The Institute for University-School Partnership draws on the intellectual capital and research expertise of Yeshiva University and connects it strategically and proactively to teachers and leaders in the field of Jewish education.
The YU School Partnership aspires to advance the field of Jewish education so that day school students are provided with an excellent and sustainable education, critical to the future of the Jewish people.
The YU School Partnership aims to advance Jewish education by providing a continuum of support - recruiting new teachers and leaders, strategically placing them in schools, and offering ongoing learning through continuing education and professional development. Additionally, the YU School Partnership provides guidance in strategic planning and day school economics to lay and professional school and community leaders.
What We Do
We build individual and school capacity to enable stronger community and field-wide improvement in education, leadership, operations, finances, and governance. The Institute offers extensive continuing education for teachers, administrators, lay leaders and other school-based professionals; recruits and places educators; conducts research and development projects in schools; publishes practical, research-based materials; and offers school affordability resources. The YU School Partnership works closely with the Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future, the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Studies, and Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary to advance our work.
In just four years, the YU School Partnership has emerged as an indispensable resource for the field. Effecting more than 225 schools and thousands of teachers, heads of school, and lay leaders nationwide, our impact is transformative. We are leading thirty schools in five communities as they become more affordable. They are all on or above target to achieve a minimum ten percent improvement in finances in only three years, translating to over $22.5 million in financial improvements. Our website had over 16,000 hits this past year, and our webinars alone reached 2,500 educators. We have helped scores of teachers, school leaders, board members and schools with placement, support and overall career development.
More than a simple resource, the YU School Partnership strives to create a continuing relationship that shares in schools’ goals and actively participates in their success, with a vested interest in seeing positive outcomes for individuals, schools, and the community at large.
Day school education is the lifeblood of Jewish continuity, connectedness, and observance. We can only continue to build the pipeline of Jewish educators, provide them with ongoing education, and strengthen day school sustainability with your support.