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Join us in celebrating our milestone anniversary and transform the educational experience of thousands of students!


Since 2003, JNTP has been transforming Jewish day schools by accelerating the effectiveness of new teachers, promoting the growth of school leadership, and helping to create optimal learning environments grounded in instructional excellence. 


Partner with us to support the talented teachers, mentors, and school leaders who have dedicated their professional lives to transmitting Jewish knowledge and tradition to thousands of students each year. 



JNTP’s 20th Anniversary Campaign honors the collective achievements of Jewish day school educators, who work so hard to produce Jewish students who are engaged, inspired and knowledgeable, and who are prepared for active roles in their Jewish communities and beyond. This has never been more important than it is today. 
This year, we are recognizing Fayge Safran Novogroder, JNTP Founder, Director of the Administrator Support Program, and master educator, for her role in advancing the field and the teaching profession, her instrumental role in establishing JNTP 20 years ago, and her leadership over many years. 
Fayge has been part of JNTP from the start. She trained as a mentor in JNTP’s first cohort in 2003 and was so excited by JNTP’s work that she joined JNTP professionally the following year, mentoring tens of new teachers at dozens of schools in the ensuing years. Ten years ago, Fayge saw the need to similarly support new administrators and created JNTP’s Administrator Support Program (ASP). Since then, Fayge has coached over 200 beginning administrators in over 100 schools across North America.
Through 20 years of mentoring new teachers, facilitating training for mentors and administrators, and the one-on-one coaching of novice administrators, Fayge has made a tremendous impact on the field of Jewish day school education, promoting instructional excellence and professional standards of practice. 
Join us in honoring Fayge and all Jewish day school educators by making a gift to JNTP’s 20th Anniversary campaign today! 
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“It is truly a privilege to celebrate an organization that has empowered teachers and administrators new to the profession to become successful Jewish educators. It is a source of pride and nachat for all of us at JNTP to watch as the teachers and administrators whom we have nurtured become leaders of change and growth in schools across the country.” 

-Fayge Safran Novogroder

Make your gift to JNTP's 20th Anniversary Campaign

Your gift to JNTP is an investment in the hundreds of teachers and school leaders who instill Jewish pride, knowledge, and engagement into the next generation –

more crucial today than ever.


Contact Lauren Katz, Director of Development, to set up a time to discuss how you can support JNTP’s 20th Anniversary Campaign.


JNTP Program Materials and Resources


One 1:1 Individualized Administrator Coaching Session


 One New Teacher Experience Session


Early Childhood Educator Professional Learning Series


School Leader in Administrator Support Program for One Year


Teacher Induction New Teacher/Mentor Pair for One Year

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New Teacher Center
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“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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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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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
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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
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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
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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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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,

Former JNTP Leadership Council Member
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“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
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“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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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

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

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

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

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