2015 Innovators Retreat May 13-14, 2015, Miami, FL

At the 2015 Innovators Retreat, five grant finalists presented intriguing vision for a groundbreaking pilot project to test in their school. We were honored to have many leading educators, funders and thought leaders in Jewish day school education in attendance. The result was an inspiring two days of thoughtful conversation and debate.

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2015 Grant Winners

Manhattan Day School, New York, NY – $50,000

“Tefillah Re-imagined”
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Bi-Cultural Day School, Stamford, CT – $50,000

“The Masora Program”
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The full list of 2015 JEIC grant finalists included:

  • Bi-Cultural Day School, Stamford, CT — “Masora Program”
  • Hebrew Academy of Long Beach, Long Beach, NY — “Honorable Mentchen: Integrating Jewish Tradition with Positive Psychology”
  • Manhattan Day School, New York, NY — “Tefilla Reimagined”
  • Talmud Torah | Herzliah, Montreal, Canada — “Challenge Based Learning”
  • Yeshivah of Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY — “TaNaKh Initiative – Layers of Learning”

Panelists Included:

  • Rabbi Shmuel Feld
  • Dr. Shani Bechhofer
  • Rabbi Josh Lookstein
  • Rabbi Dr. Shmuel Mandelman
  • Aviva Weisbord