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Falls Village, CT
United States

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  • Introduce students to the natural world through exploration of the forest, farm, and campus of Isabella Freedman
  • Plan and lead outdoor learning blocks for your group of students to teach ecological and Jewish concepts, either solo or with a co-educator
  • Lead Camp Teva children’s programming during Hazon holiday retreats
  • Work collaboratively with supervisors and colleagues
  • Lead elective workshops for students
  • Participate in theatrical presentations, large scale games, evening programming, and song sessions
  • Support programming at meals for students and chaperones
  • Participate in shacharit (morning prayer services) and add creative educational elements
  • Assist with development of curriculum, skits, and program materials
  • Participate in staff training and development (1/3 of total work time) and learn Teva’s curriculum
  • Prepare the site for the week, includes programming materials, set-up, and take-down

Living at Teva

  • Attend staff and community meetings
  • Live in an intentional Jewish community with the other educators and staff
  • Participate in end-of-season cleanup, evaluations, and closing activities
  • General support of Teva and Hazon


  • Demonstrated skill in and genuine enthusiasm for working with children
  • Desire to teach children about Judaism, ecology, and environmental issues in an experiential outdoor setting
  • Background in natural science and/or Judaism (broadly construed)
  • Experience teaching environmental education or Jewish education a plus but not required
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and willingness to learn
  • Flexibility; ability to adapt to unexpected changes in circumstances and schedules
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills; must be able to work as part of a close-knit, interdependent team
  • Ability to work outside in a variety of weather conditions
  • Valid certification in First Aid/CPR (must obtain before arriving at Teva)
  • Other specialty skills/knowledge are a plus (e.g. music, crafts, drama, wilderness skills, cooking, gardening, storytelling, group building, juggling, unicycling…you get the idea)

Compensation and benefits

  • Hourly pay of $10.10 per hour, with eligibility for limited overtime. (Around $5,000 - $7,000 for the season.)
  • Room and board provided by Hazon
  • Free attendance at select weekend/holiday programming at Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center
  • Professional development and networking opportunities throughout season
  • Opportunity to develop teaching skills in a creative experiential setting
  • Participation in a vibrant ecologically-based Jewish community

Season Length

August 26 – December 12, 2018

How to Apply:

Visit our website for the application at

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until positions are filled; please apply expeditiously.

Any questions please contact Arielle Aronoff by email or call 860-824-5991 x401