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Inclusion Coordinator (part-time)

Be a part of a thriving and dynamic team!

Since its founding in 1825, B’nai Jeshurun (BJ), a non-affiliated synagogue on the Upper West Side, has been at the forefront of the American Jewish experience. As BJ approaches its third century, our vision remains focused on the spiritual work of transformation and on the creation of a Jewish path that is authentic and profound and helps all members of the community seek and live their purpose to the fullest.
BJ’s spiritual leaders, Rabbis Rolando Matalon, Felicia Sol, Rebecca Weintraub, and Hazzan Ari Priven, as well as its nearly 1,800 member families, share a vision of a diverse, dynamic, and inclusive community that offers many paths to Jewish religious life while supporting one another in their spiritual quests. BJ is committed to honoring tradition while re-imagining and innovating its practices and programs to create a vibrant, contemporary, and relevant Jewish life for all who seek it.
We are excited to welcome an Inclusion Coordinator, with the primary responsibility of creating an inclusive culture where all students are welcomed, valued, celebrated, and affirmed.


  • Lead an inclusive practice, pedagogy, and culture while providing support and information to staff and parents on the inclusion of all children at B’nai Jeshurun.
  • Support staff and teachers in the implementation of inclusive practices in curriculum-planning and assessment. This will support the regular review of the learning environment, daily routines, activities, and social interactions to enable children of all abilities and backgrounds to participate at an appropriate level in both individual and communal tasks.
  • Conduct classroom observations (when necessary) and provide classroom management feedback to teachers on how to make the classroom a more inclusive place for all students.
  • Document students’ success through observations and curriculum planning/ development.
  • Model good practice and utilize different strategies for collaborating with teachers regarding effective communication with children and their families.
  • Train teachers on current practices and inclusion in the classroom space, and provide feedback to said teachers.
  • Provide ongoing communication with families regarding their children.
  • Assist with the implementation and creation of a sensory-sensitive Purim Carnival, Inclusion Shabbat, and a Special Needs Seder.
  • Train, oversee, and evaluate inclusion support staff.
  • Attend all trips and retreats- support participant intake and medications, and serve as inclusion and Social worker.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in special education
  • Three years of experience in the field
  • Demonstrated success working with children ages 4-16, creating welcoming environments and building meaningful relationships
  • Must be a self-starter who takes initiative
  • Brings new ideas and the ability to implement them
  • Has excellent communication, and organizational skills
  • Is passionate, fun, enthusiastic, creative, and energetic
  • Is excited to work as part of a team to create new and exciting educational opportunities for our community
  • Knowledge of Jewish faith and/or culture a plus


We offer a competitive salary, professional development, mentoring, and the opportunity to work in a collaborative environment. This is a part-time position and compensation is $8,000-$12,000 dependent upon experience. The position begins August 2023 and ends June 2024. Classes are held on Tuesdays from 4:00–6:00 PM and Wednesdays from 6:00–7:30 PM. Additional days/times worked are to be determined.

To Apply

Please send your cover letter and resume to Calle Schueler, Assistant Director for Family Life and Learning.

Equal Opportunity Employment

B’nai Jeshurun is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in recognition of its values, commitment to social justice, and responsibility to its spiritual leaders and staff, congregants, and the communities within which it lives and works. It strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, veterans, immigrants, and LGBTQ+ applicants.