Jerry Kaye Chosen for Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education Panel

Jerry Kaye, the Director of URJ Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute, has been invited to be one of 18 noted professionals from around North America and Israel to sit on the CASJE Panel for Jewish Educational Leadership.

This group of renowned researchers, practitioners and funders are charged with establishing the key questions in studying for the future of leadership in the Jewish educational enterprise. As the only camp director in the group, Kaye joins in the pursuit of identifying the most pressing issues in this research project which is directed by Dr. Lee Shulman and chaired by Drs. Ellen Goldring and Joe Reimer. It is a challenging undertaking to provide real direction for better understanding of the field of Jewish Educational Leadership, an area which is vital for the growth of the field and emerging personalities who can move forward in the 21st century.

It is a signal recognition of the success of the Reform Movement’s work in camping and informal education. Likewise, Jerry, a trained psychotherapist, has been connected to wide exploration in Jewish identity and community achievement.