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Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest, we are are looking for dynamic team players to join our team for the following positions:


6805 E. McDonald Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(480) 991-7414

Temple Solel is a Reform synagogue, founded in 1966 by a group of 12 individuals living in the
greater Phoenix Area. This group shared a vision of a congregation committed to worship and
education, with the goal to remain a warm and personal community. Temple Solel has matured to
a progressive synagogue that blends Jewish values, ethics and traditions into a house of worship
and community with approximately 500 family members. The Raker Religious School serves as
Temple Solel’s main education arm with 189 students. Temple Solel provides educational
opportunities in addition to the Raker Religious School to 195 students at the Solel Preschool.
At Temple Solel, we strive to create a welcoming, warm, diverse and inclusive community that
builds upon our strong foundation and traditions to inspire the next generation of Jewish leaders.
We aim to be innovative in our exploration of Judaism specifically through our curriculum in our
Raker Religious School, focusing on the whole child and including Jewish practices in everyday

The Raker Religious School Director is a key role in our community as we believe RRS is the
heartbeat of our synagogue. In partnership with senior staff and lay leadership, this leader will
envision and develop a synagogue and a Religious School poised for the future and for growth.
The RRS Director leads the entire religious school, from early learning to teen programs. This
leader will establish a curriculum that attracts students from around the Valley and maintains a
strong enrollment for students after Bar/Bat Mitzvahs. The RRS Director is supervised by the
Executive Director and reports to the Board of Trustees on a periodic basis. We expect the Director
to create and maintain strong relationships with enrolled families, create a new curriculum
centered on the whole child, and actively recruit new families to RRS. The Director will be a
central figure and pillar in our community, actively participating in our larger synagogue and
embodying our values of learning, inclusivity, and warmth.

THE RESPONSIBILITIES – the Religious School Director will:
• Plan, update and innovate a curriculum promoting robust, engaging content with an
emphasis on experiential learning and integrating the richness of Jewish tradition in
everyday life
• Hire, train, mentor and supervise all Religious School administrators and staff
• Set and adhere to a budget, HR protocols, communication strategies and operational
procedures, working closely with the Executive Director
• Bring a marketing/sales approach to Religious School recruitment and enrollment
• Keep parents updated on Religious School happenings and respond to their communication and feedback
• Plan offsite weekend retreats and other special events
• Engage in ongoing learning personally and facilitate professional development for faculty
• Bring a warm and welcoming disposition to our community, build and maintain connections
to our families and inspire and excite them about Jewish living and learning
• Collaborate with other heads of schools, senior staff, and Temple leadership
• Participate in synagogue events serving as an ambassador for the Religious School within
our larger Solel community

THE RELIGIOUS SCHOOL DIRECTOR – the right individual will demonstrate the following:
• Model forward-facing leadership and the ability to connect with our community in tangible
ways (including but not limited to greeting families at drop-off, knowing the names of
students, joyfully participating in our classes) and intangible ways (creating a warm and
welcoming feeling in the building, becoming a trusted member of the community)
• Creativity and enthusiasm to ensure our content, format and techniques are relevant and
• Active understanding of leading educational approaches and a desire to reinvent the
curriculum to match educational trends for learners of all ages
• Demonstrated commitment to the physical, social, educational and emotional health of
students of all ages
• Familiarity with a diverse family population (socio-economic, inter-faith, multi-racial, single
parent, LGBTQ+, etc.) and ability to create an inclusive environment for all
• Ability to make inroads and connections with teens with the goal of keeping students
engaged beyond b’nai mitzvah age
• An organized approach to the administrative demands of the role
• A collaborative mindset and commitment to partnership with staff, lay leaders and parents
• Ability to see this role as connected to the overall health of the synagogue community
• A strong Jewish sensibility and knowledge of our tradition’s customs and values

• Bachelor’s degree required
• Master of Arts in Jewish Education or equivalent preferred
• Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in teaching or leadership of Religious
• School or Religious School Programs or equivalent experience
• Supervisory experience in a school setting or working with youth
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
• Availability to be physically present while Religious School is in session, at temple-wide
and special events (including some nights and weekends), and accompany students on
overnight field trips including some out-of-state travel
• Close ties and connections within the broader Phoenix Jewish community is a plus

Temple Solel offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Salary Range: $85,000 – $95,000

Expected start date: July 1, 2024
Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter in PDF format to Please address any questions about the position to The position will remain open until filled.


Religious School Teachers

If you are proud of your Jewish Heritage and want to pass that on to the younger generations, please come join the Raker Religious School team!

  • School is in session Sundays, 9:15-12:15, school is in session
  • There are openings in grades 4, 5,and 6.  Knowledge of the Aleph Bet, Hebrew vowels and prayers are encouraged.
  • We offer a compelling salary and a chance to impact the future of Judaism!
Please submit resume and cover letter to

Preschool Teachers
The Solel Preschool team is looking to fill Lead Teacher, Assistant Teacher and Floater positions with
nurturing, dependable and energetic people who will become part of our caring and dedicated staff.
The ideal candidate possesses a positive personality combined with a love for interacting with children
young children and creating a safe, fun, learning environment for them to thrive. A High School diploma
is required, minimum age 18 years old. Experience working with children and/or in a classroom
preferred but not required. Competitive wages, health insurance for full time employees and vacation
and sick time are offered.
Contact or call 480-991-4545 to begin the interview process.