Educator Networks

 

Welcome to our Community of Networks

Welcome to Our Networks

The Jewish Education Project network system brings together over 500 Jewish educators from across North America to stimulate creative thinking, leading to new models and strategies to advance the field of Jewish education. Our networks serve a variety of interests and provide unique opportunities to build relationships among colleagues while sharing ideas, challenges, and visions for the future.  

"Being a part of a Jewish Education Project Network, I learned new modalities for programming, new innovative ideas and gained new partnerships to enhance the work that I do in my setting.”  -Educator Network Participant  


Network Fast Facts

The Jewish Education Project Network System features the following:  

  • 500 Jewish educators are engaged per year as result of our Educator Network System

  • 27 Educator networks aimed to support the field of Jewish Education and Engagement

  • 18 Educator network facilitators throughout our Educator Network System

  • 7 NEW Educator Networks featured for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

  • 3 Educator NETWORK Subsystems

*All networks will remain virtual for the 2021-2022 academic year

The Jewish Education Project offers a variety of network structures

  • Action Networks (Meets 6 times per year): Action networks encourage participants to inspire change in their strategies and/or models within their institutions. Network participants commit to choosing and working toward a goal aligned to their network’s focus. Network meetings include time for participants to share what they are working on and collect the wisdom and suggestions of colleagues that can boost their progress. 
  • Roundtables (Meet 3-4 times per year): Roundtables provide a welcoming and inclusive entry point that allows participants to learn about innovation and new ideas. Roundtables are opportunities for people to build relationships and network with others in similar roles working with related target audiences.  They give participants a chance to feel part of a community of colleagues and identify with what people are doing and thinking about in their field. 
  • Pop-up Networks: Pop-up networks are time bound networks that meet to explore an emerging topic or trend with colleagues in order to adapt ideas back to your setting.   

New and Notable Networks

NEW Networks

  • Early Childhood: HaAtid Network for Emerging Early Childhood Educators  

  • Teen Engagement: Youth Professional Innovator’s Network  

  • Part Time Jewish Education: ED Tech 2021- Exploring the Next Phase of Digital Learning  

  • Jewish Day School Educator’s:  

    • Executive Functioning Network  

    • Summer Sandbox Network 

    • Thriving Network  

    • Theater Educator’s Network  

NEW Network Subsystems 

  • Congregational Learning: NYC Innovators, Long Island Innovators, Westchester Innovators will meet 4 times as separate networks, and 2 times altogether a network subsystem. 

  • Teen Engagement: NYC Youth Professional Roundtable, Long Island Youth Professionals Roundtable and Westchester Youth Professional Roundtable will meet 2 times as separate networks, and 1 time altogether.    

NEW Expanded Networks 

  • Titchadesh Network: This network will be expanded from just Assistant Director’s to include professionals who are in an Assistant Director role in any setting.  

  • Engaging in Israel Education: (formerly know as the Qushiyot Alumni Network) This network will be expanded from just Qushiyot Alumni to include anyone who is interested in exploring Israel Education in their settings.  

  • Intergenerational Engagement/Judaism in the Home Network: (formerly known as the Family Learning Network) in order to further explore how some families have engaged in Jewish learning throughout the pandemic and adapt how we continue to engage with them as we begin to emerge and look ahead. 

View our Educator Network Catalog

Questions about our network system? Reach out to Jodie Goldberg, Education Consultant, Teen Engagement and Educator Networks at jgoldberg@jewishedproject.org.