PROFESSIONAL GROWTH STIPENDS AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AT BRANDEIS AND HEBREW COLLEGE
The Bureau of Jewish Education is privileged to assist in the professional growth of numerous Jewish educators through our many education initiatives and grants. We hope all Jewish education professionals take advantage of these opportunities!
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH STIPENDS:
Stipends are available to all educational professionals (except principals, education directors and heads of schools)¹ currently employed by a school, congregation or educational institution in CJP’s service area. Stipends are provided for professional development opportunities taken during the current school year. These funds are made available from the annual campaign of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), through the Commission on Jewish Continuity and Education.
We ask that Education Directors or professional development professionals in schools assist their staff in choosing the courses, seminars or other opportunities which best meet their needs. Please note that the Professional Development Collaborative (PDC)² is committed to assisting educators in the purposeful planning of their growth through Individual Professional Development Plans (IPDPs). Therefore, preference will be given to those with IPDPs.
Applications should be completed and reviewed by the Education Director for their staff members who are requesting stipend funds.
TUITION-FREE ACADEMIC COURSE WORK:
By special arrangement with the Professional Development Collaborative, eligible educators who have an IPDP are able to take a limited number of courses for free at Brandeis’ Hornstein Program, Hebrew College and their affiliates. Eligible educators include COJC&E, funded FEI-Gimel, Sh’arim and Expansion Family Educators, Renaissance Educators, and YESOD Youth Educators.
For more information contact Penni Moss, pmoss [at] bje.org
1. This policy was instituted in 2001, since it is typical for education directors to have professional development funds available to them in their schools’ budgets. If a school head has a unique issue, please contact us.
2. The Professional Development Collaborative is comprised of the BJE, the Commission on Jewish Continuity & Education, Combined Jewish Philanthropies, the Hornstein Program at Brandeis University, Hebrew College, and the synagogue movements represented by Boston Area Reform Temple Educators and New England Jewish Educators Assembly.