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18X18: An M² Summit 2024

Designed around the 18×18 Educational Dimensions for Jewish Life, this three-day summit will gather Jewish educators from around the world to collectively and individually explore our Jewish educational visions and unpack current and potential pathways for getting there.

Location

HILTON PEARL RIVER, NY

Audience

100 Leading Educators

Date

JUNE 24-26, 2024

Registration Fee

$300

The past several years have transformed our educational landscape. Priorities in Jewish life have changed for some, big questions have surfaced for others, and the call to educate rings stronger than ever.

The 18×18 Summit is an invitation for educators to join a creative and passionate community – and together to explore, deepen, expand how Jewish education meet this moment while shaping bold, new horizons.

 

SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS

Unpack the Possibilities
UNPACK THE POSSIBILITIES
for deepening and expanding your Jewish educational goals
Collaborate with Experts
COLLABORATE WITH EXPERTS
in the field of experiential Jewish education
Map and Assess
MAP AND ASSESS
the educational goals you and your organization are currently working toward
Consider New Directions
CONSIDER NEW DIRECTIONS
for higher-impact lessons, programs, and expressions of Jewish life
Identify Educational Goals
IDENTIFY EDUCATIONAL GOALS
to help you and your learners find meaning and relevance amid today’s challenges
Experience What's Possible
EXPERIENCE WHAT’S POSSIBLE
when your new goals come to life for your learners

WATCH A RECAP OF THE 2023 SUMMIT

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18X18 EDUCATIONAL DIMENSIONS FOR JEWISH LIFE

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11:00am

Registration & Lunch

1:00pm

Getting Acquainted: Playing with 18×18

Welcome! Warm up to the group, the framework and the experience!

2:30pm

Break

3:00pm

Educational Dimensions for Jewish Life: The 18×18 Framework and Possibilities

What if we took this framework seriously? Where are we, as a field, oversaturated and where might we choose to experiment with new ideas ? In this opening session, we’ll interact with the 18×18 framework and set the tone for the 18×18 Summit.

5:00pm

Hotel check in & Break

6:00pm

Communal Dinner: A Palace in Thyme

Nothing creates community more than gathering around a table with flowing food and conversation. Let’s eat, learn and sing the night away.

8:30pm

Evening Workshops

The sun may have set but we’re just warming up! Choose from a variety of sessions that dig into the power of darkness that carry us to familiar and unfamiliar places.

Featured Presenters

PRESENTERS, FACULTY, AND STAFF

Shuki
Taylor
Faculty, M²
Rabbi Lisa
Goldstein
Rabbi
NO'A
GORLIN
Faculty, M²
Mollie
Andron
Faculty, M²
Laynie
Soloman
Associate Rosh Yeshiva, SVARA
Elyssa
Moss Rabinowitz
Executive Director, Kol HaOt; M² faculty member and graduate of SEC 3
Clare
Goldwater
Faculty, M²
Basya
Schechter
Musician, Composer, Hazzan
Adam
Eilath
Head of School
Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School Foster City, CA

LAST YEAR'S SUMMIT PARTICIPANTS

Chanie
Chein
Co-Founder and Co-Director
M54
Massachusetts
United States
Noach
Pawliger
Chief Wonder Officer
Camp Living Wonders
Georgia
United States
Mara
Braunfeld
Senior Director of Children and Families
Hadar Institute
New York
United States
Dena
Klein
Senior Managing Director, National Strategy and Innovation
The Jewish Education Project
New York
United States
Joey
Heyman
Director of Education
Jewish Kids Groups
Georgia
United States
Rabbi Dena
Shaffer
Director of Learning and Engagement: Jewish Teen Funder Collaborative, Powered by JFNA
Jewish Federations of North America
Maryland
United States
Jennifer
Anolik
Fellowship Director
Moving Traditions
Pennsylvania
United States
Ruth
Abusch-Magder
Director of Education
Be'chol Lashon
Georgia
United States

* Due to generous support from the Maimonides Fund, participation is heavily subsidized. A $300 registration fee covers a double occupancy room, board, and program. Please note that participants will have an opportunity to ask for a travel subsidy.

FAQ

Yes, space permitting! Please let us know before May 10th.

The 18×18 Summit is designed as an immersive, residential experience.
If you let us know particular needs in your application, we do our best to accommodate you. If you left that section blank, we will room you with someone of the same gender. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Andrea at 18×18@ieje.org
Yes! All roommate requests must be mutual and we need confirmation from both people by May 20th.

Yes! Your registration form included questions about allergens and we will do our best to make sure that you have a nourishing and filling experience during the Summit.

There’s no code – please dress in clothing that is comfortable for you. There will be one festive dinner that we encourage you to wear “what you would wear to a Shabbat Dinner”.

There won’t be an organized daily minyan, but there will be prayerful experiences each day. If you would like a minyan, we will have space available and invite you to self-organize.

We hope you don’t have to cancel, but if you do, your registration fee is fully refundable before May 20th.

You are invited and welcome to wear a mask during the program. We will be following local and national recommendations, and at this time masks and pre-event testing are not required.

Yes. We asked you to identify them in your application and we take them seriously and will work with you to accommodate your needs.

The 18×18 Summit is generously supported by the Maimonides Fund

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