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Careers at TBE

Why Work at TBE?

As a prominent synagogue in the greater Boston area, Temple Beth Elohim is committed to guiding members and the greater community to shalom, or wholeness. This principle guides every aspect of our organization, from fostering individual growth to promoting community and global wellbeing.

At TBE, you’ll be part of a team that offers a diverse range of Jewish experiences, from cultural and social activism to community building and spiritual programming. Join us and become part of an organization that provides a glimpse of the world we wish to create.

Current Opportunities

Tikkun Olam Youth Educator and Community Organizer

Tikkun Olam Youth Educator and Community Organizer

Temple Beth Elohim is a vibrant, thriving congregation in Wellesley, MA, and stands as an innovator in many areas of synagogue life. Our 1300-member families travel to TBE from 37 different Boston-area communities to seek its caring and spiritual search and to commit themselves to exploring new ways of Jewish learning and living by finding their own paths towards shalom. More than 600 children in our community engage regularly in learning programs and community building. Hundreds of community members participate in Tikkun Olam initiatives, creating the spiritual, intellectual, social, activist, and caring aspects of communal life at TBE. Truly amazing things are happening here, and we can’t wait to welcome a new Tikkun Olam Educator and Community Organizer to advance TBE members’ meaningful social justice work and to build and sustain partnerships between congregants, communities, clergy, and TBE administrative and temple leadership.

Congregational Organizing and Engagement:

  • Collaborate with clergy, staff, and lay leadership to develop long-term strategies and vision for youth and teen Tikkun Olam efforts, including budget planning, resource development, and communications
  • Assist with strategy and organization of initiatives’ goals and tasks, particularly at the convening of a new program
  • Serve as staff on-site at Tikkun Olam initiative events as they relate to our youth programs, providing assistance where needed, and connecting with clergy when clergy support is requested.
  • Support and coordinate the implementation of synagogue-wide collection drives as they relate to our youth programs.
  • Inspire youth community engagement with Tikkun Olam through annual giving drives, advocacy, learning, and direct service.

Youth Organizing and Engagement

  • Design and implement community service learning for TBE Youth in collaboration with the Learning Team and TBE’s Tikkun Olam leadership team
  • Inspire, engage, and build relationships with our 6th-12th grade students through social justice work and learning, especially through the flagship program for B’Mitzvah students: Ma’asim Tovim.
  • Support Tikkun Olam efforts in the youth community through partnership with the Learning Team and lay leaders.
  • Lead 1-2 Tikkun Olam Chavurot (interest-based groups) for teens.

Community Organizing and Relationship Building

  • Cultivate and facilitate an organizing model that supports repairing the world at all ages and stages.
  • Steward relationships with external organizations such as the Religious Action Center, Jewish Community Relations Council, JALSA, and GBIO.
  • Support advocacy for legislative initiatives.


  • Partner with the Communications Team to develop content and disseminate Tikkun Olam communications, including Mitzvah Moments and the Mah Chadash K-7 newsletter.
  • Serve as the administrative coordinator for Tikkun Olam-related events, including the advanced preparation for and participation in events as needed.

Our new staff partner will possess

  • A deep understanding and embodiment of the Jewish call for social justice and an ability to translate that understanding into educational experiences for youth
  • Relationship-building skills and event organizing/program planning experience
  • An energetic, engaging, creative, passionate, and flexible approach
  • Experience with social media and Google Suite Apps; familiarity with databases and online marketing software
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • An ability to successfully handle multiple responsibilities and work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced environment;
  • An ability to interact with confidentiality, integrity, and tact when working with our diverse community
  • An ability to work independently, autonomously, and exhibit strong follow-through.

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Passion for and experience with working in social justice community organizing
  • Prior experience working with youth preferred
  • This is a full-time, year-round position with varied hours, including some weekends and holidays.

Don’t meet all the qualifications above? We still encourage you to apply if you are excited about this opportunity.

Physical Demands
Performing the duties of this job requires the employee to regularly move from standing to crouching, sitting on the floor, and back to standing. The employee will use their hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and see, talk, and hear. This job’s specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Compensation and Benefits
This position is being offered with a salary range of $45,000 – $50,000 based on education and experience. Additionally, the position offers benefits including but not limited to health insurance, voluntary dental insurance, flexible benefits plan (FSA), long term disability insurance, workers compensation, retirement savings plan, temple membership, paid time off, family leave, and professional development.

Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter to Aiden O’Neal ([email protected]).

Preschool Teaching Position

Preschool Teaching Position

Gan Elohim Early Learning Center is located in a warm and welcoming Jewish reform synagogue in
Wellesley, Massachusetts, and is led by a team of dedicated educators. It provides a loving, inclusive
environment where children learn and grow. Through hands-on learning, children experience the joy of
exploration and the pleasure of discovery.

We seek certified Preschool Teachers/Lead Teachers to join our staff for the 2024-25 school year, M-F
for a minimum of 27.5 hours per week, with the opportunity to work additional hours.

We are looking for candidates who have a passion for teaching young children, a creative and nurturing
personality, and an ability to work in a team environment. As a part of our team, you will play a crucial role
in co-planning the curriculum, guiding social and emotional development, and other necessary tasks
required during the day. Your direct communication with fellow teachers, the Director, and staff will be
highly valued.

Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree and be EEC certified. They must also display understanding
and warmth toward children and parents.

This is a salaried position, and your salary will be commensurate with your qualifications and experience.
We also offer a comprehensive benefits package to ensure your well-being and job security.

Please email Lisa Scott, Director, at [email protected] if you are interested in applying.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Faculty in K-7 Learning and Hebrew Programs (multiple part-time positions)

Part-Time Faculty in K-7 Learning and Hebrew Programs

Temple Beth Elohim, a vibrant Reform congregation in Wellesley, MA, is currently accepting applications for teaching and senior madrichim positions in its BaDerech (K-5), B’Yachad (6-7), and Hebrew (4-6) programs.

For our BaDerech (K-5) program, we are seeking:

  • K- Grade 3 Classroom Teachers ($48-$55 per hour, based on experience)
  • Grade 4-5 Classroom Teachers ($50-$60 per hour, based on experience)
  • K- Grade 5 Senior Madrichim ($30-$35 per hour, based on experience)

Ideal candidates should have experience working with kids in this age cohort from religious school, summer camp, classroom, tutoring, babysitting, etc.

Classes meet Sunday mornings (8:45 am-10:45 am and 11:15 am-1:15 pm), Tuesday afternoons (3:45 pm-5:45 pm), or Wednesday afternoons (4:00 pm-6:00 pm). Potential candidates could work either Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or all of the above.

For our B’Yachad (6-7th grade) program, we are seeking:

  • Lead teachers who will be comfortable facilitating an interactive, multidisciplinary curriculum that includes both formal and informal learning ($50-$60 per hour, based on experience).

Ideal candidates should have recent classroom teaching experience and/or religious school, summer camp, etc. experience (preferably with middle school-age students). Positions are open on Sunday from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Tuesday from 3:00 to 5:45 p.m., and Wednesday from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Potential candidates could work either Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or all of the above.

For our Hebrew (4-6th grade) program, we are seeking:

  • Skilled Hebrew instructors ($55 – 65 per hour, based on experience)
  • For 4th grade, our curriculum largely focuses on learning the vowels and the alef-bet to help our students learn how to decode
  • For 5th and 6th grades, our curriculum largely focuses on prayers and helping students prepare for B’Mitzvah.
  • Skilled Hebrew Senior Madrichim ($40-45 per hour based on experience)

Ideal candidates should have experience teaching Hebrew in a classroom or tutoring environment. Modern Hebrew fluency is not a requirement but is appreciated. Positions are open for in-person teaching on Sundays (10:00-10:45 am, 11:15 am-12:00 pm, and 1:30-2:15 pm), Wednesdays (3:15-4:00 pm), and virtual teaching throughout the week (Sunday-Tuesday). Potential candidates could work any or all of the in-person or virtual classes outlined above.

As mentioned above, all of our hourly rates are based on experience, and we are able to cover a portion of transportation costs for those without access to a vehicle. If you are interested in any of these positions, please email your resume and cover letter to Eliana Stein, [email protected].

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