Initially funded by a grant from the Jewish Federation of the Greater Philadelphia, NEXT is now also funded by the Auerbach Family Foundation and a modest tuition stream.
We value partnering with Jewish educational institutions to develop courses and also to encourage teachers, teen educators and education directors from all over North America and the from other Jewish educational organizations, companies, and movements to enroll in our courses.
If we haven't partnered with your institution yet, please be in touch! We'd love to build new partnerships
We proudly partner with many institutions whose staff members possess expertise in specific subject matter relevant to supplementary school education. We educate the staff members about transferring their educational expertise to an online learning environment. Examples of organizational course co-sponsors include: Matan, InterfaithFamily, Avoda Arts, Jewish Learning Venture, Friedman Commission for Jewish Education (Palm Beach FL), Jewish Education Center of Cleveland through its Hebrew Through Movement program, among others.
Gratz NEXT and ShalomLearning are both dedicated to supporting communities and their educators in the pursuit of excellence in Jewish education. Together, we maintain that students at all ages and stages will benefit from the development of the knowledge and pedagogical skills of their teachers and leaders. In recognition of this common goal, ShalomLearning partners are offered a 25% tuition discount on Gratz NEXT online courses. In addition, ShalomLearning will provide participants a $36 tuition reimbursement upon course completion.
Please direct any additional questions about the reimbursement to [email protected]
NEXT is excited to be partnering with Reconstructing Judaism, a premier Jewish educational organization, working with affiliates to build Jewish communities that are spiritually and intellectually vibrant, and committed to Jewish learning, ethics and social justice.
The College for Reconstructing Judaism provides cutting-edge training for tomorrow’s rabbis. Reconstructing Jewish promotes Reconstructionist values among our youth through Camp JRF and No’ar Hadash—the Reconstructionist youth movement, as well as our congregational schools. Jewish educators of congregations affiliated with Reconstructing Judaism are eligible for a $25 tuition discount per class. The registration form includes a place to indicate the name of the school in order to claim the discount. Please contact Cyd Weissman, Director of Reconstructionist Learning Networks, for information on the NEXT partnership. [email protected] Please contact Tresa Grauer, Director of Affiliate Support, to learn more about the benefits of affiliating with Reconstructing Judaism. [email protected].
United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
NEXT is excited to be partnering with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism to help support the USCJ network of 600 kehillot to engage and inspire Jewish learner of all ages. USCJ is a network of kehillot - sacred communities - committed to a dynamic Judaism that is learned and passionate, authentic and pluralistic, joyful and accessible, egalitarian and traditional.
Our kehillot create the conditions for a powerful and vibrant Jewish life, empowering Jews in North America to seek the presence of God, to seek meaning and purpose in Torah and mitzvot, to fully engage with Israel, and to be inspired by Judaism to improve the world and the Jewish people.
USCJ's USY youth movement, Sulam leadership programs, Conservative Yeshiva, learning programs, consultations and support for schools and other synagogue programs create the spiritual, intellectual and managerial network that enables each of our kehillot to fulfill its sacred mission and connects all our kehillot with a common sense of community, shared mission and purpose. Jewish educators of USCJ affiliates are eligible for a $25 tuition discount per class. The registration form includes a place to indicate the name of the school in order to claim the discount.
Please contact Rabbi Josh Rabin, USCJ Director of Innovation, for information on the NEXT partnership and to learn more about the benefits of affiliating with USCJ - [email protected]