Jewish Education Center of Cleveland - SEGULA
In 1993, the Commission on Jewish Continuity was combined with the Bureau of Jewish Education (founded in 1924) to create the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland (JECC). The JECC directs the continuity work of the Jewish Community Federation of Cleveland and administers the multi-million dollar Fund for the Jewish Future, the endowment that continues to support continuity projects. The JECC ensure continuity in Cleveland by fostering and strengthening life-long Jewish learning in various settings and forms. Today, the JECC is at the cutting edge of educational practice, working with agencies, congregations and schools to develop and implement programs that dramatically improve our Jewish educational systems.
• Mission Statement
The mission of the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland is to ensure Jewish continuity in Cleveland by fostering and strengthening life-long Jewish learning in various settings and forms.
• Vision Statement
The vision of the JECC is to provide leadership and build capacity within the Jewish education system to impact the quality of Jewish education.
• Statement Of Services
The Jewish Education Center of Cleveland provides planning, coordination, and direct services throughout the Jewish education system of Clevelandrsquos Jewish community. Our services touch over 800 educators, shaping the educational experiences of over 7,300 students in 40 pre-schools, supplementary schools, and day schools. The Cleveland Jewish community has focused its Jewish education efforts on several key strategies:
Building the Jewish education profession. Integrating family education experiences into the Jewish educational experience of each family reached by the Jewish educational system. Integrating informal educational programming into the Jewish educational experience of each child passing through the system. Focusing on congregations as the primary gateway through which most families can be reached.
SEGULA provides educational opportunities to families in Clevelandrsquos Jewish community who seek a Jewish day school education for children with special needs. Without the support, adaptations and educational interventions that are provided by the SEGULA staff, the opportunity to attend a Jewish day school would not be available to the students. The program serves students in preschool through high school graduation. Studentrsquos special needs include: ADHD, anxiety disorder, Autism, developmental challenges, Down syndrome, language impairments, learning disabilities, medical and physical disabilities.
SEGULA meaning ldquospecial treasurerdquo in Hebrew has a professional team that provides vital services that ensures a meaningful and successful learning experience for the child and fellow classmates. Judaic and Secular Educational coordinators design the educational plan for each child, supervise the instructional aides, develop adaptive material, evaluate student progress and work with classroom teachers and parents. The instructional aide works with individual students in the Judaic and secular classrooms.