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Gross Schechter Day School, based in Pepper Pike, Ohio (greater Cleveland), is a Jewish day school serving more than 250 students in Early Childhood through 8th grade. Our outstanding dual language curriculum fosters creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. Our students are consistently recognized for their excellence in regional and state competitions and are awarded scholarships for their achievement. Similarly, the efforts of our outstanding teachers are continuously recognized through awards recognizing excellence in education. Gross Schechter’s modern facilities enable us to provide students with a 21st century learning environment. Our welcoming approach builds a strong, positive community that brings families together for learning, fun, and friendship. Gross Schechter Day School is where academic excellence is achieved within an immersive, joyous, Jewish learning and living environment.

To apply for any of the below positions, please send your resume and cover letter to and be sure to put the job title in the subject line unless otherwise indicated.

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Job Title: Lower School Judaics and Hebrew Teacher
Date Revised: February 2023

Overview of the Position:

The Lower School Judaic and Hebrew teacher will provide the students a holistic education in Hebrew language, Torah, Israel and Jewish holidays. The candidate should be an individual who exudes warmth to the children and can help students build pride in their identities, an excitement for Judaism and a growing mastery of Jewish living. The candidate should have knowledge in technology and 21st century learning. Outstanding candidates should be well versed in pedagogy and familiar with the ItalAm curriculum. The teacher’s responsibilities include developing interesting lesson plans collaborating with other teachers, completing student assessments, and addressing any performance issues.

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Strong Hebrew a must.

Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Work with Director of Judaic Studies to design and deliver quality lessons.
  • Learn and implement the ItalAm curriculum.
  • Create suitable assessments and projects to deliver helpful feedback to students and parents.
  • Establish classroom rules and procedures ensuring that students understand what is expected of them.
  • Provide extra resources, support and interventions for students who are struggling.
  • Create a positive environment where students develop a love of Judaism and Torah.
  • Participate in school activities.
  • Communicate regularly with parents about students’ success and struggles.
  • Accept reasonable extra duty assignments necessary for a successful school program.
  • Maintain professional work habits.

Teacher Requirements:

  • Strong Judaic content knowledge including Torah, Shabbat and Holidays
  • Mastery of the Hebrew language
  • Experience with writing lesson plans
  • Willingness to work with set curricula
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with co-workers
  • Ability to work with students of various abilities
  • Ability to appreciate the need for change related to schedules, events and process
  • Dedication, patience and the ability to remain calm in tense situations.

Job Title: Infant Care Specialist
Date Revised: February 2023

Overview of the Position:

Gross Schechter Day School is seeking qualified Infant Care Specialists for our infant Care Center.  Infant Care Specialists will provide general care to infants from six weeks to 18 months.  This includes ensuring the health and safety of infants, changing and feeding.  Infant Care Specialists will entertain and educate infants by reading to, playing with and nurturing them.  Infant Care Specialists must also have the skills to effectively communicate with coworkers and parents on a daily basis.  Prior experience in child care, along with relevant certifications (i.e., CPR, first aid, etc.), is preferable. 

Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Maintain daily records and reports for infants
  • Communicate with parents or guardians regarding infants’ progress or concerns
  • Prepare various teaching materials in accordance to infants’ developmental needs
  • Introduce infants to activities and toys aimed at physical and cognitive development
  • Manage infants’ social, emotional and physical needs.
  • Manage positive interaction activities targeted at providing stimulus, growth and development
  • Rock and verbally comfort infants when they are agitated
  • Talk to infants in order to facilitate relationship building
  • Change diapers
  • Prepare meals according to instructions provided by parents
  • Feed infants on a predefined scheduled and guide them to feed themselves when necessary
  • Ensure all toys provided are clean and safe for infants to use
  • Perform emergency procedures such as First Aid and CPR in the event of an emergency

Job Title: Schechter in the Sun Counselors
Date Revised: February 2023

Overview of the Position:

Schechter in the Sun offers an engaging and immersive camp experience with a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Campers will experience sports, arts & crafts, music, dance, baking and more. Ivrit (Hebrew), Jewish values and traditions are woven into everything we do.

Schechter in the Sun is seeking talented and amazing counselors for the Summer of 2023! Please fill out the application form by clicking here.