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Beged Kefet Teachers

Job Details

Jewish Silicon Valley - Los Gatos, CA
Part Time
4 Year Degree
$75.00 - $78.00 Hourly
Non Traditional



Status:                        Minor Part-Time, Non Exempt, At-will

Available:                  4:00pm – 9:00pm, Wednesdays and /or Thursdays   

Session Duration:   August 2022 through June 2023


About the APJCC:

The Addison-Penzak JCC of Silicon Valley is a nonprofit community center that welcomes people of all faiths. We provide social, cultural, educational and recreational services for the entire community. The APJCC Fitness Center is the winner of Metro Silicon Valley's "Best Health Club" 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, & 2017.  Our 20,000 square foot fitness center is filled with state-of-the-art equipment.  We are open to all faiths and backgrounds and our diverse community offer a wide variety of programming opportunities for every level of fitness.   

Overview of the Role:

The role of the Begged Kefet teacher is to teach Hebrew to students and develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.  In addition, the Beged Kefet teacher will also implement a Hebrew curriculum that will focus on Israeli Culture, songs, literature, art and Judaic holidays and traditions.   This is an accredited Hebrew Language program taught to children in grades K-5, 6-8, and 9-12.   

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Create and implement lesson plans for each class based on curriculum program goals.  Required to teach 100 hours per High School accreditation rules.
  • Assign, collect and evaluate appropriate homework assignments
  • Update on-line school record system with assignment information, attendance tracking and grades based on completed assignments, on a monthly basis, in order to meet accreditation requirements   
  • Participate in regularly scheduled meetings with Head of School to review lesson plan offerings, student progress and parent concerns
  • Attend teacher workshops as needed
  • Conduct orientation meeting with parents to review academic goals for the school year
  • Work with parents if a child is struggling with class material to review concerns and identify a solution; involve the Head of School when relevant
  • Generate progress reports twice a year and communicate student progress to parents
  • Organize and host several parties during the school year focused on various Jewish Holiday themes
  • Post class summary documentation (feedback, photos, homework assignments and grades) on-line after each class to keep parents up to date with school progress
  • Create and actively promote a comfortable and welcoming environment where every participant is treated with dignity and respect, in a friendly, personalized manner
  • Be a role model to children and staff by maintaining a positive attitude when interacting with children.
  • Handle and address parent concerns and questions promptly and appropriately; informing Head of School when relevant
  • Represent the APJCC in a professional manner and provides excellent customer service
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by management



Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent in teaching, languages or liberal arts
  • 1-2 years of teaching in a K-12 school
  • NETA Hebrew Language Teaching Certification required
  • Fluent in Hebrew (Speaking, Reading and Writing)
  • Comprehensive understanding of Israeli Culture
  • Cleared Background Check (Fingerprints)
  • Pediatric First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.  Ability to communicate information clearly (both written and oral)
  • Ability and desire to work independently and as a team member with the community and other employees
  • Ability to multi-task and adjust priorities when required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 
  • Positive, upbeat and enthusiastic about working in a non-profit environment 

This position is contingent upon the completion and cleared background check of a fingerprint and live scan assessment.   

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:

The physical demands and working conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to:

  • Work in the vicinity of children
  • Remain stationary
  • Frequently stand for long periods of time during events
  • Move within your work area
  • Ability to climb, push and pull
  • Ability to observe child behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures
  • Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency situation (fire, evacuation, illness or injury)
  • Operate a computer and office productivity machinery
  • Communicate across a variety of mediums
  • Transport items up to 10 lbs.
    Work environment
    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. While performing the duties of this job, the work environment can be noisy and you may be working in close proximity with others. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as phones, computers and printers. You will have access to restroom, copy room and break room facilities.