Workshops for Schools

“Hishtalmus hamorim” is a fundamental ingredient to the success of teachers, and more importantly students, in the classroom. The MEF Workshop Series provides educators of all grade levels with professional development to hone teachers’ skills and re-energize their vital work. All of our curricula and lessons are imbued with the spirit and vision of Chabad Chinuch, based on tried and true educational methodology and are presented by leading Chabad educators with years of experience in the field. Schools and other educational institutions can enlist our services to provide their staff with high-quality workshops, in-service training, or supplemental professional development courses.

Workshops Overview

Designed for educators who are interested in building skills in a variety of topics, our workshops involve active learning instead of passive lecturing and are focused on outcomes and application. Topics can be explored in three or six hour sessions and are taught through exciting, hands-on activities with real world application. Teachers walk away with activities and techniques they can immediately implement in their classrooms. MEF’s team is committed to creating the best in-service experience for your school, and building your staff’s teaching skills for more successful learning for all.

Workshops Catalog

Explore our extensive catalog of training workshops and our talented lineup of presenters below.
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Rabbi Levi Feldman

A highly skilled and experienced educator, Rabbi Feldman is a renowned “teacher’s teacher” who regularly shares his passion for advancing Torah education with others. Trained by the JNTP, he has personally mentored educators around the world and is currently leading MEF’s teacher coaching program.

Rabbi Mendy Greenbaum

As Principal of the high performing Cheder Menachem of Los Angeles, CA, and recipient of the Milken Jewish Educator Award, Rabbi Greenbaum contributes to the content and integrity of MEF’s educational activities.

Rabbi Yosef Rosenblum

A widely esteemed educational consultant and principal of blue-ribbon winning Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh, Rabbi Rosenblum steers the content and development of the Zekelman Standards and acts as a senior advisor of MEF’s educational initiatives.

Rabbi Zelly Silber

A veteran teacher of 8 years at Cheder Chabad of Monsey, Rabbi Silber is himself an alumnus of MEF’s first TIP cohort and a sought after teacher, mentor and advisor. Today, he directs the men’s division of the TIP.

Mrs. Blumie Gurevitz

A veteran educator with over a decade of experience with a variety of age groups, experienced teacher, mentor, curriculum coordinator and instructional leader at Cheder Chabad of Philadelphia, Mrs. Gurevitz was personally trained to lead the Teacher Coaching Program by its chief developer, Ms. Liz Gewirtzman.

Ms. Chani Kramer

Chani Kramer began her educational career as an elementary school teacher for several years and then made the transition to teaching high school. She connects to her students and teaches the “whole” child. With over fifteen years of rich and varied experience, Chani has been utilizing her expertise to facilitate dynamic and thought provoking workshops both in person and online in MEF’s Teacher Induction Program.

Mrs. Chana Rose

After nearly a decade as a teacher and curriculum director, Mrs. Rose has taken her passion for education to the next level in her role as MEF’s educational director, where she works with teachers, schools and other constituents to bring MEF’s lofty educational goals to life in the classroom. Mrs. Rose also leads the women’s division of TIP.

Mrs. Shaindy Schapiro

Mrs. Shaindy Schapiro is a veteran educator. She was principal for many years in Yeshiva of Prospect Park, and is now Elementary Principal in Bnos Menachem School for Girls in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Dr. Chana Silberstein

Educational director of Chabad of Ithaca and former dean of curriculum at the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI), Dr. Silberstein has over 25 years’ experience in education and curriculum development, and a PhD in experimental psychology from Cornell University.
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Bullying and Conflict Resolution

Rabbi Levi Feldman / Student Rapport

March 15, 2017

Many teachers find themselves overwhelmed by the petty arguments as well as serious conflicts that take place among students and find it hard to create an authentic learning environment for their students.  This workshop differentiates between different levels of conflict between students, and provides an approach to addressing all of them. By ensuring that our classroom is a safe zone…

Classroom Procedures

Classroom Management / Rabbi Zelly Silber

March 15, 2017

Classrooms run smoothly and students learn more when students know what is expected of them at every stage. This workshop provides practical classroom routines and procedures to minimize disturbances and maximize instructional time in the classroom. Please note that this workshop could be combined with “Effective Classroom Management,” above. Available Presenters: Rabbi Zelly Silber

Effective Classroom Management

Classroom Management / Rabbi Zelly Silber

March 15, 2017

Good classroom management does not equal discipline, but so many of the discussions we have on classroom management center around it. This workshop will discuss the tools to set up a classroom environment in which each member of the classroom “community” knows their place, ensuring a well-managed classroom where after-the-fact discipline becomes less needed. Available Presenters: Rabbi Zelly Silber

Classroom Management Overview

Classroom Management / Ms. Chani Kramer

March 15, 2017

Based on MEF’s five standards for Classroom Management and Student Rapport, this workshop gives you a comprehensive overview of the different components of managing your classroom, balancing the chesed and the gevura required. Laying down the fundamental principles of this topic, the class also offers an array of specific strategies and techniques from which you can choose in order to…

Lesson Planning for The Chumash Teacher

Chumash / Mrs. Shaindy Shapiro

March 15, 2017

How does a Chumash teacher apply “the Elements of Effective Instruction” to lesson planning, with so many different goals to be juggle during each lesson? This workshop will model lesson planning for Chumash, with an emphasis on creating effective objectives and addressing them over the course of one lesson. Bring your Chumash that you will be teaching this year, as…

Learning with Rashi

Chumash / Dr. Chana Silberstein

March 15, 2017

In addition to explaining the peshat of the posuk, Rashi also shows us how to approach the text of the Torah: what kinds of things should we notice, what kinds of questions are relevant, and what kinds of solutions should we seek. This workshop looks at Rashi as “Rabban Shel Yisrael”– the first teacher of students, and first teacher of…

Clustering as a Comprehension Tool

Chumash / Dr. Chana Silberstein

March 15, 2017

One of the biggest transformations of the Chumash class occurs when we stop working posuk by posuk and start thinking in “chunks” or groups of pesukim. We will explore ways in which clustering can help the teacher create meaningful previewing activities, reviewing activities, and comprehension activities, as well as work toward the building of essential understandings (as per the methods…

From Skills to Values

Chumash / Independent Learning

March 15, 2017

The essential language and comprehension skills that enable us to learn independently are keys to unlocking the soul of Chumash as well. Deepen your mastery of Chumash language and comprehension schools while exploring how students apply these skills to glean meaning and inspiration. Available Presenters: Rabbi Yosef Rosenblum, Rabbi Mendy Greenbaum

The Chumash GPS

Chumash / Mrs. Chanah Rose

March 15, 2017

There are many goals to teaching Chumash, but how do we ensure that our students will get there? Learn about standards-based learning and data-driven instruction, and how they are applied to Chumash through the Zekelman Standards. Available Presenters: Rabbi Yosef Rosenblum, Rabbi Mendy Greenbaum, Mrs. Chanah Rose

Unlocking the Chumash: A Zekelman Standards Primer

Chumash / Mrs. Blumie Gurevitz

March 15, 2017

Unlocking the Chumash is a foundational workshop that introduces educators to standards-based learning and explores the basic skills covered by the Zekelman Standards. Learn about critical language and comprehension skills for independent learning through interactive learning activities that are ready for you to