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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.



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.
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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  | 
 Location TBD
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

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 Informal Education
Washington Hebrew Congregation
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Director, Jewish Teen Initiative
Combined Jewish Philanthropies
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Cohort 1
Director & Principal/Project Lead
Camp Massad & JAB Strategies
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Cohort 1
Los Angeles, Director
Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
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Cohort 4
Educational Consultant
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Cohort 1
Director of Jewish Engagement
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
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Cohort 6
Kapnik Ashar
Wexner Fellow, Rabbinical Student
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Cohort 3
Project Director, The New York Teen Initiative
Jewish Education Project
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Cohort 2
"The highlight of my M² experience was meeting so many different educators from different backgrounds and countries and thinking about Jewish education together. I learned how to create programs that are easily accessible to participants, and how to engage participants so that they want to learn more and return for future programs."
Magda Dorosz
SEC 3 (2018-2019)
Executive Director, Hillel Warsaw
“M² is the destination for soulful, intellectual, and personal advancement… Through its rigor, ingenuity, and innovative training, M² has lifted up 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.”
Hallie Shapiro
SEC 1 (2016-2017)
Senior Associate VP, Family and Teen Engagement at Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago
“M² helped me put structure and a theoretical frame around my skills and knowledge, and ignited my interest for further research. By enabling me to explore current theories, M² has helped me achieve multidirectional growth.”
Mariano Schlimovich
SEC 4 (2019-2020)
Executive Director, European Council of Jewish Communities (ECJC)
“M² helped me think in whole new ways about how I design learning experiences. They helped me trust my intuition and provided a robust, flexible approach. M² is a rare fellowship where alumni continue to feel part of the community long after the fellowship itself ends with ongoing resources, coaching, and connection.”
Sasha Raskin-Yin
SEC 3 (2018-2019)
NYC Program Director, Avodah

Faculty and Mentors

Our experienced and innovative faculty will support, challenge and guide you on your fellowship journey.
Assistant Program Director
Deputy CEO and Chief Program Officer, M²
Lead Faculty and Fellowship Director
Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Rhoda+CO
Founder & Chief Experience Officer, Coriphery Holistic Consulting Solutions
Moss Rabinowitz
Co-Founder and CEO, Kol HaOt: Illuminating Jewish Life through the Arts


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

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


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

Applications are based on rolling admissions and close on Feb 21, 2022.

To apply to SEC, you must complete an application form and participate in a 1:1 interview with an M2 staff 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 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, and hold an undergraduate degree.

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, the tuition for the Senior Educators Cohort is $4,200 USD + $350 registration fee per person.

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 travel within North America (up to $400 per seminar), double occupancy hotel room and meals during seminars, and any additional seminar-related expenses. Tuition does not cover transportation to/from airports, additional airline fees, or baggage fees.

Thanks to the generosity of the Maimonides Fund, M² is able to offer a subsidized tuition rate, which represents only a portion of the actual cost of the program. In addition, matching funds are available through our Workplace Integration program. For each $1,000 tuition payment by an employing organization, M² will provide a discount of $400, up to $1,200. There is also limited scholarship funding available. If you have further questions, please contact Senior Director, Programs and Fellowships Mollie Andron directly at mollie@ieje.org.

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.

Applications for SEC 6 will open in January 2022.

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

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