The WOW! Project
The UJA Federation Centre for Jewish Education (CJE) consulted with the education community and has set as a high priority the sustaining and expansion of Jewish education. We are inviting selected leaders to come together to explore and develop new models of Supplementary Jewish educational opportunities that will help realize this objective.
WOW! is an eighteen month educational innovation and action project. The project is collaboration between the Toronto Jewish community and the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) to develop and expand opportunities to engage greater numbers of children and families in meaningful and impactful Jewish education. The CJE has turned to JESNA for consultative support in light of their past and ongoing experience in successfully working with other North American communities on similar projects. The knowledge base at JESNA, led by Don Sylvan, the President of JESNA and Dr. Leora Isaacs, Vice-President, Program and Organization Learning, will serve as our experts, consultants and coaches to advance our work in the GTA.
We are now embarking on the Discovery Phase during which we will create a “snapshot” of the assets and opportunities in our community for enhancing and expanding participation in community-wide Jewish learning. This phase lays the foundation for the innovation and transformation we seek, so we cannot over-emphasize the importance of your input and assistance.
Leora and Devorah from JESNA will be returning to Toronto on March 4-6 to speak with a cross-section of people in our community about their hopes and desires for Jewish Education and to help create a picture of what success could look like.
Watch the recording of the meeting of February 15th