The 2017 Innovators Retreat, Oases of Change, took place in Boston on May 17-18. Nearly 100 educators 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. We will be sharing more videos and photos shortly. Visit us on Facebook to stay up to date. 

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Oases of Change
May 17 - 18, 2017
Boston, MA

Here's what happened at the 2016 Innovators Retreat

2016 Innovators Retreat June 1-2, 2016, Miami, FL

At the 2016 Innovators Retreat, three 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.

News & Updates from 2016 Innovators Retreat:

Meet the Top 2016 Finalists

Stars of Israel academy (queens, ny)

"App Smashing Jewish Texts"
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Solomon schecter day school of bergen county (new milford, nj)

“Raising a Global Citizen: Implementing the IB Framework into the Jewish Day School”
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SAR Academy (riverdale, ny)

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Panelists Included:

  • Rabbi Shmuel Feld
  • Dr. Shani Bechhofer
  • Rabbi Josh Lookstein
  • Rabbi Dr. Shmuel Mandelman
  • Rabbi Dr. Berel Wein