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Trip Leader for Camp Seneca Lake (CSL) 2016 Israel Summer Program

Camp Seneca Lake Seeks Trip Leader for its "CSL in Israel" 2016 Summer Program

Camp Seneca Lake, a Jewish residential summer camp located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, is seeking a dynamic Jewish educator and trip leader for our Camp Seneca Lake "CSL" in Israel program, a month-long immersive Israel experience for sixteen-year-old/ entering high school juniors. Our 2016 trip will take place from Sunday, June 26 – Wednesday, July 27. The CSL in Israel Trip Leader must oversee and manage all on-the-ground aspects of the CSL in Israel trip during the duration of the program. This includes working with the staff team on the ground – American and Israeli, implementing the planned itinerary, managing camper issues, overseeing supplemental Jewish programming and Shabbat experiences, coordinating rooming, etc. The CSL in Israel Trip Leader will work closely with the JCC Director of Jewish Life to ensure programmatic success.

The CSL in Israel Program:
CSL in Israel is a pluralistic program for Jewish teens, all of whom have spent at least one summer at Camp Seneca Lake. Our month-long immersive program exposes participants to the beauty, depth, and complexity of Israel from the inside out. Participants travel the entire country – hiking, touring, tasting, learning, and exploring. Each Shabbat is celebrated with a different community, enabling participants to experience some of the many ways that Israelis celebrate and observe Shabbat. The program includes time at several kibbutzim, as well as in all major cities. Additionally, participants spend a Shabbat with host families in Modi'in, Rochester's "Partnership2Gether" community in Israel.

The CSL in Israel program aims to create positive, purposeful opportunities for its participants to learn about and connect with Israel – past, present, and future – on a personal level. We strive to provide participants with a deep, nuanced understanding of Israeli history and culture, so that all participants may begin to develop a relationship with Israel that is unique and meaningful to them. While the trip is certainly Zionist, it is not pro-aliyah. Rather it focuses on how we as American Jews can relate to Israel as both a spiritual and religious homeland, and a complex modern nation-state.

CSL in Israel strives to enrich the character and personal development of participants by providing a supportive, open environment in which they can be themselves, question and think critically, grow personally, and learn how to balance their personal needs with the needs of a group on the go. CSL in Israel strives to challenge each participant to think deeply about who they want to be, and how they want to relate to and participate in the world around us, Jewish and non. We are confident that the CSL in Israel experience will last well beyond the teens' time together, and serve as a one of the most significant and influential summers of their lives long into the future.

Jewish Practices on CSL in Israel:
CSL in Israel is nondenominational. Sometimes Shabbat is celebrated with just the CSL in Israel community, utilizing the Camp Seneca Lake siddur and songbook (potentially accompanied by a live guitar). Sometimes Shabbat is celebrated in partnership with a local synagogue – Reform,Conservative, or Orthodox – as a way to expose participants to the many different ways that Israelis (and Jews) celebrate and observe Shabbat. The group does occasionally drive on Shabbat. In terms of kashrut, the vast majority of food provided is kosher, with occasional exceptions most typically being an unhechshered snack bar. Participants may purchase and eat what they wish during free time and in their rooms. CSL in Israel is deeply committed to all types of pluralism, and encourages participants and staff to "be themselves" within the structure of the group. That said, it is unlikely that someone who is "shomer Shabbat" in a more traditional sense will feel comfortable in the group, and the trip leader must be willing to drive on Shabbat and fully participate in services of any denomination.

General Trip Leader Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Be responsible for the general health and safety of the participants
  • Establish an atmosphere in which participants feel secure, happy, and part of the group
  • Supervise participants under their immediate care at all time
  • Make sure participants adhere to program rules
  • Set a good example in all areas of program life; act as a role model
  • Actively participate in group activities
  • Be drug-free (including paraphernalia) and alcohol free while on the program
  • Avoid physically intimate relationships with all participants
  • Work closely with the JCC Director of Jewish Life and the Authentic Israel provided tour guide to implement the CSL in Israel program and planned itinerary
  • Work with the tour guide to effectively supervise and manage the security/medic and bus driver
  • Supervise the junior counselors provided by CSL
  • Oversee supplemental Jewish programming and Shabbat experiences
  • Coordinate rooming; ensure special dietary needs are met
  • Work with the JCC Director of Jewish Life to manage camper and families issues
  • Work with the JCC Director of Jewish Life to effectively communicate with parents and families about the trip, both generally and in terms of specific, personal issues as they arise

Specific Trip Leader Qualifications:

  • Have traveled to Israel as staff (junior or senior) on a teen or young adult peer trip
  • Have strong group management skills, and a willingness to enforce program policies and staff requirements
  • Be an exceptional communicator with parents, families, and JCC supervisors
  • Be able to speak about personal Jewish and Israel-related experiences in a natural, organic way
  • Be fully committed to pluralism – politically, religiously, and beyond – both within American Jewish society and in Israel
  • Be physically able to participate in at least the vast majority of group activities, including occasional hikes and camping, and extensive daily walking
  • Be committed to continuing the mission and values of CSL while in IsraelBe comfortable participating in (and potentially taking a leading role during) pluralistic, CSL-style Shabbat experiences, both at host synagogues and just with the group
  • Be comfortable helping teens debrief and process difficult, varied, and sometimes unexpected experiences, including but not limited to group exposures to religious and political diversity within Israeli society, and visits to sites such as Har Herzl and Yad VaShem

Job Details:

  • Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
  • Expected Time Frame of Employment: June 26 – July 27, 2016, with consistent communication and pre-trip coordination with JCC Director of Jewish Life and Director of Camp Seneca Lake beginning in early April, as needed

To Apply:
1. Please submit your resume, with the names and contact information of three references to Joy Getnick, JCC Director of Jewish Life, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . References can be a combination of professors/teachers, employers/supervisors, and peers or friends.

2. Please contact Joy Getnick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 585-461-2000 x239 with any questions about the CSL in Israel Program or this job posting.

Swim Instructor for our NEW Pool Facilities! (FREE Fitness Membership Included!)

The JCC of Greater Rochester is currently accepting applications for part-time positions for: SWIM INSTRUCTOR. We are looking for motivated team players comfortable working in a structured environment. Our members provide our community fitness center with dedicated clientele, and we encourage a strong customer service focus in our team.

This position is for classes on Tuesday-Thursday 4-5:30pm, and Saturday-Sunday 10am-2pm teaching lessons at all levels.

Candidates MUST have WSI certification to apply and MUST provide expiration of certification when applying.

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Enforce all pool rules and aquatics center and JCC policies
Follow swim lesson progression guidelines
Arrive punctually for all shifts
Maintain a consistent work schedule where you always exceed members' expectations
Excellent communication with the parents of swimmers as well as all members and staff
Provide motivation, encouragement and positive energy to each student in each lesson.
Submit proper administrative paperwork for all payroll accurately and timely
Tracking of each client's swim lessons and fee payments
Actively participate in department meetings
Assist in the development, implementation and marketing of innovative swim programs
Active participation in meetings and training programs including in-service training; maintain current Red Cross WSI and CPR/AED certification
Assist in the maintenance and cleanliness of the aquatics center
Notify Aquatics manager or a manager of any accidents, rescues, or problems that have arisen, or equipment in need of repair
Create practice schedules
Understand and anticipate the needs of members; be attentive, listen carefully and follow up
Maintain a clean, safe work environment

Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will possess the following skills, abilities and experience:

Current certifications in lifeguarding, CPR for the professional rescuer, first aid, and AED
Water Safety Instructor Certification
Requires proficient swimming ability and the proper application of rescue and first-aid techniques
Knowledge of water hazards, lifesaving techniques and first aid, recognize hazardous situations, and adopt effective courses of action
Ability to properly extract victims from the water to the pool deck
Require attentiveness to visual and audible cues for recognition and identification of swimmers in distress or in process of unsafe behaviors
Mobility around and in the pool
Effective communication skills and engage positively with membership
Excellent communication with employees, members, and guests
Enthusiastic, friendly attitude and professional appearance
Reliable team player with the ability to work under pressure and multitask
A flexible schedule and the ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Some experience necessary in instructing
Benefits and Pay:
The JCC of Rochester is proud to offer competitive pay starting at $18-$20, based on experience, along with other excellent benefits which include membership to the fitness, wellness and recreation department, sick days, in-service training and renewal of certifications.

PLEASE APPLY TO:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Local candidates only:

Rochester, NY


Gesher After School Care Teacher

Responsibilities: Gesher offers an innovative after school care program that provides enriching classes and activities for children enrolled in kindergarten through sixth grade. The program encourages independence through daily choices, and a focus on learning social skills. The Jewish Community Center offers a wide range of facilities including multiple classrooms, playgrounds, fields, tennis courts, gyms, pool, etc. Gesher is accepting applications and resumes for Teachers in the After School Program. This position requires the ability to:

• Run a classroom by providing structure, organization, behavior management and community building activities

• Maintain a clean and organized physical space

• Communicate with parents

• Plan and carry out programs that interest kindergarten through sixth grade students.


Enrollment or degree in childhood or early childhood education program preferred. Experience working with children is required. This position requires strong verbal and written communication skills.

This position is during the school year Mondays through Fridays from 2:30 (or 3:00) to 6:00 PM

Please send resumes to Olivia Frost at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Assistant Teacher (FREE Fitness Membership Included!)

Are you looking for a full time opportunity as an Assistant Teacher or Floater in a highly respected Early Learning Center? Do you have direct, proven experience working with children ages 8 weeks to pre-k? Do you want to have a positive impact on the young lives we serve? If you answered "Yes!" to these questions, then we, at the JCC Wolk Children's Center located in Brighton, have a great opportunity for YOU!

Come join our team of valued professionals who provide exemplary early care and educational opportunities for our children.

Candidates must be warm, caring, patient, creative and flexible. You must possess a strong work ethic. You must have open availability Monday through Friday, 7:00 am through 6:00 pm.

Candidates must have the strength, endurance and vigilance required to maintain supervision of children, including sitting on the floor, lifting and carrying children up to 40 pounds.

Candidates should possess experience working in a classroom setting or privately with young children. Most importantly, candidates must LOVE working with young children, taking part in their growth and development.

The JCC of Rochester is proud to offer competitive pay starting at $10 per hour and offers excellent benefits which include medical, dental, PTO, sick days, paid professional development and membership. The benefit of shaping young minds will last a lifetime.


Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .



Sitter Service Attendant

Monday – Wednesday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm, Saturdays 8am-4pm, Sundays 9am-2pm. Other days and evenings on sub basis.

Looking for an extremely reliable, responsible and dependable individual who is outgoing and enjoys being around children! Candidate must have experience caring for children 6 weeks and up and be able to work in a team environment.

Must have reliable transportation. You must be friendly, customer service oriented and have a positive attitude!

If interested, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your resume and answers to the following questions:
-why this would be great job for you?
-describe what experience that you have working with children
-outline your availability each week
-specify when you can start and how many hours you are looking for (PT/FT)