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 teachers, communal professionals, and youth leaders in Jewish schools and programs with the knowledge, tools, and skills needed to address rising antisemitism with their students. 

Session 1: Finding Our Jewish Identities Amidst Rising Antisemitism
Session 2: The Roots of Antisemitism and its Modern Manifestations
Session 3: Strategies for Confronting Antisemitism, and the Impact of Doing So
Session 4: Building Resilient Communities in the Face of Antisemitism

Date and Time: November 3rd, 7th, 10th, and 14th @ 1:00 PM Eastern, 60 minutes long with an additional 15 minutes for Q&A.
Price: $36*

*This session is FREE for educators from Lookstein Center member schools/programs.

Assessment: Necessary Evil or Valuable Teaching Tool

Presented by: Zvi Grumet

In this three-part series for 7th-12th grade educators, participants will learn about three different modes of assessment—formative, summative, and developmental. This will include practical suggestions for when and how to use each of these modes so that assessment becomes an integral part of the learning cycle. Participants will explore practical topics such as rubrics and designing effective assessment tools as well as conceptual issues of understanding how effective assessment can impact on learning.

November 13th, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
November 16th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
November 20th, 10:00 – 11:00 AM
*All times in Eastern

Price: $135*

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