Application: Teaching and Learning (SOE 400A - NYC) - Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion
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HUC-JIR/New York’s New Course for Teacher Leaders

When: 11 Mondays beginning Fall 2018 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm ET: October 22, October 29, November 5, November 12, November 19, November 26, December 10, (break for six weeks), January 28, February 4, February 11, February 25
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: $360 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) 824-2208 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 28, 2018. Participants must be working in a NYC area congregation in the 2018-19 academic year and submit a letter of recommendation from their supervisor.



Please fill in your congregation’s mailing address if they will be sponsoring your tuition fee. 

All participants must be working at a New York City congregation in the 2018-19 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.)