Long Island Innovators

Facilitator: Ellen Rank
Format: In Person


This continuing network will bring you together with other educators for peer support and critical colleagueship. You will engage in text study as well as read a book (of the network members’ choice) around designing innovative educational experiences. You will share and get feedback on both new ideas you are developing and challenges you are confronting. This network is a great opportunity for you to engage in text study, to build collegial relationships, and to learn about new resources and the work of your fellow educators. You will contribute to the field by designing and/or implementing innovative strategies in your own setting or in the larger community.

Additional information:

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

This network is designed for congregational school educators.

Individual members may join meetings virtually when needed.

About the facilitator:

Ellen Rank is a senior education consultant in Part-Time Jewish Education. In addition to facilitating networks, Ellen serves as a consultant to congregations working on innovating their models, has taught in both Part-Time and Day School settings, served as the educational director of a congregational school, and is the author of several Teachers’ Guides and student textbooks for Behrman House.

Ellen Rank


I love that we have the ruah for our work. It is impressive that we still grapple with ‘How can we be better? How can we serve our families?’

I’m happy to be here. I can’t talk to others about these issues.

It’s great to hear the differences between everyone’s congregations.

I'm grateful for a space that gives me a chance to connect with colleagues who understand the Jewish ed landscape.

I appreciate the camaraderie and support.


October 29, December 10, (2019) January 7, February 25, April 8, May 6


Monday mornings, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Designed for:

Director / Principal / Head of School


In Person

New members:

New members

Geographic Region:

Long Island

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