Educator Programs

* Listings with an asterisk are part of the JUF/JF partnership of agencies serving the Chicago and worldwide Jewish community.

Avinnovation Consulting LLC

733 Alsace Court
Buffalo Grove
IL
60089
Phone: (224) 279-1284
Email: service@avinnovation.net
URL: http://www.avinnovation.net
Contact: Aviel Vaisler

Consulting, development and instruction of education technology programs for Jewish schools and educational organizations. Business analysis, consulting, project management and operations optimization for Jewish non-profits and small businesses. Brokerage of business relationships between Israeli technology companies and U.S. partners and distributors, especially in the Greater Chicago area.

BJE Chicago Marshall Center for Innovation in Jewish Education *

3320 Dundee Road
Northbrook
IL
60062
Phone: (847) 291-7788 x2
Email: marshallcenter@bjechicago.org
URL: http://www.JTeach.org
Contact: Linda Sonin, Director

A community-based resource center for all involved in the transmission of Jewish education:  education directors, clergy, teachers, camp staff, youth directors, and parents. The Center's mission is to educate and inspire the next generation by providing expert services and support to teachers and educational leaders through individual coaching and consultation, conferences, and a variety of engaging, content-rich lessons and classroom materials. 

EdtechMMG, LLC

Buffalo Grove
IL
Phone: (847) 507-4973
Email: mindy@edtechmmg.com
URL: http://www.edtechmmg.com
Contact: Mindy Gold

EdtechMMG creates highly collaborative and innovative professional development experiences for Jewish educators rooted in Jewish text study and hands-on explorations of blended learning technologies. Our professional development series are paired with in-classroom instructional coaching, online learning opportunities, and parallel student and family programming. We provide customized consulting and curriculum design services for both educational and technology-based initiatives. By connecting Jewish education goals and technology-infused learning, our model focuses on keeping Jewish content accessible, engaging, and connected to the daily lives of today's Jewish students.

Martin and Gertrude Walder Torah with Science Learning Center

8180 McCormick Blvd.
Skokie
IL
60077-1886
Phone: (847) 745-1706
Email: info@walderlab.org
URL: http://www.walderlab.org
Contact: Rabbi Herschel Weiner

Provides no-cost science enhancement curricula to teachers, parents and students.

Morris & Rose Goldman Computer Department for Jewish Studies *

Associated Talmud Torahs
3531 Madison Street
Skokie
IL
60076
Phone: (773) 973-2828
Fax: (773) 973-6666
URL: http://www.att.org
Contact: Chani Friedman

Technology consulting and training for teachers and schools.

Northwestern University (The Crown Family Center for Jewish Studies)

Crowe Hall 5-179
1860 Campus Drive
Evanston
IL
60208-4050
Phone: (312) 491-2612 , (312) 491-2062
Email: jewish-studies@northwestern.edu
URL: http://www.jewish-israel-studies-center.northwestern.edu
Contact: Claire Sufrin, Assistant Director, Jewish Studies

The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies is the umbrella framework for the Jewish Studies Program and the Israel Studies Group at Northwestern University. In this capacity, the Center sponsors academic lectures, conferences, colloquia, symposia, performances and other events for campus and public audiences; coordinates the curricula and other academic affairs of Jewish Studies and Israel Studies; supports scholarly research; hosts visiting scholars and post-doctoral fellows.

REACH – Resources for Educational Achievement, Collaboration and Health Serving Chicagoland Jewish Day Schools *

3531 Madison Street
Skokie
IL
60076
Phone: 224-601-6020
Email: jgordon@reachchicago.org
Contact: Julie Gordon

Helps Jewish day schools to meet children's academic, social-emotional, and health needs, so that children with different learning styles, abilities, challenges and special needs can access a Jewish education that reflects their parents' values. Providing resources and services at individual schools, developing systems and protocols, and providing affordable assessments and consultations, REACH helps school staff to meet students' needs. REACH is a partnership between ATT and JFMC.  PLEASE NOTE: Parents interested in REACH should contact their school's principal.

The Pritzker Pucker Keshet Inspire Center *

3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook
IL
60062
Phone: (847) 205-0274
Fax: (847) 205-1530
Email: jphillips@keshet.org
URL: http://www.keshet.org
Contact: Jennifer Phillips, Chief Program Officer

With support from the Pritzker Pucker Family Foundation, the Pritzker Pucker Keshet Inspire Center provides professional development and consultation services locally, nationally and internationally. The goal is to assist organizations, schools, businesses and professionals in successfully integrating individuals with special needs into their environments.

Walder Education Pavilion of Torah Umesorah *

8020 St. Louis Ave.
Skokie
IL
60076
Phone: (847) 674-0800
Fax: (847) 674-1188
Email: teacherscenter@waldereducation.org
URL: http://waldereducation.org
Contact: Chaya Lando

: At Walder Education, we believe that the future lies in the quality of education we provide for our children. We are dedicated to providing educators with the tools necessary to help each child reach their full potential. To ensure that our educators receive the very best, we guide, advise, and mentor educators through professional development, curricular development, educational aids, and professional collaboration. We offer 10,000+ quality, Rabbinically approved, educational materials that are adaptable to every classroom on our website, waldereducation.org. These include full curricula, posters, banners, games, books, videos, handouts, and clipart on a wide variety of subjects. Our physical location also offers one-on-one client consultations in continuing education, skill-building, customized art asset creation, and printshop services. We proudly service every Jewish organization, school, and educator, regardless of their affiliation.

Yeshivas Brisk

3000 W. Devon Ave.
Chicago
IL
60659
Phone: (773) 274-1177
Fax: (773) 274-6559

Training of rabbis, teachers, and laymen for Jewish leadership; for men only.

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