Westchester Innovators

Facilitator: Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith
Format: Virtual

About this Network:

Participants of the Westchester 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 Westchester Innovators Network will join similar networks that support educators on Long Island and in NYC for two of the six network meetings this year to broaden the conversation and learn with and from each other.

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:

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, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET (Westchester Only) or 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET (Combined)
Westchester Only: October 21, December 9, March 10, June 9. Combined: January 20, April 28
Rabbi Jennifer Goldsmith
New members
Target audience
Director / Principal / Head of School
Geographic regions
Area of work
Congregational Learning