2019 National Jewish Retreat Highlights JEIC's Professional Team and Unique Professional Development Collaboration

Sharon Freundel, JEIC Managing Drector, and Rabbi Shmuel Feld, JEIC Founding Director, were highlighted as featured presenters at The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute’s (JLI) 2019 National Jewish Retreat in Washington, D.C., August 13-18, 2019, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

JEIC’s team played an essential role in a professional development collaboration with The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, Ayeka and Pedagogy of Partnership of Hadar to enhance methodologies for teaching Jewish text and discussing God. These providers learned from one another and explored new ways of engaging students in substantive, robust, and meaningful text study.

We thank our funding partners, The AVI CHAI Foundation and Kohelet Foundation, for their commitment to making our shared vision a reality in this landmark collaboration improving Jewish education for day school students.