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Job Posting – Assistant Director, Religious School & Youth Engagement

We are searching for a full-time, educational entrepreneur responsible for ensuring that our approach to youth education and programs is positive, experiential, and highly engaging. TIOH’s Religious School consists of ten months of programming, including Shabbat and holidays, community service, retreats, and fun social events that nurture a cohesive community and foster Jewish spirituality and identity. The Assistant Director initiates and plans innovative experiences in cooperation with the Religious School Director, clergy, HoTY (Hollywood Temple Youth) teen leadership, and lay leadership of the synagogue.


We create a welcoming, warm, diverse, and inclusive community that honors the traditions of Judaism while embracing the innovative principles of the Reform Movement so that every member can engage in Jewish life in an environment that prioritizes Torah (learning), Avodah (spiritual growth), G’milut Chasidim (acts of loving-kindness), Tikkun Olam (social action), the arts, and meaningful opportunities for personal connection to our Jewish community and the State of Israel. TIOH is home to three vibrant schools – Bay-Nimoy Early Childhood Center, Briskin Elementary School, and Religious School/Teen Program.

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Major Responsibilities:

1. HoTY Advisor and Teen Program

  • Nurture and advise HoTY teen leadership for students in grades 7-12, empowering them with a sense of ownership while holding them accountable to create a meaningful programming
  • Engage TIOH teens in social, spiritual, and justice-minded events through HoTY and the TIOH Teen Program
  • Promote and participate in regional, national, and international NFTY forums by working with other youth directors or advisors to develop and support youth programming and teen engagement across Los Angeles and beyond
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility for our HoTY programming
  • Supervise Teen Program to ensure safety protocols, inclusion, quality, learning, and teen satisfaction 
  • Assist in the organization and facilitation of teen day trips and multi-day travel excursions

2. Religious School and Teen Program

  • Continuously evaluate and actualize ways to expand enrollment and active participation in the number of children and families at TIOH through family and teen services, programs, events, promotion of community, youth opportunities, and other community-building activities, under the direction of the Religious School Director
  • Act as a concierge of Jewish youth programming and opportunities for our families and help them access our religious school programs, Jewish summer camp, travel opportunities, and other community projects
  • Create promotional materials, flyers, and swag for events and programming
  • Supervise and train our Madrichim working in grades Pre-K-6th of the Religious School
  • Plan and run innovative family field trips, learning days, and volunteer opportunities for grades Pre-K-12, in collaboration with the Religious School Director
  • Support and assist the Religious School Office Manager and Director as an integral teammate
  • Actively participate in our congregational community and visibly demonstrate a commitment to role-modeling a Jewish lifestyle

3. High Holy Days and Retreats

  • Design and implement youth High Holy Day programming
  • Hire, direct, and train (including appropriate safety and first aid measures) youth leaders and retreat counselors and any other persons specifically employed in the congregation to implement aspects of our youth community programs
  • Assist in the planning, organizing, and implementation of family and youth retreats under


  • Jewish background and formal education preferred
  • Child-centered, compassionate, grounded, an active listener, engaging, innovative, strategic, reflective and reliable
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and follow-through
  • Creative and skilled in providing clear communication and marketing to the community
  • Have prior experience managing multiple projects both individually and within a team
  • An energetic leader who can develop a vision and who also remains personally involved in tasks to ensure they are properly executed
  • A clear sense of ethical limits, confidentiality, and age-appropriate youth behavior
  • Outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills with the ability to recruit, equip and organize teens and young adults
  • Flexible schedule to accommodate attendance at after-school, Shabbat, evening, and weekend events

The successful candidate will have:

  • A background in Jewish communal youth leadership preferred
  • A successful history of employment in the field
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • The inclusive and empathic values of Temple Israel of Hollywood
  • A love of Jewish Education and community
  • Jewish camp experience preferred

Application Process

Please send a cover letter and resume of relevant experience to Due to the nature of this role, we are unable to consider TIOH congregants as new hires.

Duration:Full Time
Experience:Minimum of 2 years of relevant work experience
Salary Range: $60,000 to $65,000
Preferred Degree:Bachelors and/or advanced degree in Jewish education, communal service, or nonprofit management preferred
Job Location: Temple Israel of Hollywood, 7300 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90046

Temple Israel of Hollywood is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, a 403(b)retirement plan as well as paid vacation and company holidays. The right candidate will follow and remain consistent with our culture, traditions, and core values while addressing the needs of the families we serve with compassion and empathy.

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