M²: The Institute for Experiential Jewish Education is thrilled to welcome 58 new cohort members to the Senior Educators Cohort and the Relational Engagement Circle. Participants hail from Jewish communities in six different countries and from a variety of organization types, including synagogues, federations, Hillels, Melton School, JQ International, Chabad and more. They represent diverse roles, including development officer, senior Jewish … [Read more...] about M² Welcomes 58 Jewish Educators to New Programs and Announces New Initiatives for 60 more
By Kathy Cohen, PhD and Nanette Fridman, MPP, JD Most nonprofits are in a constant state of feeling overworked and under-resourced. Rarely does an executive director end the day thinking, “That was easy. We exceeded our mission. Our work here is done.” There is always more need than time, people and funds available. Even the most committed people can grow weary from the constant wear and tear. Work satisfaction doesn’t come from stock options … [Read more...] about Increase the Likelihood of Nonprofit Success through Coaching
Registration is now open for Introduction to Jewish Educational Leadership, a two-credit six-week online graduate course taught by Dr. Samuel Joseph and Dr. Adriane Leveen, senior faculty of HUC-JIR’s School of Education. Professionals who successfully complete the course will be invited to apply for Cohort 8 of the Executive M.A. Program. The Executive M.A. Program is designed for motivated, working Jewish educators with a minimum of five … [Read more...] about Take HUC-JIR’s Executive M.A. Program in Jewish Education for a Test Drive!
Spertus Institute's MA in Jewish Professional Studies (MAJPS) is a career-boosting graduate program that advances the professional skills and Jewish knowledge of those working for and with the Jewish community. Over the past decade, the program has been tailored to serve Jewish communities in Canada, Israel, and several regions of the United States. A Mountain-Southwest Regional Cohort of the MAJPS program will begin in June 2019, specifically … [Read more...] about Spertus Institute launches Mountain-Southwest regional cohort of its MA in Jewish Professional Studies
By Dr. Shira D. Epstein, EdD and Dr. Andrea Jacobs, PhD We have all experienced the typical gathering of Jewish educational leaders and funders many times over: Launching the day with a keynote speaker, notepad and pen provided, followed by creation, in small groups, of bullet points on large Post-its smacked askew to the walls. Sneaking out during a breakout session to chat with an old friend, as it is the only opportunity for connection. We … [Read more...] about Reimagining Expertise: Curiosity, Shared Purpose, and Who We Invite into the Room