After Graduation

Jewish educators are in heavy demand at congregations, cultural institutions, schools, and camps. Why? Because all these employers are looking for innovative ways to strengthen their communities. This is the kind of leadership only well-prepared professional Jewish educators can provide.

There are many opportunities waiting for our graduates and the careers they choose are extremely diverse. Wherever they go, however, they tend to focus on bringing new significance to Jewish life and orienting communities toward deeper service to the world.

Some can be found transforming a specific community — working with congregations, day schools, families, or teens and children at summer camps or Jewish community centers. Others work to transform Jewish life more broadly at central agencies and large organizations such as the Jewish Education Project and the Union for Reform Judaism.

Many of our graduates join the professional organization, the National Association of Temple Educators, to further their learning and continue to network with colleagues.

As an alumnus, you will join our Rhea Hirsch School of Education Alumni Association, whose mission is to create a community among the graduates of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education to address the ongoing needs of our alumni. The Alumni Association focuses its efforts on kehillah - building community, limud - providing opportunities for study and professional learning, t’micha - providing financial support to the College-Institute, l’dor va’dor - engaging the next generation, and kavod - honoring our alumni.