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Yesod Director of Educational Programming

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Yesod is hiring a full-time Director of Educational Programming. They will lead on the design and implementation of a growing programme of professional development and Jewish fluency (knowledge, understanding, questioning, and application of Jewish concepts and text) initiatives for European Jewish community professionals and educators. Candidates must be a strong Jewish educator and have extensive experience of developing innovative programming. Understanding of a European Jewish community and / or organisational context is desirable.


Location: Based in Europe or Israel, remote working if non-London based.  Co-working space can be arranged.

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week, permanent role

Salary range: Appropriate to location and experience  

Reports to: Yesod Director


Job Summary

The Yesod Director of Educational Programming will be responsible for developing a comprehensive programme of initiatives to address the professional development and Jewish fluency needs of Jewish community professionals and educators in Europe. This role is expanding from its current part-time to a full-time position, managing the flagship initiatives such as the Kaplan Fellows @Yesod programme, whilst also partnering with consultants and partner organisations to grow Yesod’s offering of accessible Jewish learning and development opportunities.


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To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter reflecting your interest and suitability for the role, plus current or most recent salary and notice period by email to Applications are now closed. Interviews are expected to take place in mid-December. Data will be stored and shared in accordance with the Yesod privacy policy. For an informal discussion about the role, contact Yesod Director, Dani Serlin, on

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About Yesod

Yesod is dedicated to strengthening the future of Jewish Europe by investing in key individual Jewish community professionals and educators to create sustainable and meaningful European Jewish community life. We believe that individuals who are skilled, connected, valued and grounded in Jewish purpose as professionals and educators will have the greatest potential for impact.  Through our founding partners’ collective experience and conversations in the field, Yesod identified a need to increase the scope of opportunities for professional development and Jewish fluency – knowledge, understanding, questioning, and application of Jewish concepts and text – for these individuals.


Yesod provides a range of seminars, funds and resources together with access to external opportunities, so that funding, training in languages beyond English, geographic location of events, and time availability are not barriers to progression. This framework of initiatives allows us to be responsive and flexible in meeting the professional development and Jewish fluency needs of European Jewish community professionals at different stages of their careers and in all different types of roles.


Yesod was created by three organisations – the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the Rothschild Foundation (Hanadiv) Europe (RFHE) and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (CLSFF) – committed to supporting and strengthening European Jewish communities. Together we share the vision of a vibrant, meaningful, Jewish life comprised of strong communities driven by inspired and engaged individuals.