Hebrew & Jewish Studies Teaching Assistant

  • Part Time
  • Anywhere

Website Makom


Employment Opportunity:

Hebrew & Jewish Studies Teaching Assistant


Makom seeks experienced, creative and energetic teachers for Makom Afterschool for September 2024 – June 2025.


Openings Available:

Monday & Wednesday

3:00-6:00PM (Seaton Village)


Tuesday & Thursday

3:00-6:00PM (Wychwood)

3:00-6:00PM (Kensington Market)


Duration: September 2024 – June 2025

Start Date: September 5, 2024


Location: Downtown Toronto, ON

Salary: $19-22/hour commensurate with experience


Organization Overview

Makom Afterschool provides high-quality, pluralistic Jewish and Hebrew-language education in three neighbourhood public schools to students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 5. Children from diverse Jewish families living in downtown Toronto find their place in our warm and welcoming community. Classes run on Mondays/Wednesdays and Tuesdays/Thursdays in three public schools around Toronto.



  • Assist twice (or four times) per week in a JK/SK, grade 1-2, or grade 3-5 classroom
  • Support and maintain a positive, welcoming and inclusive class community and assist the Lead Teacher with classroom management
  • Supervise breaks and snack time in conjunction with the Lead Teacher
  • Pick up students from their public-school classrooms at the Afterschool site or at nearby schools and ensure they are checked-in and out according to Makom Afterschool policy
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with teaching Hebrew literacy and conversation
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with teaching Jewish values, culture, and traditions through a pluralistic and inclusive lens
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with classroom set-up, clean-up, and record keeping
  • Assist the Lead Teacher with parent/teacher communications
  • Attend monthly staff meetings (paid) to co-plan learning opportunities and engage in professional development experiences
  • Maintain regular and timely communication with the Director of Education
  • Hebrew proficiency; fluency preferred
  • Background in Jewish studies and tradition (e.g. Jewish holidays, religious and cultural practices, etc.)
  • Experience with classroom teaching, camp counselling, early childhood education, after school programming, or youth work
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to children’s social and emotional development
  • Desire to grow and learn professionally
  • Passion for working and building relationships with children
  • Reliable and responsible

All Makom Afterschool staff are required to take CPR/Emergency First Aid training and pass a police Vulnerable Sector check, both of which will be paid for by Makom.

Additional Comments:

To Apply Please submit your current resume and a cover letter to Sarah Eligberg at [email protected] For more information, please visit our website: https://makomafterschool.org/

To apply for this job email your details to familyed@makomTO.org

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