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Jewish New Teacher Project acknowledges all of our funders for their generous donations and support. JNTP can provide training and coaching thanks to individuals, foundations and organizations who share JNTP’s vision of vibrant communities of learning and Jewish day schools that are committed to teaching excellence.

In addition to many individual philanthropists, the following have supported JNTP over the years:

Alan B. Slifka Foundation
Anonymous Family Foundation
AVI CHAI Foundation
Berman Family Foundation
Covenant Foundation
Crown Family Philanthropies

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles
Jim Joseph Foundation
Kohelet Foundation
Project Accelerate
UJA-Federation of New York

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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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Partner Organizations

Over the course of its existence, Jewish New Teacher Project has partnered with the following organizations to bring our work to specific communities around the country. We thank these organizations for their collaboration and applaud their commitment to Jewish day school excellence and to enhancing their communities.

Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago (ATT)

Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education (CAJE) – Miami

Hebrew at the Center

Jewish LearningWorks


Macks Center for Jewish Education (CJE), Baltimore

Menachem Education Foundation

REACH – Resources for Educational Achievement, Collaboration and Health Serving Chicagoland Jewish Day Schools


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“Since 2014, JNTP has made a significant impact on Chicago Jewish day schools. JNTP’s New Teacher Induction and Administrator Support Programs have helped Chicago Jewish day schools retain dedicated, talented teachers and administrators who are committed to the craft of teaching and creating professional, student-centered learning environments.”

Rabbi Avrohom Moller,

Superintendent of Education at ATT
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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 holds a Masters in Education from Azrieli School of Education.

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 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.