Kol HaBirah: Voice of the Capital Interviews Manette Mayberg about Her Work with JEIC To Improve Jewish Education in Day Schools

Manette Mayberg brings a strong voice to the pursuit of radically improving the quality of Jewish education in day schools across North America.

Read her interview with Kol HaBirah: Voice of the Capital to discover the values and vision that guide her commitment to distinguishing Judaic Studies and the important work JEIC is doing with its partners and grantees to achieve this goal.

Manette Mayberg's Op-Ed Calling 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.

Press Release: JEIC Innovators Retreat Stimulates Radical Improvement in Day Schools by Convening Stakeholders of Different Perspectives

Press Release:  JEIC Innovators Retreat Stimulates Radical Improvement in Day Schools by Convening Stakeholders of Different Perspectives

Chevy Chase, MD -- The Jewish Education Innovation Challenge's (JEIC) 2018 Innovators Retreat brought together almost 100 Jewish day school change agents at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on April 25-26, 2018, for robust discussions about how to create more effective Jewish day schools and radically improve students' Judaic studies learning experiences.

Day school educators, philanthropists, academics, policy makers and parents participated in a unique dialogue aimed at "Connecting the Dots," which was the theme for JEIC's 6th annual Innovators Retreat.

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Washington Jewish Week's coverage of JEIC hiring new Managing Director to Join Leadership Team


The Mayberg Foundation is pleased to announce that esteemed Jewish day school educator, Sharon Freundel, will join the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC) leadership team as Managing Director effective July, 2018, and will begin transitioning into the role in February, 2018.  Sharon will work closely with Rabbi Shmuel Feld, who will serve as JEIC’s Founding Director. Together they will expand JEIC’s focus from stimulating development of dynamic educational models to include ongoing work with schools pursuing program integration and sustainable culture change. 

Read the Washington Jewish Week article on Sharon Freundel's appointment.


Mayberg Foundation Establishes New Center for Jewish Education and Leadership

The Mayberg Foundation announced today that it has funded a new academic center at The George Washington University to be led by renowned Jewish educator, Dr. Erica Brown. The Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership will advance Jewish communal leadership and education through fostering ties between the world of academia and practice.

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Jewish Education Innovation Challenge Announces New Program, New Partners

Following 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.

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