JTS supports Jewish leaders at every stage, from their time in our classrooms to their work in the field. Our professional development programs—ranging from intensive training for clergy to cohort programs for Jewish educators—nurture the sustained growth and innovation of leaders who guide the Jewish world’s institutions and communities.
Continuing Education for Clergy
JTS offers online courses—led by members of our outstanding faculty—to help rabbis and cantors grow spiritually and intellectually, preparing them to better lead and teach their communities. We also offer free webinars around holiday sermon and teaching preparation, as well as select sessions open to both rabbis and cantors.Learn More
This 48-hour summer learning conference offers rabbis the chance to learn with JTS faculty about their current scholarly work and intellectual interests—while also including time for spiritual reflection, socializing with colleagues, and exploring New York City.Learn More
For Jewish Educators
Jewish Day School Standards and Benchmarks supports schools in delivering excellence in the teaching of Judaic studies. It provides high-quality professional learning for instructional leaders that inspires teachers and students to delve deeply and meaningfully into the study of our sacred texts. Through participation in the initiative, Judaic Studies leaders will gain invaluable insights into their own leadership practices.Learn More
This four-week language immersion program prepares day school educators to teach Judaic subjects effectively and engagingly in Hebrew through intensive communicative practice, writing, grammar review, and vocabulary expansion.
Note: There are no current cohorts of Ivriyon, but Ivriyon courses may be taken during the summer sessions.Learn More
JECELI brings together new and aspiring directors of Jewish early childhood centers—representing a range of denominations—to develop as organizational leaders and as purpose-driven, spiritual individuals through a combination of interactive seminars, ongoing online collaborative study, and intensive mentoring,Learn More