For Educators Research Fellowships 18X18 Research Fellowship

Deepening goals. Expanding possibilities.

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.

Bringing the 18x18 Educational Framework to life, this fellowship convenes executives overseeing educational strategy, policy, and programming to expand the possibilities of Jewish education by stimulating creativity, fostering collaboration, and cultivating a shared vision.

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The FELLOWSHIP journey

18X18 Research Fellowship
Phase 1: Framework and Possibilities
Explore the 18x18 Framework and its potential
18X18 Research Fellowship
Phase 2: Exploration of Goals
Identify and envision goals for organizational change
18X18 Research Fellowship
Phase 3: Road Maps And Strategies
Build a feasible implementation plan
18X18 Research Fellowship
Phase 4: First Stage Execution
Experiment with “small wins” to demonstrate new opportunities
18X18 Research Fellowship
Phase 5: Fostering Independence
Scale up efforts for change and analyze impact

Meet the fellows

Ruben
Arquilevich
Vice President for Camps, NFTY, and Immersives
URJ
18x18 Executive Fellowship
Cohort 1
Yael
Bendat-Appel
VP, Jewish Education and Engagement
UJA Federation of Greater Toronto
18x18 Executive Fellowship
Cohort 1
Brandon
Bernstein
Senior Jewish Educator
Moishe House
18x18 Executive Fellowship
Cohort 1
Tova
Birnbaum
Director of Jewish Content
JCC Palo Alto
18x18 Executive Fellowship
Cohort 1
Debbi
Cooper
Senior Director of the Center for Values in Action
18x18 Executive Fellowship
Cohort 1
Jessy
Dressin
Director of Education
Repair the World
18x18 Executive Fellowship
Cohort 1
Shelley
Kedar
Director, Connect Unit
JAFI
18x18 Executive Fellowship
Cohort 1
Sarah-Kay
Lacks
Senior Director of Institutional Programs
JCC Manhattan
18x18 Executive Fellowship
Cohort 1
The fellows in my cohort are extraordinarily thoughtful, creative, brave, and courageous… If you have the opportunity to experience M², take it! Walk into it open-minded and willing to embrace change. it is a transformative process.”
18X18 Research Fellowship
Tova Birnbaum
Director of Jewish Content, Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto
M² created a program that was high-level, methodical, relevant, and that pushed us forward… I had to articulate my goals and my path as a Jewish educator – and it changed my entire trajectory.”
18X18 Research Fellowship
Liron Lipinsky
Vice President, Enrichment Strategy, BBYO