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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.

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.
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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.

February 15-17, 2022  | 
 Herzliya, IL
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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.

June 26-29, 2022 | 
 Golan Heights, IL
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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.

November 21-24, 2022 | 
 South of Israel

How You Will Grow

Senior Educators Cohort – Israel
Master your craft
Experiment with innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches to values education, experience design, formation of identity, and learner-centered engagement.
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Build your Community
Broaden your network and build deep relationships among a community of diverse, driven, and dedicated educators from across Israel.
Senior Educators Cohort – Israel
Explore your vision
Discover how your talent, passion, and values align with your educational vision and intersect with your day-to-day practice.
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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

Jonathan
Denenberg
Director of the Pre-Military Preparatory School (Mechina), Machon Le Madrichei Chul
Jewish Agency
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Shira
Ben-Simon Schonfeld
Head of Hevruta Gap-Year Program
Shalom Hartman Institute
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Shlomit
Maagan
Content Development Director
Derech-kfar
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Adaiah
Kedmi Semama
Head of Pre-Military Preparatory
Arava-Faran
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Noam
Arbel
Director of Education
Routes Travel
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Shiran
Baram
Northern Region Manager
Tzofim (The Hebrew Scouts Movement)
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Bat-El
Ochana Pinto
Southern Region Manager
Memizrach Shemesh Kiah Beit Midrash
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Gavriel
Suna
Head of Germany Desk, Bnei Akiva
Director of Diaspora Affaires, Masa Israeli
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M²’s Senior Educators Cohort (SEC) program has inspired and empowered me, provided me with educational design tools and vision-based thinking, and strengthened my understanding of my professional path. The diverse spectrum of fellows – who come from different places and different professional contexts – has contributed to my learning process and to the connections I have created.”
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Shuvi Hoffman
SENIOR EDUCATORS COHORT 4 2019-2020
Diaspora Education Manager at National Library of Israel
In addition to a great personal experience with a tremendous group of people, the M² Senior Educators Cohort (SEC) program has provided me with sharp methodologies, professional terminology, and work approaches... By engaging with M², I finally found my ‘lost tribe’ with whom I share the same professional identity and educational worldview. M² has given me the opportunity to be a learner in the full essence of the word – and to develop professionally.”
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Alon More
SENIOR EDUCATORS COHORT 3 2018-2019
Director of Experiential Jewish Education in the Be'eri Program at the Shalom Hartman Institute
Without a doubt, the M² Senior Educators Cohort (SEC) program was the best educational training I have ever gone through in my professional life. The program has given me language and terminology that I apply in my work, has sharpened my professional identity, and allowed me to explore moral and professional questions in an uplifting and nonjudgmental environment. I can wholeheartedly say that participating in M²’s SEC program turned me into a better educator.”
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Itai Capsouto
SENIOR EDUCATORS COHORT 2 2017-2018
SEC Graduate and Israel Director of Education at the Diller Teen Fellows program

Faculty and Mentors

Our experienced and innovative faculty will support, challenge and guide you on your fellowship journey.
Yehudit Werchow
SEC Faculty and Mentor, M²
Ayal Beer
Israel Program Director, M²
Clare Goldwater
Chief Strategy Officer, M²
Assaf Granot
Beit Prat - Israeli Midrasha
Shuki Taylor
CEO, M²
Channa Pinchasi
Deputy Director of Be’eri and Director of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education, Shalom Hartman Institute

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

The Senior Educators Cohort – Israel is generously supported by the Russel Berrie Foundation and an anonymous funder.

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