Position Purpose: The Director represents the values and mission of the Preschool to current and prospective families, teachers, staff and wider temple community.
Essential Functions: a. Administer the school’s objectives and activities b. Plan overall curriculum c. Hire, supervise and evaluate staff; designate staff responsibilities d. Purchase and maintain school supplies e. Maintain New Jersey State license; maintain student records including current health care forms, f. hold required staff meetings and training sessions. g. Create marketing and advertising material for the school; write articles for temple web site as requested. h. Oversee all financial aspects of Shoresh. Contract with parents; maintain enrollment and share information with Temple bookkeeper. Keep track of yearly expenses; work with VP of Early Childhood and Chair of Shoresh Committee on Shoresh budget. i. Teach at Shoresh as needed (Parent & Me program, 3-year olds, substitute) j. Meet regularly with Shoresh Committee, VP of Early Childhood and Rabbi k. Develop and implement new programs in consultation with Rabbi, Cantor, Director of Education, VP of Early Childhood and Shoresh Committee l. Create, schedule, offer and monitor parent education workshop(s) m. Attend and participate in Temple staff meetings, Calendar Planning Meetings (2 per year), Education Task Force meetings and one Board of Trustees meeting n. Attend monthly Tot Shabbat services (first Friday of every month at 6 p.m.), 2 Young Family Shabbat Dinners per year, and other Temple community-building events such as new/prospective member receptions and fundraisers o. Work with the Shoresh Committee in planning and executing Shoresh Open Houses and fundraising events p. Participate in local and national early childhood professional groups q. Oversee, enter into contracts with parents, and maintain enrollment for summer camp.
About TNT: Temple Ner Tamid was founded in 1980 as the result of the merger of Temple B'nai Zion, a Conservative synagogue, and Temple Menorah, a Reform congregation. In 2008, it grew again with the merger of Beth Sholom Reform Temple. Today Temple Ner Tamid ("Eternal Light" in Hebrew) is affiliated with the Reform movement, and its culture reflects a unique blending of liberal values and traditional expression. We acknowledge that our mission is to help people of all ages and backgrounds grow Jewishly, through: Torah – Study, Avodah – Worship, G'milut Chasadim - Acts of Lovingkindness All of the above work in concert to create and sustain a vibrant community. Our diverse congregation embraces the values of lifelong learning; inclusive, participatory and inspiring services; and repairing the world. As we learn and teach, live and pray together, we embrace each other and our Judaism with joy. Job contacts: Sarah Larson Sarah.email@example.com Temple Ner Tamid Board of Trustee
Jaime Bedrin firstname.lastname@example.org Temple Ner Tamid Trustee VP Early Childhood
Qualifications: Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field is preferred. 5 years experience in preschool environment Relevant leadership/management, administrative experience Knowledge of Jewish holidays and traditions to guide staff and community
Welcome to Shoresh Preschool!
Our goal is to nurture and strengthen each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive abilities in a warm, secure, and caring environment.
Our preschool is appropriately named “Shoresh”- the Hebrew word for roots. Establishing strong roots helps to build the foundation upon which children can grow and flourish. With a close partnership between home and ...school, the possibilities are endless.
Our preschool classes begin at age 2 and continue through age 5. We also offer Parent/Child classes for ages 15 months through 23 months. These classes cater to our youngest population and provide age appropriate activities that will transition the children into our two-year-old program.
Our curriculum includes a mix of linguistic, numerical and cognitive skill building tools in a warm and nurturing setting. The curriculum also includes art, music, movement, cooking, science and nature. Children learn best through play and exploration of their environment. Through hands-on learning experiences, the children become active, curious and creative learners. Judaism is integrated throughout our program. We celebrate the Jewish holidays and we come together as a school on Fridays to celebrate Shabbat. We encourage the development of a positive Jewish identity and the importance of helping others. We welcome children of all backgrounds into our program.
Shoresh Preschool welcomes children of all religions, races, and family styles. Our student body comes from Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair and surrounding communities attending our program. Individualized attention is made possible by our small class sizes and low teacher/student ratio. Our highly qualified and experienced teachers and assistants love what they do and understand the developmental needs of the children they teach. This allows each child to develop at their own rate in a comfortable and nurturing environment.?