Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership

The Mayberg Center was created to advance community-based scholarship in the field of Jewish education and leadership, particularly in the arenas of pedagogy, identity, and literacy. The Center will convene academics and practitioners in critical conversations about the Jewish future, catalyze research and provide graduate level training for Jewish educators and certificate program opportunities for professionals working in Jewish non-profits.

Housed in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD), renowned for connecting research to practice and education to the larger community, the Center will become a vibrant laboratory for teaching, learning, and educational engagement. Through interdisciplinary studies and in collaboration with GSEHD’s graduate program in Experiential Education and Jewish Cultural Arts, the Center will explore important links between evolving theories of teaching and learning and formal and experiential education.

Mayberg Center Launch

Education, Integrity and Leadership - Conversations That Matter

The launch for the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership, housed in George Washington University's GSEHD - Graduate School for Education and Human Development, featured this powerful conversation on "Education, Integrity and Leadership" between N.Y. Times columnist, David Brooks and Leon Wieseltier, the Isaiah Berlin Senior Fellow in Culture and Policy at the Brookings Institution. The conversation was moderated by Dr. Erica Brown, director of the new Center and associate professor at GSEHD.

The Mayberg Center will provide graduate level training for Jewish educators, certificate programs for Jewish non-profit professionals and a platform to bridge the Academy and community for high-level conversations on contemporary Jewish issues.

Leadership Education Conference

Re-Imagining Jewish Leadership Education Conference

Conference Agenda
 
Conference Registrant Bios
 
On March 15, 2017, the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership brought together a select group of academics, educators and conveners of Jewish leadership programs to discuss the state of Jewish leadership education in North America and what can be done moving forward to deepen its reach and impact. Many legacy non-profits and Jewish start-ups have invested heavily in leadership training both for volunteer lay leaders and professionals. We met to share observations and think critically about the content, pedagogy, duration and format of such courses to maximize their effectiveness.
 
Invited Participants:
 
Ilana Aisen, Executive Director of JPRO Network
Rabbi Laura Baum, Associate Vice President of Learning and Engagement at Combined Jewish Philanthropies, Boston's Federation
Rabbi Benjamin Berger, Program Director at The Wexner Foundation
Rabbi Rachel Rudis Bovitz, Chief Strategy Officer of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning
Dr. Erica Brown, Associate Professor at the GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development and Director of the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership
Gali Cooks, Executive Director of Leading Edge
Abi Dauber Sterne, Vice President for Jewish Education at Hillel International
Rabbi Josh Fiegelson, Founder and Executive Director of Ask Big Questions
Dr. Michael Feuer, Dean of the GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Dr. Ben Jacobs, Visiting Associate Professor in the GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Dr. Susan Kardos, Senior Director, Strategy & Education Planning at the AVI CHAI Foundation
Judy Mars Kupchin, CEO of the Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning
Dr. Erik Ludwig, Director of the Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management
Dr. Jon Levisohn, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Chair in Jewish Educational Thought at Brandeis University
Dr. Hal M. Lewis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
Dr. Rona Milch Novick, Dean of the Asrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration at Yeshiva University
Dr. Alex Pomson, Managing Director of Rosov Consulting
Dr. Bill Robinson, Dean of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education
Rabbi Ari Rockoff, Director of Leadership Development at the Orthodox Union
Abby Saloma, Senior Program Officer with the Schusterman Family Foundation
Dr. Theodore Sasson, Director of Programs at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mendel Foundation
Dr. Elana Stein Hain, Director of Leadership Education at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
Dr. Julia Storberg-Walker, Associate Professor at the GW Graduate School of Education and Human Development
Joshua Troderman, CEO of ShalomLearning
Dr. Jonathan Woocher, Senior Fellow at Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah
Mark Young, Managing Director of the Leadership Commons
Stefanie Zelkind, Director of The Wexner Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars program
 
We asked participants to share some of the challenges they encounter in this important work. We have provided their rich insights below:
 
Mayberg Center Director
Dr. Erica Brown
Director
Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership
 
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