The Leadership Institute for Congregational Educators invites NY area educators to apply to join their third cohort beginning in February 2011. The Institute offers congregational school educators the opportunity to expand their knowledge and build a new vision for school leadership in a two and a half year journey that will address many essential issues of Jewish Educational Leadership. This program is open to candidates from all denominations in the New York, Long Island, Westchester and the greater metropolitan area extending to New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
The Leadership Institute is guided by the vision of the New York School of Education at Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and is fully funded by the UJA-Federation of New York.
Institute participants will learn during two ten-day summer seminars; a ten-day seminar in Israel; various skill-building symposia; and a series of site visits to successful congregational schools under the tutelage of an experienced mentor. Participants will be asked to create an Individualized Learning Plan (ILP) with their mentors, in which they will define their goals for professional development and/or further Jewish learning. Participants will decide with their mentors how to best invest their time to meet these goals.