Jed Filler, MAJCS, RJE has more than 20 years of extensive experience in a variety of formal and informal Jewish Education settings, specializing in supplemental school milieus in both Reform and Conservative congregations. He holds a MA in Jewish Communal Service and Jewish Education from Brandeis University’s Hornstein Program; certifications as a Reform Jewish Educator from the URJ (through the Joint Commission of ARJE, URJ, and CCAR), a supplementary school Holocaust educator from Facing History as Ourselves, and a family educator from the Whizin Institute. He is the founding Director of the Center for Jewish Education of Congregation Shirat Hayam in Swampscott, MA.
Jed was also part of an extended program cohort sponsored by Hebrew College in Boston, MA designed to help supplementary schools design and implement Project Based Learning in their school programs as well as a Combined Jewish Philanthropies (Boston’s Jewish Federation) program specializing the process of congregational change. Jed has served multiple terms on the ARJE Board and co-chaired the ARJE Annual Gathering in 2017. He has attended Song Leader Boot Camp, served as faculty at GUCI camp in Indianapolis, IN and is a passionate advocate of student-centered as well as differentiated learning, congregational change process, and inclusion of students with special needs in Jewish educational settings. Jed lives in Indianapolis with his family.