Recipient: Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver
Project: Recruitment and Retention Pilot Project for Jewish Educators
Recruiting and retaining qualified Jewish educators is a growing challenge in our growing community. This pilot project, led by Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver on behalf of five local day schools, will introduce new, innovative approaches to attract and retain talented candidates to this specialized field. Drawing on the expertise and experience of both local and national Jewish academics and educators, the project will research, identify and implement best teaching and professional development practices for both new and more seasoned Jewish educators, resulting in vibrant and engaging learning experiences at Jewish day schools for students and teachers alike. With Jewish education a key predictor of future community involvement, this partnership contributes to a broader strategic goal, too.