Westchester Jewish Center

Educational Leadership Institute (ELI)

TeacherHebrew High School students in our eleventh grade that are in good standing may be invited by the Educational Director to participate in the Educational Leadership Institute.

Students in twelfth grade interested in ELI must have completed their courses of study through eleventh grade and graduated Hebrew High School.

ELI students meet with the Educational Director once a week and learn the basic skills and theories essential to teaching in a school. ELI students work in the Religious School as classroom aides and student teach during the course of the school year as part of their course requirements.

Upon successful completion of ELI, students graduate with a certificate from the Jewish Education Project. This certification permits graduates to teach grades Kindergarten – Second grade in any Religious School.

Our congregation sets very high standards of eligibility for admission to the program. Each participating synagogue chooses students from the 11th and 12th grade class to invite to join the program. The standards and expectations are high!

Students must be enrolled and have strong attendance in Hebrew High School. They must be a dugma, a role model, at all times for others.

For more information, please contact [email protected]