hakaveret: jeic team challenge

Designers for 5777 (2016-2017) have been announced. Click here to meet this innovative team. 

HaKaveret: JEIC Team Challenge seeks to identify an innovation design team of highly talented and motivated individuals for a facilitated, year-long creative process to develop multiple innovative and engaging models for delivering Judaic education in Jewish day schools that will then be piloted in North American schools. 

Funded jointly by Mayberg Foundation, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, and Arnee R. and Walter A. Winshall and operated by Joshua Venture Group, HaKaveret is designed to create and foster innovative, inspiring, authentic, and substantive engagement in Torah education in our Jewish day schools. 

The program will bring together 8-12 individuals to learn with and from each other as well as external experts. Through an 8-month process, with 3 cornerstone retreats, Design Team Members will develop 3-6 new models for Jewish learning to be implemented in school environments that have expressed interest in rethinking their present school models. During the process, potential testing sites will be identified, and at the close of the process, the Team will present these models to and will work closely with select schools to adapt and test these ideas in partnership.

Designers will commit to the following: 

  • Three 2.5 day retreats to take place November 1st-3rd 2016, February 2017, and May 2017
  • Approximately 3-5 hours per week from February through May 2017 for virtual meetings and individual work to design the models.
  • Creation of a deliverable in partnership with other Designers. The deliverable will consist of a theoretical framework, recommendations for adaptation, and a detailed outline for implementation of a new model.

Each Designer will receive a $10,000 stipend and all expenses paid for travel to cornerstone retreats in Silver Spring, MD; Chicago, IL; and Bal Harbour, FL.