Jackie Land has extensive experience in Jewish education and resource development. In addition to serving the Reconstructionist movement, she is currently working at the Partnership for Jewish Life and Learning (formerly known as the Greater Washington Board of Jewish Education). There she directs the Melton program in adult Jewish education--she is in charge of planning and running all major educational and leadership programs—and develops resources.
Previously she served as the Chesapeake regional director of the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation; she worked on programming, wrote curriculum and consulted with educators and congregations. She convened networks geared to rabbis, presidents and educators and one that addressed tikkun olam. Land communicated with Chesapeake congregations through a monthly newsletter and personal contact; she also convened a regional council that met about six times a year.
She also has planned, programmed and administered Routes--a day-long adult education program adapted from Limmud—as well as conferences on early childhood and for congregational educators. She directed the Florence Melton Adult Mini-School in the Washington area.
Land directed education at Oseh Shalom synagogue for 22 years. She ran the synagogue’s first nursery school, which she was instrumental in founding. She has taught 7th grade at Oseh Shalom, where she still trains teachers and tutors b’nai mitzvah students. Land studied education at the University of Maryland.