Full Time

Seeking a Couple to run the Children, Youth, Teens and NCSY Program

Congregation Schara Tzedeck 3476 Oak Street, Vancouver BC

Schara Tzedeck is the largest and most established Orthodox synagogue in Western Canada and has been a cornerstone of the Vancouver Jewish Community for over 116 years. We have a membership base of over 500 families, beautiful and modernized facilities including banquet halls, kitchens and a mikvah, and supportive and engaged staff.
NCSY Canada is dedicated to ensuring the future of the Jewish people. We secure that future through building relationships with Jewish teens; increasing Jewish literacy by teaching them about their heritage and traditions; establishing lifelong connections to the Jewish people and Israel; and enhancing Jewish teens’ growth in Judaism.

The Opportunity - we are looking for a couple to join our team and work together with our rabbinic leadership and staff to engage our membership and foster a greater connection for children, youth and teenagers to the Jewish community and Torah observance.

Achieve Kiruv and programmatic excellence by overseeing and supporting the implementation and execution of annual and ongoing formal and informal education programs, including holiday and Shabbat events, Shabbatons, and social events.

• Develop and lead a successful program comprised of diverse activities for various age groups and levels of observance
• Foster a greater connection for children, youth and teenagers to the Jewish community and Torah observance
• Act as role model for Jewish values and the promotion of Jewish identity.


Event Planning and Delivery
• Develop the annual schedule of events for youth including regular Shabbat morning programming as well as for Yom Tov and Chaggim, segment programming based on age cohorts as appropriate to ensure success – including Shabbatons and regular hosting for teens/ parents for Shabbos
• With guidance from the synagogue’s rabbis and staff; plan, implement, market, and deliver youth activities
• Oversee logistics for all youth activities including the purchase of supplies and the hiring of staff for supervision
• During events and chaggim plan fun, interactive, and educational programs for youth while the adult activities are taking place
• Plan teen specific NCSY programs engaging 200 teens through a variety of programs including two Shabbatons, monthly family focused programs, hosting at Shabbos/ yom tovim, weekly King David JSU clubs, Chavruta learning, Yarchei Kalla and lunch N learns/ Lunch N earns
• Organize an annual family explanatory Shabbat service
• Participate in the Bar/Bat Mitzvah programs as required in coordination with the synagogue’s rabbis
• Manage programs and events as per the annual budget
• There is also opportunity to participate in Conduct evaluations of all programs and events

• Build and maintain relationships with youth, teens and their families
• Promote events and activities through a range of media including in-person conversations and phone calls, email, social media, text messages, website and electronic flyers
• Work closely with the Youth Committee and the NCSY national office, with opportunity to connect with NCSY on a regular basis and to participate in NCSY national infrastructure meetings

What you bring to the position:
• Post-secondary education
• Experience working in Jewish education
• Experience creating programs for children of all ages
• A track record of success with engaging youth and teenagers
• Innovative approach to developing programs
• Charismatic, welcoming demeanor
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to manage multiple priorities
• Knowledgeable in Modern Orthodox practices and halacha

To apply:
Please apply with a cover letter and resume outlining your experience and specifying your interest to careers@scharatzedeck.com