Julie Weiner’s insightful article (“For Jewish Education Reform, A ‘Very Messy Period’”, Jan 29, 2013) on the challenges facing many national agencies today highlights the discussions between The Jewish Education Project and JESNA concerning how we might combine assets to benefit Jewish education in New York and nationally.
It is however impossible to discuss the success of The Jewish Education Project without recognizing the ongoing support we have received from UJA-Federation of New York. I believe that we have created a unique synergistic model between the two organizations that permits us to serve the large, highly diverse New York Jewish community as well as to step out into the national arena.
Our shared vision of the role of Jewish education in the life of a vibrant and compelling community, along with their continuous collegial encouragement and substantial financial support has enabled us to successfully spark and spread innovations that expand the reach and increase the impact of Jewish education.
Robert Sherman is the Chief Executive Officer The Jewish Education Project, Manhattan.