Youth Coordinator and Programming Assistant

Adath Israel - Full Time

Job #23795

Openings Available

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Adath Israel Congregation is Cincinnati’s largest Conservative synagogue. We are more than 170 years old, and continue to evolve and transform. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming and accepting community. We engage congregants through dynamic and innovative approaches to Jewish life. We take advocacy positions in the broader community for justice and equity, and aspire to cultivate personal growth in all of our congregants – spiritually, religiously, and intellectually. Adath Israel’s Religious School is critical to our mission, and is vibrant and growing with 106 students, spanning preschool through 8th grade.

Adath Israel Congregation seeks a dynamic individual to coordinate the on-going growth and expansion of one of the most flourishing and active youth and family programs in the Cincinnati area. Adath Israel Congregation is looking for a full-time Youth Coordinator and Programming Assistant to join their staff. This person will assist the programming team in developing and implementing programming for the entire congregation, largely focusing on teen engagement. This individual will support our Director of Education and Youth and Family Programming, our Director of Programming, and work with the Adath Israel team on programming for our youth and families.

The Youth Coordinator and Programming Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Creating and implementing programming for synagogue teens in 7th-12th grades
  • Planning and executing several teen programs throughout the year
  • Developing and implementing programs that foster social, spiritual, educational, and social action values for synagogue youth
  • Working with other community organizations to offer joint programming and events
  • Participating in outreach to potential teens and families to increase engagement
  • Planning and teaching the combined 7th and 8th grade program
  • Maintaining and growing our active chapter of USY, including coordinating logistics for and attending USY conventions and events
  • Support the teens as they take a leading role in developing and executing their own programs
  • Performing administrative tasks, such as adding approved events to the congregational calendar, creating registration forms, and running technical support for congregational Zoom classes
  • Supporting youth and family and congregational programming by using attending programs and tracking participant attendance



  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Appreciation/knowledge of the ideals and practices of Conservative Judaism
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills, and the ability to handle multiple projects at the same time
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong communication skills; must be able to effectively communicate with youth, families and staff
  • Experience working with teens and youth
  • Informal education or prior participation as an active member of a Jewish youth group is a plus
  • This person must be a role model of committed Jewish living for the youth of our congregation
  • Must be able to motivate, inspire, innovate and have the ability to work well with others
  • Sunday evening and additional weekend and evening availability


Programming, Youth Services