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Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship

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

Join a group of master practitioners to develop pedagogies and educational resources rooted in Jewish tradition, that address today’s burning challenges around health and wellbeing.

The FELLOWSHIP journey

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

Program Schedule

[1]
Days of Learning
Fellowship Orientation
Meet other fellows, discover 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 how to translate 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

[7]
Online Symposium
Share with the world
Share your pedagogy with the educational community

September 21, 12:30-2:30pm ET

MEET THE FELLOWS

Naama
Sadan
PhD Student in Environmental Studies
UC Berkeley & the Hebrew University
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Cantor Rabbi Robert
Jury
Founder & Clinical Director
Tikvah Center for Jewish Recovery & Healing
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Rabbi Neil
Janes
Rabbi, Teacher, Lecturer
SBJC (South Bucks Jewish Community), Clore Shalom School, Leo Baeck College
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Rabbi Yechiel
Hoffman
Jewish Interactive
US Director
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Kimberly
Dueñas
Community Manager and Founding Member
Jewtina y Co.
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer
Kossoy
Director, Year Program
Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Rabbi Michelle
Dardashti
Rabbi and Associate
University Chaplain, Brown RISD Hillel and Brown University
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
Rabbi Daniel
Brenner
Chief of Education
Moving Traditions
Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship
The cohort was a brilliantly recruited and fostered group of educators from a wide set of backgrounds and educational settings.”
Pedagogies of Wellbeing 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.”
Pedagogies of Wellbeing 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.”
Pedagogies of Wellbeing 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.
Rabbi Lisa Goldstein
Faculty, M²
Emily Faber
Assistant Director, Cohorts And Fellowships, M²
Mollie Andron
Senior Program Director, Cohorts And Fellowships, M²
Shuki Taylor
CEO, M²

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.
An interest in how jewish practices of wellbeing can help shape educational experiences
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 or should meet the challenges of wellbeing today.

FAQ

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