Educators and learners are struggling with the emotional impact of the moment. Are there specific Jewish practices, pedagogies, and resources that can support wellbeing, mental health, and spiritual vitality?

M² invites outstanding educators and master practitioners to join us in researching and developing educational practices that can respond to issues of mental health and wellbeing through the lenses of Mussar and Jewish spirituality.

How You Will Grow

Explore Pedagogies

Research and develop a pedagogy that is rooted in Jewish practice and relevant today.

Develop New Educational Practices

Develop educational practices and create new resources to share with educators.

Learn in a supportive community

Become part of a community that challenges you, supports you, and that turns learning into love.

Make a Difference

Share your research and educational resources with the field at large to influence the ways that Jewish educators teach.


The Pedagogies of Wellness Research Fellowship seeks to:

Find out more information and specific dates

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Pedagogies of Wellbeing Reseach Fellowship

Pedagogies of Wellbeing FAQ

The application deadline is November 21, 2021.

We expect fellows to participate in all aspects of this program. However, you can miss up to 2 sessions when unexpected things come up.

We believe in creating ideologically pluralistic spaces. We will have participants of all backgrounds.

By the end of the fellowship, fellows will produce one written research paper of five pages on their pedagogy and they will create one educational resource based on their pedagogy. 

In order to create lasting impact, fellows are asked to produce the following: 

  • A research paper on their pedagogy that explores its need, its roots in Jewish tradition, its worldview, and related practices. See here for examples. 
  • Recorded observations and field notes about learners engaging in their pedagogy.
  • An educational resource related to their pedagogy. Explore alumni work here.

After the completion of the Pedagogies of Wellbeing Research Fellowship, fellows will share their work with the larger Jewish educational field during an online symposium that they will help develop. Please find information about our previous symposium here.

This program is open to Jewish Educators across the globe, able to meet during mid-day ET.

To apply, please email

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 $5,000 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. 

Please see the program’s schedule here 


Applications are due on November 24, 2021.

Interviews will take place during the week of December 6-9, 2021.

To learn more, please sign up for one of our information sessions for M² Research Fellowships

November 9, 2021

12-1pm ET

November 10, 2021

3-4pm ET

Eligibility Requirements

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Pedagogies of Wellbeing Reseach Fellowship



Rabbi Lisa Goldstein

Lead Faculty
Rabbi Lisa Goldstein teaches a wide variety of online courses with an emphasis on spiritual resilience, cultivating the capacity for love and awe, meditation, and other Jewish spiritual practices. She also works one-on-one to support people in their spiritual journeys. She lives in New York City with her husband and foster son.
Mollie Andron

Mollie Andron

Lead Faculty, M² Senior Program Director, Cohorts and Fellowships
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. Mollie holds a double Masters in Midrash and Jewish Experiential Education from the Jewish Theological Seminary, a BA in Religion from Bard College, and is a graduate of M²’s Senior Educators Cohort. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and daughter.
Emily Faber

Emily Faber

Assistant Program Director at M²
Emily (they/she) comes to M² with a focus on elevating interpersonal connections within socially-focused organizations. They hold a BA in English Literature from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, and currently reside in Brooklyn, NY.

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