Making Jewish Education Work: Mentoring Jewish Educational Professionals: Lessons Learned from Research and Evaluation in the Field


Publication Date: January 2008

Publisher: Jewish Education Service of North America


Research Area: Education

Keywords: Study; Jewish Organizations; Educators; Leadership

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The second report in the series "Making Jewish Education Work" from JESNA (the Jewish Education Service of North America), this report explores mentoring among Jewish education professionals, basing drawing insights from evaluations of four Jewish education programs with a strong mentoring component. The authors assert that mentoring is most beneficial when orientation and training are provided to both mentor and mentee; when mentor/mentee pairings are thoughtfully coordinated; when roles and expectations are clearly defined; when multiple avenues of communication and feedback are available; and when the programs are managed and evaluated thoughtfully on an ongoing basis.