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

This is not your typical Jewish education conference.

At the 2017 Innovators Retreat, you are part of the conversation and the creative process. Join us for a day of design thinking to critique and enhance new innovative models in Jewish education. 

Lend your voice and expertise as we help shape the future of these experimental programs presented by our two Grantees of the 2017 JEIC School Challenge as well as the ten HaKaveret Designers who are part of a year-long JEIC Team Challenge.

For more information, please contact info@jewishchallenge.org

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”
Read full grant proposal

SAR Academy (riverdale, ny)

Read full grant proposal

Panelists Included:

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