The Atlanta Jewish Education Director Council

Educational Opportunities

Here are links for educational opportunities and resources materials:

JEA Conference

The Jewish Educators Assembly is the professional membership association representing a broad range of educators and educational administrators who identify with the Conservative Movement. Its organization is dedicated to the advancement of Jewish educators and the enhancement of Jewish education in North America.

The Beutel Seminar for Progressive Jewish Leadership

The Beutel Seminar is a prestigious ten-day seminar in Jerusalem run by the Anita Saltz International Education Center. The seminar is housed in Mercaz Shimshon-Beit Shmuel, the headquarters of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. It overlooks the dramatic walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. The seminar offers: the opportunity to study ancient texts and history; discuss current political and social issues; explore spiritual pathways and concepts of Jewish leadership – all within a Progressive Jewish context.

Participants must be recommended by their community (i.e., rabbi, Jewish professional and or local lay leader) for their dedication and commitment to their communities (past and future).

Union for Reform Judaism (URJ)

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) is a dynamic network of congregations, lay leaders, clergy and professionals across North America. Our progressive, inclusive approach unites thousands of years of Jewish tradition and values with modern Jewish experience to strengthen Judaism today and for future generations. Through programs, information and networking opportunities provided by the URJ, our nearly 900 member congregations enhance their capacity to build and expand community, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership.

As a member of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, the URJ connects Reform Jews in North Americawith Liberal/Progressive/Reform congregations around the globe. The URJ also represents Reform congregations in regional, North American and international organizations that include the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Jewish Council for Public Affairs.

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism (USCJ)  

The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism is a community of kehillot – sacred communities – committed to a dynamic Judaism that is learned and passionate, authentic and pluralistic, joyful and accessible, egalitarian and traditional.

United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism creates the spiritual, intellectual and managerial network that enables each of our kehillot to fulfill its sacred mission and connects all our kehillot with a common sense of community, shared mission and purpose. Together with other centers of energy identified with Conservative Judaism, we articulate and disseminate our approach to Judaism.

NFTY Convention


Jewish Educational Resources

Akhlah: The Jewish Children’s Learning Network


Behrman House Publishers

Institute for Southern Jewish Life

Jewish Education Center of Cleveland

Jewish Education Service of North America

Jewish Lessons Plans – The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee

Jewish Reconstructionist Federation

Torah Aura Productions