Jewish Education Innovation Challenge


The Challenge

A Jewish day school education has the potential to build up a life long love of Jewish life and learning in their students and to instill Jewish values and traditions. Jewish education has unfortunately fallen short in their mission to graduate all students with high Jewish self esteem and aspirations. Day schools are tasked with ensuring future generations of vibrant and secure Jewish life and leadership and yet we see that too many are leaving the system uninspired and turned off to their Judaism. Jewish education innovation must challenge the status quo and reinvigorate Jewish education by relying on Jewish wisdom rather than mimicking the divergent approach of Western education.  

The Impact

JEIC was created to seek out solutions that work. JEIC evaluates proposals submitted by educators. JEIC funds innovative ideas so that they can be implemented in an existing middle or high school and thoroughly evaluated. JEIC has seen results from teachers and students by supporting thoughtful experimentation. Additionally, JEIC has gathered the greatest minds in Jewish education at its annual Innovators Retreat with the goal of designing an inspired Jewish future.

What's Next?

With the success of the JEIC Day School Educators’ Challenge, HaKaveret: JEIC Team Challenge is our newest initiative. HaKaveret has identified an innovation design team of highly talented and motivated individuals for a facilitated, year-long creative process to develop multiple innovative and engaging models for delivering Judaic education in Jewish day schools that will then be piloted in North American schools. Funded jointly by Mayberg Foundation, Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, and Arnee R. and Walter A. Winshall and operated by Joshua Venture Group, HaKaveret is designed to create and foster innovative, inspiring, authentic, and substantive engagement in Torah education in our Jewish day schools. 

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