The following PD sessions are being offered for classroom teachers in Jewish schools at a subsidized rate. Other professionals, please email us at

Upcoming Professional Development Sessions


Confronting Antisemitism: Empowering Our Students & Ourselves

Antisemitism is on the rise around the world, from graffiti, hate speech, and social media attacks, to more violent crimes including physical assault and worse. Jewish tweens and teens are very aware of this growing hate and need proper support to help address the psychological and emotional impact on their personal lives and on their identities as Jews in the modern world. 

This series aims to equip educators with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to address rising antisemitism with their students.

Participants will learn and workshop:

  • Understanding, identifying, and responding to antisemitism
  • Employing varied coping mechanisms for dealing with traumatic events
  • Building student and communal resilience
  • Empowering their students and themselves

Winter 2023 Series Dates Coming Soon!

Member Price: Free
Non- Member Price: $36

Leveraging Jewish Studies Assessment

Presented by: Zvi Grumet

How can we use different kinds of assessment to gain deeper insight into how our students are learning and how successful we are as teachers? How can we turn assessment into an integral part of the Jewish studies learning process to enhance student learning? How can we transform assessment into an activity that students will want to do? In this series, for grade 7-12 Jewish studies teachers, we will explore practical approaches to transforming the role assessment plays in the learning cycle.  

New Dates:
December 4th, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
December 7th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
December 11th, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
*All times in Eastern

Price: $135*

*Educators from Lookstein Center member schools receive a 10% discount. To check your school’s membership status, or to request a coupon code if you did not receive one, email