In 2010-11 Federation provided over 1.2 million dollarsto congregations for Jewish education.
2010-2011 Direct Congregational Funding Included:$639,000 for school scholarships through the annual campaign and challenge funds$100,000 for the Teen Mission$89,000 from the Berman Fund for funding family Jewish educators in congregations$36,000 for placing special needs educators in the schools$23,000 for teen informal education through the Schulman Fund$23,000 in teacher professional growth stipends through the Nirim program$15,000 for family education grants through the Berman Fund
2010-2011 Direct Congregational Funding Included: CSI and CSI² Funding$134,000 for CSI program grants$132,000 to fund the CSI2 systemic change initiative
CSI² Congregational School Improvement InitiativeCSI 2 is a three year school enhancementprogram that is designed to providecongregational schools with the opportunityto examine, enhance and/or remake theireducation program.
CSI² Congregational School Improvement Initiative
What are your “What ifs?” Federation’s Alliance for JewishInnovations in Jewish Education Education
What if . . . Our goal was to “expand” Jewish time? Federation’s Alliance for JewishInnovations in Jewish Education Education
What if…we were to reconsiderJewish education for the 21st century?
What if…parents wanted a Hebrew school with “more” hours instead of less? Federation’s Alliance for Jewish Education
What if…Hebrew school was more like camp? Federation’s Alliance for Jewish Education
What if…Hebrew school was like scouting? Federation’s Alliance for Jewish Education
What if…students could learn Hebrew in their pjswithout having to leave home through on-line learning? Federation’s Alliance for Jewish Education
Traditional Organizations: Silos Lay Leader s Develo hip Curriculum Development pment Intensive Teacher Training Parent & FamilyEducation Director Leadership Engagement Development CSI² Congregational School Improvement Initiative
New Organizations: Systemic Education Directors SeminarCurriculumDevelopment Leadership TeamProfessional Parent & FamilyDevelopment Engagementfor Teachers Jewish School Assessment School Improvement Process (The Instrument)
Congregational School Improvement Initiative CSI²
Participating CSI 2 Congregations• Currently there are nine congregations involved in CSI²• Six congregations are in year two of the three year process• Three congregations are just beginning year one. Congregations Starting Year II Adat Shalom Synagogue. Congregation B’nai Moshe Congregation Shir Tikvah Congregation Shaarey Zedek Temple Israel Temple Kol Ami Congregations Starting Year I Congregation Beth Shalom Temple Emanu-El Temple Shir Shalom
CSI² Congregational School Improvement Initiative• Through CSI2 over 185 teachers are receiving deep professional development.• All told the CSI2 initiative will impact 2,700 congregational school students.
CSI² Congregational School Improvement InitiativeHow will we know if we have succeeded? We will have succeeded when we have higher retention rates, greater engagement of students and families, more learning, happier students, teachers and families, and more passion for Jewish life.
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it” – computer pioneer Alan Kay Federation’s Alliance for JewishInnovations in Jewish Education Education