Hillel U – CJIE

Hillel U – CJIE

Early Career Educator Development

Entry-level Hillel professionals on campus are passionate and engaging, and excited to connect students to Jewish life. Often, however, they don’t define themselves as educators and don’t have any training in the field. To address this issue, M² built Hillel U, a year-long training program for talented, new-ish Hillel professionals who were interested in gaining new skills to build educational experiences for students.


Coming from a wide range of campuses across North America, the Hillel professionals gathered for three immersive seminars, during which they learned the principles of experiential Jewish education and put them into action in a Hillel context. One of the most important components of the learning was a focus on their own vision and values, during which they explored why they got into this work and what they wanted to offer their students. Over the course of three meetings, with coaching taking place between seminars, the Hillel professionals gained new clarity and commitment for their work. They also started to see themselves in a new, professional way – as part of a community of Hillel practitioners, doing far more than event planning.


In partnership with Hillel International, M² developed content that was relevant to the Hillel context and provided the space for the professionals to be enriched, to try out new ideas, and to enhance the quality of their important work.
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