Now is a great time to partner with Jewish New Teacher Project! JNTP can help you support teaching, learning, leadership and culture in your school. Addressing these concerns has been at the heart of our innovative work since 2003.
Our two outstanding research-based and field-tested programs, drawn from the award-winning New Teacher Center (NTC), help Jewish day schools support teachers and new administrators in their multiple roles.
We understand the challenge of being a new teacher and juggling student engagement, lesson planning, parent communication and academic achievement. Utilizing a proven, data-driven, peer-mentoring program, JNTP trains veteran teachers in your school to intensively mentor your beginning teachers, accelerating teachers’ effectiveness and long-term commitment to the field.
Over two years, mentors learn JNTP’s approach, language, standards and tools to support new teachers. During this period, they meet with new teachers weekly for one-on-one, ongoing, job-embedded feedback and assessment of the effectiveness of their teaching. Click here for Program Highlights and Cost of Service for 2023-2024.
JNTP offers a two-year program to support day school administrators who are new to their roles and who have teacher supervisory responsibilities. Responsive to the culture and needs of each school, this program is fully confidential. New administrators collaborate, share experiences, and grow with a cohort of educators in similar roles through a combination of professional development workshops and one-on-one coaching. Topics covered include Culture, Leadership and Supervision.
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Judith is a Program Consultant at JNTP, where she serves as a facilitator and coach to early career administrators through the Administrator Support Program. Judith has been collaborating with NY-area Day School and Yeshiva educators and leaders to provide tailored professional learning and growth, across both General and Judaic Studies, for 20 years. She is passionate about understanding each learner’s context and co-creating solutions that make sense in their setting. Prior to her current focus on leadership and Professional Development (PD) at The Jewish Education Project, Judith was a K-8 classroom teacher and later a Principal at Westchester Day School. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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 email@example.com.