The WELL - A Teacher Training Program

Applications due: February 5, 2024 at 11:59 pm EST

Wisdom, Empowerment, leading, and learning: A fellowship for teachers in supplemental Jewish education

Are you a teacher in a supplemental Jewish education program?

Do you want to enhance your skills and knowledge?

Join other teachers nationwide to draw from "The Well," - a professional learning cohort to nourish and support you and your colleagues. 

Apply Today!


Learn from Seasoned Jewish Educators Across North America

The WELL is a four month fellowship program designed to connect Jewish educators with support for their practice. Through a robust combination of educational training sessions and professional coaching The WELL will advance participants’ development as teachers, and support their meaningful impact in the communities they serve.

Aimed at: Jewish congregational or independent school teachers and all other Jewish educators who work in supplemental education programs across North America who want to refine their teaching craft.

Structure & Facilitators: 

  • Synchronous training sessions: Six 90-minute live webinars led by the fields’ top teachers and leaders.
  • Group coaching sessions: Some communities may include their own coaching and reflection sessions between webinars.

Fellowship Learning Arc, Program dates, and coaching sessions

Six program dates, 90 minutes each: Sundays 7:00-8:30PM EST.

Module 1: Creating Meaningful Community through Teaching and Learning - SESL & DEIB

October 15 & 22, 2023

  1. Social and Emotional Learning – Nancy Parkes
  2. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging – Eliana Rubin, The Jewish Education Project

Module 2: Teaching and Learning for All: Lesson Planning & Neurodivergence

November 5 & 12, 2023

  1. Lesson Planning – Ellen Rank
  2. Meeting the Needs of all Learners – Jenna Swartzberg Sommer

Module 3: Impact of Teaching and Learning: Creative Assessment & Use of Self in the Classroom

January 28 & February 4, 2024

  1. Creative Assessment – Batsheva Frankel
  2. Who am I as a Jewish Educator – Jenni Mangel, Jewish LearningWorks


Registration Fee:

  • Community Partners: FREE

    • A community partner is an umbrella organization for a region (e.g., Jewish communal federation or central agency for education) or a congregation. Community partners pay a flat fee of $360.00 for an unlimited number of participants from that community/congregation. We will add community partner logos below as sponsors of this project.
      • To register your organization as a community partner, please click here.
  • Individual Participants: $180

    • If you do not live in a community partner region and/or your congregation is unable to sponsor at the community partner level, individuals are encouraged to register for a $180.00 fee.

Participating teachers may attend as many of the six sessions as they choose. All sessions are included for one price.

Registration is rolling.

WELL logos


For more information or any questions you may have, please contact Alaina Shuman at The Jewish Education Project.