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Impact

JNTP advances student learning and teacher effectiveness.

Jewish New Teacher Project brings New Teacher Center’s proven model of new teacher and novice administrator support into Jewish day schools, dramatically improving new teacher effectiveness, teacher retention and school culture.

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Teachers

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96%

of new teachers indicate that having a mentor improves their practice

of administrators
50 %
of mentors
50 %

believe that mentors positively influence teacher practice

Students

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40,000

students per year have a teacher trained by JNTP

of administrators
50 %
of new teachers
50 %

report that the new teacher’s work with their mentor improves student learning

Whole School

Impact

94%

of administrators report that JNTP advances their school's growth in advancing student learning

of mentors
30 %
of new teachers
10 %

take on leadership roles in their schools

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Field of Jewish Education

Since 2003, JNTP has worked with:

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317

schools

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1,728

new teachers

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839

mentors

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210

new administrators

(since 2013)

Of all new teachers supported by
JNTP-trained mentors from 2014-2019:

60 %

are still in the field of Jewish Education

60 %

are still working in Jewish day schools

50 %

are still at the school they were in when they first participated in JNTP

JNTP is proud to have partnered with the following schools since 2003, elevating the level of instructional excellence throughout the field of Jewish day school education across North America.

New York/New Jersey/Connecticut 

Abraham Joshua Heschel Middle School
Ahavas Bais Yaakov High School
Ahi Ezer Yeshiva
Associated Beth Rivkah School
Ateres Bais Yaakov
Bais Yaakov Elementary School of
Rockland County
Bais Yaakov Machon Ora High School
Bais Yaakov of the Lower East Side
Barkai Yeshivah
Beis Medrash Chovevei Torah
Beis Reuven Kaminetz
Beis Rivka
Beit Rabban
Ben Porat Yosef
Bi-Cultural Day School
Bruriah High School
Carmel Academy (closed 2021)
Cheder Chabad of Monsey
Cheder Lubavitch Morristown
Congregation Beth El
DRS (HALB) High School
Frisch School
Golda Och Academy Lower School
Golda Och Academy Upper School
Hebrew Academy of Long Beach (HALB)
   Lower School
Hebrew Academy of Long Beach (HALB)
   Middle School

Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns &
   Rockway (HAFTR) Early Childhood
Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns &
   Rockway (HAFTR) Lower School
Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns &
   Rockway (HAFTR) Middle School
Hebrew Academy of Nassau County
   (HANC) – Plainview
Hebrew Academy of Nassau County
   (HANC) – West Hempstead
Heichal HaTorah
Ilan High School
IVDU: Marilyn David High School
Jewish Foundation School of Staten
   Island
Jewish Educational Center (JEC) Lower
   School, The
Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy
Lamplighters Yeshiva (closed 2020)
Leffell School Lower School
Leffell School Upper School
Luria Academy
Ma’ayanot High School for Girls
Magen David Yeshivah Elementary
   School
Magen David Yeshivah Middle School
Magen David Yeshivah High School
Magen Israel Center
Manhattan Day School
Mazel Day School
Moriah School
Naaleh High School for Girls
Nefesh Academy

Oholei Torah
Ohr Menachem
Orchos Chaim
Politz Day School of Cherry Hill
Prospect Park Yeshiva Elementary School
Queens Gymnasia
Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School
Ramaz Lower School
Ramaz Middle School
Ramaz Upper School
Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey
SAR Academy
SAR High School
Schechter Manhattan
   (Elementary and Middle Schools)
Schechter Queens
Sha’arei Zion Ohel Bracha
Shluchim Online School
Shulamith High School of Long Island
Shulamith School for Girls
Sinai Elementary at Yeshiva of Central
   Queens
SKA (HALB) High School for Girls
Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen
   County
Solomon Schechter of Long Island
Solomon Schechter Regional High School
   (closed 2007)
Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan
   Middle School
Torah Academy for Girls Elementary
   School
Torah Academy of Bergen County

United Lubavitch Yeshiva of Crown
   Street
Westchester Day School
Westchester Hebrew High School
Westchester Torah Academy
Yavneh Academy
YDE Boys High School
YDE Girls Elementary School
YDE Girls High School
Yeshiva Darchai Menachem
Yeshiva Derech HaTorah
Yeshiva Har Torah
Yeshiva Ketana of Philadelphia
Yeshiva Ketana of Waterbury
Yeshiva M’kor Boruch
Yeshiva of Central Queens
Yeshiva of Manhattan Beach
Yeshiva Ohr HaChinuch
Yeshiva Ohr Reuven
Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion Boys School
Yeshiva Shaarei Tzion Girls School
Yeshiva University High School
for Boys/MTA
Yeshiva University High School
for Girls/Central
Yeshivah of Flatbush Elementary School
Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman
High School
Yeshivat He’Atid
Yeshivat Noam

California

Brawerman Elementary School
Briskin Elementary School of TIOH
Emek Hebrew Academy
Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy
Heschel Day School
Kadima Day School
Milken Community School
Oakland Hebrew Day School
Ohr Eliyahu
Pressman Academy
San Diego Jewish Academy
Shalhevet High School
Sinai Akiba Academy
Valley Beth Shalom Day School
Wise School
Yavneh Day School, Los Gatos
Yavneh Hebrew Academy

Colorado

Denver Academy of Torah
Denver Jewish Day School
Hillel Academy of Denver

Florida

Brauser Maimonides Academy
Beth Gordon David Day School
Beth Emet
Cheder Chabad Palm Beach County
Greater Miami Hebrew Academy
Hebrew Academy of Margate
Hochberg Preparatory School –
   Posnack East
Innovative School of Temple Beth Sholom
Jewish Culture High School
Katz Hillel Academy of Boca Raton
Kesher
Ohr Hatorah Yeshiva High School
Rabbi Alexander S. Gross
Hebrew Academy (RASG)
Rohr Middle School
Kadima Day School
Scheck Hillel Community School, The
Temple Beth Am Day School
Torah Academy of Boca Raton
Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes
Yeshiva Elementary School

Georgia

Atlanta Jewish Academy Upper School
Epstein School
Torah Day School of Atlanta

Illinois

Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School
Arie Crown Hebrew Day School
Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago
Bais Yaakov High School of Chicago
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
Board of Jewish Education Early
   Childhood Center
Cheder Lubavitch Hebrew Day School
Chicago Jewish Day School
Fasman Yeshiva High School
Hillel Torah North Suburban Day School
Ida Crown Jewish Academy
JCC Chicago – Jacob Duman Early
   Childhood Center
JCC Chicago Early Childhood – Beth Emet
JCYS George W. Lutz Family Center
JCYS Michael R. Lutz Family Center,
   Wicker Park
Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov
Lubavitch Girls High School of Chicago
Moriah Early Childhood Center
REACH: Resources for Educational
   Achievement, Collaboration and Health
Rochelle Zell Jewish High School
Solomon Schechter Day School of
   Metropolitan Chicago
Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi

Kansas

Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy

Maryland/Washington, DC

Bais Yaakov Baltimore High School
Bais Yaakov Baltimore Middle School
Bais Yaakov Baltimore Lower Elementary        School
Bais Yaakov Baltimore Upper Elementary      School

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School
Bnos Yisroel
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
Cheder Chabad of Baltimore
George Washington University Graduate
School of Education and Human
   Development
JEWELS
Kreiger Schechter Day School
Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy
   Elementary School
Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy
   Middle School
Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy
   Upper School
Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of
   the Nation’s Capital
Ohr Chadash Academy of Baltimore
Talmudical Academy of Baltimore
Torah School of Greater Washington
Yeshiva of Greater Washington, Girls’
   Division
Yeshivas Toras Chaim
Yeshivas Toras Simcha
Yeshivat Rambam (closed 2011)

Massachusetts

Hebrew at the Center
Maimonides Lower School
Maimonides Upper School
Rashi School
Torah Academy of Boston

Michigan

Farber Hebrew Day School –
Yeshivat Akiva
Hillel Day School of Metropolitan Detroit
Yeshiva Beth Yehudah

Missouri

Esther Miller Bais Yaakov High School
Yeshivat Kadimah High School

Nevada

Adelson Educational Campus

Ohio

Chaviva High School
Columbus Torah Academy
Fuchs Mizrachi Schoo

Ontario, Canada

Associated Hebrew Schools –
   Danilak Campus
Associated Hebrew Schools –
   Posluns Education Centre
Netivot Hatorah Day School

Oregon

Portland Jewish Academy

Pennsylvania

Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
Kohelet Yeshiva High School
Kohelet Yeshiva Lab School
Kosloff Torah Academy
Perelman Jewish Day School

Rhode Island

Providence Hebrew Day School

Tennessee

Margolin Hebrew Academy:
Feinstone Yeshiva of the South

Texas

Akiba Yavneh Academy
Robert M. Beren Academy
Torah Day School of Dallas

Virginia

Akiba Yavneh Academy
Robert M. Beren Academy
Torah Day School of Dallas

Washington

Jewish Day School of
   Metropolitan Seattle

Impact
“I’m fairly certain that I wouldn’t be serving in Jewish education had I not had those first years of JNTP support and training.”

Rabbi Dr. Hillel Broder

Head of School, Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy
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“All roads led to New Teacher Center”

Dr. Michael Berger

JNTP Former Program Officer at the AVI CHAI Foundation
Impact
“I have gained so much from participating in the Administrator Support Program. Most importantly, it provided me with a professional community. It is really helpful to vent, share ideas and hear about other people’s challenges. One strategy, in particular, that has made an impact is the “Quick Visits” tool. It’s very difficult to leave my classroom, so I wasn’t doing enough classroom observations. Being taught how to do “Quick Visits” liberated me and enabled me to get into every single classroom in my department. It helped me understand what’s really happening in the classroom and what the students are experiencing. I believe it has helped me change the culture of the department.”

Lynn Kraft

Chair of the Bible Department, Ida Crown Jewish Academy
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“I have been part of many professional development courses and initiatives during my years as a Jewish educator. My experience with JNTP’s Administrator Support Program has had the most significant, direct impact on my effectiveness in school.”

Batsheva Atlas

Middle School Dean of Students, Berman Hebrew Academy
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“Jewish New Teacher Project has elevated the entire field of Jewish education through their expert support of new day school educators and leaders during formative early career years. JNTP’s track record of success is impeccable, and their vital efforts ensure that more learners engage with talented, well trained and inspired teachers in the field. We continue to be grateful to the entire JNTP team for all they do for Jewish education.”

The Jim Joseph Foundation

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“With full conviction I can say that I would not have stayed in teaching if not for the mentoring I received through JNTP. It established me as a teacher and made me feel at home in the profession.”

Tamar Appel

Associate Principal, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls
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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
Impact
“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
Impact
“I can say with 100% confidence that the teacher I supported felt strengthened emotionally by our time together. In our first meeting together she said that she felt ‘more heard in the one hour of our meeting than she felt since she began teaching.’ And despite the emotion and tears that she often expressed / demonstrated in each of our meeting sessions, each session evolved as we moved from the simple expression of hardships to also how to address, what was the significance or impact of and how to find the entry points to understand the true trigger.”

Sara Edelson

JNTP VIrtual Mentor
Impact
“I have to admit that when I started training as a JNTP mentor, I had no idea what I didn’t know. I thought that we would learn how to offer some words of comfort to a new teacher struggling to make it through their first parent teacher conference sessions, or how to check the boxes on a lesson plan. I did not appreciate the depth and power of mentorship, and the different mental muscles I would need to exercise to be effective in this capacity.”

Rabbi Dov Emerson

Director of Teaching and Learning, Yeshiva University High School for Boys
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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.