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Northeast Regional Jewish Montessori Conference
12/14/2014 in East Brunswick, NJ at Yeshivat Netivot Montessori

Call For Proposals: Please send speaking proposals to by 10/24/2014

This conference is intended as professional development for teachers and administrators of existing and prospective Jewish Montessori programs in the NE USA and Canada. Priority will be given to proposals that either address our unique mission of intense Jewish learning and solid Montessori methodology or other issues of particular interest to Jewish Montessorians. We intend to offer programming that is not available elsewhere and is specific to our unique intersection of Jewish and Montessori.

More information will be posted as it becomes available. Please contact me at the address above with questions, comments and suggestions!


Jewish Montessori Society Launches Crowdfunding Campaign on 

This campaign will support professional development for JM teachers and administrators that is both fully JEWISH and fully MONTESSORI, addressing the entirely unique needs of the JM Network of schools.

The next BIG event we are planning will be a one day conference in December 2014. The last time Jewish Montessorians gathered at a conference was 2008, long before many of today’s most thriving schools even existed! Please join us in this grand adventure as we create exceptional learning and collaborating opportunities for our Jewish Montessori educators.

Outside of this conference, we focus our work on the following three categories:

ADVOCACY- Increase awareness in the Jewish community about the advantages of Jewish Montessori education and how it can benefit ALL Jewish children (via presentations at Jewish education conferences, media coverage of JM, and tours of network JM schools).

CAPACITY BUILDING- increase enrollment in existing JM schools and provide support for Jewish communities all over the world as they build new JM programs, as well as connecting potential teachers with the schools and communities searching for them.

COMMUNITY BUILDING - Grow and strengthen the network of Jewish Montessori educators and schools through network calls, local and national conferences and social media.


Jewish Montessori In The News!

Montessori Schools Surge in Popularity Among New Generation of Jewish Parents

The New York Times, February 21, 2014
By: Vivian Lee


Jewish Montessori Becomes 'A Movement'

The Jewish Week, September 12, 2013
By: Julie Wiener



It’s time to expect more for our children’s education.

We want children to love learning. To be so involved, so invested in their work that their teachers must push them out the door for recess.


  • Fostering a love of learning is a core Jewish value;

  • Running into school each day, excited to learn, should be the experience of every Jewish child;

  • Respecting and nourishing each child's curiousity and rewarding their questions (instead of only wanting the right answers) helps to build lifelong learners.


Courtesy of Luria Academy of Brooklyn, NY

We know what is possible because we see it every day at our daughters’ Jewish Montessori school in Edison, NJ. When we speak to parents of children learning at other Jewish Montessori schools throughout North America, we hear the same love, joy and enthusiasm for their own schools.

New and Revolutionary

Courtesy of Luria Academy of Brooklyn, NY

Without tests, grades or nightly homework, children can and really do learn in this way and achieve mastery of whatever they tackle. It seems new and revolutionary until you recall that learning in this manner is one of Judaism’s most noble aspirations and goals.

Our Vision

Courtesy of Luria Academy of Brooklyn, NY

Montessori education has proven over the last century to create innovative thinkers, unstoppable leaders and lifelong, joyous learners. In facilitating the expansion of Jewish Montessori education around the world, the Jewish Montessori Society aims to energize, support and strengthen a new category of tomorrow’s Jewish leaders. Because decoding the world should be fun, figuring things out should be cool, and school can be fantastic for every child.   

Every Child Learning Lishma.


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