JTS Summer Programs Attract Students and Professionals from Around the Country
Learning, leadership, and vision continue to energize and distinguish the summer courses, seminars, and conferences JTS offers via our various schools and cosponsorships through July and August. See links for more information or registration.
- The Uriel Weinreich Program in Yiddish Language, Literature, and Culture, cosponsored by JTS and the Bard-YIVO Institute for East European Jewish History and Culture (June 17 to July 29), will develop participants' Yiddish proficiency and cultural literacy.
- The summer seminar of The Leadership Institute: Shaping Congregational Leaders and Learners (June 18 to 22 and 25 to 29), titled Lilmod Ul'lamed: Teaching, Learning and Change Leadership, will provide the opportunity for congregational school leaders to examine the overall goals of Jewish education and hone their skills in creating curricular innovation and meaningful learning experiences. The program, which is cosponsored by JTS and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC), with funding from UJA-Federation of New York, will be held at HUC. For more information, contact Dr. Evie Rotstein, project director, or call (212) 824-2248.
- JTS's Summer Session III (June 26 to July 26) includes courses for graduate students, distance learners, and those students taking noncredit courses in JTS's Summer Learners Program. Intensive Hebrew Language Sessions (which began in May) are also still in session.
- Ivriyon, the Hebrew-immersion program for current day-school educators (July 2 to 27), enhances Hebrew-language fluency and pedagogy. It is subsidized by a grant from the AVI CHAI Foundation.
- The Jewish Early Childhood Education Leadership Institute (JECELI; July 8 to 19) offers its inaugural cohort a series of seminars that focus on leadership and administration for Jewish Early Childhood educators. JECELI is a joint effort of JTS and HUC, sponsored by the Jim Joseph Foundation, with the collaboration of Bank Street College of Education. Contact Lyndall Miller, director of JECELI, for more information.
- Field training for Judaic studies day-school teachers (July 9 to 11) shows how to utilize JTS's MaToK Bible curriculum for grades 3 to 6, and is cosponsored by the Melton Research Center and the Schechter School Network of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ). The training will be held at Adat Ari El Day School in Valley Village, California. Davidson School students are eligible for discounted registration; please contact Galya Greenberg for details or click here for the registration form.
- The Day School Leadership Training Institute (July 9 to 26) holds professional leadership development and ongoing mentoring for day-school leaders. This summer's in-service seminars will be the second set completed by the program's eighth cohort of aspiring heads of schools. The program is funded by JTS and the AVI CHAI Foundation.
- The Jewish Day School Standards and Benchmarks Project's first Instructional Leadership Institute for its eighth cohort (July 22 to 26) trains Judaic studies educators in a standards-based approach to teaching Bible. The program was created by JTS's Melton Research Center for Jewish Education with funding from the AVI CHAI Foundation.
- The Center for Pastoral Education at JTS is holding its full-time summer program for seminarians (through August 10).
- The Institute for Jewish Learning's Context program has four-session mini-courses (July through August, dates vary) at area synagogues: in Manhattan, Israeli Short Stories at Congregation Or Zarua, Contemporary Jewish American Short Stories at Park Avenue Synagogue, and Kabbalah: Entering the Garden of Spiritual Mysteries at B'nai Jeshurun; in the Berkshires, Israeli Literature: Past and Present at Knesset Israel (Pittsfield, Massachusetts). Contact the Context office at email@example.com or (212) 678-8821 for complete information about dates, times, tuition, and registration.