The Kerem Institute for Teacher Training was established by a group of educators in 1974 with a goal to train Israeli high school teachers to integrate Judaic material in a humanistic fashion into general studies curricula. Kerem Institute leads the city of Jerusalem’s Teacher Leaders program on behalf of and together with the Jerusalem District (Manhi) and the municipality. The goal of this program is to affect change in the professional development culture of teachers and to bring their learning within professional communities in schools to the fore.