The Jewish Educator Portal Offers Resources and Community
November 4th, 2020
Thousands of educators are turning to The Jewish Educator Portal–a dynamic, growing, virtual community that helps them find relevant resources, share them among each other, enhance skills and knowledge through professional development, and positively influence the lives of tens of thousands of learners. Launched by The Jewish Education Project as the school year began, the Portal offers a wide range of resources–including timely offerings on Civic Education and Engagement in Jewish Education and Surviving and Thriving Through Civic and Civil Engagement, classroom mental health resources, support for digital learning, and so much more.
In the midst of the busy school year, I need to quickly be able to find the right programs and resources for my teaching style and students. The Portal will elevate all educators and will be a hub that enables us to help each other. – Ora Bayewitz-Meier, English Teacher and Director of Chesed Programming, SAR High School
Portal features support teachers who are teaching virtually, in-person, or any hybrid model, and are updated frequently. To get the most out of these resources, educators register in the Portal and create their own profile. This enables educators to save and share these and thousands of other resources in a personal library, explore professional development opportunities, and connect with Jewish professionals around the world.
Since the spring, The Jewish Education Project’s efforts provided resources and programs to help more than 10,000 educators adapt to a new virtual environment. And the Portal builds on its decade-long efforts to spearhead digital initiatives pushing the field to embrace new technologies and new ways of thinking. As an outgrowth of that, the Portal is designed for Jewish educators who work in various Jewish educational settings—including day schools, congregational schools, early childhood settings, youth serving organizations, residential and day summer camps, and Israel and other travel experiences. While The Jewish Education Project runs the Portal, it includes educator resources, professional development opportunities, and other program offerings from organizations around the country that support Jewish education.
The new Jewish Educator Portal is an amazing tool for me and my colleagues to explore and share quality educational resources. The site is user-friendly and straightforward, and the content is relevant and timely.
-Dina Newman, Associate Director of Youth & Teen Engagement, Congregation Rodeph Sholom, New York City
Initial support for The Jewish Educator Portal was provided by the Jim Joseph Foundation and the Maimonides Fund through the Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund (JCRIF), and The GS Humane Corp.