What’s NEXT for Supplementary School Education?
NEXT stands for New EXcellent Teacher Training.

NEXT addresses the widespread and well-documented challenge of engaging and retaining supplementary school (Hebrew schools, religious schools, synagogue schools, alternative synagogue learning environments) students by strengthening the quality of their teachers. The 230,000 students in both traditional and innovative supplementary schools depend on the knowledge and pedagogical skills of their teachers for compelling Jewish educational experiences.


I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the class and I feel like I definitely got a lot out of it. It helped stimulate me to try new things with my classes. You did a terrific job in presenting the material and I hope to take other classes through Gratz. ”

Marlena DeRosa
Temple Beth El: West Hartford, CT,