Over the past 20 years, JNTP has supported over 2200 educators in more than 200 Jewish day schools across North America, teaching and modeling the skills they need to become great educators, both in and out of the classroom.
We’ve partnered with schools, communal agencies, and donors to promote teaching excellence so that the next generation of Jewish day school students are engaged, inspired, and knowledgeable – and are prepared for active roles in their Jewish communities and beyond.
Join us on a journey meeting educators and administrators from longtime partner schools and communities, representing diverse geographical settings, religious philosophies, educational approaches, and parent and student bodies.
We are so proud to have been part of elevating the field of Jewish day school education for the past 20 years. We are energized and eager to build on our past achievements and to scale and expand our work to ensure that all students attending Jewish day schools receive the excellent education that they deserve!
JNTP’s 20th Birthday Bash
2023 Prizmah Conference, Denver CO
Founding JNTP Mentor, Ramaz High School;
Current Mentor, Educator, SAR High School
Rabbi Ari Segal,
Chief Strategy Officer, Jean and Jerry Friedman Shalhevet High School
Former Mentor, Schechter Manhattan
Current Head of School, Luria Academy of Brooklyn
Former New Teacher, Current Mentor, Torah Day School of Dallas
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Senior Instructional Designer and Coach
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 holds a Masters in Education from Azrieli School of Education.
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.
Director of Development
Lauren Katz is the Director of Development at JNTP. 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 email@example.com.