Are Our Students on the Outside Looking In, or On the Inside Looking Out?

Today, Tes Adar, marks 80 years to the day that the Frerdiker Rebbe arrived in America. At that time, American Jewry was, borrowing the terminology of the Rashbatz, “on the outside,” but not necessarily looking to come in.

40 Principals Meet in Crown Heights

As the Kinus Hashluchos drew to a close on Monday, over 40 principals from around the world continued to invest in their unique Shlichus with a meeting of those in school leadership positions. From Crown Heights to Kentucky and from Oregon to England, these principals spent the remainder of Chof Bais Shevat collaborating on leadership challenges, and sharing support, resources,…

15 Menahalei Moisdos Chinuch Meet in Chicago

The Menachem Education Foundation’s Menahalei Moisdos Chinuch (MMC), a training program designed to empower school leaders responsible for their Moisad’s financial management and governance, continued this past week with a gathering in Chicago. Fifteen Chabad school leaders from around the world gathered for a two-day development session hosted by Cheder Lubavitch of Chicago. “These educators represent tens of thousands of…

Training Program Incorporates Rebbe Rayatz’s Doctrine

“I hope to gain the knowledge and the skills I need to be able to be a part of the solution that the girls need … I so want to know how to best communicate things like care, love and emes in a way that the girls who confide in me will actually take it in!” This is what one…

Hiskashrus: Helping Our Students Connect

“Happy is your lot that Hashgacha Ha’elyona has placed you in the most fortunate position of one engaged in Chinuch, which draws near the hearts of Jewish Children to our Father in Heaven." (Igros Kodesh, vol. 17, p. 313)  This is what the Rebbe wrote to teachers, and as Chassidishe Mechanchim and Mechanchos, we have the additional privilege of helping…

10 Ways to Take Chinuch to Heart

As a community, we are in a process of rededicating ourselves to the vital Shlichus of Chinuch. In every area, educators are striving to go the extra mile - exemplifying what we can call “Chinuch with Heart.” The Rebbe taught us that this must  be our approach to Chinuch, and that it applies to every member of our community, not…

Chai Elul Inspiration: 18 Hachlatos for Those in Chinuch

At the Kinus Mechanchos Chabad 5779, Mechanchos from around the world gathered to farbreng and inspire each other in their unique Shlichus of Chinuch. Throughout the Kinus, there were various workshops and sessions that provided practical take-home ideas and food for thought to hone the Mechanchos’ approach to Chinuch.  Mechanchos were asked to make one Hachlata Tova for the coming…

Chinuch: A Shlichus for Our Time

Is teaching an art, a science, or a calling? The simple answer is, all three. We have all met the “born” teacher, who has been playing school since age five. If you teach, you know the experience of a lesson that seems to teach itself, as you orchestrate and respond and lose yourself in the thrilling creative endeavor of teaching.…

MEF Launches 7th Chabad School Leadership Cohort with 10 Young Principals

10 Chabad principals from around the United States and Canada gathered at the Lubavitch Educational Center of Miami for three days of intensive training in school leadership. The group represents the seventh cohort of the Menachem Education Foundation’s acclaimed Principal Training Program, which gives school educational leaders the tools they need to successfully manage and develop their Chinuch institutions. Participants…

MEF Launches “Mechaneches Training”

Today more than ever, teenagers rely on school to provide guidance and support to face modern-day challenges, and that’s why the Menachem Education Foundation (MEF) teamed up with Mrs. Dena Gorkin to launch the Mechaneches Training Program for the coming school year. As the Rebbe often noted, in the past the school’s purview was limited to teaching material whereas everything else was…