The project trained Jewish Studies Principals, who lead the Limudei Kodesh team and developed curriculum and teaching tools.
The project included three principal teaching units: (1) Jewish Knowledge (109 hours); (2) Pedagogics for Teaching Jewish Studies (236 hours); (3) Development of Other Professional Skills, including supervisory skills; management skills; and ability to design educational materials (102 hours).
The program was comprised of weekly sessions; a 7-day seminar in Israel in February (49 hours); and a 9-day seminar in Paris, in July (63 hours). The second year included 27 weekly 4-hour sessions (108 hours); a 7-day seminar in Israel in December (49 hours); a 4-day seminar in Paris in February (28 hours); and a 6-day seminar in Paris, in July (42 hours). In Year two, each participant was also provided with 15 hours of coaching to deepen his knowledge of a specific field. Schools located the coaches. Each participant took part in four annual classroom visits, together with a supervisor who guided him in formulating observations and recommendations. There were a total of 220 hours of instruction during the first year, and 227 hours in the second year.