Our Rapid Response to COVID-19
The Jewish Education Project has worked with thousands of Jewish educators from across metro New York and the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through over 70 webinars on everything from the fundamentals of Zoom to discussions on mental health, we provide Jewish educators with the tools to thrive and build during these difficult times. Jewish educators Lauren Kaplan of Westchester Day School and Dr. Etty Mizrahi of Yeshivah of Flatbush share their experiences of how The Jewish Education Project has provided support and helped them navigate the challenges of this pandemic.
The Jewish Education Project has been a tremendous resource during this time. The professional development on using Zoom technology at the beginning of virtual learning really set us on the path to have success with teaching on this platform. My teachers were provided with tools and strategies that they could implement immediately. Furthermore, the webinar from Rahel Bayer helped my school engage in really meaningful conversations and develop policies that protect all of our stakeholders.
I am grateful to have the support of The Jewish Education Project. It has provided me with larger networks to feel connected to and individualized support.
Lauren Kaplan is the Learning Center and Curriculum Coordinator at Westchester Day School.
DR. ETTY MIZRAHI
I just have to say that I am so impressed with the resources that The Jewish Education Project continues to share day after day without pause. It's one valuable resource after another and it's amazing to behold! What a wonderful and much-needed variety of speakers and topics.
I am constantly updating our Guidance resource page to include the information from The Jewish Education Project emails and am attending a good number of the webinars myself as well.
Thanks for all that you are doing and wishing you continued strength and sanity during this time!
Dr. Etty Mizrahi is the Director of High School Guidance at Yeshivah of Flatbush's Joel Braverman High School.