Home For Educators Professional Development Programs Senior Educators Cohort – Israel

Lead educational transformation & change

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.

APPLICATIONS OPEN IN SPRING 2024

TRANSFORM THE FIELD

SEC-Israel is transforming the landscape of experiential education in Israel by equipping the most promising talent with skills and tools to create holistic, pluralistic, and sophisticated Jewish experiences.

A COMMUNITY OF YOUR OWN

Holding leading positions across major organizations across the country, our graduates work to professionalize the field of experiential education and its impact on individual and collective Jewish Israeli identity.

EXPLORE AND EXPERIMENT

Participating in SEC-Israel provides access to the most current and creative pedagogies, methodologies, and resources, within a culture that celebrates educational innovation and experimentation.

Seminars

Over the course of three, four-day convenings, participants gain exposure to creative pedagogies and methodologies that challenge them to sharpen their vision, approach, and practice.Between the seminars, we will hold 3-4 in-person days of learning including mentoring sessions and peer discourse, to deepen the material and perfect the educational language.
WhatsApp Image 2022-02-21 at 14.31.05 (1)
Seminar 1

Foundations and Values

Gain exposure to frameworks and theories that ignite the field of experiential Jewish education, including narrative theory, conflict pedagogy, and values education.
May 29- June 1, 2023  | 
 Herzliya, IL
WhatsApp Image 2022-03-09 at 15.35.38 (2)
Seminar 2

The Power of Experiences

Discover conceptual frames and choreographic principles that illuminate the design of immersive experiences, sensory engagement, spatial design, and the typology of activities.
October 16-19, 2023 | 
 Golan Heights, IL
WhatsApp Image 2022-02-25 at 11.28.11 (1)
Seminar 3

Facilitating for Meaning

Investigate key constructs in group formation, the evolution of identity, and the processes of memory formation, and explore the role of educators in facilitating individual and communal agency.
February 26-29, 2024 | 
 South of Israel

How You Will Grow

FE2_3_UPDTD
Master your craft
Experiment with innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches to values education, experience design, formation of identity, and learner-centered engagement.
FE_3
Build your Community
Broaden your network and build deep relationships among a community of diverse, driven, and dedicated educators from across Israel.
FE4_1
Explore your vision
Discover how your talent, passion, and values align with your educational vision and intersect with your day-to-day practice.
FE5_5
Make a difference
Through our workplace integration coaching, gain skills, tools, and confidence to apply what you learn within and across your workplace

MEET THE FELLOWS

Adar
Sahar
Education Mentor
Diller Teen Fellows
Mabat: Senior Educators Cohort Israel
Cohort 1
Ran
Yehoshua
CEO
Latet-Pe
Mabat: Senior Educators Cohort Israel
Cohort 2
Ofri
Metzer
Instructions In Instructions Director of Educational Development
Desert Stars
Mabat: Senior Educators Cohort Israel
Cohort 2
Shlomit
Maagan
Content Development Director
Derech-kfar
Mabat: Senior Educators Cohort Israel
Cohort 1
Shlomit
Satler
Education Director
World Zionist Organization
Mabat: Senior Educators Cohort Israel
Cohort 2
Ohad
Shamama
Educational Director
Mechinat Meitarim Lachish (Lachish Meitarim Pre-Military Preparatory)
Mabat: Senior Educators Cohort Israel
Cohort 1
Orit
Lasser
Director of Content Development
Herzog College
Mabat: Senior Educators Cohort Israel
Cohort 2
Don
Burg
Pedagogical instructor
Meitarim
Mabat: Senior Educators Cohort Israel
Cohort 2
"M² has influenced my thinking and introduced me to new people, content, methods, and ideas. It's like doing a mobile phone version update to upgrade yourself and your practice."
Guy-Shitrit
Guy Shitrit
SENIOR EDUCATORS COHORT ISRAEL 1
Director of the Alumni Programs Department, Gal Center for Leadership in the Negev
“Beyond the enriching social connections, M² gave me a new lens to examine existing educational goals and practices, and the skills to improve and perfect them. The program equipped me with the tools to plan learning experiences in a more conscious and organized way, with touchstones that ensure that all elements of our educational goals are met."
Slomit Maagan
Shlomit Maagan
SENIOR EDUCATORS COHORT ISRAEL 1
Content Development Director, Derech-kfar
"M² made me more confident about my professional identity as an educator, and I gained the tools to create, process, and apply my experiences and ideas. The investment in us as educators is amazing, and the prestige and professionalism were very felt in the program. It is important to innovate in the formal educational field as well, where there is considerable need for professionalizing the educators’ work."
Alon-Ziv-Galil
Alon Ziv Galil
SENIOR EDUCATORS COHORT ISRAEL 1
Principal, French Hill Tevel School

Faculty and Mentors

Our experienced and innovative faculty will support, challenge and guide you on your fellowship journey.
Ayal
Beer
Israel Program Director, M²
Clare
Goldwater
Chief Strategy Officer, M²
ADAYA
KEDMI SEMAMA
Mentor
SHLOMIT
NAIM NAOR
Facilitator
Ohad
Shamama
Mentor
Shuki
Taylor
CEO, M²

Eligibility

To request more information for the upcoming program, please submit your email address below. We’ll be in touch shortly.

Tuition: ₪

1,500

The cost of the subsidized participation is worth NIS 30,000 per participant. Costs include all program costs, room & board.
Senior-level educators
Minimum of seven years of relevant field experience
Full-time employment as an experiential Jewish educator

FAQ

Email ayal@ieje.org and share your name, title, organization, and number of years of experience, and we’ll get back to you shortly.

Applications for SEC Israel Cohort 2 are based on rolling admissions and close on March 5, 2023.

To apply to SEC- Israel, you must complete an application form and participate in a 1:1 interview with an M²staff member. Personal interviews will take place on a rolling basis during the month following the application period.

We believe that experiential Jewish education is not limited to a single Jewish educational setting or personality. Program participants include professionals working in youth movements and teen programs, mechinot, and other organizations.

Past participants include executive directors, program managers, madrichim, teachers, and educators from organizations such as Beit Prat, Tzofim – Israel Scouts, ANU Museum of the Jewish People, Gesher, the Hartman Institute, a range of mechinot, and many more.

To be eligible for SEC- Israel, you must be an Israeli-based full-time educator with a minimum of seven years of relevant field experience.

We place a strong emphasis on workplace integration throughout the program, providing you with regular coaching to help you apply what you learn. In addition, we require that your current work supervisor acknowledge your participation in SEC.

Participants are expected to be present at all seminars, at all times. In order to create the most optimal learning cohort experience, we also ask that participants stay onsite. This includes staying at the provided accommodations even if we are located in your home city.

Our program requires the completion of brief written reflections and assignments, readings before each seminar, as well as participation in educator support calls. You should expect to designate a maximum of 4-5 hours per month to complete these requirements.

M² trains diverse Jewish professionals who come from all over the world and have varying approaches to Jewish life and practice. Our curriculum reflects a plurality of Jewish voices and perspectives. If you have further questions about the program environment, please contact us.

SEC-Israel program is made possible thanks to the support of two anonymous foundations. The tuition of the subsidized participation is worth NIS 1,500 and includes participation in the three seminars in the form of full accommodation, in the meeting days between the seminars, and in the various activities.

Upon accepting your spot in the cohort, you will be invoiced 50% of your tuition and the $350 registration fee. The first 50% of your tuition and the registration fee will be due within two weeks of the invoice. The remaining 50% will be due after Seminar 1.

In addition to participation in the program itself, tuition covers double occupancy hotel room and meals during seminars, and any additional seminar-related expenses. Tuition does not cover transportation to/from the seminar location.

The NIS 1,500 registration fee is non-refundable except for cancellations directly related to Covid-19.
Cancellation up to 6 weeks before Seminar 1: 75% refund of paid tuition minus the NIS 1,500 registration fee.
Cancellation up to 2 weeks before Seminar 1: 25% refund of paid tuition minus the $350 registration fee.
Paid tuition is non-refundable within 2 weeks of Seminar 1.

We are constantly monitoring the situation and follow the most up-to-date Covid 19 protocol.

Applications for the next class of SEC-Israel will open in the spring of 2024.

The Senior Educators Cohort – Israel is generously supported by two anonymous funders.

Send me an application

Senior Educators Cohort – Israel

Skip to content