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Rabbinic Intern / Education Director

Congregation Kehilat Shalom (CKS) is a 100-family Reconstructionist synagogue in Belle Mead, NJ. CKS is seeking a part-time Principal who is ready to lead our grade K-7 Religious School in a warm, progressive, Jewish community. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with Reconstructionist Judaism; experience in the classroom and in managing teachers; strong, proactive organizational, administrative, and communication skills; and experience with technology and digital learning. Our Religious School operates three hours per week, from 9 am - 12 noon on Sundays.

As a rabbinic intern, there is potential for extra hours/adjusted hours to incorporate ritual service leading and communal/adult education teaching opportunities.

The expected hourly commitment for this position is, on average, 10 hours/week.

Compensation for this role is $15,000-$18,000 annual salary commensurate with experience, plus 12-20 hours of supervision and on-the-job training with educational consultant and Reconstructionist Rabbi Erin Hirsh of JEWEL Consulting.

Note: this position is the same as our Religious School Principal post, but customized for a rabbinic intern. 


  • Review and implement curriculum
  • Develop effective programming and instruction with input from the Rabbi, Education Committee, and teachers
  • Oversee teacher lesson plans and teacher professional development; supervise staff of five to six teachers
  • Help create and assist with school-wide, family, and community programming
  • Work with Education Committee and other volunteers
  • Other administrative duties as needed


  • Knowledge of Reconstructionist Judaism and a commitment to Jewish life and Jewish education
  • Strong administrative skills, including attention to details, organization, and written communication
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and decision-making skills
  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Experience in elementary education and technology

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Thu, May 26 2022 25 Iyar 5782