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DeLeT News Archive

Selected recent news articles about DeLeT and DeLeT alumni:

Pint size and Prayer Wise
3rd Graders at Striar Hebrew Academy learn how to take blessings to heart from with Cohort 10 intern, Mara Alpert during her student teaching. 

Meet Eliza Weiss, New Intern at JCDS
JCDS welcomes its eighth intern from Brandeis University program

DeLeT and the Mandel Center are featured in latest NRJE Newsletter
Read "The Value of Research" on pages 1-2 and see the Mandel Center updates on page 7 in the lates Network for Research in Jewish Education newsletter.

delet cohort 8DeLeT Graduates Cohort 8, Honors Serene Victor
The Mandel Center celebrates its newest cohort of Jewish day school teachers entering the field, the the retirement of program faculty leader, Serene Victor.

Brandeis Teaching Program Receives $5M Grant
Brandeis University has received a $5.2 million grant for its DeLeT program

Jim Joseph Foundation Makes $5.2 Million Grant to DeLeT
Foundation continues partnership with DeLeT for three years 

Leibson to run DeLeT/MAT Program at Brandeis
Noreen Leibson to be Faculty Leader of DeLeT/MAT

DeLeT Program Celebrates Alumni Achievements at First-Ever Conference

jocelyn"Helping Teachers Grow at Each Stage of Their Careers"
 Through a combination of ongoing support and professional development, teachers continue to learn from the Mandel Center. (BrandeisNOW, October 10, 2008)
Featuring DeLeT grad Jocelyn Segal ’05 

"Mandel Center Preparing Teachers to be Students of Their Own Practice"
"Too few teachers are encouraged to ask questions about their own teaching practice. This is as true for Jewish day school teachers as it is for any educator. Yet asking these questions is an important way that teachers improve as professionals. That’s why when the members of the 2007-08 DeLeT (Day School Leadership Through Teaching)/MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) Program at Brandeis University mark the end of their fellowships later this month, they’ll enter their own classrooms having gone through a unique program that features ongoing, careful examination of their own teaching." (, July 15, 2008)

"Marblehead woman graduates from prestigious Brandeis program" -- "'It prepared me well. I loved DeLeT,' [Brenda] Dolan said. 'It was extremely rigorous, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.'" (The Lynn Daily Item, Lynn Mass., July 30, 2007)

"Program opens door for educators" -- "Fourteen months of intensive training came to an end Friday when a group of aspiring Jewish day school teachers closed one door and opened another. 'This marks a major achievement,' [program director Judy] Elkin said. 'This is an incredibly rigorous program. These guys have worked very hard on a lot of different fronts.'" (The Daily News Tribune, Waltham and Newton Mass., July 30, 2007)

"Watching new teachers at work" -- "Next June, see if you can attend the annual DeLeT Portfolio Review. You will leave both inspired and convinced of the value of a Jewish day school education. …knowing what DeLeT is doing in producing teachers such as these can inspire all of us who value day school education and education in general." (The Jewish Advocate, Boston Mass., June 29, 2007)

M.O.T. [Members of the Tribe]: Seeking success near and far -- Seattle's JTNews profiles recent DeLeT graduate Ilana Glosser. (JTNews, Seattle, WA, September 29, 2006)

DeLeT answers call for teachers -- "...what [Judy] Elkin [Director of DeLeT] finds most compelling about the program is that it is answering the call for better teachers. As DeLeT gains more visibility with more graduates spreading out across the country, Elkin receives more calls from schools desperately in need of Jewish teachers." (The Jewish Advocate, Boston Mass., August 25, 2006)

Heading back to class to fill a void -- Day School Leadership Through Teaching Program of the Mandel Center for Studies in Jewish Education at Brandeis graduates eight in ceremony. (August 1, 2006)

"A worthwhile experience: Newton resident completes Brandeis program for Jewish day-school teachers" (The Daily News Tribune, Waltham and Newton Mass., August 1, 2006)

Jewish education program confronting shortage of qualified teachers (July 13, 2006)