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Reshet-LA: The Network for Innovation in Part-Time Jewish Education

Reshet-LA works with an existing network of over 60 educators across Los Angeles and beyond, connecting religious school administrators and the professional and lay leadership they partner with in order to enhance their practice and provide dynamic, high quality educational experiences for the children who participate in their programs.  Reshet-LA is comprised of the following components:

Religious School Educators' Network This BJE-convened network helps local congregational school directors connect with each other and provides a space for sharing best practices and professional development. 

Thriving in 5781: Resources for Online Learning The realities of the Coronavirus have called for new ways of delivering engaging, quality part-time Jewish education. Reshet-LA has worked closely with LA-area educators to provide resources to help them to do their best work through BJE-sponsored webinars, bi-weekly meetings and a library of online resources for part-time schools.

Innovators COP: This select program provides coaching, a community of practice, a workshop series, and additional grant opportunities to ignite and sustain innovation in Los Angeles' religious schools.

Shinui: the Network for Innovation in Part-Time Education BJE is part of a national collaboration to spark, nurture and spread educational innovation in complementary education, in order to develop approaches that will engage families in meaningful ways and meet the needs of modern families and communities.

Lainer and Smotrich Teacher Awards - All too often, educators – who are so vital to the learning experiences of students – are not recognized for the significant work that they do. Through the generosity of several community philanthropists, BJE is able to recognize excellence in Jewish education by honoring exemplary educators.

For information about any of BJE’s work in congregational education, contact BJE Director of Jewish Educational Services, David Lewis, 323-761-8618.

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