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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.

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.

The FELLOWSHIP journey

Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Research your pedagogy
Develop a pedagogic worldview, that is grounded in Jewish tradition
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Develop a practice
Bring your pedagogy to life by developing core practices and accessible resources
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Experiment and apply
Experiment with your findings among a community that will challenge and support you
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Share with the world
Share your work with the field through a dedicated symposium and M2’s network

Program Schedule

[1]
Days of Learning
Fellowship Orientation
Meet other fellows, understand the fellowship arc, and explore the guiding concept paper

January 26 & 27, 2022 | 12:00pm-3:00pm ET

[2]
Chabura Meetings
Articulating Worldviews
Research, discuss, and articulate the educational worldview that guides your pedagogy

February 8 & 22; March 15 & 22, April 12 | 1:30-3:30pm ET

[3]
Day of Learning
From Worldview to Practice
Learn from master pedagogues how to shift your work from a worldview to a core practice

May 1, 2022 | 11:00am - 4:00pm ET

[4]
Chabura Meetings
Developing Core Practices
Develop, sharpen and experiment with the core practice that will guide your pedagogy

May 10 & 24 | 1:30-3:30pm ET

[5]
Day of Learning
From Practice to Form
Gain critical tools for translating your pedagogy into an accessible educational resource

June 7, 2022 | 11:00am - 4:00pm ET

[6]
Chabura Meetings
Creating Educational Resources
Produce a creative and practical educational resource that brings your pedagogy to life

June 21, July 5 & 19; August 2 & 16 | 1:30-3:30pm ET

MEET THE FELLOWS

Jon
Adam Ross
Co-Founding Artist and Managing Director
The In[HEIR]itance Project
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Cohort 1
Shira
Hecht-Koller
Director of Education
929 English
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Cohort 1
Chana
Silberstein
Educational Director
Rotiman Chabad Center at Cornell University
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
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
Gila
Silverman
Director of Jewish Lifelong Learning
Siegal Lifelong Learning, Case Western Reserve University
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Cohort 2
Jesse
Paikin
Rabbi
Consultant
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Cohort 2
Edward
Magiste
Educator
The Temple Tifereth Israel
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Cohort 2
Charles
Herman
Former Executive Director & Founder
The Nesiya Institute
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Cohort 2
The cohort was a brilliantly recruited and fostered group of educators from a wide set of backgrounds and educational settings"
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Simon Klarfeld
Consultant, Self-Employed, Teaneck, NJ
The structure of constant sharing was crucial; it allowed us to know we were all on the journey together. Having a chevruta also made a big difference. And I felt full support from a very accessible M² staff team."
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Jonathan Adam Ross
Co-Founding Artist & Managing Director, The In[HEIR]itance Project, New York, NY
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."
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship
Dr. Chana Silberstein
Educational Director, Roitman Chabad Center at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Facilitators

Our experienced and innovative facilitators will support, challenge, and guide you on your fellowship journey.
Mollie Andron
Senior Program Director, Cohorts And Fellowships, M²
Shuki Taylor
CEO, M²
Channa Pinchasi
Deputy Director of Be’eri and Director of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education, Shalom Hartman Institute

Eligibility

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

Fellows will receive $3,000 over the course of the fellowship. Half of the stipend will be paid upon submission of the research paper and the other half after the submission of the resource.
Minimum of 12 years experience in Jewish education or experiential Jewish education
Students, space, and setting in which to experiment with your pedagogy and practice
Proven track record as an excellent Jewish educator across multiple settings
Experience in and passion for research and inquiry
Ability to articulate diverse viewpoints about education and other disciplines’ impact on education
Excellent written and oratory skills
Ability to express how education at large, and Jewish education in particular, can or should meet the challenges of today.

FAQ

The M² Research Fellowships are generously funded by the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah and the Covenant Foundation.