DeLeT, a program of the HUC-JIR Rhea Hirsch School of Education at the Jack H. Skirball Campus in Los Angeles, is dedicated to fostering teaching excellence in Jewish day schools in North America. Fellows spend one academic year in a mentored internship teaching in a Jewish day school in Los Angeles, San Diego, or the San Francisco Bay area while they participate on-site or by video-conference in weekly seminars taught by scholars and practitioners in the growing field of day school education. Additionally, they spend five weeks of the summers before and after the academic year studying on the HUC-JIR campus
Our goal is to prepare Jewish day school teachers who consider active leadership and open exchange among colleagues as normal instruments of continuous improvement in teaching and learning. This requires a fundamental commitment to the proposition that teacher learning is part of the ongoing work of teachers. As a result, Jewish day school students will receive the benefits of maximum contact with and influence from experienced, highly effective teachers who are continuing to study and improve their practice.
To learn more about the DeLeT program, please visit our website at www.huc.edu/delet.