From Census to Possibilities: An Overview

April 20, 2023

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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 us for a review of From Census to Possibilities. Hear from Rabbi Dena Klein, Managing Director of New Models, and Amanda Winer, Director of Research and Evaluation, as we explore interpretations of the findings and implications for our field. Take away new ideas about different ways to reach today’s learners. 

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Rabbi Dena Klein
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.   


Amanda Winer
Amanda Winer

Amanda Winer is the Director of Research and Evaluation at The Jewish Education Project and RootOne, LLC. She is a social psychologist and applied statistician; her research interests are in individuals' sense of self and navigating behavior-based communities. Her dissertation, "Why am I not More Comfortable?" details the complicated impacts of identity-based education among Jewish millennials' professional and personal choices, and she has led research projects at New York University, George Washington University, and consulted to dozens of educational institutions. Amanda's other passion is teaching and she spent the five years prior to this role at The Jewish Education Project/RootOne teaching courses at NYU that demystify research by abating statistical coding and mathematical-related anxieties.  



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