Emanuel Synagogue

Youth Educator


Emanuel Synagogue is hiring a Youth Educator to facilitate our Bnei Mitzvah program, running weekly programs for Jewish students 24-12 months away from their B’Mitzvah in our community. The Bnei Mitzvah program is dynamic, flexible and informal, and we encourage creative approaches in developing the Jewish values and literacy of our students. Emanuel Synagogue is the largest synagogue in Australia, and one of the fastest-growing. In 2021, we are placing a focus on providing exceptional youth engagement and education.

Responsibilities and duties

You will be responsible for writing programs (on topics from the provided syllabus) which will be creative and dynamic in their approaches. You will also be responsible for running these programs for a group of students on Thursday afternoons during school term from 4-5:30 pm. In a typical week, your shift will be at 2:15-5:45 pm.

During school holidays, you will work with other Youth Educators and the Head of Youth Education to create plans and content for the upcoming term. You will also participate in 4 training days during school holidays each year to develop your educational skills and Jewish literacy.

The Bnei Mitzvah education program is divided into eight topics: Jewish values and ethics, What is a B’Mitzvah?, Stand Up ABC,  Jewish leadership and role models, Jewish rituals, Jewish stories and their lessons, The story of the Jewish people, Israel and Zionism.

As a Youth Educator, you will report to Donny Janks (Head of Youth Education) and Rabbi Rafi Kaiserblueth (Youth Rabbi).

This role commences in mid-January 2021.

Qualifications, skills and expectations

A successful Youth Educator will:

  • Have experience in writing and running informal Jewish education programs.
  • Have a high level of Jewish literacy and a willingness to further educate oneself where relevant.
  • Be passionate about education and Jewish community.
  • Be able to work effectively in a team as well as individually.
  • Commit to being at all classes and training days, and provide as much notice as possible when unable to attend.
  • Have high standards of professionalism, and be willing to follow relevant Synagogue protocol regarding content formatting, confidentiality, reporting, OHS compliance and reporting.
  • Either already have or be willing to acquire a working with children check (WWCC).


$25 per hour for 3.5 hours most weeks during school term, plus training days.

How to apply

Please send a resume, cover letter and letter of reference to donny@emanuel.org.au and rkaiserblueth@emanuel.org.au.


Emanuel Synagogue
7 Ocean Street
Woollahra, NSW 2025

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p: 02 9389 6444

e: info@emanuel.org.au

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