New York City Innovators

Facilitator: Dena Klein
Format: Virtual

About this Network:

Participants of the New York City Innovators Network will grapple with setting new visions, building teams, getting buy-in, assessing past learning, and other key concepts and themes that can help direct programs towards an innovative future. As we learn from each other, participants will share highlights of their work, raise issues of concern, and collaboratively create solutions.

The NYC Innovators Network will join similar networks that support educators on Long Island and Westchester for two of the six meetings this year. This will provide us with the opportunity to broaden the conversation and learn with and from one another.

Additional Information:

  • This network is open to new members but requires an initial conversation with the facilitator.
  • This network is designed for congregational directors of education.
  • This network will meet virtually in 2021-2022. 

About the Facilitator:

Dena Klein
Dena Klein

Rabbi Dena Klein is the Managing Director of New Models at The Jewish Education Project, assisting educators in creating ground-breaking approaches to offer relevant, meaningful Jewish learning that helps learners thrive. Ordained by Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, Dena has served as a rabbi of Chavurat Tikvah, Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, and Temple Sinai of Roslyn and brings this experience to her work in changing the field of Jewish education.

Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM ET (NYC Only) or 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET (Combined)
NYC Only: October 14, December 9, March 10, June 2. Combined: January 20, April 28
Dena Klein
New members
Target audience
Director / Principal / Head of School
Geographic regions
Staten Island
Area of work
Congregational Learning
Family Engagement