Chevy Chase, Md., October 24, 2019 -- Rachel Mohl Abrahams, an AVI CHAI Foundation senior program officer specializing in Jewish education and day school initiatives, will join the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge’s (JEIC) professional team in January 2020 as part of her new role as senior advisor for education grants and programs at the Mayberg Foundation, which incubates JEIC.
As senior advisor, Abrahams will direct her efforts to both the Mayberg Foundation's core grantmaking program and JEIC’s work with day school grantees, innovative Jewish educational initiatives and philanthropic partnerships. Abrahams brings more than two decades of experience in Jewish educational project design, program management, and evaluation.
Abrahams will advance the impact and scope of JEIC’s grantmaking, which supports the scaling and implementation of contemporary, proven educational models designed to reignite students’ passion for Jewish learning and improve the way Jewish values, literacy, practice, and belief are transferred to the next generation. Additionally, she will elevate JEIC’s position as a positive disrupter in the Jewish day school field by conferring with staff and stakeholders on organizational strategy and advocating for change initiatives in Jewish education.