Rabbi Michael Shire, dean of the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education

Professional Conferences

Twice each year, the Shoolman Graduate School sponsors conferences for practioners across the country and around the world. They are:

Early Childhood Jewish Education

Drawing on its many years of experience as a provider of professional development for early-childhood Jewish educators, the annual Early Childhood Jewish Education Conference, held in the fall, offers educators teaching young children (infant through Grade 2) in day schools, congregational schools, preschools or family-education settings a series of professional development workshops designed to increase Judaic and pedagogic knowledge and practice.

Jewish Special Education

The school's Jewish Special Education Conference, held in the spring, brings together educators across the United States, Canada, and Israel to share current research and practices in day and supplemental schools as well as informal settings. Since 2009, hundreds of educators have participated in stimulating sessions and discussions about educating students with special learning needs in Jewish educational settings.


Rabbi Michael Shire