Professional Development Programs

Transformative Cohort Experiences

Equipping educators with academic, innovative, and applicable approaches to values exploration, experiential design and identity development.

Senior Educators Cohort - Israel

An immersive cohort experience providing outstanding educators in Israel with a holistic approach toward the theory and practice of experiential Jewish education.

Chicago Educators Cohort

An 18-month fellowship designed to equip Chicago-based leading educators with cutting edge educational approaches and opportunities for collaboration, innovation, and mentorship.

Senior Educators Cohort

An international 10-month program that provides outstanding educators with a holistic approach toward the theory and practice of experiential Jewish education.

“M² is the destination for soulful, intellectual, and personal advancement… Through its rigor, ingenuity, and innovative training, M² has lifted the role of Jewish educators. If you’re looking for a community of practice and training in experiential education, M² will be catalytic to your personal and professional growth.”
Professional Development Programs
Andy Kastner
Relational Engagement Circle 1 (2018-2019)
“To work closely with the M² team has allowed me to start to develop the foundations of my organization’s Jewish educational philosophy, which we can build upon for years to come. To be able to focus on this work in a cohort of people who are doing so as well is exactly what sets M² apart.”
Professional Development Programs
Jessy Dressin
18x18 (2021-2022)
“M² created a program that was high-level, methodical, relevant, and that pushed us forward… I had to articulate my goals and my path as a Jewish educator– and it changed my entire trajectory.”
Professional Development Programs
Liron Lipinsky
Senior Educators Cohort 2 (2017-2018) & 18x18 (2021-2022)
“M² provided my team with a beautiful balance of theory and practice… They do an excellent job of balancing different modalities of learning, including interactive learning, chevruta learning, and time for reflection. The learning is serious and sophisticated – and worthy of educators’ time.”
Professional Development Programs
Jason Leivenberg
Power in 2020 (2020)
“I appreciated the rich opportunity to be with wise Jewish educators from all over North America, and to be taught by educators who used many media and modes to teach us. I feel like everyone from teachers, staff to participants, went the ‘extra mile’ to be engaged, to work hard, to be conscientious and diligent.”
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Shelly Barnathan
Relational Engagement Circle 2
“From the teachers to the design of the workshops, from the cohort to the flow of the seminars, each flowed into each other with ease and intentionality. I've gained new understandings, values, and the skills to apply them in a playful way.”
Professional Development Programs
Chanie Chein
Relational Engagement Circle 2
“Thank you to M² for allowing me to be present in an environment that is not my norm. The activities for exploring values were top-notch and I am excited to utilize some of the activities with my staff and to think about how to use them with our participants as well.”
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Julie Brodsky
Senior Educators Cohort 4
“M² helped me unearth a process that demands an in-depth exploration and articulation of values. This process that I am still learning is now integrated into my professional and personal practice. It is beyond impactful. In addition, I now have a sense of my vision for the Jewish world. What a gift.”
Professional Development Programs
Rabbi Tova Leibovic-Douglas
Senior Educators Cohort 4
“I feel that I identify more strongly than ever before as a Jewish educator, and certainly have a language and tools to apply therein.”
Professional Development Programs
Noach Pawliger
Senior Educators Cohort 4

Meet our Fellows

Will
Keller
Head of School
Hebrew Day School of Ann Arbor
Senior Educators Cohort
Cohort 2
Robin
Kahn
Director of Education and Teen Engagement
Temple Israel of Natick
Senior Educators Cohort
Cohort 3
Sara
Bernath
Co-Director
Rohr Chabad NDG
Senior Educators Cohort
Cohort 4
Avigail
Peled
Head of Program Development
The Ben Gurion Heritage Institute
Senior Educators Cohort Israel
Cohort 1
Yakov
Fleischmann
Director
Camp Stone
Senior Educators Cohort
Cohort 2
Dalia
Cusnir
Director of Machon LeMadrichei Chul
Jewish Agency
Senior Educators Cohort
Cohort 5
Robyn
Faintich
Executive Education Consultant
JewishGPS, LLC
Senior Educators Cohort
Cohort 3
Ira
Miller
Director of Informal Education
Washington Hebrew Congregation
Senior Educators Cohort
Cohort 3

Educational Resources

Personal Learning Cycle

This journal’s new format facilitates the meaning-making process for you as an educator. Use this journal to take notes, to capture the richness of your experience, and to make meaning out of it.

18×18 Posters

Inspiration Bookmarks

Imagineering Box

18×18 magnet set