Choice-Based Model of Innovation

Curated Series
The Jewish Education Project

In Choice-Based Learning, congregations establish a set of broad learning requirements and opportunities for fulfilling them. Families, teens, and/or children select the time, the content and/or the approach to learning that interests them in order to meet those requirements. Learners select from a wide array of options from family travel, to visiting museums, to study groups provided by the congregation.

Havurat Torah TIC

Choice-Based Model: Havurat Torah Va'adot

Temple Israel Center, White Plains, NY. In Havurat Torah each semester teens choose one va’adot (action committee), identify a real-life challenge, and build a project-based learning initiative around it.

Kol Ami - Mesorah

Choice-Based Model: Mesorah - Choosing Your Commitment

Congregation Kol Ami White Plains, NY. Mesorah (tradition) is a choice-based model for 7th-12th graders that includes CORE learning and hands-on, experiential, project-based learning electives.


Project-Based, Choice-Based Learning: J-JEP

J-JEP is a multi-denominational collaboration between Beth Shalom, a traditional Conservative congregation, and Rodef Shalom, a Classical Reform congregation. The learning in J-JEP reflects the belief that no two households are the same.