On the Move Fellowship for Jewish Education

The Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration is recruiting applicants for an innovative Fellowship in Jewish Education that introduces educators to innovators in the field. Funding for this fellowship is being provided by the Mayberg Foundation. The grant is supported by a partnership with the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC), an educational initiative of the Mayberg Foundation that works to catalyze radical improvement in Jewish day schools.

On the Move, a semester-long fellowship brings Jewish studies teachers on virtual visit to Jewish day schools schools exemplifying student-centered learning and provides them with a seminar to integrate their observations into their own practice and disseminate it at their home schools. The fellowship is directed by Dr. Deena Rabinovich, a professor at Stern College and the Azrieli Graduate School.

Sharon Freundel, managing director of JEIC, said, “We are excited to be partnering with the Azrieli Graduate School to pilot this new model for sharing innovative practices. JEIC celebrates advances in Jewish studies teaching and convenes like-minded leaders to promote dissemination of innovative ideas. But that work is only effective if we can also cultivate passionate educators ready to bring the ideas into schools. The On The Move Fellowship is directed at teachers actually bringing the ideas into the classroom.”

Dr. Rona Novick, dean of Azrieli, is excited about the collaboration with JEIC and the Mayberg Foundation and the opportunity to share knowledge and practice across the field. “On the Move leverages all we have learned about connecting across distance and good teaching. Teaching is often a solitary profession. Allowing educators a view into their innovative colleagues’ classrooms not only expands knowledge but builds a community of  practice for Jewish educators.”

Applications are now being taken for the fellowship. Details of the program are included below.

  • Jewish studies teachers in Jewish day schools invited to apply
  • Four virtual visits and five evening seminars exploring innovative practice
  • $700 fellowship stipend
  • Opportunity to earn three graduate credits
  • Applications due by Dec. 30, 2021
  • Fellowships awarded by Jan. 15, 2022

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