Jewish Education Innovation Challenge Announces New Program, New Partners

JEIC home pageFollowing the successes of the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge’s (JEIC) Day School Challenge and the Innovators Retreat, a new initiative – tentatively called the Team Challenge – has been launched to discover innovative, engaging, inspiring, authentic, substantive and personally meaningful Jewish learning and teaching in our Jewish day schools. The Team Challenge is the third JEIC initiative aimed at revitalizing a day school system in need of thoughtful and fresh approaches to Jewish learning.

Under the leadership of the Mayberg Foundation and with support from philanthropic partners Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah and Arnee R. and Walter A. Winshall and operational partner Joshua Venture Group, the JEIC Team Challenge will gather together a group of highly talented and motivated individuals for a facilitated, yearlong creative process to develop multiple innovative and engaging models for delivering Judaic education in Jewish day schools that can then be piloted in real-world schools.

The educational models created by this dedicated group will aim to empower students to embrace Jewish learning holistically. In a later phase of the Team Challenge, these models will be tested in existing schools, and the successful plans will be adapted, improved and shared among the broader Jewish educational community.

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