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Supporting educators. Enhancing student experiences.

Jewish New Teacher Project helps Jewish day school educators gain and maintain the skills they need so that their students can thrive.

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We help day schools and yeshivahs across the entirety of the Jewish ecosystem transform teaching, leadership and culture in their schools through the mentoring and coaching of beginning teachers and new school administrators. Our outstanding job-embedded training and relationship-based support fosters and accelerates these educators’ ability to create learning environments grounded in instructional excellence.

In such environments, all learners have access to higher quality education and can succeed. The result is Jewish students who are engaged, inspired and knowledgeable, and who are prepared for active roles in their Jewish communities and beyond.

Teachers and school leaders are proven to be the two most important in-school factors that impact student learning. Learning improves when teachers and administrators have the skills to create a culture of academic excellence. By focusing on novice educators, JNTP sets them on the path toward mastery early in their careers, ensuring immediate and long-lasting impact.

JNTP is a self-funded division of New Teacher Center, the acclaimed, award-winning national leader in educator support. NTC’s mentoring and coaching methodologies are research-based and field-tested in hundreds of public school districts nationwide. To date, NTC has supported 300,000 Pre-K-12 teachers, mentors and administrators, impacting nearly 17 million students. As part of NTC, we bring NTC’s proven approaches, innovations and best practices to the Jewish day school field.

Over 40,000 students

each year have a teacher trained by JNTP
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Schools
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New Teachers
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Mentors
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Early Career Administrators
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Building cultures of instructional excellence.

JNTP’s Teacher Induction and Administrator Support programs accelerate the effectiveness of educators and school leaders at early points in their careers. Our capacity-building approach establishes best practices early on and sets the stage for a career of instructional excellence, leading to improved learning and cohesive pedagogical cultures.

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Teacher Induction Program

New teachers have unique needs as they enter the classroom. High-quality, intensive mentoring helps early career teachers quickly gain the skills they need to teach more effectively and builds their confidence so they stay in the profession longer.

JNTP trains veteran teachers within schools to provide mentorship to beginning teacher colleagues through their most challenging first years. The collaborative relationship develops new teachers’ craft and veteran (mentor) teachers gain new leadership and teaching skills that invigorate their own teaching practice.

Administrator Support Program

Administrators are key levers of change in a school. They set school culture around learning for both students and adults. JNTP provides novice administrators the opportunity for professional reflection and growth at the start of a new role.

The acquisition of practical tools and strategies empowers, inspires and innovates school and teacher leaders, transforming schools and creating learning environments in which all students can succeed.

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“I feel indebted to Milton Gottesman Day School of the Nation’s Capital and my JNTP mentor, who provided me with a solid foundation so early in my career. I found strength and confidence in knowing that I always had a sounding board and someone in my corner… I feel privileged to work at a school that recognizes and values this professional development.”

Laura Cohen

Teacher and Pedagogista, Milton Gottesman Day School of the Nation’s Capital
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“The experience of working with JNTP instructors and networking with talented educators was transformative for me. It deeply impacted my work as a teacher, mentor and now principal, and has helped me appreciate that the most effective way of meeting students’ needs is by supporting their teachers.”

Yael Cortell

General Studies Principal, Yeshiva of Greater Washington, Girls Division
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As more teachers were trained, both as mentors and as beginning teachers…the schools themselves, as a whole, were lifted and transformed into more thoughtful, collaborative, purposeful, and ethical workplaces and learning institutions

Rabbi Dr. Steven Lorch,

Head of School, Kadima Day School; Los Angeles, CA
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Registration for 2024-2025 is now open! Early bird pricing ends on May 17, so register today!

Judith Talesnick

Program Consultant

Lisa Peloquin

Senior Instructional Designer and Coach

Lisa Peloquin is a Senior Instructional Designer and Coach at JNTP, where she focuses on content development and materials preparation for JNTP’s Early Childhood and Administrator Support Programs.. Lisa holds a B.A. in Psychology, with a concentration in child development, from Penn State and a Masters in Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in community psychology, with a research interest in understanding how school communities can impact educational equity. Lisa can be reached at lpeloquin@newteachercenter.org.

Tavi Koslowe

Program Consultant

Rabbi Tavi Koslowe is a Program Consultant at JNTP, where he provides coaching to early career administrators through the Administrator Support Program. Tavi has been a teacher and educational leader for the last twenty years in lower, middle, and high school settings. He is currently serving as the High School Dean at the Leffell School in Westchester, NY and the co-director of The Idea Institute, where he supports teachers, administrators, and school leaders in furthering educational practice in Project Based Learning. Most recently, Tavi served as the Judaic Studies Principal of The Idea School in Tenafly, NJ and has held other school leadership positions at the Ramaz School in Manhattan, NY and Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, NJ. Tavi participated in JNTP’s Teacher Induction and Administrator Support Programs. He can be reached at tkoslowe@newteachercenter.org.

Eva Broder

Program Consultant

Eva is a Program Consultant for JNTP, where she facilitates professional development training for early childhood mentors. Eva has served as a teacher in private schools throughout the NY area for over 15 years. During this time, she has provided support as a teacher mentor, working with individuals and groups to enhance their teaching practice, and has facilitated and trained teachers in the use of Professional Learning Communities. Eva currently works as a School Consultant for Professional Development at the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach (HALB). She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Yeshiva University and an M.S. in Special and General Education from Bank Street College. Eva trained as a mentor with JNTP in 2017-18. She can be reached at ebroder@newteachercenter.org.

Evan Weiner

Associate Program Consultant

Evan Weiner is an Associate Program Consultant at JNTP, where he facilitates mentor training. He has been involved with Jewish Education for over 20 years. Evan began his connection with JNTP as a new teacher and eventually became a mentor himself, mentoring teachers in both General and Judaic Studies departments. He has been an educational leader in both formal and informal educational settings, and has brought his JNTP training to elicit the best in his staff partners. Most recently, Evan served as Judaic Studies Principal, Curriculum Coordinator, and Instructional Coach at Ohr Chadash Academy in Baltimore before joining the JNTP staff. Evan participated in the YOU Lead Educational Leadership Program and JETSIsrael Edtech Incubator Program, and he holds an M.Ed. from Azrieli School of Education. Evan can be reached at eweiner@newteachercenter.org.

Rachel R. Harari

Associate Program Consultant

Rachel Harari is an Associate Program Consultant at JNTP, where she co-facilitates new teacher training. She is also an Associate Lecturer at Columbia University and a middle school English Language Arts teacher at Yeshivah of Flatbush. Rachel is currently working on her PhD at Teachers College, Columbia University, within their Educational Leadership program. Through her work as a Department Chair for six years at Magen David Yeshivah High School in Brooklyn, New York, Rachel was inspired to study the role of the high school department chair in Modern Orthodox schools in New York City. Rachel received her M.S. in Special Education from Brooklyn College, and her B.S. in English Education from New York University, where she published her research on mathematics anxiety in elementary school students: “Mathematics Anxiety in Young Children: An Exploratory Study.” Rachel is a 2016 recipient of The Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize, which recognizes emerging leaders in the field of Jewish Education.

Lauren Katz

Director of Development

Lauren Katz is JNTP’s Director of Development, where she oversees the organization’s fundraising efforts and marketing and communications initiatives in an effort to advance JNTP’s mission and strategic goals. Lauren’s portfolio includes strategic planning, donor cultivation, engagement, and gift acquisition. She has an extensive background in Jewish non-profit management with a specific focus on fundraising and development, most recently serving as the Director of Marketing & Communications and Alumni Relations at SAR High School for over four years and at the Ramaz School for seven years as the Director of Alumni Relations. In addition, Lauren worked at the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and UJA-Federation of MetroWest, NJ in the campaign and planning and allocations departments. Lauren holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and attended the University of Michigan School of Social Work and Jewish Communal Leadership Program. Lauren can be reached at lkatz@newteachercenter.org.