Project Bet-A: Reimagining Part-Time Jewish Education for the Next Generation

Applications due: September 28, 2023 at 12:00 pm EDT


The Jewish Education Project is excited to offer high-quality professional development for educational leaders of local synagogues, after-school programs, and independent models in Westchester, NYC, and on Long Island due to the generous support of a national funder.

Project Bet-A participants will engage in 2-years of professional learning that will empower you to transform Jewish Education in your own organization. 

The first year of professional development will include:

  • Developing a vision for Jewish education by defining learning outcomes through exposure to educational frameworks like MAP – My Aspirations Playbook
  • Exploring the foundations of change as a leader
  • Embracing approaches to innovation

The second year of professional development will include:

  • Implementing new approaches to education
  • Supporting educators to put into practice the learning from year one

Over the course of 2 years, you will receive 28 hours of in-person professional learning. In between trainings you will participate in webinars and asynchronous learning and receive curated resources to support your growth.

Program dates

As a part of this cohort, there will be three in-person gatherings and three webinars per year. Dates for 2024-2025 will come out in the spring.


Tuesday, October 24th, 2023, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Tuesday, January 30th, 2023, 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Thursday, May 30th, 2024, 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Locations TBD


Thursday, January 11th, 2024, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Thursday, February 8th, 2024, 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Thursday, March 14th, 2024, 1:00 – 2:00 PM


Participants are encouraged to come with additional educational professionals from their organization. Therefore, the cost for this program is $72 for one person from an organization, $118 for two people, and $154 for three people. Scholarships are available. Please be in touch with Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith ( for more information.

Cohort leaders

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Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith 

Jennifer Goldmsith is the Managing Director, Professional Development & Growth (National PTJE) at The Jewish Education Project in New York. Born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Jennifer received her BA from the University of Michigan and rabbinic ordination and MA in Religious Education from HUC-JIR. Jennifer’s ongoing study of leadership theory drives her commitment to helping Jewish leaders harness their resources to create meaningful change. Prior to her time at The Jewish Education Project, Jennifer worked as the Director of Life-Long Learning at Larchmont Temple helping engage families at every age and stage of their Jewish journeys. Her current work concentrates on fostering and spreading educational innovation that helps learners thrive through consulting, grant initiatives, online resources, professional networks, leadership development, and coaching. She facilitates workshops and seminars on innovation in part-time Jewish education and leadership across the country.

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Ivy Schreiber

Ivy Schreiber serves as the Managing Director, Professional Development and Growth, for the New York region at The Jewish Education Project, where she leads the professional team that supports NY-area Jewish educators across early childhood, congregational/independent K-8 learning, and teen spaces. Her current work concentrates on supporting educators as they build capacity for change, and fostering and spreading educational innovation through leadership of the Better Together Grant initiative, consulting in partner communities, facilitating educator networks, and leading workshops. Ivy's decade of deep experience as the Education Director at B’nai Jeshurun, a large, innovative NYC synagogue, makes her uniquely suited to guide educators as they articulate their vision and expand their capacity for change. Ivy received a BA from Brandeis University in Psychology, and a MA in Jewish Education from The Davidson School at JTS. Ivy serves on the Executive Committee at Temple Israel Center in White Plains, NY, as a member of the Advisory Board at Ramah Day Camp in Nyack, and is currently a Wexner Field Fellow.

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Rabbi David E. Levy

David Levy serves as the Director, Professional Development and Growth (National PTJE) at The Jewish Education Project. He grew up in a small town in Connecticut, and then went to Drexel University where he earned his BS in Information Systems.  While working at GE, he discovered that his true passion was serving the Jewish people. He attended HUC-JIR where he earned his Rabbinical Degree and a Master's in Religious Education. He served at Westchester Reform Temple (WRT) as an Assistant and then Associate Rabbi. He was also the Director of the WRT Jewish Learning Lab.

For additional information or if you have questions, please reach out to Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith: or Ivy Schreiber: