Dear TDS Faculty, Parents & Friends,

Torah Day School is looking to fill a newly crafted position of Judaic Principal & School Administrator to its leadership. Rebbetzin Chiena Lazaroff will continue to be the director and head of school, Mrs. Arlene Lassin fills the position of Principal and Eileen Kaplan as Early Childhood.

We seek your help in finding the perfect candidate to join our exemplary staff and continue to improve our school. See below for the job description. Feel free to pass it along to any friends or family that may have an interest in filling the position!

Judaic Principal & School Administrator
Job Description

Torah Day School of Houston is looking for a leader to direct and oversee the education and teaching programs of our school. Torah Day School (TDS) has offered quality Jewish and secular education for more than 35 years, currently serving about 130 students from early childhood through 8th grade.

This is a unique opportunity for someone (male or female) to grow and shape our school for the next generation. If you are someone who loves chinuch, inspires people, and can see both the big picture while paying attention to the everyday details, let’s talk.


  • Creates an atmosphere conducive to scholarly and Judaic pursuits within the Chabad philosophy
  • Directs the work of teachers and reviews faculty performance
  • Communicates well with students, teachers, and parents
  • Ensures all school activities are within budgetary guidelines
  • Develops and maintains curriculum
  • Staffs the office and classes
  • Creates and attends school and community meetings as the public face of the school

Skills and background:

  • Requires a bachelor's/master's/semicha/seminary degree
  • At least 7 years of experience in the education field, with progressive responsibilities
  • Familiar with a variety of the secular and Judaic studies concepts, practices, and procedures
  • Willingness to performs a variety of administrative tasks

A little more about TDS and Houston:

Torah Day School of Houston was founded in 1977 by the head shluchim to Texas, Rabbi Shimon and Mrs. Chiena Lazaroff. Our mission is to provide and promote the highest quality Judaic and general education to a diverse community of Jewish children. Today’s graduates head to yeshivos and seminaries across the globe from New York to Miami, Chicago to Monsey, Pittsburgh to Israel.

TDS is collocated with the Chabad of Texas regional headquarters in a recently renovated 30,000 square foot facility, with multiple playing areas over three acres. Many of our dedicated and talented staff members have more than 10 years teaching experience at TDS. Also, many of our parents are graduates of TDS and are raising their families in Houston.

The local Jewish community has several restaurants, including five under Mehadrin (Chabad) supervision. There are nine Chabad centers in the Houston area. Houston also has five other Orthodox shuls, two other schools, two women’s mikvaos (one Chabad), a men’s mikva, and a keylim mikva.

Houston is the 4th largest city in the U.S., with parks, museums, and many other amenities for families. Our cost of living is estimated to be about 70% of New York City’s. Houses in the neighborhood list for around $200,000. Average winter temperatures are lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s, with less than 10 days per year below freezing. And the summer…well let’s just say you never have to shovel humidity!

How to apply:

Like what you see? Interested parties should send resumes to [email protected]