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YOUR TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION WILL HELP BUILD THE JEWISH FUTURE, ONE EDUCATOR AT A TIME

Teachers play a crucial role in helping children develop their identities and grow their minds, shaping their lives both inside and outside the classroom. Research shows that teachers and school administrators are the two most important school-based factors that impact student learning.

JNTP transforms Jewish day schools by supporting novice teachers and administrators – a valuable and vulnerable group within the school ecosystem – enabling them to gain the skills necessary to create institutions grounded in instructional excellence and, thus, optimal learning environments for their students.

Your gift to JNTP is an investment in excellent Jewish day school education.

Please join us in building day schools where all students can thrive and be inspired to become active members of the Jewish communities of tomorrow.

$5,000

New administrator in JNTP’s Administrator Support Program for an academic year

$1,800

New Teacher for an academic year

$500

 One New Teacher Professional Development webinar

$180

Mentor and New Teacher materials and resources

Other

To Pay by Check

Payment by check should be sent to:

New Teacher Center
Attn: for JNTP
1205 Pacific Avenue, Suite 301
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Checks should be made out to New Teacher Center with a note that the gift is designated for JNTP.

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“All roads led to New Teacher Center”

Dr. Michael Berger

JNTP Former Program Officer at the AVI CHAI Foundation
“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
“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
“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

“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
“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
“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
“I will forever be grateful for my experience as a participant in the first cohort of JNTP. When I entered this brand new program, I honestly had no idea what to expect. The framework that I was exposed to gave me a new way to listen, to think about language, to communicate and to grow. My own teaching was transformed, and I learned how to empower others through mentoring.”

Shira Schiowitz

Co-director of Professional Development, Educator, SAR High School
“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
“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
As more teachers were trained, both as mentors and as beginning teachers…the schools themselves, as a whole, were lifted and transformed into more thoughtful, collaborative, purposeful, and ethical workplaces and learning institutions

Rabbi Dr. Steven Lorch,

Head of School, Kadima Day School; Los Angeles, CA
I can’t say enough about how important the Administrator Support Program cohort is. I was able to do my job because of the support of JNTP.

Rena Levovitz.

Assistant Principal, General Studies Grades K-2, Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov
My JNTP mentor has stood by me through all the ups and downs of my first year of teaching, consistently observing my class in action and being available to discuss it with me in a non-threatening, non-judgmental setting…This has allowed me to explore many sensitive areas of my teaching career and, therefore, grow in an immeasurable way.

Raizy Muller,

Teacher, Torah Day School of Dallas
The JNTP Virtual Mentors program [run during COVID] has literally been a godsend to our school. This year has been so difficult in terms of staffing, attendance, COVID policies, and student absences that I have not been able to give my full attention to new teachers. With this program, teachers are able to choose an area for growth and be coached by a person who is not their supervisor. We currently have three teachers working virtually with experienced mentors from out of state and I have heard great reports. I also love that, soon, we will be able to share a common language and culture. We have been building it on our own, but this just increased the speed and efficiency

Elissa Chanales,

Former Assistant Principal, Chaviva High School for Girls
Many programs help Jewish educators, but only a few change a field… JNTP made supporting and inducting novice teachers an expectation in Jewish day schools. Its unique style of structured, data-driven mentoring helps new teachers succeed in the classroom and increases their — and the mentors’ — retention in the field. All this benefits the students and enhances their learning. The AVI CHAI Foundation couldn’t be prouder.

Dr. Michael Berger,

Former JNTP Program Officer, The AVI CHAI Foundation
“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
I have been a Jewish day school parent and grandparent for over 40 years. I am working with JNTP to help it continue to grow and bring professionalism and excellence in teaching to Jewish day schools, for the ultimate good of our children and our communities.

Joanne Stein,

JNTP Leadership Council
“My mentor helps me clarify my learning goals and offers space, time and someone to bounce ideas off of or offers suggestions of how to improve my teaching. Feeling “go, go, go” all of the time, it’s nice to get the opportunity to process and reflect. The biggest value of having a mentor is having someone constructively develop and improve my teaching with no judgment.”

Abby Kerbel,

Middle School Judaics Teacher, Gesher Jewish Day School
“As more teachers were trained, both as mentors and as beginning teachers…the schools themselves, as a whole, were lifted and transformed into more thoughtful, collaborative, purposeful, and ethical workplaces and learning institutions.”

Rabbi Dr. Steven Lorch,

Head of School, Kadima Day School; Los Angeles, CA

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