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Hadracha (Leadership) Program

hadracha — noun for counseling/guiding
madrichei — counselor/guide (gender non-specifying)
madrich — counselor/guide (male, singular)
madricha — counselor/guide (female, singular)
madrichimot — counselors/guides (inclusive of all genders)
Temple Beth Shalom's Hadracha Program is for students who will be in grades 8-12. Working as a madrichei is a paid work position at Temple Beth Shalom. While madrichimot do aid teachers in simple tasks, their responsibilities go beyond the administrative duties suggested by the term "teachers' aides." As madrichimot, they guide younger students toward a positive Religious School experience by demonstrating their involvement, their skills at collaboration, and their initiative.
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Madrichimot working on Sunday mornings will choose from one of three tracks:
1. To assist Religious School teachers as a classroom madrichei
2. To help our administrative staff by being an office madrichei. Responsibilities will include photography opportunities and tech setup.
3. To work with our music staff as a song-leading madrichei and/or to help out in Kids' Choir or T'filah Band.

Teens also have the option to work during the week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in our Hebrew program.

All classroom madrichimot will help the teacher with daily activities, leading small groups, taking attendance, helping with art projects, working with students who need some extra attention, and most importantly, serving as a Jewish role model for our kids!

For madrichimot working Sunday mornings from 9-11am:
-8th & 9th graders will receive a $150 stipend to any NFTY or BBYO event.
-10th graders will receive $5/hr 
-11th graders will receive $7.50/hr
-12th graders will receive $10/hr

-All madrichimot (8th-12th grade) will receive $10/hr for Hebrew school.
-All madrichimot can choose to receive community service hours instead of monetary compensation.
-Madrichimot who receive monetary compensation will be paid on the last Sunday of every other month, only for hours that were worked. Payment will be sent in the mail to the madrichimot's home address.

*Per Temple Beth Shalom's policies, all teachers and madrichimot will need to be vaccinated for Covid-19, in order to teach in-person.

Apply here for the 2022-2023 school year, and contact Clara Altfeld at with any questions.


Tue, October 4 2022 9 Tishrei 5783