Facilitator: Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith
Format: Virtual

About this Network:

Important: please complete this short questionnaire when you register. 

This network is open to both Early Childhood and Congregational Learning Assistant Directors. Participants will be exposed to leadership theory, to share innovative models and strategies, explore trends in Jewish education, and begin to understand to explore their own potential to make a difference in the lives of families and learners at their institution.

Each network member will have the opportunity to lead text studies, share highlights from their work, raise issues of concern, offer up dilemmas and resources and work in "critical colleague" groups. Participants are committed to supporting one another’s growth as professional educators.

Additional Information:

  • For Jewish educators with a long-term commitment to the field; those who seek to be professional Jewish educators.
  • This network is designed for assistant directors in both the early childhood and congregational learning spaces.

About the Facilitator:

Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith
Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith

Rabbi Jennifer Ossakow Goldsmith is the Managing Director of Congregational Learning and Leadership Initiatives 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, and leadership development. She facilitates workshops and seminars on innovation in part-time Jewish education and leadership across the country. Jennifer lives in New Rochelle, NY with her husband, Rabbi Howard Goldsmith, and their two children Lev and Talia.

Thursdays, 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM ET
October 28, December 2, January 13, March 3, April 14, June 2
Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith
New members
Target audience
Associate / Assistant Director
Geographic regions
Long Island
Staten Island
Area of work
Early Childhood
Congregational Learning