Educator Networks


Welcome to our Community of Networks

Welcome to Our Networks

The Jewish Education Project network system brings together over 400 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  

The Jewish Education Project offers a variety of network TYpeS

Role-Alike Networks: Networks comprised of professionals that have the same or similar roles within an institution or live within a certain geographic region.

Topic Based Networks: Networks comprised of professionals interested in exploring a central topic or theme. 

Partnership Networks: These networks are sponsored in partnership with another Jewish Institution. 

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.   Educators will have an opportunity to sign up for these networks throughout the year.  

Network Features

Network Subsystems: 

  • Early Childhood: NYC ECE Directors Roundtable, Long Island ECE Directors Roundtable and Westchester ECE Directors Roundtable will meet 4 times as separate regions and 2 times cross regionally.  

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

  • Teen Engagement: NY-based educators can join both their local roundtable and the broader NY region network, which will offer different opportunities to connect with educators around the New York area. Educators and engagement professionals regardless of location can also join national networks for teen or tween educators and engagement professionals. 

View our Educator Network Catalog

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