Employment Opportunities

General Studies Principal for Grades 1-8

Margolin Hebrew Academy­-Feinstone Yeshiva of the South (MHA) is a preschool through twelfth grade Orthodox Jewish Day School located in Memphis, Tennessee serving 185 students. 


Our school community shares a desire for MHA to offer an excellent dual-curriculum academic program to all of our students and while our Judaic Studies program is the reason for our school’s existence, our strong General Studies program, competitive with the most rigorous independent schools in the area, is universally held as critical to our mission. MHA is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). 


A strong sense of community and pride pervades our school culture and numerous current students are second or third generation MHA graduates. We strive to empower and inspire our students by imparting to them the knowledge and skills they will need to meaningfully contribute to the Jewish community and the world around us.


The Position


Reporting to the Head of School, the new Principal will oversee the General Studies program for Grades One to Eight. Depending on the candidate’s background and experience, there is an opportunity for the position to also include supervision of the Judaic Studies program for Grades One to Eight.


The General Studies Principal for Grades One to Eight is a member of MHA’s lead administrative team and is responsible for the creation, implementation, monitoring, and assessment of the educational program for these grades, in accordance with the vision and mission of Margolin Hebrew Academy. The candidate must articulate a vision for excellence, understand best practices, possess the capacity to inspire confidence, establish benchmarks for success, and work with teachers to prepare students to be the next generation of citizens of our world. This position requires a skilled educator who will continue to strengthen our elementary and middle grades.


General Studies Principal for Grades 1-8 

Ideal Qualifications and Qualities

Demonstrated Ability in Educational Leadership 

Experience in Hiring, Supporting, Supervising and Evaluating Faculty

Oriented towards Compassionate, Collaborative and Self-Reflective Leadership

Able to Identify and Implement Appropriate Curricula to Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners 

Capable Coordinator of Extra-Curricular Programming 

Organized Professional and Excellent Communicator 


Critical Skills, Dispositions, Qualifications and Experience 

  • Ability to articulate and communicate goals, benchmarks for success, mission and vision for the program to multiple constituencies: faculty, administration, staff, board members, parents, and the larger community 

  • Ability to maintain composure under pressure and manage conflict 

  • Vision to develop and advocate for new, imaginative and unique curricular components and to achieve results through a timely course of action

  • Outstanding people skills: honest, warm, socially adept, inviting and accessible 

  • Approaches work with enthusiasm and creative energy 

  • Compassion and genuine caring for others with the capacity to gain insight into people and situations

  • Strong moral compass and values that are consistent with those of the school 

  • Depth of experience running and developing a General Studies program (and a Judaic Studies program, if relevant) 



Competitive salary package depending on experience. 

Candidate must have a Master’s Degree or higher, preferably in education.

Please contact Rabbi Benjy Owen, Head of School, at ​benjy.owen@mhafyos.org​ or 901-­682-­2400 x228​ with questions or to submit your resume.

Full Time High School Rebbe


Margolin Hebrew Academy-Feinstone Yeshiva of the South (MHA-FYOS) is pleased to announce that we are looking to hire a full-time High School Rebbe for the 2020-21 school year.


MHA-FYOS is a Preschool through Twelfth grade Orthodox Day School in Memphis, TN. Now in our seventieth year, our school has served the Memphis Jewish Community in preparing the next generation of Jewish leaders and citizens of the world. Our Feinstone Yeshiva High School program is two schools in one - Cooper Yeshiva High School for Boys and Goldie Margolin High School for Girls. Each of these schools is housed on our seven acre campus in the heart of East Memphis. Our Judaic Studies curriculum features Talmud, Torah She’Be’al Peh, Chumash, Nach, Halacha and Mussar and both schools feature high level college preparatory General Studies programs. 


MHA-FYOS seeks candidates who demonstrate openness to new approaches in education and who are committed to their own ongoing professional development.


The candidate for this full-time position will teach in both the Boys and Girls divisions. We are looking for a rebbe who will seek opportunities in and out of the classroom to educate and inspire students to love Torah learning - experience working with less-motivated students is a plus. An ideal candidate will teach, assess, and mentor all students towards meeting grade level benchmarks while maintaining a warm, loving, intellectually stimulating, and challenging classroom environment.  If the ideal candidate has an aptitude for coordinating activities, there may be an opportunity to include those responsibilities in the job description. A Master’s Degree or equivalent is strongly preferred.


Compensation is based on experience and MHA-FYOS is offering a competitive package including salary and benefits. If you have any questions or if you are interested in applying please contact Rabbi Yonasan Gersten, HS Judaic Studies Principal at yonasan.gersten@mhafyos.org.

High School Science Teacher


Margolin Hebrew Academy seeks a dynamic, inspirational, and educationally progressive High School Science Teacher to join our team of educators for the 2020-2021 school year. 


The successful applicant must be open and willing to think outside of the box, to take thoughtful risks, to collaborate with colleagues and to grow personally and professionally.  A solid background in technology and availability for extra-curricular activities is strongly preferred.


A BA is required and an MA is preferred.


Compensation commensurate with experience.


To apply, please fill out our application and submit a resume or CV. 


For more information, please contact Dr. Whitney Kennon, High School General Studies Principal, at whitney.kennon@mhafyos.org

Contact Us

Phone: (901) 682-2400

Email: Info@mhafyos.org


390 S White Station Road,
Memphis, TN 38117