Jewish Education Center of Cleveland (JEC)
The mission of the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland is to ensure Jewish continuity in Cleveland by fostering and strengthening lifelong Jewish learning across diverse settings. The vision of the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland is to inspire more people to find meaning and value in their lives through Jewish lifelong learning.
Marlyn Bloch Jaffe, Executive Director
The Jewish Education Center of Cleveland is the educational planning arm of the Jewish Federation of Cleveland. The Jewish Education Center works across the spectrum of the community to advance professional growth, enhance organizational effectiveness, and expand Jewish experiences. Jewish Education Center’s programs and project include:
- Planning and Evaluation
- Professional Development
- Professional Networking
- Educational Capacity Building
- Early Childhood Education
- Congregational Education
- Teacher Center: Resources and Materials
- Teacher Licensing
- Special Education Services
- Israel Scholarships and Camp Grants
- Retreat Institute
- Teen Initiatives and Programming
- jHUB – Interfaith Engagement Initiatives
- JKIDS – Young Kids in Cleveland
- Information Technology Support
JEC Educational Capacity Building: Early Childhood and Congregational Education
The Educational Capacity Building Department serves the needs of Cleveland’s Jewish educational programs, including congregational programs and early childhood centers.
JEC Retreat Institute
Our vision is to provide vibrant, meaningful, memorable experiences in which participants encounter the relevance and excitement of Jewish values, texts, traditions and community.
JEC Teacher Licensing
Support services are provided for professional licensure of teachers in Jewish Education Center-affiliated day schools.
JEC Teacher Center
The Teacher Center is a hands-on gathering place where teachers can find professional guidance and materials for creative classroom planning. Teachers learn from each other, share ideas and work together in an atmosphere of comfort and creativity!
JEC Teen Initiatives and Programming
As advocates for quality teen education, we believe that a variety of quality informal and experiential Jewish experiences will enrich the lives of our youth and will help to nurture a Jewish identity that will last forever.