Jewish Education and Engagement Project (J.E.E.P)

The Jewish Education and Engagement Project (J.E.E.P) of the UJF is composed of members from synagogues, day and Hebrew schools, the JCC, and other organizations. Some of the J.E.E.P's programs and resources include:


Adult Education Classes These classes are offered in partnership with other organizations, institutions and agencies. They offer a high quality Jewish education through a variety of mini-courses, workshops and seminars (evening and daytime) from September through June. Classes are intellectually stimulating and pluralistic in nature. Adult learners are invited to explore issues and topics from Israel Now, Jewish philosophy, history and ethics, to Bible Study, Jewish History, Prayer and more. This year, we are pleased to present Tanach B’Shana 2.0, Apocrypha, and Book of Genesis.


Kuriansky Teen Tzedakah Corp - Modeled on the Behrend Institute, it is designed to prepare its graduates for leadership roles within the organizations which nominate them and for community wide positions of leadership. The Kuriansky Teen Tzedakah Corp provides an innovative leadership development program for inspired, motivated, Jewish teens who want to make a difference in the local and international Jewish community. Just like the Behrend institute, the class is representative of the community at large. Through interactive monthly workshops and experiences, the teens to see the diversity and the beauty of the Stamford community. Being a participant in the Kuriansky Teen Tzedakah Corp prepares Jewish adolescents to express their voice in leadership roles and active service for a lifetime of engaged citizenship. This experience helps teens to grow as young leaders, be an inspiration in people’s lives, and strengthen the Jewish community by developing and fostering relationships between themselves and Jewish organizations locally and internationally. This program is funded by the Louis J. Kuriansky Foundation.


The Mimi and Saul Cohen Teacher’s Resource Center (TLC) provides educational opportunities for educators in the community. Its library and resources includes books, curricula, educational tools and lesson plans and more. The Resource Center offers mentoring and curricular advisement as needed.


Childhood Education:

Bi-Cultural Day School * Carmel Academy * Chabad Gan Yeladim Nursery School * Jewish High School of Connecticut * JCC Sara Walker Nursery School  


Jewish Educators Council meets monthly with Cantor Marcia Lane to plan professional development programs and address matters of shared interest.

J.E.E.P Board
J.E.E.P Chair 

Peter Lilienthal


J.E.E.P Board:

Or Berger

Gianna Bergman

Alix Eben

Meryl Gordon

Rachel Haron

​Shari Jacobson

Rica Liberman

Carol Lilienthal

Mort Lowenthal

Lisa Manheim

Rebecca Ruberg

Isaac Shalev

​Beverly Stein



Cantor Marcia Lane –