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NEW PEDAGOGIES. CONTEMPORARY CHALLENGES.

M²’s Research Fellowships convene talented and seasoned Jewish educators to address current challenges and cultivate new approaches towards Jewish education.

Join a community of master educators to research, develop, and create resources for new Jewish pedagogies that are rooted in Jewish tradition and address the educational needs of today.

2023 RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship

A paid, ten-month fellowship for master educators to research and develop educational practices that enrich the field of Jewish Peoplehood education and cultivate Jewish collective...

Jewish Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship

A paid, ten-month fellowship for educators and master practitioners to research and develop Jewish educational practices that can respond to issues of mental health and...

PAST FELLOWSHIPS

18X18 Research Fellowship

A fellowship for executives at prominent Jewish organizations to stimulate change, foster collaboration, and create a collective vision and framework for Jewish education.

Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship

A paid, ten-month fellowship for Jewish educators seeking to explore, design, test, and produce new Jewish pedagogies that address today’s challenges.

The structure was excellent, and I very much appreciated the range of topics that were explored through shared scaffolding and frameworks. The institutional and individual support I received was incredible, with M² going above and beyond normal expectations.”
Shira-Hecht-Koller
Shira Hecht-Koller
The Executive Director of Dorot Foundation
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship, Cohort 2018-2019
"The Jewish Pedagogies Circle was a transformative experience. As experiential educators, we often focus on academic work or educational work, but we rarely have the opportunity to focus on both theory and practice in a Jewish context. M² made it possible for me to do just that.”
Marta-Eichelberger-Jankowska
Marta Eichelberger-Jankowska
Jewish Pedagogies Circle
(2020-2021)
“Among the highlights of my M² experience were a dynamic cohort of colleagues, each of whom was doing really creative work in a variety of fields, and gifted faculty who brought unexpected and unusual skill sets to our program.”
Rachel-Bovitz
Rachel Bovitz
Jewish Pedagogies Circle
(2020-2021)
"M² gave me the opportunity to be part of a lively Beit Midrash where I could think critically about pedagogy and the Jewish tradition behind it, and actualize my research. M² gave me the space to explore, experiment, connect with others, and find my own voice.”
Ari-Weiss
Rabbi Ari Weiss
Jewish Pedagogies Circle
(2020-2021)
“Immersing in this fellowship gave me the pedagogical language to articulate the processes I've honed as an artist and activist, and a new lens from which to see the applicability of those processes.”
Jon-Ross
Jon Adam Ross
Jewish Pedagogies Circle
(2020-2021)

Meet our Fellows

Peretz
Chein
Co-Founder & Director
M54
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Wellbeing Cohort 2
Andrea
Lieber
Professor or Religion
Dickinson College
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Wellbeing Cohort 1
Ruben
Shimonov
National Director of Sephardi House and Young Leadership & Founding Executive Director of the Sephardic Mizrahi Q Network
American Sephardi Federation
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Cohort 2
Michal
Fox Smart
Chief Program Officer
The Institute for Jewish Spirituality
18x18 Executive Fellowship
Cohort 1
Daniel
Abramson
Curriculum Development Director of the Tikkun Project
The Leo Baeck Day School
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Cohort 2
Cantor Rabbi Robert
Jury
Founder & Clinical Director
Tikvah Center for Jewish Recovery & Healing
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Wellbeing Cohort 1
Avi
Orlow
Vice President of Innovation and Education
Foundation for Jewish Camp
18x18 Executive Fellowship
Cohort 1
Fraidy
Aber
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The Contemporary Jewish Museum - CJM
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Wellbeing Cohort 2

Educational Resources

Rabbah Dr. Mira Neshama Weil

Rega Shel Shtika: How Quieting Fosters Ethical Behavior

Reintroducing practices of silence within Jewish learning communities can foster ethical behavior.
Devorah Levine Katz

Pedagogy of Nuance: Finding Comfort Through Storytelling

Aura Chaya Bitton-Gispan

PEDAGOGY OF PLAYFUL ENCOUNTER PROPAGATING THE DIVINE

Rabbi Paul Cohen

Cultivating Curiosity: A Jewish Pedagogy of Wellbeing

Fraidy Aber

A Jewish Pedagogy of Creative Wellbeing: Connection through Wonder