Institute Kicks Off Ninth Year of Curriculum

The Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life kicks off the ninth year of its religious school curriculum program with the annual “Go and Teach” workshop for Jewish religious school teachers, June 26 to 28 at the Hilton Hotel in Jackson.

Last year, the Institute’s education department worked with 71 congregations that have adopted the curriculum in 13 states. The curriculum was developed by nationally-known educators to be user friendly, especially for volunteer teachers, imparting a “common body of Jewish knowledge” to students regardless of a community’s size or resources.

The curriculum provides lesson-by-lesson plans that build over the years.

The conference is for teachers, rabbis, congregational presidents, parents and supporters of religious schools, with programs for veterans and newcomers. National educators will be on hand for the sessions.

Congregations using the curriculum are assisted by the Institute’s education Fellows, who visit the congregations on a rotating basis on weekends.

There is no registration cost for the conference, but a $50 optional fee is requested to help defray conference expenses.

Registration information is available at