About the Menachem Education Foundation

The Menachem Education Foundation (MEF) was established with the goal of raising the bar for Jewish education, with a specific concentration on the Chabad education world. At MEF, we have an uncompromising focus on student success. It is our mission to be the best champions of Chabad students. We accomplish this goal by working through Chabad schools, and empowering effective educational leadership, staff and lay leaders.

It is the vision of the Menachem Education Foundation that all Chabad students worldwide thrive to their full potential and graduate from a Chabad school with the tools needed to live their life as a Chabad Chassid in the present world.

Find out more about our Vision for Chabad Schools.

What Have We Accomplished to Date?

Since its founding in 2008, MEF has succeeded in creating awareness of the need for improvement in the Chabad educational community, and instigated an ongoing dialogue to that end. We have made many inroads in the status quo by establishing a culture of standards-based learning and data driven instruction in five major Chabad schools, and educated a large number of schools across the globe about standards-based Judaic studies.

Through our innovative teacher training programs, we have developed a new generation of passionate and skilled young educators with professional practices that they are taking with them into classrooms and into leadership roles around the world. We also work closely with several schools, carefully guiding them to the point where they can flourish on their own, both in terms of professional education and organizational viability.

Every day, the Menachem Education Foundation pushes the envelope to challenge educators, while providing them with the tools they need to deliver the highest quality education to their students. We are proud that throughout Chabad communities, educators and parents see us as their advocate for the positive educational experience that all children deserve.

2016 Annual Report

View our complete 2015 Annual Report: MEF Annual Report 2015

Transparency has always been our priority at the Menachem Education Foundation. MEF is one of the first organizations to receive the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. We’re proud to share our full and complete story with the world.