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Realism as the Key to Excellence in Congregational Education

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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Jewish Education Service of North America

Author(s): Isa Aron

Series: Agenda: Jewish Education 17, Spring 2004

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)
Education (Education policy and planning)

Keywords: Employment; Jewish education; Professionalism

Type: Other

Coverage: United States


This article deals with the shortage of personnel at Congregational schools. To deal with this challenge, the author proposes changes in thinking and planning that could transform Jewish education in congregational settings. By re-conceptualizing a staffing model in the form of a pyramid, the author introduces innovative strategies to address educator recruitment and retention.