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Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship

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

Join a diverse group of master practitioners to develop new pedagogies of Peoplehood rooted in Jewish tradition, that can help learners and communities cultivate a stronger sense of belonging to the Jewish People. This fellowship welcomes applicants from North America, Israel and across the Jewish World.


M² is proud to partner with the Z3 Project in launching the Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship.

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The FELLOWSHIP journey

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Explore Pedagogies
Research and develop a pedagogy that is rooted in Jewish practice and relevant today.
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Develop New Educational Practices
Develop educational practices and create new resources to share with educators.
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Learn in a supportive community
Become part of a community that challenges you, supports you, and that turns learning into love.
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Make a Difference
Write a thought paper about your pedagogy to share with the field and influence how Jewish educators teach.

Program Schedule

[1]
Day of Learning
Introduction and Orientation
Meet other fellows, understand the fellowship arc, and start exploring Jewish approaches to Jewish Peoplehood

January 29, 2023 | 11:00am – 3:00pm ET

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Chabura Meetings
Articulate Worldviews
Discuss and articulate the needs, values and vision that guide your educational worldview

February 6, February 20, & February 27, 2023 | 12:00 - 2:00pm ET

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Day of Learning
Dive into Research
Learn from the expertise of your faculty and begin the process of research that will turn your worldview into a pedagogy

March 19, 2023 | 11:00AM-3:00 pm ET

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Chabura Meetings
PRESENT RESEARCH RESULTS AND PEDAGOGY
Share what you have learned from your research and how your pedagogy is an expression of your worldview

MARCH 27, APRIL 17; MAY 1 & 15, 2023 | 12:00-2:00PM ET

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Day of Learning
Move into Practice
Learn from inspiring leaders in the field and begin to hone in on a practice that is part of your pedagogy

May 21, 2023 | 11:00am-3:00pm ET

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Chabura Meetings
REFINE YOUR PRACTICE
Sharpen and experiment with a core practice that is part of your pedagogy

June 5 & 19, 2023 | 11:30am-2pm ET

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Field Testing
Field-test your pedagogy
Put your practice to the test in a live educational experience

Summer 2023

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Day of Learning
Polish your pedagogy
Reconnect with the group and share your Torah with one another

September 6, 2023 | 11:00-2:00pm ET

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Chabura Meetings
Revisions & Implications
Share the results of your field testing and thoughts about the implications for the field

September 27; October 9 & 23; November 6 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm ET

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Siyyum
Closing
A closing celebration of our cohort and learnings over the fellowship period

November 29, 2023

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Virtual Symposium
SHARE WITH THE WORLD
Share your pedagogy with the educational community

Meet the fellows

Joshua
Weinberg
Vice President for Israel and Reform Zionism
Union For Reform Judaism
Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship
Peoplehood Cohort 1
Yakir
Englander
National Senior Director of Leadership
Israeli American Council
Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship
Peoplehood Cohort 1
Joshua
Mikutis
Director of Design and Jewish Learning
JDC Entwine
Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship
Peoplehood Cohort 1
Sandra
Anusiewicz-Baer
Chief Operating Officer
Zacharias Frankel College
Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship
Peoplehood Cohort 1
Samantha
Vinokor-Meinrath
Senior Director of Knowledge, Ideas and Learning
The Jewish Education Project
Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship
Peoplehood Cohort 1
Osnat
Fox
Director, Institute for Global Jewish Voices
The Jewish Agency for Israel
Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship
Peoplehood Cohort 1
Amitai
Fraiman
Director of the Z3 Project
Oshman Family JCC
Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship
Peoplehood Cohort 1
Laynie
Soloman
Associate Rosh Yeshiva & Director of Transformative Leadership
SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva
Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship
Peoplehood Cohort 1
Peretz
Chein
Co-Founder & Director
M54
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Wellbeing Cohort 2
Aura Chaya
Bitton-Gispan
Founder, creative director
Aura Chaya Bitton-Gispan
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Wellbeing Cohort 2
Mira
Weil
Jewish Spirituality Teacher
Mira Weil
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Wellbeing Cohort 2
Jen
Gubitz
Founder/Educator/Rabbi
Modern JewISH Couples
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Wellbeing Cohort 2
Devorah
Levine Katz
Founder and Owner of Meshek48
Meshek48
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Wellbeing Cohort 2
Paul
Cohen
Senior Rabbi
Temple Jeremiah
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Wellbeing Cohort 2
Dalia
Davis
Educator
Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Wellbeing Cohort 2
Fraidy
Aber
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The Contemporary Jewish Museum - CJM
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Wellbeing Cohort 2
“If you have an educational vision that is stirring within you that you are eager to express, and you are looking for a cohort of fellow educators who are creative and reflective and can help you bring that vision to fruition, M² is for you. The fellowship is a community of educators who will push you to develop your best work.”
Dasee-Berkowitz
Dasee Berkowitz
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship, Cohort 2
Independent Facilitator, Educational Consultant, Author
“There is a degree of humility and incrementalism in education work. However, one of the things that M² has provided is a community of fellows with whom you can be bold. You can try something new without having to immediately worry about offending anyone or pleasing everyone.”
Jesse-Paikin
Rabbi Jesse Paikin
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship, Cohort 2
Master's Candidate in Clinical Psychology, Education & Spirituality: Teachers College, Columbia University
“With M², I was able to share ideas; receive feedback from experienced educators of different backgrounds, and build a great community together. I was able to reflect on my pedagogy and teaching practices, develop professionally, and consider why I do the things I do.”
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Daniel Abramson
Jewish Pedagogies Research Fellowship, Cohort 2
Curriculum Development Director, Tikkun Project

Facilitators

Our experienced and innovative facilitators will support, challenge, and guide you on your fellowship journey.
Mollie
Andron
Lead Faculty and Fellowship Director
Jonny
Ariel
Adjunct Faculty
Adam
Eilath
Adjunct Faculty
Eli
Kaplan Wildmann
Creative director and designer

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. Fellows will receive $500 after submitting a research plan; $1,000 after the first draft of their paper and $1,500 after the final draft of the paper.
Minimum of 12 years of 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 meet the challenges related to Jewish Peoplehood today
Work has an explicit relationship with Jewish peoplehood/Jewish education.

FAQ

The application for the 2023 fellowship is November 6, 2022.

In order to maximize the gain from the program and from the combined wisdom in the room, we expect fellows to fully participate in all aspects of the program; however, you can miss up to two sessions for an unexpected circumstance.

We believe in creating ideologically pluralistic spaces. The cohort will include participants of all backgrounds.

After the completion of the Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship, fellows will share their work with the larger Jewish educational field during an online symposium that they will help develop.

This program is a living laboratory of Jewish Peoplehood and as such we welcome Jewish Educators from across the globe, providing they are able to meet at midday ET.

Apply here. Please expect to invest at least two hours to complete the application. You are welcome to work on the essay questions in advance, which can be found here.

The fellowship is designed for you to take time to reflect on yourself as an educator. You will also be working with the faculty members, who are immersed in the world of pedagogy and can help you become even more articulate about educational practices and pedagogies.

Fellows will receive $3,000 over the course of the fellowship. Fellows will receive $500 after submitting a research plan; $1,000 after the first draft of their paper and $1,500 after the final draft of the paper.

The program will be conducted in English but for those who feel more comfortable in Hebrew, it will be possible to write their final deliverables in that language. Also, all the faculty speak Hebrew fluently.

M²’s Research Fellowships are run with support from the Covenant Foundation, the Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, the Rodan Family Foundation, and Taube Philanthropies.

Pedagogies of Peoplehood Research Fellowship

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