From Census to Possibilities: Exploring What's Possible
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After two years of research, The Jewish Education Project is releasing a comprehensive report, From Census to Possibilities, on the current state of supplementary schools, the first of its kind since 2008. The report reveals new census data showing significant changes in the sector and presents deep insights and opportunities to move the field on an exciting path forward.
Join Rabbis Dena Klein and Jennifer Goldsmith to explore resources to help your learners and their families engage in meaningful and impactful Jewish education. Discover the new framework for part-time Jewish education: My Aspirations Playbook, a video series documenting creative educational models from across North America, and an e-course on Jewish education that leads to thriving. Emerge from this session with a wealth of new ideas as you plan for next year.
Rabbi Dena Klein
Rabbi Dena Klein is the Senior Managing Director of Innovation and National Strategy at The Jewish Education Project, assisting educators in creating ground-breaking approaches to offer relevant, meaningful Jewish learning. Rabbi Klein is a sought-after change consultant for congregations and other institutions interested in thinking differently about Jewish life. She has served as a presenter in a variety of settings and has advised congregations in leadership and curriculum development. Rabbi Klein has served as a rabbi of Chavurat Tikvah, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue in New York City, and Temple Sinai of Roslyn. Rabbi Klein received her Rabbinic Ordination and Masters of Hebrew Letters from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City, where she has also served as an adjunct faculty member. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith
Rabbi Jennifer Ossakow Goldsmith is the Managing Director of Professional Development and Growth (National) at The Jewish Education Project in New York. Born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jennifer received her BA from the University of Michigan and rabbinic ordination and MA in Religious Education from HUC-JIR. Jennifer’s ongoing study of leadership theory drives her commitment to helping Jewish leaders harness their resources to create meaningful change. Prior to her time at The Jewish Education Project, Jennifer worked as the Director of Life-Long Learning at Larchmont Temple helping engage families at every age and stage of their Jewish journeys. Her current work concentrates on fostering and spreading educational innovation that helps learners thrive through consulting, grant initiatives, online resources, professional networks, leadership development, and coaching. She facilitates workshops and seminars on innovation in part-time Jewish education and leadership across the country.
- After School and Beyond
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- Teen Engagement