Who we Are

Welcome to M²

M² helps educators and organizations design compelling educational experiences that help their learners find meaning and relevance in Jewish life.


M²’s vision is for Jewish education to be the foundation for deep engagement with a diverse, meaningful, compelling, and vibrant Jewish life.

OUR mission

M²’s mission is to promote a proud and inspired community of Jewish educators who enable their learners to find meaning and relevance in Jewish life.


M² represents Machshava and Ma’aseh – Intention and Action – two values whose interplay is at the core of Jewish life. At M², we believe that these values are the foundations of experiential Jewish education.


Our Impact


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Our People

Zev Chissick

Program Coordinator

The Visionary

"Impossible isn’t an acceptable answer"

Steve Shulman

Board Member

Shuki Taylor

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

The Artist

“Transformation begins with a vision and a purpose.”

Shlomit Naim Naor

Program Director

The Visionary

"Dreams become reality with everyday action"

Shira Hecht-Koller

Education Director, Values in Action

The Visionary

"Practical solutions start with impractical dreams"

Rena Bessner

Finance and Operations Associate

The Adventurer

“Creative activation leads to joyful empowerment.”

Join Our Team

Like what Apple is to a Phone, Spiderman to Marvel, Scooters to Tel Aviv, or Hot Chocolate to a Rainy Day, M² is to Jewish Education.
If you would include the words passionate, innovative, joyful, diverse, or creative in your bio, your place might be with us.

News & Media

April 28, 2023
News and Media

The role of educators in educating for social activism: Three ways to address timely challenges with students

As educators, we are the architects of our students’ experiences. However, we do not determine their outcomes. We must create educational experiences that allow students to freely explore their values, and then take action that speaks to them.
March 29, 2023
M² Blog

Embodying your whole identity

February 27, 2023
M² Blog

Reimagining Activism Training: A Values-Based Approach for Rabbi Education

January 29, 2023
M² Blog

Mike Mitchell: Seeing the program behind the budget numbers

December 21, 2022
M² Blog

Tapping into Learners’ Passions