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Creating the Future of Complementary Education

The world of part-time Jewish education is changing rapidly. New models are emerging, both within congregations and beyond. A growing number of communities are engaged in initiatives to foster broad-scale improvement. And, national actors are accelerating their efforts to seed innovation and support local change.

What can we learn from and what will be the impact of all this activity? Will today's alternative models become tomorrow's norm? What will this mean for children and their families, for institutions and communities, innovators and funders?

JESNA is holding a series of three convenings for professional and lay leaders involved with complementary education to discuss these important questions.



  • To explore and assess current efforts to dramatically strengthen and transform complementary education
  • To envision the next steps in this process
  • To build a network of activists throughout the complementary educational systems committed to change and to coordinating their efforts with one another.

Target Audience: Professional and Lay leaders involved with complementary education.


  • Convening 1: New Models and the Challenges of Innovation (New York, January 29th 2013)
  • Convening 2: Community Change Initiatives in Complementary Education(Los Angeles, March 19th 2013)
  • Convening 3: Putting the Pieces Together: Building a Network for Change (Montreal, May 22nd 2013)


Complementary (or supplementary) education, often the step-child of Jewish education, is in a period of dynamic change. Using examples from around the continent and bringing together the perspectives of a range of stakeholders, including educators, funders, community leaders, and families...

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