Services for Organizations About Values In Action

Services for Organizations

Values in Action

Why?

Today’s learners are confronted with so many issues, from climate change, social pressures, increased antisemitism, and more. What they most need are educators and role models who can help them navigate these issues with clarity and wisdom.

What?

The Values in Action initiative equips Jewish educators to support their learners in navigating the complex challenges of our time and inspiring them to take positive action – all through the lens of Jewish values.

How?

At this time, Values in Action is delivering training through partnerships with organizations.

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The Values in Action Approach

The Values in Action approach contends that examining challenging issues through the lens current and contemporary educational approaches which are grounded in Jewish values can help us push past buzzwords and soundbites, to consider new narratives or perspectives, and prioritize what truly matters to us.

M²’s Values in Action initiative developed a wide variety of resources, supporting educators to:

Frame the issue

Offer a guiding value

Pose the conflict question

Anchor in Jewish wisdom

Lead an experiential activity

Prompt meaning-making and action

The VIA course

M²’s Center for Values in Action Course equips your organization to address many of today’s challenging issues using a values-based facilitation approach rooted in Jewish ideas and wisdom.

Through a 4-session course, facilitators will learn how to meaningfully examine values and use them as a lens to better process the contemporary issues they are facing.

THE VIA RESOURCES

The Values in Action resources help learners move through a compelling values-based experience grounded in Jewish wisdom. Each resource is centered around a particular issue and an animating value; is grounded in an engaging activity and a Jewish anchor, enabling learners to consider how they might take action.

staff and FACULTY

Our experienced and innovative faculty will support and guide your organization through its unique challenges, leveraging the resources of the Values in Action initiative

Mollie
Andron
Facilitator, Values In Action
Debbi
Cooper
Senior Director, Values in Action
SHIRA
HECHT-KOLLER
Education Director, Values in Action
Abby
Mintz
Program Director, Values in Action
Kiva
Rabinsky
Facilitator, Values In Action
Tamara
Rebick
Facilitator, Values In Action
Shuki
Taylor
Facilitator, Values In Action
Heather
Wolfson
Facilitator, Values In Action

Organizational Partners

Values in Action is delivered through large scale partnership with select organizations. To learn more and become a partner contact us here.

Hillel International

BBYO

M² was proud to launch BBYO as the inaugural Values in Action partner. Over a course of 2 years, M² will train hundreds of BBYO staff and teen leaders to bring a values-based approach to challenging issues mobilizing teens to take action on the issues and causes they care about.
To learn more and become a partner

Our Supporters

The M² Values in Action initiative is made possible through the support of the JCRIF Reset Grants.

We are grateful to Maimonides Fund, Jim Joseph Foundation, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Supporting Foundation, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies and The Paul E. Singer Foundation for their generosity.

Our Impact

By 2025, VIA will have:

1,600

EDUCATORS TRAINED

150

RESOURCES SHARED

5

ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTED

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