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.

APPLICATIONS OPEN IN WINTER 2023

TRANSFORM THE FIELD

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.

AN INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

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.

EXPLORE AND EXPERIMENT

Participating in SEC 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, 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.
Senior Educators Cohort
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 15-19, 2022  | 
 New York, NY
Senior Educators Cohort
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.

October 23-27, 2022  | 
 Los Angeles, CA
Senior Educators Cohort
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.

February 26-March 2, 2023  | 
 Miami, FL

How You Will Grow

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

Jeni
Friedman
CEO
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
Senior Educators Cohort
Cohort 6
Bryan
Oren
Program Director, Consulting Services
M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education
Senior Educators Cohort
Cohort 5
Rachel
Rapoport
Director, JUF Young Families
Jewish United Fund
Senior Educators Cohort
Cohort 6
Lisa
Stella
Assistant Director of Religious Life and Education
Michigan Hillel
Senior Educators Cohort
Cohort 3
Sara
Berk
Director of K-12 Learning and Inclusion
Temple Beth Shalom
Senior Educators Cohort
Cohort 5
Mike
Friedman
L&D Specialist
Cushman & Wakefield