2018 Jewish Montessori Conference

BALTIMORE MD, MAY 6 – 7, 2018


Registration opening soon

Sign up before Feb 1, 2018 to receive early bird pricing of $225

Registration after Feb 1, 2018: $255


Keynote Speaker: Rabbi Jonathan Rietti


Other speakers include:

Chani Feldman 


Rabbi Yisroel Gelber

Rabbi Yisroel Gelber, MS is co-founder of BD Health Services, Inc., a substance abuse facility in Maryland.  He is also a teacher at Yeshivas Toras HaLev: Maalot For Men, Bnos Yisroel High School, and is the founder of Chavrusamatch.com.

Rob Keys

Rob has been involved in Montessori Education for nearly 30 years as a teacher, administrator, consultant, teacher-educator, and presenter. The author of “Follow the Child – The Basics, the Misconceptions, and Underlying Lessons of a Montessori Education”, he has presented at AMS National and Regional conferences, written for Montessori Life, and has served on MACTE and AISNE evaluation teams.

Gabriel Pickus

Gabriel is a percussionist, a martial artist, a healing touch practitioner, an organizer of Olam Ubuntu and the founder of the Baltimore Wisdom Project.


Lesson planning and Record Keeping

Creating a plan that can be read by teacher, assistant teacher, substitute and administrator can be a daunting task. This workshop will explore the background as to the benefits of planning as well as offer concrete, take home methodologies of creating a cohesive lesson plan. Next, the session will explore the intricacies of proper record keeping and accountability.

Movement in the Jewish Child

Description to come.

Music in the School Curriculum

Description to come.

Determining the Best Fit

Reviewing of applications can be a tedious and often times complex situation. This session will offer insight and guidance to review and determine if both a child and his family is the right fit for your school. Practical suggestions of materials to utilize as well as insightful questions for families will be discussed. Time will be incorporated to share and ask with other administrators.

Communication in the School Organization

Listening to parents, teachers and students can throw any administrator’s head into a whirlwind. Top that with the daily details of managing a school and you may be looking to retire! This workshop will offer real-time solutions to better communication all throughout the school organization.

Creating an Unbreakable Mission Statement

A Mission Statement is not just words! Having a backbone of a mission can be protective, supportive and helpful in getting your school to reach the goals you have in mind. Learn how to explore your school’s personal values to create a mission statement that is recognizable to parents, staff and students from any angle.

Job Descriptions for One and All

Who’s who and what’s what can be a mangled confused state for many school organizations. This workshop will give you the tools to be able to create definitive lines among the staff, offering more room for flexibility. Outlining specifics within a job can allow for more concrete accountability and better staffing throughout the organization.

Transparency in your Organization

Building a financial plan that anyone can see offers a strength unparalleled to many other aspects of a healthy school. Creating an open pay scale can eliminate resentment among staff as well as help to build motivation for continued personal and professional growth.

Pre-Chumash Skills

Take some time to delve into Chumash and the before! Learn why the skills are perhaps the most important component to a student’s Chumash class. Next, take a closer look at how to best assist a child in mastery of those skills as she prepares to begin learning Chumash from an empowered, motivated and strong place.

Math Minds

Critical thinking skills are nearly a lost trait in today’s children. This workshop will help you to see ways in which to use the exciting Math Area and its materials to develop sharp minds in today’s generation of new thinkers.

Mastering the Art of Giving a Proper Lesson and Executing Smooth Transitions

Giving a lesson is truly an art. Join fellow teachers in learning the beauty of an artful presentation as we gift our students with new information. Watch, learn and practice transitioning throughout a busy day in ways that are not only purposeful but educational and exciting for both students and staff. 

Learning through Observation

This workshop will shed light on how to observe your students as they learn both actively as well as passively. Learn the difference between a child walking around and wandering aimlessly and how to shift between the two.