The 2017 Innovators Retreat, Oases of Change, took place in Boston on May 17-18. Nearly 100 stakeholders from all over the country joined together to reimagine Jewish education in Jewish Day Schools. We announced our 2017 grantees, received updates from previous grantees, and explored the HaKaveret Design models.

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Opening Remarks

JEIC Partner, Arnee Winshall's opening remarks at our 2017 Innovators Retreat.
 
Mayberg Foundation Trustee, Manette Mayberg, delivers the opening remarks at the 2017 Innovators Retreat.

HaKaveret Team
Challenge Project
Teasers

This year, we launched the HaKaveret Team Challenge. We pulled together an innovation design team of highly talented and motivated individuals for a facilitated, year-long creative process.

At our Innovators Retreat, the 10 outstanding members of our Design Team presented their proposed ideas for feedback and refinement. 

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HaKaveret Designers, Eliezer Jones and Noam Weissman, present their proposed project: Torah Lishma (Summary)

 

HaKaveret Designers, Ruchel Green and Jeff Kiderman, present their proposed project: JDS for All (Summary)

HaKaveret Designer, Jennifer Glaser, and JEIC Founding Director, Rabbi Shmuel Feld, present their proposed project: Identity Builders (Summary)

HaKaveret Designer Sharon Freundel presents her proposed project: Encounters with G-d (Summary)

 

HaKaveret Designers, Rina Hoffman, Tikvah Wiener, and Michal Smart, present their proposed project: Hineini: The Inquiry Beit Midrash (Summary)


2017 Grantees

We introduced our 2017 Grantees, Fuchs-Mizrachi School in Beachwood, OH and Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School in Chicago, IL. Each will receive a $50,000 grant,  paid out over the next two years to assist in the development of their programs. 

Fuchs-Mizrachi School in Beachwood, OH received a $50,000 Challenge Grant for their project Lilmod U'l'lameid: Teacher Torah Collaboratory. (Proposal Summary)

 

Akiba-Schechter Jewish Day School in Chicago, IL received a $50,000 Challenge Grant for their R&D Department. (Proposal Summary)

Closing Remarks

JEIC Founding Director, Rabbi Shmuel Feld, offers the closing remarks at our 2017 Innovators Retreat