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Religious School Music Specialist - Temple Akiba

Name of School: Temple Akiba

Job Title: Religious School Music Specialist

Job Description:

Temple Akiba Religious School is seeking a dynamic song leader to take ownership of the Sunday morning music and T’filah program. Temple Akiba Religious School serves 175 children in grades K-5 on Sunday mornings from 9:00am-12:30pm. Temple Akiba strives to provide our students with a Reform Jewish Education. To help guide us in this goal, the Temple Akiba Religious School follows the goals developed by the Joint Commission of Jewish Education of the Union for Reform Judaism.

The goal of Jewish Education within the Reform Movement is the deepening of Jewish experience and knowledge for all liberal Jews, in order to strengthen faith in God, love of Torah and identification with the Jewish people through involvement in the synagogue and participation in Jewish life. We believe that Judaism contains answers to the challenges and questions confronting the human spirit, and that only a knowledgeable Jew can successfully discover these answers.

A successful candidate will:

•             Have a passion for Jewish music and a strong Judaic studies background, including Jewish prayer and holidays

•             Have a knowledge of the latest Jewish music, potentially having attended song leading conferences

•             Be comfortable play guitar and using microphone equipment

•             Have enough knowledge of Hebrew to teach Hebrew music to the students accurately

Job responsibilities include:

•             Collaborating with teachers to help students lead monthly Shabbat services

•             Leading family-wide holiday programming for Hanukkah, Purim, and Passover

•             Lead T’filah for younger and older grades on Sunday mornings

•             Lead music classes to expose children in both Hebrew and English songs

•             Develop a new song book to be used during T’Filah and music classes

Employment Type (full time/part time) or hours/days per week? Part time

Sundays 9:00- 12:30
Preferred Degree: N/A
Location (City): Culver City
Preferred method of communication: Email
Start date: Fri, 09/01/2017

Email: [email protected]

Contact Information: 310 398-5783


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