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.

  • We hope you will enjoy browsing our 2018-19 Network catalog. We are still adding a few more offerings and will send out an announcement as soon as all of the new information is available.
  • If you are a returning Network participant, please use the email link you will receive to re-register, rather than clicking on the REGISTER buttons in the catalog below.
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Brooklyn Educators Network

Facilitator: Rebecca Ruberg
Network type: In Person
Geographic region: Brooklyn
New Members: Open
Proposed dates: 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 10; November 8; December 5; January 10; March 6; May 2
Description:

​​​​​​Do you struggle to provide meaningful God Talk and inspiring tefillah experiences? What does leading scientific research suggest about cultivating spirituality? We will explore the approaches of Lisa Miller, Aryeh Ben David, Daniel Rechtschaffen and other industry leaders to craft a powerful tefillah and God Talk framework for your setting. Together we will help learners engage in meaningful God Talk and foster personal connections with tefillah. Discover Best Practices and innovative approaches to enhance learners’ spiritual journeys, all in a supportive, collaborative environment! “God Talk? I got this!!”

Additional Information:

This network is designed for educators and teacher leaders.

Early Family Engagement Professionals Network

Facilitator: Shariee Calderone
Network type: Hybrid (includes some virtual)
Geographic region: Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
New Members: Open
When: Meeting time is tentatively 1:00-2:30
Proposed dates: October 24 IP; December 5; January 16; Feb. 26; April 4 IP; May 15 (IP = In Person)
Description:

This continuing network will help you develop best practices in the field of early family engagement. You will set your own goals for enhancing engagement experiences that help families thrive and grow as Jewish parents. You will use the support of the network to refine your approach to communicating value and benefit to parents with more consistency. Together we will explore new models that can help families connect with one another and other national resources in the field, as well as add our collective voice to the broader field of early family engagement.

Additional Information:

This network is designed for family engagement educators leading or coordinating holiday programs, enrichment classes or drop-in play experiences for families 0-5.

Ed Techies Network

Facilitator: Tatyana Dvorkin
Network type: Hybrid (includes some virtual)
Geographic region: Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
New Members: Open
Proposed dates: October 10, November 14, January 16 (virtual), March 6, April 10, May 15
Description:

Participants will explore ways to apply technology to curriculum in meaningful ways in service of student-centered learning. Together, we will discuss our experiences with technology in the classroom and support each other in figuring out what learning challenges we can address by drawing on technological applications, websites, social media, games, and more. We will learn about new tools and apps and how they can be used across grades and subjects. Regardless of whether you are brand new to using technology in the classroom and want to learn, or whether you are an experienced pro who wants to grow their personal learning network and collaborate with educators at other schools, this is the home for your ed tech exploration! All skill levels are welcome.

Additional Information:

This network is aimed at day school classroom educators. This Network is also open to educators in the New Jersey and Connecticut (the Tri-State area).

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:

Must be a principal/head of school.

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

Innovation in Jewish Education

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: October 10, November 14, December 19, January 30, March 6 and May 1
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
Network type: Hybrid (includes some virtual)
Geographic region: Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester
New Members: Open
When: Proposed meeting time is 1:30-3:30 on the dates above, but dates, time and meeting place can change after first conversation with the group
Proposed dates: October 23; November 27; December 18; January 29; March 26; April 30; May 28
Description:

Are you an early childhood director, assistant director, or teacher leader who is curious about or has a passion for deepening your understanding of Israel education, willing to challenge assumptions, and  open to new ideas?

This network will focus on reimagining Israel education for your early childhood school and classroom. 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 foundation to a realistic, meaningful understanding of Israel. Through a Design Thinking approach, you will explore your own relationship with Israel, share your challenges to this work, gain deeper understanding of how your children and their parents think and feel about Israel, and begin to create experimental activities that engage children and families with Israel in new ways throughout the school year - not just for Yom Ha-atzmaut. Participants are encouraged to attend all meetings and teachers must have endorsement and support of their Director to participate.

Prerequisites:

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

Additional Information:

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

Leadership for Growth

Facilitator: Margy Ringelheim
Network type: In Person
Geographic region: Long Island, Queens
New Members: Open
Proposed dates: TBD
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. Working individually or in pairs directors will identify areas of interest, then prepare further study, that builds or deepens knowledge in those areas. In addition, you will serve as critical colleagues for network members to explore and implement new strategies. Specific case studies with be shared along with current literature in the field.

Participation in this network will include 6 (2 hour) meetings. Meetings will be hosted by different network members in their locations.

Prerequisites:

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

Additional Information:

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
Network type: Hybrid (includes some virtual)
Geographic region: Long Island, Queens, Westchester
New Members: Open
When: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Proposed dates: October 16, November 27, January 8, February 12, April 2 and May 21
Description:

This network will provide an opportunity for teams of colleagues from 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 and congregational educational directors.

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

Long Island Early Childhood Directors Roundtable

Facilitator: Margy Ringelheim
Network type: In Person
Geographic region: Long Island, Queens
New Members: Open
When: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Proposed dates: TBD
Description:

This continuing network will allow for Directors and Assistant Directors in Jewish Early Childhood settings to share and develop best practices in the field of Early Childhood Education. There will be a focus on topics that are timely and relevant to directors. You will help craft meeting agendas, with a focus on incorporating and supporting constructivist and child centered Jewish learning.

Additional Information:

This network is designed for early childhood directors and assistant directors based in Long Island institutions.