When we focus on teachers, everyone succeeds


Jewish New Teacher Project is dedicated to improving student learning by accelerating the effectiveness of beginning teachers and school leaders in Jewish day schools. Our mission is supported with generous contributions from a number of philanthropic funders and partners.
JNTP is a self-funded division of New Teacher Center (NTC) in Santa Cruz, CA, which, since 1998, has been renowned for its comprehensive, research-based instructional mentoring and professional development programs. NTC is one of the most innovative, impactful, entrepreneurial, and scalable non-profits in the country. The organization has won almost every award in the U.S. for social innovation and scalability.
When you work with JNTP, not only do you benefit from our more than 15 years of expertise in Jewish day schools, you also benefit from the association with one of the most sophisticated organizations addressing educational improvement in the country! 


Jewish New Teacher Project helps Jewish day schools achieve teaching excellence by increasing teacher and school leader effectiveness, teacher retention and student achievement and bringing the language of teaching standards, collaboration and professional development into school culture.


When we focus on teachers and school leaders, students succeed. JNTP’s immediate and long-lasting impact is more effective teachers, more supportive administrators, and schools that cultivate teacher excellence so that every student meets his or her potential. By improving teacher and school leader effectiveness, we help schools deliver on the promise of Jewish day school education.


Jewish New Teacher Project helps transform Jewish day school communities by providing ongoing, job-embedded, instructionally-focused and relationship-based mentoring and coaching to three main constituencies: beginning teachers, veteran teacher mentors, and early-career administrators.

Support from philanthropic organizations, funders and partners all play a critical role in making this work possible.

Who We Are


Nina Bruder

Senior Director

Fayge Safran Novogroder

Senior Manager

Suri Ganz

Senior Manager

Michael Bitton

Associate Program Consultant

Chana Fox

Program Manager

Allana Friedman

Program Consultant

Maury Grebenau

Associate Program Consultant

Marti Herskovitz

Program Consultant

Vicky Kairy

Associate Program Consultant

Julie Lambert

Program Consultant

Valerie Mitrani

Program Consultant

Rachie Moche

Program Consultant

Karali Pitzele

Program Consultant

Judith Rosenblatt

Program Consultant

Ilana Sperling

Senior Development Associate

Leah Volynsky

Program Coordinator

Basya Wolff

Visiting Mentor

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