The Educational Leadership Advancement Initiative (ELAI) - 2009

Summer, 2009 – Summer, 2010

Source: ELAI

The Lookstein Center and the UJA-Federation of New York have announced the opening of the second cohort of the initiative to train promising teachers and administrators in New York area schools to take on larger leadership roles in Jewish Day Schools. The Educational Leadership Advancement Initiative (ELAI) program is designed for Jewish education professionals – teachers, department chairs, assistant principals, guidance personnel – who aspire to increasing their impact on their schools and are looking for a career ladder. The skills acquired will prepare participants for positions of greater impact in their schools.


The program that will take place from Summer, 2009 – Summer, 2010, will include:

• Local retreats
• Monthly workshops
• A week-long seminar in Israel
• Mentoring for a school-based project


The cost of the program (except for a $250 registration fee and $250 towards airfare to Israel) is fully covered by a grant from the UJA-Federation of New York. The program is open to education professionals in New York City, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties who currently work in Jewish day schools.

Updated: Feb. 26, 2009