Category - Professional Development

Reflections of a Head of School coach

Being a Head of School (HoS) isn’t easy. After all, today’s Heads are charged with creating and maintaining relationships with the teachers, students, parents, and board members; engaging in donor relations; and ensuring academic...

The Secret Sauce of Inspiring Educators

By Tzvi Sinensky Learning to Teach When my peers and I were considering our career options, many of our teachers emphasized that while there are many fine reasons to enter Jewish education, studying Torah is not one of them. Education is an...

The Power & Promise of Prizmah

By Jon Mitzmacher So…it’s been a while. 🙂 A certain pause seemed perfectly appropriate. When last we spoke, I was tying up (or at least naming) the loose ends of an independent Schechter Day School Network winding down in preparation for...

NewCAJE holds Annual Conference

400 Jewish educators, clergy and performers from across North America gathered earlier this month for the 7th annual NewCAJE conference. There were over 240 sessions taught by attendees as well as featured presenters such as Yehezkel Landau and...

Connecting Research to Practice

By Michael Feuer A dedicated community of scholars, education leaders, and funders is working to build new bridges and roads to connect good research to the problems and challenges of Jewish education. This vision forms the basic rationale for...

West Hartford Rabbi Participates in...

Beth El Temple’s Rabbi Ilana Garber was one of 15 rabbis and educators from across the country who came together for the first in a year-long Matan Institute program to help synagogues and synagogue schools better accommodate children with...