Realism as the Key to Excellence in Congregational Education


Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher: Jewish Education Service of North America

Author(s): Isa Aron

Research Area: Culture and religion; Education

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.