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Welcome to Congregation Ohr Torah 

Congregation Ohr Torah is a vibrant and diverse Orthodox synagogue located in the northwest section of West Orange, New Jersey. Our shul, established in 1992, continues to develop as its membership increases. The constant influx of Jewish families also supports local kosher restaurants, day schools, eruvim, mikvaot, and Judaica shops. The warm and welcoming atmosphere of Ohr Torah ensures that congregants of all ages feel at home.

We invite you to come for a Shabbat and experience our friendly and heimishe atmosphere.


Ohr Torah is a tight-knit, community-driven shul in the heart of West Orange. The Youth Department is central to our shul and its members. We understand that engaging our youth through social and religious programming is essential to serving our member families, reaching out to the wider West Orange community and key to growing our shul.

As such, Ohr Torah is seeking an experienced, dynamic and creative youth director to join our community. This person will serve our children from infant through pre-bar and bat- mitzvah with consistent Shabbat programming and creative events throughout the year. 

The Youth Director job responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing Shabbat youth groups: Creating and overseeing a dynamic curriculum for Shabbat mornings for our youth. This will include training a team of youth leaders to lead engaging tefilah, age-appropriate programming and free play.

  • Teen Engagement: Building relationships with our teenagers to allow for the creation of interesting and captivating teen programming. 

  • Programming: Planning and advertising a calendar of meaningful activities, both large scale and small, that address the social, cultural and religious needs of the youth of our community. Programs should have a range of themes from understanding the holidays, participating in chesed, building social values and could also be just plain fun. 

  • Outreach: Working to learn about the children in our community, providing them the opportunity to have a voice, creating spaces for them to be themselves and developing programming that speaks to them.

  • Coordination: Planning often requires careful coordination with other groups in the shul and in the community as a whole. We hope to be able to cooperate with outside organizations that have similar goals.

  • Organization: Training youth leaders for programming as needed. Paying youth leaders and managing our youth budget

We are expecting our Youth Director to be within walking distance of our shul. The job of Youth Director will be overseen by the Youth Committee Chairs. It is considered to be a part-time role with a competitive salary. Please apply here for consideration. 

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