LaOfek – Teacher Training for the Mexican Day School System

While Mexico is renowned for its excellent Jewish day schools, the reality is that staffing in Jewish studies and Hebrew is in a state of crisis. With the involvement and financial support of the Pincus Fund, Hebraica University launched a pioneering effort to supply, not only teachers, but fully qualified and State accredited professional Jewish educators. With oversight including ongoing verbal and written communication and two staff site visits over the past three years, the program has expanded from its original target of elementary schools to include high school teacher training, courses tailored to the haredi sector and an education center. To date the program has graduated 15 students with a further 91 currently enrolled in courses.