Lead educational transformation & change

Senior Educators Cohort

Our flagship program provides outstanding educators from across the globe with the theories and practices that enable them to master the craft of experiential Jewish education.

Application deadline: June 22, 2023


SEC has transformed the landscape of Jewish education by equipping the most promising talent with skills and tools to create holistic, nuanced and sophisticated educational experiences.


From San Paulo to Sydney and from Los Angeles to Tel Aviv, SEC brings together leading educators from major Jewish organizations, to create adiverse and creative community of practice.


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


Over the course of three, five-day convenings, participants gain exposure to signature creative educational pedagogies and cutting-edge methodologies that challenge them to articulate and sharpen their educational vision, approach, and practice – all in an immersive cohort environment.

Join us virtually for information sessions!

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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.

October 29–November 2, 2023  | 
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Seminar 2

The Power of Experiences

Discover the conceptual frameworks and choreographic principles that illuminate the design of immersive experiences, sensory engagement, spatial design, and the typology of activities.

February 25–29, 2024  | 
Seminar 3

Facilitating for Meaning

Investigate processes of experiential learning, approaches to group formation, the involvement of identity, and the role of educators in facilitating individual and communal agency.

June 23-27, 2024 | 
 New York

Ani Ma’amin: The Capstone

The SEC capstone project, Ani Ma’amin, is a structured opportunity to harness each educator’s guiding values and vision, and identify their unique contribution to Jewish life. The capstone has four components that will require several hours of independent work before each seminar.

Professional Mentorship

The Senior Educators Cohort includes mentorship sessions that guide fellows to utilize what they learn at M², expand their unique strengths and capacities, and tap into their sense of pride and motivation. Fellows meet with their mentors during each of the three in-person seminars, for monthly virtual one-on-one sessions, and for up to three virtual small group sessions.

How You Will Grow

Master your craft
Experiment with multi-disciplinary approaches to values education, experiential design and learner-centered engagement.
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Explore your vision
Discover how your talent, passion, and values align with your educational vision and intersect with your day-to-day practice.
Build your Community
Broaden your network and relationships among a community of diverse and dedicated educators from across the globe.
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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.


Director of JumpSpark
Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta
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Cohort 6
Director and Co-Founder
Camp Living Wonders
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Cohort 4
Sara Beth
Senior Education Consultant, Innovation and Inclusion
The Jewish Education Project
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Cohort 4
Director, Jewish Teen Initiative
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
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Cohort 1
Progam Director/ Director/ Director
Chabad AU/ Hebrew School to You/ Camp Gan Israel
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Cohort 3
Executive Recruiter
Three Pillars Recruiting
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Cohort 2
Dorot Fellowship in Israel
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Cohort 1
K.A. Recruiting, Inc.
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Cohort 2
"The Senior Educators Cohort has allowed me to explore how a problem of practice and my signature pedagogy go together. I now see how I bring myself to the problem, rather than the problem coming to me. I feel more secure in my identity as a Jewish educator, and I better understand what I uniquely bring to the table."
Jeremy Winaker
Senior Educators Cohort 6
Executive Director, Greater Philly Hillel Network
“I feel seen and recognized. My learnings, and my exposure to those whom I believe are the finest educators in the world (both the M² faculty and my cohort), have bolstered my knowledge of, commitment to, and appreciation for Jewish education. I am a better person because of this incredible program.”
Danny Corsun
Senior Educators Cohort 6
Founder and Educator, Culinary Judaics Academy
“I have always felt confident in my skills as a Jewish educator. Now, after the Senior Educators Cohort, I feel more confident in my skills as an individual learner – in my approach to both my professional endeavors and personal relationships.”
Debbie Savage
Senior Educators Cohort 6
Director of Jewish Engagement, UJA Federation of Greater Toronto

Faculty and Mentors

Our experienced and innovative faculty will support, challenge and guide you on your fellowship journey.
Lead Faculty and Fellowship Director
Adjunct Faculty
Assistant Program Director
Rabbi Lisa
Executive Director of the Dorot Foundation
Moss Rabinowitz
Co-Founder and CEO, Kol HaOt: Illuminating Jewish Life through the Arts


SEC is designed for senior-level educators from a multitude of backgrounds and roles. The application process includes the completion of an in-depth form to be followed by a 1:1 interview with an M² staff representative. Acceptances will be announced within one month of application.

Tuition: $


Registration fee: $


Includes all program costs, domestic airfare, room & board
Senior-level educators
Minimum of eight years of relevant field experience
Full-time employment as an experiential Jewish educator
Undergraduate degree


Applications for SEC will open on April 30 through June 22, please apply here >

Applications for SEC will close on June 22, 2023

To apply to SEC, you must complete an application by June 22. Those who advance in the application process will be invited to participate in an interview with up to two people on behalf of M² over July 17-19. Final cohort decisions will be shared by the end of July.

We believe that experiential Jewish education is not limited to a single Jewish educational setting or personality. Program participants include professionals working in day schools, camps, community centers, youth and teen programs, synagogues, federations, college campuses, and other Jewish organizations.

Past participants include executive directors, program managers, teachers, rabbis and educators from organizations such as Hillel, Chabad, Repair the World, Avodah, synagogues, Jewish day schools, JCCs, federations and more.

To be eligible for SEC, you must be a full-time Jewish educator with a minimum of eight 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.

Educators outside of North America are welcome to apply for the Senior Educators Cohort. M² will provide up to a total of $1,200 USD for international travel; participants will be required to pay any travel costs that exceed this amount.

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.

Thanks to the generosity of the Maimonides Fund, tuition for this cohort has been significantly reduced from previous years from $4,550 to $3,500. We have lowered the cost of attendance in order to make the program accessible to more educators.

In addition to participation in the program itself, tuition covers travel within North America (up to $400 per seminar), meals at seminars, and any additional seminar-related expenses. The first seminar will be single occupancy; the second and third seminars will be double occupancy, and fellows will have the opportunity to pay the difference for a single occupancy if interested. Tuition does not cover transportation to/from airports, additional airline fees, or baggage fees.

M² is able to offer limited additional scholarships, which you can indicate on your application.

The $300 registration fee is non-refundable. Cancellation up to 6 weeks before Seminar 1: 75% refund of paid tuition minus the $300 registration fee. Cancellation up to 2 weeks before Seminar 1: 25% refund of paid tuition minus the $300 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.

Spring of 2024

The Senior Educators Cohort is generously supported by the Maimonides Fund.