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
Web: 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.

EdtechMMG, LLC

Buffalo Grove, IL Phone: (847) 507-4973
Email: mindy@edtechmmg.com
Web: 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.

BJE Chicago Marshall Center for Innovation in Jewish Education *

3320 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 291-7788 x2
Email: marshallcenter@bjechicago.org
Web: 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. 

Martin and Gertrude Walder Torah with Science Learning Center

8180 McCormick Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077-1886
Phone: (847) 745-1706
Email: info@walderlab.org
Web: 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
Web: 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
Web: 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.


The Pritzker Pucker Keshet Inspire Center *

3210 Dundee Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 205-0274
Fax: (847) 205-1530
Email: jphillips@keshet.org
Web: 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.

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.

Walder Education Pavilion of Torah Umesorah *

8150 McCormick Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60076
Phone: (847) 674-0800
Fax: (847) 674-1188
Email: teacherscenter@waldereducation.org
Web: http://waldereducationpavilion.blogspot.com
Contact: Rouhama Garelick

Latest technology and educational materials in Judaic and secular departments, student skill-building department, creative resource department, curriculum development, professional development, and the arts and crafts center.

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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Dr. Chaim Cember Shaarei Chinuch Day School

At Shaarei Chinuch, we integrate Judaism with the Montessori method, to give each child a comprehensive hands-on learning experience catered to his/her unique talents. Our mission is to help each of our students to reach their full potential, while instilling an excitement for learning that lasts a lifetime. 

Illinois Center for Jewish Studies

The mission of the Illinois Center for Jewish Studies (ICJS) is to provide every Jew, regardless of background, affiliation, or religious observance, the opportunity to be inspired by and connected to Torah and Judaism. We believe that people learn and develop differently, and that Torah study should be unique to every person's individual journey. ICJS seeks to provide a personalized learning experience to nurture mind and soul in both individual and group settings. The Illinois Center for Jewish Studies hosts weekly educational classes for men and women in bible studies, Jewish philosophy, and special topics. The organization also provides individual one-on-one learning sessions for men to advance their bible knowledge and ability to improve personally. In addition to formal group/individual classes, the organization has seasonal social gatherings in an effort to promote Jewish education, as well as an annual benefit dinner to raise funds for its operations.

 

Tikkun HaBriet

Tikkun HaBriet (Healing the Covenant), the only Jewish-based program that helps give struggling couples (and those stuck in a rough patch) another chance to redefine their marriage. This program begins the process of examining your goals and values and teach some new tools to rebuild into your loving relationship. Tikkun HaBriet is based on another faith's program that has been around for 40 years. Couples of all faiths, interfaith or no faith are welcome to attend. Without attention and care, marriages wither and couples slowly and quietly drift apart or are often torn apart by health, financial events or hurtful actions. Far too many couples live in misery, no longer feeling the joy of their once loving relationship. If you are experiencing challenges in your marriage, the Tikkun HaBriet Program may be able to help give your marriage another chance. Couples come to Tikkun HaBriet for many reasons, but you will never be asked why you are attending or be required to share.

 

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