Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS THE EDUCATOR PORTAL?

The Jewish Educator Portal is a virtual gathering place for educators around the globe to connect, find and share resources, network around best practices, and discover opportunities for professional growth.  The Portal includes educational resources from hundreds of organizations as well as contributions by individual educators. 

WHO IS BEHIND THE JEWISH EDUCATOR PORTAL?

The Jewish Educator Portal is a project of The Jewish Education Project a non-profit organization that inspires and empowers educators to create transformative Jewish experiences. 

WHO SUPPORTS THE EDUCATOR PORTAL?

The Jewish Educator Portal was founded with the generous support of the Jim Joseph Foundation and The Maimonides Fund through the Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund (JCRIF), and The GS Humane Foundation.

WHO CAN USE THE EDUCATOR PORTAL?

Anyone. The Educator Portal is primarily for Jewish educators seeking educational resources or looking for professional development opportunities. However, the Portal is for anyone who is passionate and wants to learn more about Jewish Education. 

IS THE PORTAL FREE TO USE? 

Yes. Visiting the Portal is free. All the educational resources on the Portal are free to use.  Professional development may have a participation fee.  Participating in an educator network is free as well. 

HOW DO I CREATE A USER ACCOUNT? 

To create a user account, click Register on the Portal homepage. 

HOW DO I SEARCH FOR EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES? 

Use either the search field on the homepage or the search and filtering system on the search page to find resources.   

IF I FIND A RESOURCE I LIKE, CAN I SAVE IT TO USE LATER?

Yes. To save a resource, click the SAVE TO LIBRARY button.  To save resources, you must be logged in to your free user account. 

HOW CAN I ORGANIZE THE RESOURCES I HAVE SAVED? 

Create your own Resource Collection.  Go to the LIBRARY tab and follow the instructions. You can find, edit, and share your collections in the COLLECTIONS tab of your dashboard.   

WHERE CAN I FIND MY SAVED RESOURCES?

Saved resources can be found in the LIBRARY tab of your dashboard. Think of this as your personal Jewish education inspiration space. Come back anytime. 

CAN I SHARE A RESOURCE WITH A COLLEAGUE? 

Yes. To share a resource, click the SHARE button. You can also share a resource by going to the saved item in your LIBRARY tab and clicking the share icon next to the resource. 

HOW CAN I ATTEND UPCOMING Professional development?

To attend professional development, click the REGISTER HERE button on the program’s information page.  You must have a user account to register for professional development.  

HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE IN AN EDUCATOR NETWORK? 

To participate in an educator network, visit our network catalog.  Click Register to request network participation.   

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