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We now have a blog page which will occasionally be updated with information related to the community.

Check out the blog for our first entry about our new Shalom Sunday educator.

Educators Wanted

Shalom Sunday School Needs You!
Do you love Jewish culture? Would you like to share your knowledge and enthusiasm with 12 & 13 year old teens? Do you have teaching experience? Are you available a couple weekends a month? 

Shalom Sunday, the Sunday School of the Secular Jewish Circle of Puget Sound, seeks a creative person to teach at our Shalom Sunday school for the 2017-2018 school year and beyond. Please come join our circle!  

Our curriculum includes: Jewish history, culture, and values from a secular, humanistic, non-theistic perspective, with emphasis on building pride in being Secular Humanistic Jews. Classes meet on Mercer Island for 18 classroom sessions, including two community service events, two Sunday mornings per month from September to June.  

The job: Teach a class of approximately 8 students and help them get ready for their Bar and Bat Mitzvah. Help them develop an understanding of their Jewish identity and what it means to be Secular Humanistic Jews. This is your opportunity to share your knowledge of and enthusiasm for Jewish culture and values. 
Maintain positive relationships with each student and their family, assess student learning, build a supportive classroom community, and collaborate with other faculty members. Central to this role is the capacity to serve as a role model for students intellectually, with passion.

Requirements: Must have knowledge of Judaism, particularly the culture and history. Educator needs to enjoy teaching, and have a love for children and a desire to maintain quality rapport with students. Background and experience in education, teaching, and/or group leadership are plusses. Interest, enthusiasm, and philosophical agreement are most important. Final hiring is contingent on passing the background check.

Summing it up: We offer a warm community, small class sizes, a growing resource library, teacher support, and competitive salaries. Our joyous community celebrates diversity, interfaith families, and welcomes everyone.

To apply: Please send an letter of interest and a resume/CV and/or link to online professional profile (e.g. LinkedIn) to

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Have a look around. We are still adding information to a few pages yet here you can find information about upcoming events, join our newsletter and edit your subscription settings, donate, signup for events, enroll your child/ren in Shalom Sunday and more.

Contact us with any questions.

Dear SJC community

If you have a special talent and/or skill and would like to teach our children something significant related to Judaism and make an impact, our school needs you. The school is looking for SJC members to help us enrich Circle Time by way of volunteers to plan and facilitate short activities for our families.

Join us, collaborate, and make a difference.  

For more information please contact:
Education Director, Shalom Sunday School

Sun, September 24 2017