Hebrew Union College, Jewish Theological Seminary, Yeshiva University; Education Initiative Year 2 Evaluation
October 23rd, 2013
Launched in 2010, the Education Initiative is a $45 million grant program to Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR), the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS), and Yeshiva University (YU). The three institutions have each been awarded $15 million to support the field of Jewish education through the development and enhancement of advanced degree, leadership, and certificate programs; improvement of recruitment activities; and induction support to new teachers and education leaders. At the conclusion of the Education Initiative in 2015–16, more than 1,000 educators are expected to receive degrees or credentials in Jewish education with the support of the Jim Joseph Foundation. More than 200 graduates are expected to complete full-time graduate degree programs and will fill open positions in the Jewish education workforce through this Initiative.
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) Year 2 report provides an overview of the two-year program development phase of the Education Initiative, addressing recruitment, student experience, collaboration, and sustainability.