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Application: Teaching and Learning (SOE 400)

HUC-JIR/New York’s New Course for Teacher Leaders

When: 11 Mondays beginning Fall 2017 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm ET: October 23, October 30, November 6, November 13, November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11, (break for six weeks), January 29, February 5, February 12
Where: Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York (10 East 66th Street, New York, NY)
Who: Full and part-time congregational educators who have completed a B.A.
Cost: $260 for a 1.5 credit hour graduate-level course (heavily subsidized)
Questions?  Contact Dr. Evie Rotstein, Director of the New York School of Education, at (212) 824-2224 or

As part of a community of practitioners, you will refine your skills for classroom management and expand your repertoire for the planning, implementation, and assessment of learning experiences. Topics covered include: building communities of learners, establishing consistent routines, goals and assessment, behavior and discipline, and responding to diverse learning styles. This is a graduate level course that requires 15-20 pages of reading each week as well as regular assignments completed outside of class time.

Professor Saul Kaiserman is in his eleventh year as the Director of Lifelong Learning Temple Emanu-El. He has been teaching this course at HUC-JIR since 2015 to rabbinical, cantorial, and graduate students in education. In 2013, Mr. Kaiserman was inducted by Hazon into its “If Not Now Society” as a “Visionary Leader in Jewish Life and Learning.” 

Registration is limited. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and must be received by September 26, 2017. Participants must be working in a NYC area congregation in the 2017-18 academic year.



All participants must be working at a New York City congregation in the 2017-18 academic year. Your supervisor at this institution must submit a letter of reference on your behalf. 

Download the letter of recommendation form. (This form will open in a new tab.)