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Dr. Robyn Faintich, EdD (she/her) has over 24 years of Jewish communal
professional experience in areas that include youth movements, day schools, community teen initiatives, early childhood education, congregational family education, and adult education.  In the August 2010, Robyn launched JewishGPS, LLC in an effort to help guide Jewish organizations in a variety of aspects of Jewish education.  Robyn earned her BA degree in Journalism and Mass Communications at Drake University and a Masters Degree in Jewish Studies with a focus on Jewish Education at the Siegal College of Judaic Studies. She is a graduate of the Jim Joseph Foundation Fellowship with Bar Ilan University's Lookstein Center which trained Jewish leaders to facilitate on-line Communities of Practice. Robyn completed a fellowship in the Senior Jewish Educators' Cohort of M2: the Institute for Experiential Jewish Education. She has an EdD from Northeastern University where her dissertation topic was "Understanding How Under-Engaged Jewish Teens Self-Articulate and Self-Express Jewish Identity and Jewish Identification."  She holds a Doctoral Certificate in Jewish Education Leadership from Hebrew College.

Robyn's C.V. can be viewed here.
A comprehensive list of presentations and facilitated workshops can be found here.
Descriptions of Sample Session Offerings can be viewed here.
Robyn's statement of Signature Pedagogies can be found here.

Where JewishGPS can guide you:
Innovative Directions • Wide-Range Consulting
Providing Roadmaps • Curriculum Development
Decisions at Crossroads • Strategic Planning & Decision-Making
Guided Journeys • Direct Service
Avenues of Success • Staff Training, Workshops & Presenting
Navigating Opportunities • Connecting to Resources

What people are saying ......

“Robyn is a talented and creative educator. She understands the value of creating learning communities among youth, and recognizes the importance of integrating cognitive education, affective education, social/emotional learning and experiential education. Robyn uses an active feedback loop to update and continually improve curriculum and educational approaches.” 
Rabbi Arnold Samlan , Director, Adult Learning and Leadership; Interim Director, BJE Westchester Region , Board of Jewish Education

“Robyn Faintich is an expert. I have encountered few people with the breadth and depth of knowledge about Jewish education and experiential education as they relate to Jewish teens. I continue to call on Robyn for her counsel regarding my desire to advance a dynamic Jewish teen community in my own congregation. She is a tremendous resource for any community or agency.”

Rabbi Fred Greene, Temple Beth Tikvah, Atlanta

"What comes to mind (aside from the fact that I have known Robyn for nearly a DECADE) is: her ability to think creatively and out-of-the box in her approach toward Jewish education — particularly in teen engagement. Robyn has great skills in bringing people of different backgrounds together around a table for a common purpose, and is fearless in reaching out to people and bringing them into the Jewish orbit. Robyn always has her finger on the pulse on what is happening NOW in the Jewish world, and not relying on the way things 'have always been done.' Robyn has a proven track record for execution — when she sets her mind to it, she gets it done.  Period."
Rabbi David Glickman, Congregation Shearith Israel, Dallas

"You were an invaluable resource for us as we begin the journey to make our community service program more reflective and more student-driven...I was fascinated by the wonderful way you were able to tie in the Jewish perspective.  You are a wonderful presenter."
Dr. Paul Oberman, Principal, Yeshiva Atlanta

Sharing your knowledge and expertise contributed greatly to the success of the day and the wonderful learning that took place.  Some of the comments on your sessions include:
  • Excellent and approachable/engaging speaker!
  • This presenter was able to clearly articulate and demonstrate the process and steps of experiential education.
  • Robyn Faintich was inspirtational and very "hands-on!"
Janice Tytell, Director of Continuing Professional Development, BJELA

List of Clients (past and current):
Ahavath Achim Synagogue, Atlanta
Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI)
Association of Reform Jewish Educators (ARJE, formerly NATE)
ATID, Dallas
Beth Am Synagogue, Baltimore 
B'nai Amoona Synagogue, St. Louis
Behrman House Publishing
Bergen County High School of Jewish Studies

Birthright NEXT
Builders of Jewish Education, Los Angeles (BJELA)
Central Agency for Jewish Education, St. Louis
Community Foundation for Jewish Education, Chicago
Congregation B'nai Torah, Boca Raton
Congregation Dor Tamid, Atlanta
Creating Connected Communities
Gratz College - JOLT (Jewish Online Learning for Teens)
Institute of Southern Jewish Life (ISJL)
JCC Association

Jerusalem U
Jewish Education Center of Cleveland (JECC)
Jewish Education Project/Jewish Futures, NY
Jewish Educators' Assembly (JEA-USCJ)
Jewish Family & Career Services, Atlanta HAMSA
Jewish Federation of St. Louis - JPROSTL
Jewish Funds for Justice (JFSJ)
Jewish Montessori Society
Jewish Rock Radio, Rick Recht
Jewish Student Connection (formerly JSU)
Jewish Teen Education and Engagement Network (JTEEN)
Jewish Teen Funders' Network
Limmud NY
Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
Marks JCH of Bensonhurst
M2: the Institute for Experiential Jewish Education
Moreh L'Morim
Nashville Community Educators Association Kallah
North American Association for Community and Congregation Hebrew High Schools (NAACCHHS)
NCSY YouthCon 2011 Conference
Shaare Shalom Religious School, St. Louis
Shevet: Jewish Family Education Exchange

Temple Beth El, Stamford CT
Temple Beth Tikvah, Atlanta
Temple Kol Emeth, Atlanta
Temple Sinai, Atlanta
Temple Sinai, New Orleans
The Epstein School, Atlanta
The Good People Fund
Torah Aura Productions
United Synagogue Youth, IC2014 Presenter
Union for Reform Judaism, NFTY & Campaign for Youth Engagement
Yeshiva Atlanta

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