preschool tuition, free

Talmud Torah tuition paid parental leave, professional development budget, paid vacation, sick

leave, Flexible Spending Account, retirement contribution. Rabbis may be eligible for IRS

parsonage designation.


Interviews begin the week of December 2nd, job posting closes December 24th, 2019.


How to apply:

Applications accepted starting September 27th, 2019.

Interviews will begin the week of December 2nd, 2019.

The position closes on December 24th, 2019 at 5 pm. 

Please send a cover letter and resumé to by 5 p.m. PST on December 24th, 2019 for full consideration. Applicants invited to interview will be asked to send a sample lesson plan and other supporting documents.

Temple Beth Israel Center for Jewish Life
Eugene , OR
Education & Schools
Employment Type: 
Full Time
Close Date: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020