The Covenant Foundation announced a $150,000 grant award to the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership at The George Washington University supporting Text and Tradition: A Jewish Study and Values Initiative for Senior Professionals in Jewish Nonprofits.Read More
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.
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.
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.Read More
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.
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.
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.Read More
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.
Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC) convened nearly 100 Jewish educators and community leaders from across North America to participate in its 5th annual Innovators Retreat – Oases of Change – at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.Read More
The Mayberg Center launch event followed a daylong conference, bringing together Jewish leaders, educators and academics from across the country on the subject of re-imagining Jewish leadership education led by Erica Brown, an internationally renowned educator who is the the new director of the center and an associate professor at GSHED.Read More
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.Read More
The HaKaveret design team convened for the first time for a three-day retreat in Silver Spring, MD. The ten Designers had the opportunity to meet and get to know each other, as well as hear from Louis and Manette Mayberg about their expectations and aspirations for the project.Read More
The Jewish Education Innovation Challenge recently hosted its 2016 Innovators Retreat at the Ritz Carlton in Bal Harbour as a platform for motivating Jewish day schools and their stakeholders to shift approaches and embrace new ideas.Read More
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.Read More