Jewish Federation of San Diego County (Federation), the Agency for Jewish Education (AJE), the Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) and the San Diego Center for Jewish Culture (CJC), will launch an innovative, collaborative framework for the advancement of Jewish education in San Diego.
Beginning July 1, the Agency for Jewish Education’s current adult education, teacher professional development and teen programming, resources and services will be integrated into the JCC and CJC program offerings. AJE’s highly regarded programs including Melton, North County and Coronado Lecture Series, the Goldberg Charitable Trust MAKOR, Teacher Training workshops, seminars and Council’s, the Lipinsky Teacher Resource Center, Partners in Prevention, J*Serve and Yom Limmud, will continue under the professional guidance of AJE’s staff through the auspices of the JCC and CJC and sponsored by Federation.
Also, beginning in July, the Federation, in its role as community convener, will establish the Jewish Educational Services Council (JESC) to engage all community Jewish educational stakeholders in a visionary, planning and advisory forum to provide leadership in identifying community educational needs, exploring best practices and supporting the innovative delivery of creative Jewish educational programs. Consistent with its long standing support of Jewish education, Federation has also made a landmark commitment to funding this collaboration over the next five years.
Jan Tuttleman, Board Chair of the Jewish Federation of San Diego County, notes, “The Federation has been a proud supporter of Jewish education for more than 40 years and we are thrilled to help ensure a bright future for education with the creation of the Jewish Educational Services Council. As Jewish communities across the country seek to reinvent themselves, we expect that they will look to San Diego as the role model for cost effective, collaborative, innovative and creative efforts.”