- What would it be like if “teachers” titles were replaced with “Jewish family life coaches”, as has been done in a few places?
- What if youth advisors became “directors of youth connectedness”, responsible for all areas of teen connections – formal, informal, face-to-face, virtual?
- What if day camp directors became “directors of Jewish experiential engagements”, responsible for all types of experiential learning?
In a few of the more innovative places, these and other creative roles for educators are being implemented. Rather than haphazardly combining jobs and downsizing without a plan, this is a great time to remove obstacles to collaboration and to outside-the-box thinking about our Jewish educational profession.
Let’s see the response to this crisis be one of creativity and of building the profession.