Mentor Moments are opportunities for M² graduates to to have individual face time with M² staff, faculty and mentors. The undivided attention offered through Mentor Moments is an opportunity to focus fully on you

Bring your own topic or check out the rotating mentor bios to find a focus area that best suits your current needs. and take some time out of your daily reality.

You can schedule up to five Mentor Moments with a mentor you already know, a mentor you want to get to know – or a bit of both!

Mollie Andron

Mollie Andron

Mollie has over 10 years’ experience teaching in a variety of Jewish educational settings – from formal classroom teaching to nature education, theatre education to collaborative philanthropy education. She enjoys being in the field as well as building programs and trainings to support others.

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Topics

• How do I integrate senses into digital content and programming?

• Can you help me articulate my authentic self as an educator?

• I need to develop or find Jewish content related to [any] topic.
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Jonny Ariel

Jonny Ariel

Jonny is a connoisseur of experiential education with 35 years designing and delivering strategy and program on three continents. A faculty member of M² for several years, he teaches the MA course in Experiential Education at Hebrew University. Jonny previously served as founding Executive Director of Makom: the Israel Education Lab.

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Topics

• How can I integrate what moves me and what matters in the world? How can Jewish education contribute to Jewish flourishing in an age of anger and cynicism?

• I can’t figure out the value conflict at the heart of my topic.

• OMG, I need a new strategy to achieve my goals.
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Clare Goldwater

Clare Goldwater

Clare is a long-time experiential educator and coach, with experience in organizational change, travel education and leadership development. She has been at M² since the beginning, first as a mentor and now as the VP for Education. She lives in Jerusalem and has 3 passports (none of which are so helpful right now!).

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Topics

• How can I integrate what moves me and what matters in the world? How can Jewish education contribute to Jewish flourishing in an age of anger and cynicism?

• How can the M² language and approach be helpful to me?

• I am stressed and overwhelmed – can you help?
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Rae Janvey

Rae Janvey

Rae is a thought-leader on expanding leadership capacity in the nonprofit arena, and works as a mentor and coach to social entrepreneurs, leaders, educators; she is also the founder of and Mentor in Flourishing Women Circles. Rae's primary focus is on building a positive personal and professional identities; through personal leadership growth, deep relationships, and positive change.

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Topics

• I am seeing such crisis and loss around me; how should I respond as a Jewish educator/leader?

• I am stressed and overwhelmed – can you help?

• I need to take care of my own spiritual needs.
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Stephen Markowitz

Stephen Markowitz

Stephen is Senior Director of Research at M² and a graduate of SEC 2. He has spent his career in Jewish education and has served as faculty and mentor on a variety of M² programs. He loves the opportunity in helping participants make the connections between the content taught and their contexts.

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Topics

• I’m designing a program using M² content about values and could use a thought-partner

• How can the M² language and approach be helpful to me?

• I am stressed and overwhelmed – can you help?
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Kiva Rabinsky

Kiva Rabinsky

Kiva is the Chief Program Officer at M² and is enjoying all the virtual connections with alumni! Kiva's expertise lies in applying educational concepts to daily life, and he's excited to see what educational callings and opportunities will emerge through our evolving reality.

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Topics

• How can the M² language and approach be helpful to me right now?

• I’m designing a program using M² content and could use a thought-partner

• I'd love to do some content review.
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Tamara Rebick

Tamara Rebick

Tamara is an educator, consultant and thought-partner to Jewish organizations seeking to optimize education programs and engagement strategies. She trains leaders to "respectfully disrupt" systems that appear stagnant and is a lead faculty and coach in several M² programs. She is also a proud graduate of Cohort 4 of the YU experiential education program.

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Topics

• I’m designing a program using M² content and could use a thought-partner

• How might I harness disruption (like social distancing) to create powerful educational goals?

• I am looking for ways to reimagine group formation, ice breakers, and building community
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Dr. Assael Romanelli

Assael Romanelli

Assael is a multipotentialite, couple and family therapist and supervisor, improvisation teacher and conductor, trainer and lecturer. He has served as M² adjunct faculty on SEC and Relational Learning programs.

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Topics

• I’m stuck with the way I present myself at work (my relational calling card).

• I’m finding it hard to manifest systematic change in my organization (or life).

• I keep getting stuck with similar problems and issues.
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Dr. Bernie Steinberg

Bernie Steinberg

Bernie Steinberg has pioneered and served as an educator and leader at the Pardes and Hartman Institutes, the Retreat Institute of the Cleveland JCC, and Harvard Hillel. He has been a mentor for numerous M² programs and many others.

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Topics

• How can I integrate what moves me and what matters in the world? How can Jewish education contribute to Jewish flourishing in an age of anger and cynicism?

• How can Jewish education serve as a corrective to transactional relationships? How can Jewish education facilitate love?

• I need to be a better listener. What do I need to do?
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Shuki Taylor

Shuki Taylor

Shuki is the founder and CEO of M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education, providing educators and organizations with knowledge, tools and skills to advance the theory and practice of experiential Jewish education. Shuki studied Jewish philosophy, education and scriptwriting. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife Natalie and their four children.

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Topics

• How – when we are at our most vulnerable – can we unleash our greatest creativity to better the world?

• How can Jewish ideas and core values inspire our work and life, and how might I instill those ideas to others?

• I am seeing such crisis and loss around me; how should I respond as a Jewish educator/leader?
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Zach Truboff

Zach Truboff

Zach works as a research fellow for M² and has a passion for using Jewish texts and ideas along with contemporary thought to address issues of Jewish meaning and identity. He previously served as a synagogue rabbi at Cedar Sinai Synagogue in Cleveland, OH. In addition to M², he also works as the coordinator for the International Beit Din Institute.

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Topics

• I need to develop or find Jewish content related to [any] topic.

• What should I be doing as a rabbi to respond to the current situation?

• I am seeing such crisis and loss around me; how should I respond as a Jewish educator/leader?
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Rhoda Weisman

Rhoda Weisman

Rhoda is the founder of Rhoda+CO. Rhoda has served as a mentor on various M² programs throughout the years. She has a 25+ year career in identifying, educating and coaching. Rhoda is one of the original founders of the Jewish engagement model used today and believes that every person deserves a high-level connection to Jewish life and tradition.

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Topics

• I need to recalibrate my next career/professional steps and how to get there

• How can I lead in this difficult moment with authenticity, empathy, and strength?

• Help me to best manage my work context and the complexities in my organization.
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Rabbi Elyse Winick

Elyse Winick

Elyse is the Senior Director of Learning and Education at Combined Jewish Philanthropies in Boston, where her work focuses on community visioning and outreach to the unaffiliated. She is a graduate of SEC1 and has served as a mentor for both the Hillel and JFNA cohorts.

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Topics

• I’m designing a program using M² content about values and could use a thought-partner.

• I need to take care of my own spiritual needs.

• I want to think about the big picture of what are we learning from this experience and how can we use it in a post-pandemic world.
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Heather Wolfson

Heather Wolfson

Heather is the Founder and CEO of Maven Coaching and Consulting. She is a professional consultant and Board-Certified Coach (BCC), specializing in helping people achieve organizational resilience and overcome roadblocks to their success. Heather was the first COO of M² and served as a trainer and coach for M² programs during that time.

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Topics

• The pressure of work and life is so intense, I need help!

• I could really use support on how to best support my team.

• I am stressed and overwhelmed – can you help?
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