American Jewish University

Field of Interest:
Program Name:
The Jewish Education Excellence Project: Supporting Teachers for Healthy Schools
Grant Type:
Reimagine Grants
Grant Website
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Founded in 1947, American Jewish University (AJU) advances and elevates the Jewish journey of individuals, organizations, and the community through excellence in scholarship, teaching, engaged conversation, and outreach. AJU sustains the Jewish community and ensures a vibrant Jewish future by cultivating dynamic rabbis, teachers, and professionals.


To launch a structured mentoring certification program that combines formal mentoring with trauma-informed comprehensive support. The program aims to increase teacher retention and create a positive cycle of support and strength among teachers in Jewish Day Schools.

The School for Jewish Education and Leadership of American Jewish University will utilize these grant funds to invest in master teachers. They will learn how to positively impact their peers by providing guidance, support, and resources ensuring classroom success. The Jewish community reaps the benefits of our work to sustain Jewish educators both new and veteran, strengthening Jewish and general education, while improving teacher retention.

Dr. Rachel Lerner
Dean, School for Jewish Education and Leadership, AJU