Summary: The Epstein School, a highly

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 Summary: The Epstein School, a highly-­‐recognized Independent Jewish Day School serving the metro Atlanta area, welcomes your application for Rabbi-­‐in-­‐Residence. School Background: The Epstein School – The Solomon Schechter of Atlanta is a preschool (from 18 months) – 8th grade Independent Jewish Day School serving over 500 students. Each student is challenged and prepared to become a confident and engaged learner, and a knowledgeable and passionate leader of our local and global communities. We are committed to high quality educational practices and a collaborative team approach, and utilize differentiated instruction to meet the needs of a wide range of learners. We are dedicated to realizing the potential of our students in the arena of 21st century skills and teaching them the enduring value of richly reading a wide range of texts. Our bilingual program utilizes the proficiency model of language learning, and seamlessly integrates technology as one of many educational tools. We are an inclusive community guided by the principles and values of the Jewish people. Building on the strengths of the past, and with a renewed excitement generated by a new Head of School, this is an ideal time to join our leadership team and help shape our school's future. Position Scope and Responsibilities: The Rabbi-­‐in-­‐Residence will be a member of the educational leadership team that includes the three division Principals; Principal of Digital Learning and Technology; Principal of Learning, Teaching and Innovation; and the Head of School. The position includes teaching and other responsibilities to create the full time position described below. Since we seek the candidate who is the best fit for our community, we are open to other configurations of the position. The Rabbi-­‐in-­‐Residence, working across the school's program and in collaboration with members of the professional community, will be responsible for: • Nurturing, cultivating and infusing joyful Jewish experiences (ruah) throughout the school. • Enriching the school's Jewish life through the creation and implementation of academic, holiday and special events programming. • Invigorating tefillah for our students and community to create engaging, meaningful and developmentally appropriate experiences. • Serving as the school’s rabbinic authority (mara d’atra) including supervision of the kitchen. • Serving as Rabbinics Department Chair and teaching Judaic Studies in our Middle School. • Coordinating Middle School tefillah. • Participating in Elementary and Preschool Shabbat and holiday experiences. • Staffing experiential education trips including the Eighth Grade Israel trip. • Offering pastoral counseling to members of our community. •
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Partnering in organizing tikkun olam programs, and community tzedakah and service drives. Collaborating with the leadership team to lead professional development in the area of Jewish learning. Partnering with school counselors in social/emotional education and support of the students. Attending, speaking or teaching at ceremonial school milestone events. Serving as a member of the school’s leadership team and contributing in the areas of recruitment and development. Developing and sharing resources and experiences our community can utilize to help Jewish wisdom and practice enrich their lives. Spearheading and teaching adult and family Jewish learning experiences. Coordinating regular participation of community rabbis in the life of the school. Representing the school and serving as liaison to local synagogues and rabbis, including convening the Rabbinic Advisory Committee. Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have/be: • An inspirational, dynamic and engaging Jewish leader. • Experience in educational programing and leadership. • A passion for and commitment to Jewish Day School education. • A natural inclination to work collaboratively and to adapt to changes gracefully. • A commitment to the school's mission and comfort serving as a role model. • Experience or exposure to non-­‐formal educational settings such as camp and youth groups. • Strong interpersonal qualities such as tact, the ability to engender respect, and a sense of humor. • An effective communicator and collaborator. • A working knowledge of Hebrew. • An ordained rabbi recognized by the Conservative movement. To apply: Send email to hiring-­‐[email protected] with a copy of your resume, cover letter, list of 3 professional references, and sample of writing focused on education. Competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage candidates with diverse experience or background to apply. 
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