Tikvah Wiener

Torah V’Chochmah Faculty

Tikvah Weiner headshot

Tikvah Wiener is Founder and Co-Director of The Idea Institute, which, since 2014, has trained close to 2000  educators in project-based learning and innovative pedagogies. From 2018-2023, she was also Head of School of The Idea School, a Jewish, project-based learning high school in Tenafly, NJ.

Tikvah was an Upstart Fellow, 2014-16, and was one of ten educators in JEIC’s 2016-17 HaKaveret Design Team, a group that innovated new models of learning for Jewish education. She also presented an ELI Talk on why we need more passion-based learning in the field. Tikvah started her educational career as an English and art history teacher and has been in Jewish education for 27 years.