The Jewish Educational Services division of the UJA Federation of Northern New Jersey (UJANNJ) has a program to inspire the next generation of Jewish educators. The program is called HEMSHECH (i.e. continuation) and is an elective course for motivated candidates who wish to become a Jewish teacher (e.g. those who tutor younger students, run a Shabbat group, or work as a camp counselor). In the course these topics are discussed:
-lesson planning and
-active learning instructional techniques
In addition, HEMSHECH participants
-Observe classroom teachers in action in area Day Schools
-Visit North New Jersey’s own Jewish Teachers’ Center
-View teacher educator videos
-Create and teach their own teaching game and lesson
-Upon successful completion of the course students receive a Certificate of Achievement from Jewish Educational Services of the UJANNJ.
To learn more about HEMSHECH contact Minna H. Heilpern at MinnaH@ujannj.org .