Internships and Work

As a member of the Baltimore Jewish Community Towson Hillel strives to find internship and work opportunities for our students. Below are a list of different positions available.

Are you or someone you know (local college students, experienced teachers, excited new Jewish educators) looking to do something fulfilling and fun on Sunday mornings? We are looking for teachers who want to make a difference. Jewish content knowledge, Hebrew experience, and a caring approach to working with children a must.

Oseh Shalom is a Reconstructionist synagogue located in Laurel, MD. We use interactive, modern, and values-based curricula in order to engage and inspire our young learners. Candidates should be comfortable working with children and families. They should have a strong Judaic base as well as a creative ability to think outside the box and commitment toward teaching the next generation. Note: We may be starting our year with online learning (you would be trained in how to do this).

Please send your resume to rgould@oseh-shalom.org and edvp@oseh-shalom.org.
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Habonim Dror Camp Moshava (“Mosh”) is a progressive, Jewish overnight camp in Harford County, Maryland. We focus on teaching about the environment, social justice, Jewish peoplehood, and inclusion. Counselors work with kids from 4th through 10th grade to build community, build a sense of self, and create a fun and magical summer.

Work for one or both sessions:

Construction (Mandatory pre-summer preparation for all staff): June 9-20

  • First Session: June 21-July 17
  • Second Session: July 20-August 9

Visit our website to learn more and to apply: campmosh.org/staff

12-15 hrs a week. Can provide details. Must be independent, organized, Jewishly knowledgeable a BIG plus. Social media and multiple computer platform proficiency a must. Work in PC. Must like dogs. A grad student is possible. Prefer an adult who will be around for a few years. E-mail Lisa Bodziner for more information: lisa@towsonhillel.org

Provide after-school child care for a local family. Several families in the Pikesville area are interested in babysitters, homework helpers, nannies, and other assistance. If you are reliable, fun, organized, and have access to consistent transportation, this could be a great job for you. E-mail Lisa Bodziner for more information, or to get matched with a family: lisa@towsonhillel.org

Are you or someone you know looking to do something fulfilling and fun on Sunday mornings? We have openings for a few teachers. Jewish content knowledge, Hebrew experience, and a caring approach to working with children a must. Oseh Shalom is a Reconstructionist congregation located in Laurel, MD. We use interactive, modern, and values-based curricula in order to engage and inspire our young learners. Candidates should be comfortable working with children and families. They should have a strong Judaic base as well as a creative ability to think outside the box and commitment toward teaching the next generation. Contact Joy Schwarz-Mason at jschwarz.mason@gmail.com and cc: rebgould1@gmail.com

Beth Israel Congregation Learning Lab is seeking a creative and engaging Hebrew teacher for 6th and 7th grade. Classes are Sundays from 9-11:30am and Tuesdays from 4-6pm. We use the Hebrew in Harmony curriculum. Salary is based on experience. For more information please contact Rabbi Ariel Platt, Director of Education and Engagement at aplatt@bethisrael-om.org

Beth Shalom Congregation Religious School (Columbia, MD) is looking for a motivated, energetic individual who appreciates the joy and wonder of children and wants to be their first experience of synagogue school learning. We believe in supporting a child’s social and emotional development while providing an enriching introduction to Jewish learning. We want children to be curious, engaged learners in exploring Hebrew, prayer, holidays, values, and Torah. We are seeking a teacher who has experience working with pre-kindergarten children for a Sunday morning (9:00-11:00 am) Pre-K (4-5-year-olds) class. You must be a dependable teacher with a positive attitude who enjoys collaborating with others. We are looking for a flexible, dedicated person who loves working with children. This is an opportunity to bring your creativity, vision, and experience to a new program option in our school. If you are interested in applying, please send your resume or contact Dr. Louis Nagel, Education Director at 410-531-5115 X322 or louis.nagel@beth-shalom.net

Religious School Teachers for 2018-2019 School Year. Weekends Only. Join the 21st century Religious School. If you are sick of teaching the way that you were taught, this is the place for you! We need excited and energetic teachers who are willing to try teaching in new innovative ways. Temple Oheb Shalom, a Reform Jewish congregation in Baltimore, MD is seeking energetic and outgoing Religious School teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. We are currently seeking teachers for 4th, 5th and 6th grade Hebrew, prayer, and Judaics. Religious School classes meet Sundays from 9:30am – 12:00pm, beginning in early September 2018 and concluding in mid-May 2019. 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classes also meet once a month on Saturdays from 9:00am-12:30pm. Teachers will be expected to be present for faculty meetings after school, two All-School Shabbatons, and other related school programs. Salary is competitive.

To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to the Director of Youth Engagement, Rabbi Sarah Marion: rabbimarion@templeohebshalom.org and Religious School Principal, Meredith Zuckerman: meredith@templeohebshalom.org

Paid Summer Intern Needed The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that seeks to promote greater cooperation between the United States and Israel. We are seeking a summer intern to assist with data collection, campus activism, social media, and most importantly updating and running our website. One of the main tasks will be to write, edit and convert articles for the Jewish Virtual Library, the most comprehensive online encyclopedia on Jewish history and culture covering everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism. Other tasks may include photo and/or video editing, answering email and phone inquiries, and standard administrative duties. Good verbal and writing skills are essential, as is reliable transportation. Applicants should be:

•College students or recent graduates

•Interested in Israel and campus activism

•Experienced (at least minimally) with HTML coding and web development

•Fluent in social media

•Experienced with various computer programs including (but not limited to) Adobe Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Premier, as well as the Microsoft Office Suite

This position is full-time, 9-5 Monday through Friday. Payment is $8/hr.

Please send resume and cover letter to aicecampus@gmail.com if interested.

Temple Beth Shalom of Arnold, MD is in need of 2 Hebrew School Teachers to teach Hebrew (do not have to be fluent, but adequate knowledge) for our Religious School. Our Religious School meets Sunday mornings from 9:30am-11:30am and also on Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm. We are looking for candidates that could work one or both of those days. The pay is $30/hour. On Wednesday the pay is for 2 hours, even though they only teach for 1.5 hours. We are also looking for an individual to run our Senior Youth Group. This is a part-time job going to NFTY events with the children and every other Wednesday night coming to the temple to meet with the kids. Any interested parties please send me an email at jsussman@annapolistemple.org

Congregation B’nai Tzedek, a 650-family Conservative synagogue in Potomac, Maryland, is seeking a fun, engaging, and energetic part-time youth advisor to assist our growing youth group program! FUN, FRIENDS, LAUGHTER, LEADERSHIP, LASTING MEMORIES, MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES, COMMITMENT, GROWING TOGETHER! The youth advisor will help plan, staff, and build relationships with the members of our youth groups and their parents. We are looking for someone with great energy who knows how to engage our kids! Someone who will have fun with them but who also is reliable, responsible and can successfully run a program. The youth advisor will work closely and meet with the Youth Engagement and Programming Coordinator on a regular basis. Flexible hours and competitive pay are included! Please email your resume and cover letter to Leah Miller, Youth Engagement and Programming Coordinator at LMiller@bnaitzedek.org.

Required Qualifications:

Possess a strong Jewish background and lifestyle Experience working with children and/or teens in an informal setting (youth group, Jewish camping, etc.) Strong communication and administrative skills Must have own vehicle Must be available some evenings and weekends Preferred Qualifications: Experience with USY and/or BBYO.

Do you know anyone looking for a job in early childhood?  Beth El Early Childhood Programs are looking for qualified, dedicated teachers to provide a nurturing, loving and warm environment for children 6 weeks to 2 years. Part time and Full time schedules available. Must have Bachelors or AA Degree in Early Childhood or related field and/or 90 hours.

Please send resume and letter of interest to  Mandy Barish at mandy@bethelbalto.com or 410-602-2245.

Mandy Barish
Director of Preschool and Summer Program
Beth El Early Childhood Programs

8101 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore, Md 21208
410-602-2245

SUMMARY

The Meyerhoff Early Childhood Center teaching staff has the educational qualifications, knowledge, and professional commitment necessary to promote children’s learning and development and to support families’ diverse needs and interests. Assistant Teachers have the educational qualifications, knowledge, dedication to learning, and professional commitment necessary to promote children and their families as they learn and develop. The assistant teacher supports the development and implementation of a quality educational program reflecting the goals and values of the school. The assistant teacher contributes knowledge and insight, ideas and creativity to the teaching team. The assistant teacher brings a love of children and of learning and commitment to introducing children to a supportive, creative Jewish learning environment, and is well versed in child development.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:        

  • High school diploma
  • Education relating to care for children under the age of 5
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Ability to relate to young children and adults
  • Strong desire for continued learning and growth
  • Ability to carry out assigned tasks
  • Judaic knowledge or willingness to acquire
  • Ability to recognize safety hazards and protect children from harm
  • Meet background check & health requirements
  • Good character and reputation
  • Child CPR & First Aid certification

Preferred:        

  • Degree in a child related field
  • At least three years of experience in the group education of children
  • Jewish education

RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching & Curriculum:

  • Contribute ideas to the planning and implementation of a balanced and sound daily curriculum
  • Work and play with children, individually and in small groups
  • Nurture physical, spiritual, emotional, social, and intellectual growth and development of each child
  • Provide care, protection, and guidance to the children
  • Ensure consistency of the daily curriculum with the school values statement

Administrative & Classroom:

  • Provide a cheerful, nurturing, healthy, safe and clean classroom environment
  • Assist in the set-up and clean-up of class activities
  • Maintain storage, organization, and cleanliness of classroom equipment and materials

Communication & Community:

  • Maintain a continuing dialogue with the teaching team
  • Work with teaching team on problem solving classroom and school issues
  • Participate in regular teacher learning days
  • Participate in school social and family education programs
  • Attend school wide and class events such as picnics, parties, parent meetings, and Shabbat dinners
  • Communicate any concerns regarding a child’s progress, a parent, or a classroom issue to the Head Teacher and/or Preschool Director
  • Protect the rights and privacy of children and families by maintaining confidentiality according to the NAEYC Code of Ethics

Mentorship Opportunities

Towson Hillel is dedicated to networking students with professionals within the community to help them grow professionally. Our Governing Board and community members have a wide breadth of expertise and are looking forward to mentoring Towson students.

Current areas where mentorship is available include:

  • Marketing
  • Financial Planning
  • Education
  • Law
  • Business

If any of these areas are of interest to you and you would like to learn more about Towson Hillel’s mentorship opportunities, please email our Program Director, Leora Match.

TU Hillel Leadership Positions

  • Oversee and manage Leadership Board in partnership with the Programming Director
  • Be the student face of Hillel
  • Represent Students at Board and other stakeholder meetings
  • Set agenda and chair weekly L-Board Meetings
  • Have 50 unique interactions with Jewish students
  • Complete 2 office hours in the Hillel Lounge
  • Represent Hillel at SGA Meetings
  • Record Meeting Minutes
  • Be accountable for marketing for Hillel events
  • Have 50 unique interactions with Jewish students
  • Complete 2 office hours in the Hillel Lounge
  • Create and chair Jewish Greek Life Committee
  • Run at least one event each month targeted at Greek Life
  • Attend weekly L-Board meetings
  • Have 50 unique interactions with Jewish students
  • Complete 2 office hours in the Hillel Lounge
  • Create and chair Israel and Civic Engagement Committee
  • Attend AIPAC conferences
  • Run at least 2 events each month focused on Israel and/or civic engagement
  • Attend weekly LBoard meetings
  • Have 50 unique interactions with Jewish students 
  • Complete 2 office hours in the Hillel Lounge
  • Create and chair the Service Committee
  • Organize Alternative Spring Break
  • Oversee Challah for Hunger, Relay4Life, Dance Marathon and the Big Event
  • Attend weekly L-Board meetings
  • Have 50 unique interactions with Jewish students 
  • Complete 2 office hours in the Hillel Lounge
  • Create and chair Interfaith Committee
  • Organize 2 interfaith events per month
  • Attend weekly LBoard meetings
  • Have 50 unique interactions with Jewish students 
  • Complete 2 office hours in the Hillel Lounge
  • Create and chair Ritual Committee
  • Oversee Shabbat in partnership with Programming Director
  • Oversee High Holiday and Pesach programming in partnership with Programming Director
  • Run 2 additional ritual events each month which may include Jewish learning, holidays etc. 
  • Attend weekly L-Board meetings
  • Have 50 unique interactions with Jewish students 
  • Complete 2 office hours in the Hillel Lounge
  • Create and chair Social Committee
  • Run 1 big and 1 small social event each month including parties, commuter events, bagel brunches, etc.
  • Attend weekly L-Board meetings
  • Have 50 unique interactions with Jewish students 
  • Complete 2 office hours in the Hillel Lounge

Baltimore Hebrew Institute

The Baltimore Hebrew Institute (formerly Baltimore Hebrew University) at Towson University , is committed to supporting the education of Jewish educators, communal professionals and Judaic studies scholars who wish to excel in their chosen fields.

The Baltimore Hebrew Institute has two main areas of focus:

1. Advanced Degrees

We provide outstanding opportunities for post-baccalaureate certificates (Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education) and degrees in Leadership in Jewish Education and Communal Service and Jewish Studies in a vibrant, cohesive community.

We offer generous scholarships and work with each student to custom tailor a program that meets their goals.

 


 

2. Community Enrichment

At BHI we provide community enrichment in ways that engage and welcome all who are interested. BHI offers engaging non-degree courses(including Modern Hebrew Language instruction), lectures and trips that provide opportunities for adults to deepen their understanding of Jewish and Israeli culture, history, and current events.

Towson University Hillel is an agency of The Associated

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