Prizmah-CJDS Highlights Manette Mayberg's Call to Day Schools: Follow This Kind of GPS for a Strong Jewish Future

Prizmah-CJDS Highlights Manette Mayberg's Call to Day Schools: Follow This Kind of GPS for a Strong Jewish Future

Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools highlighted a compelling thought leadership article written by Mayberg Foundation Trustee, Manette Mayberg, about her dream of God-Powered Schools (GPS).

Let’s Follow this Kind of GPS for a Strong Jewish Future illustrates a “directional system for Jewish day schools that guides them by mission and vision, mapping the way forward most effectively. A GPS would provide continuous evaluation of a school’s actions so when a miscalculation or misguidance occurs, the school would be redirected… A GPS is one that is guided by the sum of our holy texts, time-tested over thousands of years. A GPS is informed by the teachings of eternal Jewish wisdom and embodies Jewish values. A GPS steers students to develop a relationship with the Divine—whatever their concepts of God might be—and a strong Jewish identity. A GPS emphasizes Jewish values and relevance as much as text study and skills. It also demands that all systems throughout a school—from policies to content to pedagogy—support students’ journeys of Jewish discovery.”

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2019 National Jewish Retreat Highlights JEIC's Professional Team and Unique Professional Development Collaboration

2019 National Jewish Retreat Highlights JEIC's Professional Team and Unique Professional Development Collaboration

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.

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Baltimore Jewish Times spotlights JEIC

Baltimore Jewish Times spotlights JEIC

Baltimore Jewish Times covered the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge’s 2019 Innovators Retreat, which was held in Baltimore on May 15-16, 2019.

This article highlighted the role JEIC has been playing in the day school field to improve the quality of Jewish education in day schools across North America.

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Sunflower Bakery Honors Mayberg Foundation with 2019 Community Vision Award

Sunflower Bakery Honors Mayberg Foundation with 2019 Community Vision Award

Sunflower Bakery honored the Mayberg Foundation with the 2019 Community Vision Award at their Annual Appreciation & Graduation Event held on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Louis Mayberg, trustee, accepted the award on behalf of the foundation.

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Todd Sukol's Op-Ed about Discussing the “What and Why” of Jewish Philanthropy Featured in EJewish Philanthropy

Todd Sukol's Op-Ed about Discussing the “What and Why” of Jewish Philanthropy Featured in EJewish Philanthropy

EJewish Philanthropy featured an op-ed authored by Todd Sukol, Mayberg Foundation Executive Director, as the lead article on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

His article entitled, "Understanding, Context and Perspective: Prerequisities to Skill Building in Jewish Philanthropy,” makes a strong case for three essential activities Jewish communal professionals should be focusing on to advance the field in its aspirations to develop professional standards and ethical guidelines.  

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MyZuzah Featured in Orlando Jewish Media

MyZuzah Featured in Orlando Jewish Media

MyZuzah, which aspires to put up a kosher fair trade mezuzah on the front door of every Jewish home in the world, was featured in the Spring 2019 issue of JLife: Orlando’s Jewish Lifestyle Magazine.

The article includes noteworthy sentiments about the power of mezuzah from Rabbi Gabi Gittleson of JOIN Orlando, which serves as a distribution partner for MyZuzah.

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Louis Mayberg's Op-Ed about Studying Talmud with a South Korean CEO Published in The Jerusalem Post and Washington Jewish Week

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Mayberg Foundation Trustee Louis Mayberg’s op-ed about what he learned from studying Talmud with a South Korean CEO was published in The Jerusalem Post and Washington Jewish Week in addition to other regional Jewish press.

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In this article, Mr. Mayberg shares about an unlikely chevruta/study partner he encountered while traveling for business in South Korean. He also surfaces the essential lesson he took away from that experience, which guides his understanding of Foundational Judaism, one of the Mayberg Foundation’s core values.

Arizona Jewish Life Magazine Features MyZuzah

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Arizona Jewish Life magazine published in their November/December 2018 issue an inspiring story about Project Inspire Arizona’s partnership with MyZuzah, bringing kosher, fair trade mezuzahs to the front doors of Jewish homes in the Phoenix area.

Read the article here.

Since biblical times, mezuzahs have protected, connected and united the Jewish people. MyZuzah partners with Jewish outreach groups across the globe to bring this essential ritual object to under-engaged and under-affiliated Jews so that every Jewish home -- regardless of location or affiliation -- can have a proper mezuzah affixed to the front door. 

GW's Mayberg Center Establishes New Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Jewish Education

GW's Mayberg Center Establishes New Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Jewish Education

The Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership at GW’s Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD) announced the launch of its new Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction with a concentration in Jewish education. The program will begin Summer 2019, and interested students can apply by visiting the GW Student Portal.

The program is designed for Jewish day school educators, heads of departments, directors of congregational schools, or individuals starting their careers in Jewish education. The Mayberg Center invites interested candidates to apply for an intense and stimulating cohort learning experience in the nation’s capital. GSEHD faculty in collaboration with the Mayberg Center staff will prepare students to become teachers in formal classroom settings with an emphasis on teaching strategies, instructional techniques, and curriculum design for specific Jewish text-based disciplines. 

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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

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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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