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Jewish Education between crisis and growth

Yated:
Cultivating Resilience

October 7th served as an inflection point in Israel and for the Jewish community worldwide. Rising antisemitism, the war and its impact, the pain that has transpired and increasing social polarization have resulted in emotional, ideological, and political fragmentation.

What is the role of Jewish educators in these times?
And from where do we draw our strength?

Yated is a two-and-a-half day program providing Jewish educators with tools and skills for cultivating resilience in the face of uncertainty, so that they can help their learners to do the same.

TORONTO COHORT

August 14, 2024, 10am -
August 15, 2024, 4:30pm

Hockley Valley Resort

September 12, 2024

ZOOM

$200 CAD

SENIOR HILLEL PROFESSIONALS COHORT

Details coming soon

Cultivating Resilience

In the months since October 2023, our values, beliefs, and assumptions have been shaken.

To help educators navigate this crisis – within themselves and for their learners – Yated provides tools for cultivating resilience and emotional flexibility, using approaches drawn from narrative theory to promotes individual and group agency.

Crafting a Story

In the absence of language to describe our experiences, we are unable to make meaning of our new realities.

Blending concepts in psychology, education and storytelling, Yated provides educators with skills for crafting new narratives that help them and their learners experience growth and find meaning in chaotic times.

Clarifying Purpose

To make meaning of this moment, we must also consider the future we are working towards.

Yated provides educators with a space and community to confront complicated questions about our shared Jewish future. M² unique values-based approach infuses participants with a sense of renewed purpose and healing.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Yated gathers groups of 20 Jewish professionals to form a cohort that supports and challenges in service of personal and professional growth. The program is comprised of a two-day overnight seminar in an immersive setting, followed by a half-day workshop several weeks later.
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Yated Day 1

Resilience for Today

Accessing approaches grounded in narrative theory alongside creative methodologies and trauma-informed techniques, participants will experience the role of storytelling in building resilience for themselves and their learners.

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Yated Seminar Day 2

A Vision for Tomorrow

Leveraging lessons learned from Day 1, participants will be exposed to methods and tools to formulate and articulate new visions and values for what our learners, our communities and our people can become.

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Closing Workshop: Lab Time

Taking Action

Taking place 2-3 weeks following the seminar, this half-day workshop lays the foundation for where participants share how they can use – and build on – the approaches that they were exposed to and the skills that they acquired.

IF YOU WANT TO…

An educator with demonstrated impact

A professional who works with learners in pervasive and sustained ways

In a professional and personal position to make a difference

AND IF YOU ARE…

Build personal and community resilience

Gain tools and new approaches to help you contend with the educational ramifications on your learners of antisemitism and antizionism in your community

Guide your learners on a journey from confusion to growth

Meet the fellows

Naama
Yanay Laufer
High School Class Coordinator
Hebrew Reali School in Haifa
Yated
Nehama
Sela Ella
Referent Professional Development Special Education/Instructional Guides/Evaluation and Measurement Coordinator
Pisga Center Jerusalem West
Yated
David
Ben Zazon
Educator
Himmelfarb High School
Yated
Hadas
Ben Arza
Coordinator of Cultural Development
Amit
Yated
Michal
Shochat
Director of Second Year
Mechnat Hannaton
Yated
Ohad
Shamama
Project Manager for a Foundation
Mechinat Meitarim Lachish (Lachish Meitarim Pre-Military Preparatory)
Yated
Noa
Platt
Teacher Mentor for Outdoor and Community Based Learning
Poenta- Center fot Education Renewal
Yated
Ephrat
Gal
Teacher and Pedagogical Coordinator
Pelech Girls High School
Yated

Faculty and Staff

Our experienced and innovative faculty will support, challenge, and guide you on your professional development journey.
Abby
Mintz
LPC, Facilitator
SHLOMIT
NAIM NAOR
Facilitator
Shuki
Taylor
CEO, M²

Advisors

Sharon
Almougy
MA, is a Psychotherapist with a specialization in Trauma
Inbar
Amir
Storytelling expert

Tuition: $

TORONTO COHORT

August 14-15, 2024, in person
September 5, 2024, virtually

Registration fee: $

200 CAD

This program is generously supported by the UJA-Federation of Greater Toronto

SENIOR HILLEL PROFFESIONALS COHORT

More info coming soon

Eligibility

Eligible participants are Jewish engagement professionals who:

Are committed to cultivating resilience, especially in light of recent events, for themselves and for their learners
Interact with learners on a consistent and frequent basis
Possess the ability to immediately apply learnings
Have demonstrated impact in the field

Financial assistance is available. For more details and questions about the program, contact Abby Mintz: abby@ieje.org

FAQ

Yated Cohorts are formed based on a number of criteria, including educational setting, professional experience, geographic location, and others. Ideal candidates work with students in sustained ways; are interested in building personal and community resilience, and gaining tools and skills to help them support their learners in an environment of antizionism, antisemitism, and increasing social and political polarization.

The registration fee is $200. If the cost poses a barrier to your participation, financial aid is available upon request.

Applications for Yated will open on X through X. Please apply here

Once you register, you can expect to receive a welcome email 2 weeks prior to your seminar. The email will include a cohort announcement, schedule, and relevant details to help you adequately prepare for the learning experience.

Full attendance is required for the entirety of the program.

Graduates of Yated will complete the program with renewed resilience, and practical pedagogical tools. They will be equipped to use these tools and approaches to guide their learners through a process of building their own resilience, and cope with complex identity- based questions arising from current issues such as antizionism, antisemitism in their organizations and communities.

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