STAFF

 

Clare Goldwater

Vice President, Education

Clare Goldwater is a Jewish educator and leadership coach with expertise in professional and organizational development and experiential education. As Vice President of Education, Clare develops advances and disseminates M²’s approach and ideas about experiential Jewish education as widely as possible, through consulting projects to Jewish organizations, publications, curricula materials and more. Clare has a BA in English Literature from Oxford University, an MA in Jewish Education from Hebrew University and a Certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University. She also holds passports from those 3 countries and lives in Jerusalem with her family. Clare can be reached at clare@ieje.org.

Mollie Andron

Senior Program Director

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 Seminar and a BA in Religion from Bard College. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and daughter. Mollie can be reached at mollie@ieje.org.

Emily Faber

Manager, Admissions and Participant Experience

Emily Faber is the Participant Experience and Admissions Manager at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education. She comes to M² with a background in nonprofit management and a focus on elevating interpersonal connection within socially-focused organizations. Previously, Emily served as the Executive Director of The Bridge Street Newspaper in Memphis, TN, which equips people experiencing homelessness with self-generated income through selling newspapers. As a 2017 Machon Kaplan Fellow in Washington D.C., Emily participated in a summer-long social justice training grounded in Jewish principles at the Religious Action Center. She was also a 2014 Bronfman Fellow, which engages students in Jewish thought through learning alongside scholars and peers in Israel. She holds a BA in English Literature from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Emily can be reached at emily@ieje.org

 

Stephen Markowitz

Senior Director of Research

Stephen has devoted his professional career to creating meaningful Jewish experiences and empowering others to design and implement them. In his current role as Senior Director of Research at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education, Stephen is developing the conceptual and practical framework for M²’s current and future initiatives. He lives in Jerusalem with his wife and four children and is a graduate of the Hebrew University. Stephen can be reached at stephen@ieje.org.

Kiva Rabinsky

Chief Program Officer

Kiva Rabinsky is the Chief Program Officer at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education, and lives in Jerusalem with his wife, Deb, and children, Nava and Yonah. Prior to working at M², he directed a range of Jewish Service Learning initiatives and developed and taught in a series of Experiential Jewish Education training programs through his role at Yeshiva University. Kiva holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management, and an undergraduate degree in Education and Archeology. Kiva can be reached at kiva@ieje.org.

Mickey Dinowitz

Vice President, Operations and Finance

Before arriving to M², Mickey worked at JDC Israel – TEVET – an initiative that assists unemployed populations in returning to the work force. In his decade at JDC, Mickey established and spearheaded organizational divisions as CFO and director of Budget, Finance and Operations and led the development of new projects for weakened populations. Mickey has also served as a lecturer and guest faculty in various academic institutions including the Azrieli College of Engineering and in the Ministry of Finance, where he began his professional trajectory. Mickey holds a BA in Economics and Business Administration and an MBA in Finance, both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where he also lives with his wife Yael and their four children.

Mickey can be reached at mickey@ieje.org.

Hayley Sklar

Program Associate

Hayley is the Program Associate at M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education. Hayley has lived in Maryland, Florida, and Chicago, and decided to put roots down in Israel in August 2018 when she made Aliyah. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Nonprofit Management and Leadership at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In her role as Program Associate, Hayley works directly with the Chief Program Officer and ensures a smooth operation of M²’s programmatic initiatives. Hayley lives in Jerusalem. Hayley can be reached at hayley@ieje.org.

Shuki Taylor

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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. Shuki can be reached at shuki@ieje.org.

Zach Truboff

Research Fellow

Zach is a Jewish educator with a passion for using Jewish texts and ideas along with contemporary thought to address issues of Jewish identity. In his role as research fellow, Zach serves as a Judaic resource and assists in the development of M²’s underlying educational framework. In addition to his past work as a synagogue rabbi, he has taught in a variety of adult education settings and published in various journals. He received a BS from the University of Massachusetts and has studied at the Pardes Institute for Jewish Studies and Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. Zach Truboff can be reached at Zach@ieje.org.