Youth Education Initiative

Jewish Emerging Education Professionals

supported by cupThe Jewish Emerging Education Professionals fellowship at Hebrew College, funded by Combined Jewish Philanthropies, is specifically designed for emerging Jewish education professionals who seek to develop as educational leaders, deepen their networks and skills and further their involvement in Jewish professional life.

JEEP fellows are given unique access to the rich resources of Hebrew College and the Boston Jewish educational community, including:

  • Exposure to Jewish text study and educational theory from master Hebrew College faculty
  • Deeper understanding of the nexus between all varieties of Jewish education and community-building
  • Personal, spiritual and professional development for a career in Jewish life
  • Coaching and mentorship on designing a career path in Jewish education
  • Skill-building in collective decision-making, consensus-building and creative pedagogies

We invite youth educators, school educators, camp educators, campus educators and environmental and social-justice educators to consider applying for the fellowship. Applicants must be employed as a Jewish educator in the CJP region (with less than five years' experience) and commit to full participation in the fellowship for the year.

Hebrew College Faculty Representative

deborah skolnick einhornDeborah Skolnick Einhorn serves as an assistant professor of Jewish education and assistant dean for academic development and advising in the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education. Much of her teaching focuses on the interaction between education and American Jewish history and life. Before joining the academic ranks, Einhorn served as assistant director of University of Maryland Hillel, taught in Jewish supplementary schools and worked with the BBYO Professional Development Institute. She currently serves as vice president of the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island, co-chair of the Women’s Alliance Endowment Fund of Greater Rhode Island, and on the boards of Tufts Hillel and Temple Emanu-el in Providence. 


For more information about participating in the JEEP fellowship, please contact Deborah Skolnick Einhorn, assistant dean for academic development and advising in the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education.