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What Are We Teaching Towards? A Symposium on Jewish Peoplehood and Wellbeing

M²’s Research Fellowships convene talented and seasoned Jewish educators to address current challenges and cultivate new approaches towards Jewish education.

Delve into bold new teaching and learning practices developed by M²’s 2023 Wellbeing and Jewish Peoplehood Research Fellows

 

Location

VIRTUAL

Presenters

20 RESEARCH FELLOWS

Date

March 18, 2024

Time

12:00-2:30 pm ET

Symposium HIGHLIGHTS

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FELLOW-LED WORKSHOPS
Choose from an array of sessions that address urgent issues
long-term cohort programs
TEACHING JEWISHLY
Make the “how” of teaching Jewishly just as Jewish as the content
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PRACTICAL RESOURCES
Implement and adapt innovative, original educational practices in your own setting
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INSPIRATION AND MOTIVATION
Deepen your craft with guidance from 20 senior educators
12:00-12:10 pm et

Welcome & What are We Teaching Towards?

Mollie Andron
12:10-12:15 PM ET​

Beginning with Silence

with Mira Weill

12:15-12:45 PM ET​
Round 1 of Workshops

My Israeli Story: Between Hope and Reality

Dr. Yakir Englandar (Peoplehood)

Na’anua: A Pedagogy of Jewish Transformative Movement

Rabbanit Dalia Davis (Wellbeing)

A Pedagogy of Rootedness: Reclaiming a Sense of Belonging

Dr. Dominika Zakrzewska (Peoplehood)

Kissing the Sages: Cultivating Peoplehood Through Talmud Torah

Laynie Soloman (Peoplehood)

Speaking Jewish: A Phraseology of Peoplehood

Rabbi Josh Weinberg (Wellbeing)

Facing Difference and Fostering Belonging

Maia Ferdman (Wellbeing)

Life Meets Text: Sara Bareilles and Song of Songs

Rabbi Jen Gubitz (Wellbeing)

Kol Demama: A Pedagogy of Nuance

Devorah Levine Katz (Wellbeing)
12:45-1:00 PM ET​

A Letter to your Ancestor

Laynie Solomon

1:00-1:10 PM ET

BREAK

1:10-1:40 pm ET
Round 2 of Workshops

Let’s Farbreng: The Original Farbrengen Game

Hashaliach Peretz Chein (Wellbeing)

Embodying My Jewish Story

Dr. SAMANTHA VINOKOR (PEOPLEHOOD)

Kaveh: A Pedagogy of Hope

Rabbi Amitai Fraiman (Peoplehood) 

Amplifying Minority Voices Through Storytelling

Dr. Bezawit Abebe (Peoplehood)

Cultivating Curiosity

Rabbi Paul Cohen (Wellbeing)

Building Interpersonal Connection Through Wonder

Fraidy Aber (Wellbeing)

1:40-1:50 pm ET

Speaking Jewish

with Rabbi Josh Weinberg

1:50-2:20 pm ET
Round 3 of Workshops

Parsha Play as a Portal to Regenerative Torah

Aura Chaya (Wellbeing)

Hineni: A Call to Humble Action

Rabbi Aytan Kadden (Peoplehood)

What Do We Owe Each Other?

Rabbi Josh Mikutiks (Peoplehood)

A Pedagogy of Responsiveness

Dr. Sandra Anusiewicz-Baer (Peoplehood)

Cultivating Joy: Mitzvah Gedolah Lehiyot BeSimcha

Jessie Gindea (Wellbeing)

Shtika: Reclaiming Silence for Embodied Jewish Ethics

Mira Neshama Weil (Wellbeing)

2:20-2:25 pm ET

Practicing Joy

with Jessie Gindea

2:25-2:30 pm ET

Closing: From Jewish Education to an Education that is Jewish 

with Rabbi Lisa Goldstein

Fellows' Resources

Each fellow’s brand new Jewish pedagogy – created alongside scholars, artists, and content experts – will be available for download to infuse your work and uplift your practice.

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THE PRESENTERS

Osnat
Fox
Director, Institute for Global Jewish Voices
The Jewish Agency for Israel
Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship
Joshua
Weinberg
Vice President for Israel and Reform Zionism
Union For Reform Judaism
Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship
Dalia
Davis
Educator
Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Samantha
Vinokor-Meinrath
Senior Director of Knowledge, Ideas and Learning
The Jewish Education Project
Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship
Amitai
Fraiman
Director of the Z3 Project
Oshman Family JCC
Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship
Dominika
Zakrzewska
Executive Director
Beit Polska - The Union of Progressive Jewish Communities in Poland
Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship
Joshua
Mikutis
Director of Design and Jewish Learning
JDC Entwine
Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship
Paul
Cohen
Senior Rabbi
Temple Jeremiah
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship

The responsibility to bring the hostages home is a collective one, and there are numerous ways for you to get involved as an act of Jewish peoplehood and to support our shared wellbeing. As you anticipate the upcoming Symposium, access more than 25 action-oriented resources here at Everyone Counts, on this urgent issue.

M²’s Research Fellowships are run with support from the Covenant Foundation, the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, the Rodan Family Foundation, and Taube Philanthropies. M² is proud to partner with the Z3 Project in launching the Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship.