Central Agencies

Agency for Jewish Education of San Diego County
Associated Talmud Torahs of Chicago
Association of Jewish Libraries
ATID Website

ATID, the Academy for Torah Initiatives and Directions, is a Jerusalem-based training fellowship for young Orthodox educators and future educational lay leadership. In addition, ATID frequently sponsors programs and seminars for the broad community of Jewish educators.

The ATID web-site contains reports of issues covered in the program–current focus on teaching Talmud and moral education–as well as many other resources for Jewish educators. On-line application available for fellowship.

Bronfman Jewish Education Centre (Montreal)
Colorado Agency for Jewish Education
Community Foundation for Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago
Foundation for Jewish Camp
Institute for Informal Jewish Education
Jewish Educators Assembly
Jewish Women’s Archive
Keshet – Hope for Children and Adults with Special Needs
Kollel Torah Mitzion Website

The Kollel Torah MiTzion program proposes to establish centers for the study of Torah and to promulgate the connection between Torah and Israel. Young men and women who have graduated from Israeli yeshivot assist the local leadership to strengthen Judaism in their communities.

NSW Board of Jewish Education (Australia)
Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE)
Partnerships for Jewish Schools
RAVSAK (The Jewish Community Day School Network)
RETORNO (A Different Perspective on Substance Abuse)

Retorno is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young Jews throughout the world tackle their addiction problems. Retorno, Spanish for “Return,” was founded by Rabbi Eitan Eckstein in Mexico’s Jewish community in 1989. Today its central branch is located in Israel, with additional branches in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay and Venezuela.

In the last four years alone, Retorno’s Israel branch has assisted more than 140 teens and adults from Israel, North America, Latin America and Europe. It has an 80 percent success rate, with many of its participants successfully reintegrating into the Jewish community.

Retorno is recognized by the Israel Ministry of Labor and Welfare, which is the authorized governing body in Israel for drug treatment of both adults and youths. It is also recognized by the Israeli Anti-Drug Authority (ADA).

The Board of Jewish Education of Greater Los Angeles
The Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York
The Board of Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago
The Bureau of Jewish Education of Greater Boston
The Center for Jewish Education of Baltimore
The Centre for Jewish Education
The Chinuch Office – A Division of Merkos L’Inyonei Chinuch
The Five Percent Mandate
The Jewish Agency’s Pedagogic Center
The Jewish Education Center of Cleveland
The Lola Stein Institute
The North American Association of Community Hebrew High Schools
Yachad National Jewish Council for Disabilities
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