Research Fellowships

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.

Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship

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

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, eight-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.”
Research Fellowships
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.”
Research Fellowships
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.”
Research Fellowships
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.”
Research Fellowships
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.”
Research Fellowships
Jon Adam Ross
Jewish Pedagogies Circle
(2020-2021)

Meet our Fellows

Tova
Birnbaum
Director of Jewish Content
JCC Palo Alto
18x18 Executive Fellowship
Cantor Rabbi Robert
Jury
Founder & Clinical Director
Tikvah Center for Jewish Recovery & Healing
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Liz
Sokolsky
Executive Director
Birthright Israel North America
18x18 Executive Fellowship
Rabbi Neil
Janes
Rabbi, Teacher, Lecturer
SBJC (South Bucks Jewish Community), Clore Shalom School, Leo Baeck College
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Andrea
Lieber
Professor or Religion
Dickinson College
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Adam
Eilath
Head of School
Ronald C Wornick Jewish Day School
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Cohort 1
Avi
Orlow
Vice President of Innovation and Education
Foundation for Jewish Camp
18x18 Executive Fellowship
Rachel
Bovitz
Executive Director
Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Cohort 1

Educational Resources

Ari Weiss

Tokhahah: A Pedagogy of Loving Rebuke

Loving rebuke, a pedagogy that embraces disagreement, can be transformative and even holy.
Yoshi Silverstein

Jewish Place and Positionality: A Choreography of Pedagogical Practice

Chana Silberstein

Chazarah and Shinun: Reviewing To The Point of Mastery

Jon Adam Ross

Pedagogy of Mutual Humanization

Jake Marmer

Contemporary Poetry As A Sacred Jewish Text