DeLeT - Day School Leadership through Teaching Program at Hebrew Union College-Institute of Religion Announces 2005 Graduates

Friday, July 1, 2005

DeLeT - Day School Leadership through Teaching, an innovative program of the Rhea Hirsch School of Education, is dedicated to fostering teaching excellence in Jewish Day Schools in North America. DeLeT at HUC-JIR in Los Angeles is supported by dedicated philanthropists in consultation with DeLeT at Brandeis University. DeLeT carries out its mission through a 13- month fellowship institute, which combines academic coursework with mentored experience in Jewish Day Schools. This innovative approach has been successful in attracting and retaining talented new people into the field of Day School Education. DeLeT provides and practical tools and strategies to make it possible for DeLeT fellows to succeed in creating a powerful Jewish learning community in the day school and be part of larger professional community of learners and future leaders. 

Mentor Educators from the Jewish Day School where the Fellows completed their student teaching assignments presented the recipients for certification. Several faculty members shared stories about the great impact these Fellows had on the children whose lives they touched. 

Recipients of the Certificate in Jewish Day School Teaching include: 

Philippa Lichterman
Sara Mason
Rebecca Saliman
Sarah Shulman
Lea Swift
Leah Ticker
Talia White
Julia Witkow


Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding. www.huc.edu