Preparing Teachers for Jewish Schools: Enduring Issues in Changing Contexts

  • Sharon Feiman-Nemser
Part of the International Handbooks of Religion and Education book series (IHRE, volume 5)


This chapter examines two “experiments” in Jewish teacher education, the Teachers Institute at the Jewish Theological Seminar in its early years under the leadership of Mordecai Kaplan and the DeLeT program currently operating at Brandeis University and the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR). In both cases, the emergence of a new kind of Jewish school requiring a new kind of Jewish teacher made possible the creation of full-time programs of Jewish teacher preparation. The cases are used to illuminate some enduring issues in Jewish teacher education and to outline a research agenda to inform policy and practice.


Teacher Education Jewish Community Jewish Life Jewish Education Jewish Study 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brandeis UniversityBostonUSA

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