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JEIC Highlighted at the 2019 National Jewish Retreat

JEIC Highlighted at the 2019 National Jewish Retreat

Sharon Freundel, JEIC Managing Drector, and Rabbi Shmuel Feld, JEIC Founding Director, were highlighted as featured presenters at The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute’s (JLI) 2019 National Jewish Retreat in Washington, D.C., August 13-18, 2019, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

JEIC facilitated a professional development collaboration with The Rohr Jewish Learning Institute, Ayeka and Pedagogy of Partnership of Hadar to enhance methodologies for teaching Jewish text and discussing Gd. These providers learned from one another and explored new ways of engaging students in substantive, robust, and meaningful text study.

This collaboration was made possible due to the support of the Mayberg Foundation and their two funding partners for this initiative: The AVI CHAI Foundation and Kohelet Foundation.

We thank all our partners, and the National Jewish Retreat, for elevating this landmark collaboration improving Jewish education for day school students..

Baltimore Jewish Times Highlights IR19

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Don’t miss this article about the role JEIC has been playing in the day school field through its 2019 Innovators Retreat featured in Baltimore Jewish Times.

Share with us how you are elevating the message that improving the quality of Jewish education in day schools across North America should be a top communal priority.

ICYMI: Top 8 JEIC Blog Posts in 2018

ICYMI: Top 8 JEIC Blog Posts in 2018

JEIC is grateful that many experienced, knowledgeable authors contribute to our blog with compelling articles on educational innovation, change, and excellence in Jewish day schools.

We encourage you to peruse through our blog for the content that is most relevant to you. These are the 8 most read links on our blog in 2018:

OP-ED: Of Grades and Judaics – Responding to the Call to “Pursue Distinction”

OP-ED: Of Grades and Judaics – Responding to the Call to “Pursue Distinction”

In "Of Grades and Judaics - Responding to the Call to 'Pursue Distinction,'" featured in EJewishPhilanthropy, Rabbi Feld ups the ante on a conversation that is no longer the elephant in the classroom...

Read his case for why traditional grading in Judaics is counter to our timeless system of Torah education and his observations gleaned from JEIC's work to help schools and teachers produce Judaics classes without grades.

OP-ED: What is the Key to Jewish Survival?

OP-ED: What is the Key to Jewish Survival?

What do you think is the key to Jewish survival?

Read on EJewishPhilanthropy.com Rabbi Shmuel Feld's response to Rabbi Meni Even-Israel's op-ed on this essential question.

Advancing Jewish knowledge is an essential step toward ensuring the survival of the Jewish people, but the journey cannot end there.
— Rabbi Shmuel Feld

OP-ED: Manette Mayberg Calls for Jewish Day Schools to Pursue Distinction

OP-ED: Manette Mayberg Calls for Jewish Day Schools to Pursue Distinction

Manette Mayberg, trustee of the Mayberg Foundation, shares a compelling call to action to Jewish day schools in an op-ed featured in both the Washington Jewish Week and EJewishPhilanthropy.

Her message... Pursue Distinction!

The Mayberg Foundation collaborates with multiple philanthropic partners to advance JEIC’s vision to reignite students’ passion for Jewish learning and improve the way Jewish values, literacy, practice and belief are transferred to the next generation.