LEAD EDUCATIONAL TRANSFORMATION & CHANGE

Chicago Educators Cohort

A unique 18-month journey that invites Jewish educators from across Chicago to invest in their passion, build community, and intensify their impact.

INVEST IN YOUR PASSION

A community-wide initiative, the M2 Chicago Educators Cohort invests in the most promising educators dedicated to bringing meaningful Jewish experiences to Jews of all ages and backgrounds across the city, by equipping them with the most current and innovative educational methods and tools.

BUILD YOUR COMMUNITY

Through immersive seminars, community of practice gatherings, and personalized mentorship, the Chicago Educators Cohort creates an intentional space for enrichment, experimentation, and collaboration, while investing in the personal and professional growth of each fellow.

DIVERSITY WITH A PURPOSE

Selected fellows represent institutions across Chicago including camps, schools, teen and student organizations, synagogues, cultural and grassroots organizations, and more, that vary widely in religious observance and background. Their greatest commonality is their deep commitment to a thriving Chicago Jewish community.

IF YOU WANT TO…

Be part of this cutting-edge community-wide initiative

Strengthen the impact of your educational experiences

Create a shared language with a diverse group of professionals in your community

Make a courageous commitment to change

AND IF YOU ARE…

An educator in the Chicago community with demonstrated impact

A mid-level professional with between 4-8+ years of experience in the field

Excited about delving into the world of Jewish ideas and educational frameworks

Have the position and support to make a difference

...then you belong with us!

MEET THE FELLOWS

Genna
Kahn
Program Director of Teen Volunteering and Philanthropy
Jewish United Fund
Chicago Educators Cohort
Matt
Rissien
Director of Congregational Learning
Temple Jeremiah
Chicago Educators Cohort
Logan
Zinman Gerber
National Campaign Organizer
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Chicago Educators Cohort
Sam
Berkman
National Director of Communal Relations
J Street
Chicago Educators Cohort
Tamara
Frankel
Ed.d Candidate
The Davidson School of Education, JTS
Chicago Educators Cohort
Amanda
Herlich
Education Director
Emanuel Congregation
Chicago Educators Cohort
Mashi
Polstein
Director
Jewish Family Experience (NCSY)
Chicago Educators Cohort
Deena
Cowans
Associate Rabbi
Mishkan Chicago
Chicago Educators Cohort

Faculty

Our experienced and innovative faculty will support, challenge, and guide you on your fellowship journey.
Emily Faber
Assistant Program Director
Kiva Rabinsky
Deputy CEO and Chief Program Officer, M²
Mollie Andron
Lead Faculty and Fellowship Director
Tamara Rebick
Founder & Chief Experience Officer, Coriphery Holistic Consulting Solutions
Abby Mintz
Program Director, M² Center for Values in Action
Stephen Markowitz
Adjunct Faculty
The Chicago Educators Cohort is generously supported by the Crown Family Philanthropies.