Cultivating Thriving for Lives Well-Lived: A National Conversation on Jewish Education

Facilitator: Susan Tessel
Format: Virtual


Be part of a national conversation on Thriving with a Jewish Lens! New York educators will connect with colleagues in six other cities to build expertise, share knowledge and apply this to our practice around Thriving and Jewish Education. Expert presenters will share wisdom and research and encourage experimentation to create practical adaptable experiences geared for your settings. Before the first webinar, we will meet together virtually. Immediately after each webinar, we will convene by Zoom to unpack, reflect and explore the material covered in each session. Pre- and post-learning materials will be provided.

Dates and Times:

Dates and Times are listed here because of the extra information that appears with each.

October 24, 2019
  • 10:00am - 11:30am (Eastern) The Art and Science of Thriving Jewishly
October 30, 2019
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Eastern) Entering a New Paradigm for Jewish Education, Dr. David Bryfman webinar
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Eastern) unpacking
December 5, 2019
  • 1:00pm - 2:00 pm (Eastern) Positive Psychology Meets Jewish Education, Sarah Rosenblum webinar
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Eastern) unpacking
January 9, 2020
  • 10:00am - 11:30am (Eastern) The Art and Science of Thriving Jewishly  
January 16, 2020
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Eastern) From Strength to Strength: VIA Character Strengths, Dr. Jillian  Darwish webinar
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Eastern) unpacking
March 5, 2020
  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm (Eastern) Where Theory Meets Practice, Tess Levine & Rachel Happel webinar
  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm (Eastern) unpacking
April 2, 2020
  • 10:00am - 11:30am (Eastern) The Art and Science of Thriving Jewishly, Putting it all together!

Additional information:

This network is designed for educators and teacher leaders.

About the facilitator:

Susan Tessel is a senior education consultant in Part-Time Jewish Education. In addition to facilitating a variety of networks, Susie serves as a consultant to congregations working on innovating their models, has taught in both Part-Time and Day School settings, crafts professional learning days, and has created and led teacher training initiatives. Susie is passionate about creating powerful Spiritual tefillah and God Talk experiences!!

Susie Tessel


Times and days differ by session, please see Description for details.

Designed for:

Associate / Assistant Director, etc.
Director / Principal / Head of School
Educator / Teacher / Youth Professional
Independent Educator



New members:

New members

Geographic Region:

Long Island
Staten Island

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