When our teachers learn, our students learn, get excited and benefit!


CJE’s Professional Development & School Services department impacts approximately 2,700 students each year through its work with hundreds of teachers, principals and lay leaders at synagogues, preschools and day schools in the Greater Palm Beaches.


Each year the CJE in collaboration with school directors organizes and facilitates a professional development conference  where teachers in congregational schools gather to deepen their teaching skills. This year's conference was called "Teaching Israel for Tomorrow". Click here to see pictures from the conference.


In addition, our community organizes and hosts an annual Jewish Early Childhood conference for teachers in Jewish preschools.


The "Summer Institute” is a week long professional development program held each June. Last summer's 15th annual "Summer Institute" used a traveling curriculum from the National Museum of American Jewish History to spotlight how teachers can use artifacts to teach immigration history. Click here to see pictures from this year's Summer Institute - "jewfood: Jewish Food Education".  To download materials from our latest Summer Institute, click here.


The CJE’s “School Twinning” program uses interactive lessons to connect teachers and students in the Greater Palm Beaches with teachers and students in HATZOR - our sister region in Israel.


The CJE hosts CJEiLearn, a website that provides resources that help teachers integrate digital technology in the Jewish classroom.


Friedman CJE facilitates two professional Jewish networks.

The Early Childhood Educators Council and the Educators' Council are forums for leaders in Jewish education to advocate for, plan, organize, and implement programs and activities that promote and improve the quality of all of our Jewish schools in the greater Palm Beaches. Click here to see pictures from this year's conference.


Click through below to learn about some great online learning opportunities for community congregational school teachers, offered by our partners at the NEXT program of Gratz college.


The Lorraine and Jack N. Friedman Commission for Jewish Education is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. A copy of the official registration (CH-15737) and financial information may be obtained from the Florida Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800) 435-7352, within the state, or by visiting www.800HelpFla.com.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.​