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CAJE offers teachers a variety of opportunities for professional development on both a local and national level.

TEACHER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Recognizing the depth of the need for teacher training, CAJE provides additional training opportunities such as: on-site teacher training at schools, training and consultation for educational directors, and mentoring programs. 

Teacher Workshops:  Jan and Feb 2014

Tools & Tips AND Exploring Mussar

Teachers will receive a stipend for attending!
RSVP to Cyndee Levy at CAJE Adult Education.

If you have a workshop topic that you would like as a Tools and Tips for Adult Teachers session, please contact Cyndee Levy at (314) 442-3754.

CAJE St. Louis Education Fair for area Religious School teachersEducation Conference

Jewish community teachers participate in the annual education conference that is held for Hebrew school and religious school educators. Workshops, networking sessions, and opportunities for text exploration provide new and experienced teachers with additional information and skills.

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Workshops
Through funds from the Teacher Certification Program, workshops are offered throughout the year to congregational teachers. CAJE also assists with the coordination of in-service teacher training for local educators.

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National Conferences
National Conferences – Every year educators from St. Louis attend national training opportunities such as the Consortium for Jewish Family Life.

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Israel Opportunities
Funding is available to assist teachers to participate in Israel conferences.

Teacher Xchange - Educator Selection Made for 2014
The Teacher Xchange is both an inspirational and educational experience designed to expose St. Louis educators/teachers to the richness and diversity of Israel. Israeli educators/teachers visit St. Louis to learn about our community, and St. Louis teachers visit Israel.

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis’s Planning and Allocation Committee has authorized funds for a second Teacher Xchange during 2014. This March, four St. Louis teachers along with Joan Wolchansky will be traveling to Israel, and, during Sukkot, 2014, teachers from Yokneam-Megiddo will be coming here.

The St. Louis teachers who have been selected for Teacher Xchange 2 include: 

  • Lizzie Berkowitz, Saul Mirowitz Jewish Day School
  • Betti Blumoff, Saul Mirowitz Jewish Day School
  • Erin Schaflein, Epstein Hebrew Academy
  • Melanie Gunn, Shaare Emeth Religious School

This extraordinary opportunity was made possible by a generous grant
from the Jewish Federation of St. Louis.

The following St. Louis educators participated in the Teacher Xchange 2013. They traveled to Israel and had pre- and post-trip seminar sessions about Israel, in general, and Yokneam-Megiddo, in particular. None of the five had been to Israel before.

  • Anita Kraus, Shaare Shalom
  • Emil Thal, B'nai Amoona
  • Marti Maurer, Temple Israel
  • Shari Hollander, Shaare Emeth
  • Suzanne Burack, Temple Emanuel (and Saul Mirowitz Jewish Day School)

The Israeli educators from Yokneam-Megiddo are listed below. Among their activities in St. Louis, they visited congregational and day schools and met with teachers/directors from these schools. Three of the educators had not been to St. Louis.

  • Marina Rubinstein, teacher at Arazim elementary school (matched with Bnai Amoona and CRC)
  • Sigal Bar, teacher at Tiddhar elementary school (matched with Temple Israel and Mirowitz)
  • Sima Nisselbaum, director of the department of education, Yokneam municipality
  • Smadar Akari, principal of HaTikvah (matched with Epstein)

PRESS RELEASE in the St. Louis Jewish Light

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Israel Fellows and Israel Fellows 201
A unique seminar opportunity for St. Louis congregational school educators, day school teachers, youth directors and preschool educators.

Each session features a different topic with a different presenter

FIPP (Focus Israel Pedagogic Program)
This program provides an opportunity for congregational and day school educators and teachers to work with consultants from the nationally-recognized ICenter in bringing Israel into the classroom. Contact Joan Wolchansky with questions or more information.

The following teachers have participated in FIPP:

Adele Lewis (Temple Emanuel)
Liz Singer (Temple Emanuel)
Claire Hack (Pardes - B'nai Amoona)
Laurie Goldberg (Shaare Zedek Early Childhood Center)
Linda Kram (Central Reform Congregation, Shaare Zedek Early Childhood Center)
Marti Maurer (Temple Israel)
Val Toskin (Saul Mirowitz Jewish Community School)
Debra Grund (United Hebrew)
Jodie Leise (Temple Israel)
Leah Howard (B'nai Amoona - Pardes, Shaare Shalom)
Donna Null (Central Reform Congregation, Temple Emanuel)

FIPP Overview

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Israel Fellows Seminar
This is a unique Seminar opportunity and is open to congregational school educators of all subjects, day school teachers, youth directors and preschool educators.

Our objective:

  • To provide educators with core content about Israel
  • To deepen and enhance educators' understanding of the many facets of Israel
  • To create a generation of educators who are knowledgeable about Zionist and Israeli history and who possess the skills to impart a deep understanding of Israel to their students
  • To provide a comprehensive foundation for bringing modern Israel into the classroom

For more information, contact Joan Wolchansky, Director of Family Education, at (314) 442-3760.

 

Israel Fellows Seminar 201
This program is for educators who have been to Israel and is open to congregational school educators of all subjects, day school teachers, youth directors and preschool educators.

Our objective:

  • To provide educators who have been to Israel with a deeper and enhanced understanding of the many facets of Israel
  • To create a generation of educators who are knowledgeable about Zionist and Israeli history and who possess the skills to impart a deep understanding of Israel to their students
  • To provide a comprehensive foundation for bringing modern Israel into the classroom

For more information, contact Joan Wolchansky, Director of Family Education, at (314) 442-3760.

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