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National Educators Institute

2nd Annual National Educators Institute

Sunday July 9 – Wednesday July 12, 2017

We invite passionate Jewish day school educators to join us for this free five‐day intensive professional development workshop in the heart of historic Philadelphia. The 2nd annual National Educators Institute will take place at the National Museum of American Jewish History from July 9 ‐13, 2017. Participants will be immersed in conversations with scholars and educators in the field of American Jewish history and engaged in object‐based practicums, facilitated by experts in experiential learning and innovative instructional methods. They will have an opportunity to develop their own lessons incorporating the Museum’s extensive collection and resources.

NEI photoWe ask you to nominate promising and committed educators currently involved in teaching 5th through 12th grades in your school. While in the selection process the preference will be given to the first‐time applicants, all schools are welcome to apply. We encourage team participation from each school, including collaborations among educators working in different subject areas (e.g., a team can be comprised of teachers of American history or social studies, language arts, and Jewish studies as well as music and arts). Please nominate two to three teachers to participate. 

For additional information, please click here for: 2017 NEI InvitationProgram Description; About the Museum. You may also view our Combined Informational Packet.

Limited space available! To nominate teachers, please email the Teacher Nomination Form to

Leadership funding is provided by an anonymous foundation.
Major supporters include: Lynne and Len Barrack, the Solomon & Sylvia Bronstein Foundation, Robin and Bradford Klatt, and the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation


2016 NEI Participating Schools:

  • Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community High School (Baltimore, MD)
  • Bornblum Jewish Community School (Memphis, TN)
  • Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (Rockville, MD)
  • David Posnack Jewish Day School (Davie, FL)
  • Golda Och Academy US (W. Orange, NJ)
  • Kehillah Jewish High School (Palo Alto, CA)
  • Kellman Brown Academy (Voorhees, NJ)
  • The Lippman School (Akron, OH)
  • Miles Jewish Day School (Birmingham, AL)
  • The Weber School (Atlanta, GA)
  • Yavneh Day School (Los Gatos, CA)

 Group shot

Participants in the 2016 National Educators Institute.