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Youth Director Application


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 toddler through teenage 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, as well as events that are just for fun. 

• Coordination: Planning often requires careful coordination with other groups in the shul and 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. Keeping track of when youth leaders worked and submitting that info in a timely manner to our Treasurer.


We are expecting our Youth Director to be in Ohr Torah for 3 out of every 4 Shabbats. If the candidate doesn’t live in West Orange, various families within the community can host. The job of Youth Director will be overseen by the Youth Committee Chairs. It is considered a part-time role with a competitive salary.

Please send applications and inquiries to"

Fri, August 12 2022 15 Av 5782