Network Catalog

Welcome to our online Network Catalog. Feel free to browse through the pages below or use one or more of our filters to focus on the Networks that are most appropriate for you. Most of our filters allow you to select multiple options. If you are a returning Network participant, please use the email link you received to re-register, rather than clicking on the REGISTER buttons in the catalog.

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Brooklyn Educators Network

Facilitator: Rebecca Ruberg
Network type: In Person
Geographic region: Brooklyn
New Members: Open
Proposed dates: October 26; December 7; Future dates TBA
Description:

This is a network for Brooklyn-based educators to come together for the purposes of sharing, problem solving and collaboration. We will strive to create a forum where challenges can be brainstormed, programs can be co-planned, and resources can be shared. 

Additional Information:

This network is designed for Directors of Education in Brooklyn congregations.

This network will rotate locations throughout Brooklyn based on volunteer hosts.

Creating Spiritual Tefillah & Soulful Education

Facilitator: Susan Tessel
Network type: Virtual
Geographic region: Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, National, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
New Members: Open
When: 10:00am - 11:30am
Proposed dates: October 18; November 16; December 14; February 1; March 8; May 10
Description:

​​​​​​Participants will focus on spiritual learning and soulful education to provide personally relevant, meaning-driven, experiential and ruach-oriented education. Discover best practices of tefillah and soulful education while sharing successes and challenges in a supportive and collaborative environment! Learn how to support learners’ spiritual growth through exploration of meaning and God Talk exercises for all ages. Participants will examine design tools and case studies and develop strategies to create impactful experiences. Together we will create and test new age appropriate soulful education experiences that infuse personal meaning into your content!

Additional Information:

This network is designed for educators and teacher leaders.

Day School/Yeshivot School Counselor Network

Facilitator: Yael Shayne
Network type: In Person
Geographic region: Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
Proposed dates: 11/1, 12/20, 2/7, 3/14, 5/2
Description:

This network will provide an opportunity for school counselors to enhance their knowledge and share clinical conundrums with fellow practitioners.  Each network will be divided into two parts; the first part will be an in-depth exploration of a clinical or behavioral area of interest and the second part will be a case consultation format. The first in-depth exploration will be on ’Toxic Stress’ and its impact on the brain and classroom behaviors.  Further areas of interest to be determined by participants. This network will be facilitated by Yael Shayne, a licensed clinical social worker with over 30 years experience working with children and adolescents. 

Prerequisites:

This network is designed for day school counseling staff.

Additional Information:

The first meeting will be held on November 1 at 9:30 at The Jewish Education Project main office (520 8th Ave, 15th Floor).

Early Family Engagement Professionals Network

Facilitator: Shariee Calderone
Network type: In Person
Geographic region: Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
New Members: Open
Proposed dates: September 14; October 26; December 7; January 18; March 1; April 12; May 24
Description:

This network is designed to help strengthen models of early engagement for families with children ages 0-5. Participants will discuss and explore opportunities to draw from best practices in early enrichment programming (such as Music Together and Tinkergarten) that articulate the value and benefit of their programs. In this network, you will explore opportunities for incorporating class structure and rituals; observing play and interactions; communicating progress with families; and highlighting how Jewish programming can support children and families. You will meet other family engagement professionals doing similar work, share experiences and workshop ideas, and give and receive constructive feedback in a supportive community.

Additional Information:

This network is designed for family engagement educators/facilitators leading ongoing enrichment classes or drop-in play experiences for families 0-5.

General Studies Principals Council

Facilitator: Judy Oppenheim
Network type: In Person
Geographic region: Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
When: 3-4 times per year, to be decided by the group
Description:

The network sets an environment for learning and professional growth among schools. The Council's activities include opportunities to learn more about government title programs, understand new initiatives and be exposed to successful educational opportunities by networking with colleagues.

Prerequisites:

Must be a principal/head of school.

Additional Information:

This network is designed for yeshiva/day school general studies principals/heads of school.

Getting to the Square Root of Math Education

Facilitator: Chanie Hurwitz
Network type: In Person
Geographic region: Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
New Members: Open
When: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Proposed dates: Five morning sessions between October and May; dates to be decided by the group
Description:

Join a professional learning intensive led by a Generation Ready math consultant. The content will focus on the intersection between Common Core math, engaging and motivating every child to learn and love math, and innovative math instruction. What may seem impossible will be entirely practical!

Prerequisites:

Participants must commit to attending the five morning sessions.

Additional Information:

This network is designed for elementary school math teachers and math coordinators.

Innovation in Jewish Education (formerly NY Metropolitan Congregational Educators)

Facilitator: Ellen Rank
Network type: Virtual
Geographic region: Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, National, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
New Members: Open
When: Wednesday mornings, 10:00am - 11:30am
Proposed dates: September 27; November 15; January 3; February 7; March 21; May 9
Description:

This continuing network will bring you together with other educators for peer support and critical colleagueship. You will share and get feedback on new ideas you are developing as well as challenges you are confronting. This network is a great opportunity for you to engage in text study, to build new collegial relationships, and to learn about new resources and the work of your fellow educators. Network activities will include: text study; case studies; reflection; protocols for sharing both new innovative learning experiences as well as challenges; and resource sharing. You will contribute to the field by designing and/or implementing innovative strategies in your own setting or in the larger community. This network was previously known as "New York Metropolitan Congregational Educators".

Additional Information:

This network is designed for congregational school educators.

Israel in the Early Years Fellowship Network

Facilitator: Shellie Dickstein, Dr. Sivan Zakai, Dr. Lauren Applebaum
Network type: Hybrid (includes some virtual)
Geographic region: Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
New Members: Open
Proposed dates: September 26; October 17-18  (Seminar); November 14; December 12; January 9; February 13; March 20; April 17-18 (Seminar); May 22
Description:

Join this network and become an Early Childhood Israel Fellow! With the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the modern state of Israel approaching, this network will focus on reimagining early childhood Israel education for your classroom and school.  We will explore how to successfully merge best practices in Israel and progressive early childhood education to help young children and their parents form a realistic, meaningful understanding of Israel as a people, land and homeland throughout the school year. You will emerge from this experience with a vision for Israel education in the early years that flows from children’s understanding and interests, and demonstrates how Israel learning can be more emergent and not only take place on Yom Ha’Atzmaut. During this network you will explore your own relationship with Israel through readings, interviews, articles, or webinars, and design and document one new experimental approach to Israel education in your classroom or school. Participants must commit to attending all meetings and seminars. Teacher leaders must have endorsement and support of their Director to participate.

This exciting action network is part of a tri-city initiative focusing solely ISRAEL EDUCATION IN THE EARLY YEARS that we hope will serve as the beginning of a larger project and a model for other American Jewish early childhood communities  In this special initiative, we will be joining forces with parallel cohorts of early childhood educators from Chicago’s Jewish United Fund (led by Anna Hartman) and Baltimore’s Center for Jewish Education (led by Alison Zimbalist). Dr. Sivan Zakai and Dr. Lauren Applebaum of Project Orli: Research and Leadership for Israel Education will serve as scholars-in-residence for our program, coming to lead two intensive workshops during the year as well as share cutting-edge research in Israel education via webinar sessions.

Prerequisites:

This network is open to new members but requires an initial conversation with the facilitator.

Additional Information:

This network is for early childhood directors, assistant directors, or teacher leaders who have a passion for deepening their understanding of Israel education, are willing to challenge assumptions, are open to new ideas, and want to become leaders in this topic for their schools and the wider community. 

Leadership for Growth

Facilitator: Margy Ringelheim and Betsy McKenna
Network type: Hybrid (includes some virtual)
Geographic region: Long Island, Queens
New Members: Open
Proposed dates: October (in-person), November (V), January (in-person), February (V), March (in person), April (V), May (in-person)
Description:

This collaborative learning action network is designed for early childhood directors who are in their positions for less than seven years and want to further develop dynamic, effective leadership skills. Together with an educational consultant/leadership coach, you will define and explore your school's mission and culture and discuss how to activate and inspire your staff through goal setting and observation. You will further your understanding on how to build collaborative teams, and plan and implement effective staff and team meetings. Specific action steps will be identified to align with your vision of improvement.

Participation in this network will include three (3 hour) in person and three (1 hour) virtual meetings with a final celebratory in person meeting. All meetings will be held at The Jewish Education Project Syosset office or host location.

Prerequisites:

Must be an early childhood director or assistant director from Long Island or Queens with less than 7 years in their current position

Long Island Bridge Network

Facilitator: Suri Jacknis and Margy Ringelheim
Network type: Hybrid (includes some virtual)
Geographic region: Long Island, Queens, Westchester
New Members: Open
When: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Proposed dates: October 3; November 14; December 5; February 6; March 20; May 1
Description:

This network will provide an opportunity for teams of colleagues from Long Island congregations to create and implement action plans that build or deepen a culture of continuous engagement. You will find new ways to support families as they transition between the early childhood setting and the congregational school setting. In addition, you will serve as critical colleagues for network members to experiment with and implement new strategies.

Additional Information:

This network is designed for teams of early childhood directors with their congregational educational directors.
The network will be a blend of colleagues who have been involved in this work for the past 2-3 years as well as open to new colleagues interested in working toward continuous engagement in their educational settings.