Kallah Jewish Educator – Summer 2024At Perlman
Kallah Jewish Educator
Organization Summary: BBYO is the leading pluralistic, Jewish teen movement and has been providing exceptional leadership programs and identity enrichment experiences for 95 years. We offer year-round activities in hundreds of local communities and inspiring worldwide travel experiences enabling teens to explore areas of leadership, service, civic engagement, Israel education and Jewish values. Learn more about BBYO’s summer and Travel programs at: http://bbyo.org/teens/experiences/summer.
BBYO Summer Experiences bring together the best of the year-round AZA and BBG experience—lessons in leadership, community service, global connections, exploration and a deep understanding of Jewish heritage and tradition. For decades, our programs at camp and on campus have served as second homes for teens. BBYO Summer Experiences welcome a community of teens from across North America and more than 40 international communities to ensure that teens build a diverse network of lifelong friends.
International Kallah is a 3-week Jewish learning and spirituality institute that inspires teens to explore their Jewish identities and interests in a diverse, pluralistic setting encouraging questioning and experimentation. Kallah participants gain important Judaic skills and come away feeling a deeper connection to Jewish study, Israel, and community. Kallah is expected to reach approximately 200 teens.
Dates and Availability
Location: Lake Como, Pennsylvania
Work Commitment: Kallah | July14 – August 6, 2024
Compensation is on a scale and is based on previous experience and educational background: $3200-$3900
A Jewish Educator is responsible for teaching daily sessions/classes. Each educator will be responsible for preparing material on a topic area, with the support of other staff. They will support teens on Shabbat planning, providing insight and content for evening and special programs, and help to create a pluralistic learning culture at camp. This role requires an individual who has strong Judaic knowledge and background, as well as some experience teaching Jewish content. Candidates will be proficient in Jewish prayer, values, holidays, and rituals. They will be capable teachers and motivators; experienced in working with teens; and are positive Jewish role models that are inspired by building and being a part of powerful pluralistic communities.
Key Position Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
Guiding teens to lead and participate in daily prayer experiences in creative and innovative ways
Serving as a resource and providing guidance for teens in their preparation for Shabbat services and rituals, programs, and activities
Representing and teaching BBYO culture, Jewish values and leadership, Judaic programming, Jewish identity
Inspiring teens to embrace their Jewish journey
Promoting and exemplifying BBYO’s pluralistic commitment
Helping with evening programs as needed
Working with leadership staff and counselors to integrate BBYO’s Educational Framework into programming
Working with song leaders to ensure a thoughtful and inspiring spiritual atmosphere
Jewish Educators are responsible for creating a minimum of three Limmud courses (2 classes per day for 3 weeks across four days each). Educators will work with the Kallah Lead Jewish Educator on topics and expectations.
Offer a series of ‘how to’ classes and unique electives throughout the week as well as on Shabbat
Engage publicly in spirited debate about Jewish practice, Jewish law, Israel and the Jewish community
Participating as a full ‘character’ of camp in all BBYO traditional, social and community-building moments
Helping to foster powerful, moving milestones throughout the Kallah program to yield lasting impact
Overall Camp Expectations for Judaic Educators:
Making sure program participants are on-time to all meals, classes, and events.
Attending and helping to facilitate assigned activities as needed.
Staying attentive to health issues and the overall well-being of participants.
“Being there” for participants to answer questions and provide support.
Working as part of the overall staff team.
Creating a community and a positive, enjoyable experience for participants.
Follow and Enforce all COVID camp guidelines.
Educators will be compensated $250 for completing pre-work and attending required meetings
Position is not an agent, partner, or employee of BBYO. Position is an independent contract role.
RequirementsQualifications Required: A Bachelor’s Degree or higher, 5+ years of work experience, strong Judaic knowledge and background as well as experience teaching Jewish content, proficient in some variation of Jewish prayer, values, holidays, or rituals and experience with youth or teens preferred.
How to Applyhttps://bbyo.org/about-us/careers-detail/?gh_jid=5474973
Kallah Jewish Educator – Summer 2024
661 Rose Hill Rd, Lake Como, Pennsylvania, 18437, United States