Professional Development

Professional Development opportunities are provided by Federation for every individual involved in teaching in Jewish schools.

Early Childhood Directors, Early Childhood Teachers, and Day School Teachers are each provided with a day-long opportunity to enhance their teaching skills through a retreat or conference, where experts in the field engage these educators with new techniques and ideas to take to their classrooms.

Congregational School Teachers are provided with multiple opportunities to enhance their professionalism, through participation in Nirim teacher training courses throughout the year, as well as through the S.E.E.D. one-day conference that takes place in August to prepare the teachers to kick-off the school year with a “bang”! Congregational school teachers can earn stipends for their participation in these programs.

A new initiative, funded by the Hermelin-Davidson Center for Congregation Excellence brought new teachers into the congregational educational field through the New Teacher Induction Program, which provided training, mentoring, and placement help.

Also included in Federation’s Professional Development program for educators are our community’s congregational school directors. The congregational school directors benefit from an annual two-day retreat program, where they learn about new resources available to them, or about new approaches to congregational education. The Federation also provides mentoring to directors on an as-needed basis.

» For more information, eMail Harvey Leven or call (248) 205-2531.

Harvey Leven

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events
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Mar
28

jbaby detroit! 5-week prenatal birthing class

Learn about labor, delivery, birthing techniques and newborn care — with a Jewish TWIST. The five week series is designed to help prepare expectant couples for labor and delivery and for life as new parents. It also serves as a great way for Jewish couples to meet each other before they have their babies. $136 includes all classes and materials.

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Mar
30

Join us for the jbabydetroit! Jewish Preschool Panel

Thursday, March 30 | 7:00 PM Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit 6735 Telegraph Rd. • Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301 Learn about each school’s philosophy curriculum hours, before/after care options enrollment dates special needs assistance … and more! Each family that attends the 2017 jbabydetroit! Preschool Panel will receive one $50 certificate good toward Jewish Preschool […]

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Mar
30

SPARC Invites You To Cooking With Kelly

Cooking Demo & Tasting with Kelly Rogers Victor Thursday, March 30 | 7-9 pm at the home of Dona Stillman Learn how to prepare a healthy, delicious dinner. Take home a side dish to serve on Shabbat. Kosher Style | Parve | $10. Registration is limited. KELLY ROGERS VICTOR is a writer, health coach and […]

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Apr
13

A Kosher for Passover Night Out with NEXTGen Detroit

NEXTGen Detroit is hitting the town with a night of great food, fine wine and side-splitting entertainment… and it’s all Kosher for Passover. Join us at Go Comedy! in Ferndale for a unique improv show that’s taking on the story of Passover in a hysterical way that will put your Bubbe’s seder to shame. You […]

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