Director of Jewish Life & LivingAt Camp Ramah in the Berkshires
Ramah Berkshires is seeking a Director of Jewish Life & Living to join our Summer Leadership Team. We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, and creative Jewish educator to oversee all elements of Jewish Life & Learning at Camp. This is a wonderful and exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with a dedicated team to enrich and enhance Jewish life and programming and make a significant impact on our Camp culture. Join our magical summer community and spend every day feeling like you made Camp and the world a better place. We can’t wait to spend the summer with you!
The Director of Jewish Life & Living must be in residence at Camp in Wingdale, NY from mid-June to mid-August. There is an opportunity for family to join you at Camp.
Reporting to the Director and Associate Director, the Director of Jewish Life & Living will be responsible for enhancing, innovating, and increasing the integration and intentionality of Jewish education throughout Camp, including in Tefillah, experiential daily programming, and through the planning of other special programming & initiatives.
The key roles include:
Set vision and build out summer-long program, plan and curricula to set the tone of intentional innovative experiential Jewish education
Along with the Camp Director, set summer-long goals and values and content areas
Play a key role in planning and leading learning and Jewish life moments during staff training
Plan daily and weekly experiential programming (Peulat Erev, Peulat Shabbat, Elective Activities) built upon core education values & goals for campers of all ages
Collaborate with Rashei Anaf (specialty area leaders) to incorporate Jewish learning goals into programming
Work across Camp and with Rashei Edah & Edah counselors in leading, planning and innovating their Edah’s daily and Shabbat Tefillah
Finding leaders, providing educational content and learning goals, planning facilitating special programming
Overseeing typical logistics such as preparing Torah reading, ritual supplies, siddurim, etc.
Support all staff in finding and planning intentional moments of education during informal time periods such as meals, Nikayon, Sha’at Menuchah
Coordinate and plan Camp-wide learning and observances such weekly Shabbat Limmud, Tisha B’Av, Rosh Chodesh, Kabbalat Shabbat, A-Side/B-Side Tefillot, Havdalah
Supervise and manage team of up to eight other educators of various levels of experience
Serve as part of the summer leadership team to help guide and shape the overall summer experience for over 600 campers and 300 staff Members, as a Camp-wide mentor and leader
•BA or BS required, MA in Education or Rabbinic/Cantorial Ordination, preferred
•A minimum of 5-8 summers as camp staff or similar setting
•Professional proficiency in Hebrew and deep knowledge, literacy, and training in Jewish observance including Tefillah & text study, in a Conservative & egalitarian setting
•Creative experiential Jewish educator
•Prior experience with NY-area camp population, including children & teens ages 8-18
•Understanding the big picture of Camp while still having exceptional attention to detail
•Outstanding ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team
•BONUS: Prior experience at Camp Ramah
•BONUS: Musical; ability to play guitar or other musical instruments
How to Apply
All applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Ramah Berkshires at email@example.com.
Camp Ramah in the Berkshires
Director of Jewish Life & Living
91 Ramah Road, Wingdale, NY, 12594, United States