“I also wanted to take a moment and thank you so much for running this fabulous listserv [e.g. Lookjed]. I have not been vocal on the site but I have gained from reading the posts.  It has opened my eyes to the issues other educators and leaders are struggling with.  It had given me a lot of perspective and ideas that have helped my own thinking. Your work here has broad impact.  Thank you!” (Rabbi Chaim Weiss, Northwest Yeshiva High School, Seattle)

“As a small ‘out of town’ school, we benefit from all of the information we receive from the larger world of Jewish education through Lookstein. We have also seen that in the past three years most of the teachers that apply for positions for our school have responded to the listing on the Lookstein job board.” (Abby Weiner, Dean of the Jewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, PA)

“Thank you again for today and for the entire journey. All the [flipped learning] sessions were so well planned and truly enhanced so many aspects of my career in Jewish education.  Please let me know if there is anything I can ever do to help or promote any Lookstein programs.” (Nechama Landau, HAFTR)

“Just wanted to let you know how much your hard work is appreciated. You have made an extremely valuable contribution to the field of Jewish education and to educators who, as you know, often feel isolated and alone. B’hatzlacha in your continued efforts to make our profession more professional and more hospitable.” (Esther Krauss, former principal, Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School)

“I’ve just discovered your wonderful website. We live in a small community, about 2 hours from the nearest population center. We have a small Hebrew School (20 kids) and it’s a constant struggle to provide meaningful, fun curriculum. Everything is lay-led around here, we figure it out as we go. The Lesson Plans at The Lookstein Center website are exactly what I’ve been looking for! Thank you!!!!” (Deb, Teacher, Hebrew School)

“I just want to say what a tremendous service you are doing for the Jewish educational committee. Yeyasher kochacha!”  (Jerry Unterman)

“I just want to say again thanks for your work…the list is not only about chinuch but is itself Talmud Torah. Yashar Koach.” (Larry Laufman Houston, Faculty, Florence Melton Mini School)

“I have enjoyed being part of the Lookjed community-reading and contributing. It has contributed tremendously to my professional growth. I have found it thrilling to help people I didn’t know and have enjoyed many of the discussions. I leave you with my personal gratitude and appreciation for one of the best endeavors in Jewish education today – you have helped countless educators improve their craft, encouraged important discussions and have been an open and dynamic forum for educational growth. ” (Barbara Freedman)

And some nice brief videos from grateful educators:


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