Inquiry Program LAUNCH!

Take Your School to the Top! With the Inquiry Program for Chabad Schools, put your school on the path to educational excellence. What puts a school on the path to success? Great Teachers. Professional Development, so that the learning curve of exemplary teaching never ends. Systems and lessons designed to ensure that we reach every child. (Study by Mckinsey&Company, 2007) Access all three for…

Teachers Get the Prize at Cheder Menachem Auction

At the Cheder Menachem Auction, more than just the “Split the Pot” winners went home with cash. The Menachem Education Foundation was there to present the Eisenberg Award, a monetary award given to exemplary teachers The Menachem Education Foundation (MEF) is a Crown Heights based organization with the aim of raising the bar in Jewish education. Since its inception in…

Job Fair Draws 100+ Educators

Over 100 educators from Chabad schools across the tri-state area and beyond gathered Wednesday evening, April 17, 2013 for an educational job fair. Hosted by the Menachem Education Foundation as a service to the community, the inaugural job fair allowed job seekers to meet prospective employers and network with other educators in the field. “The positive energy in the room…

Job Fair Draws over 100 Educators

Over 100 educators from Chabad schools across the tri-state area and beyond gathered Wednesday evening, April 17, 2013 for an educational job fair. Hosted by the Menachem Education Foundation as a service to the community, the inaugural job fair allowed job seekers to meet prospective employers and network with other educators in the field. “The positive energy in the room…

Innovative Project Sets Standards

Despite their name, the Zekelman Standards for Judaic Studies are anything but the norm. After piloting in select schools during the 2010 and 2011 academic years, the pioneering project is now being made available for the first time to the greater Jewish school network. Learning standards are concise, clearly articulated descriptions of what students should know and be able to…

New Program to Support New Jewish Teachers Launched: The Jewish New Teacher Project

It is no secret that new teachers are commonly faced by a myriad of challenges and obstacles that stand in the way of success for students, teachers and schools. The many challenges are compounded by a sense of isolation and loneliness that many new teachers experience during the toughest years of their career cycle.  The Menachem Education Foundation has recently…

MEF’s Eisenberg Award presented to Darchai Menachem Teachers

On Wednesday, September 12 at Darchai Menachem’s “Meet the Teachers” evening, four staff members were recognized for their dedicated efforts and were presented with the prestigious Eisenberg Award. Generously sponsored by Jerry and Sharon Eisenberg, the Eisenberg Award is a project of the Crown-Heights based Menachem Education Foundation and offers a monetary award to teachers who excel in implementing the…

Women Educators Gather in Chicago

Just a few days ago, on a warm spring Monday morning, 10 participants of Menachem Education Foundation’s Women’s Leadership Program piled into a van that took them to the magnificent Walder Education Pavillion of Skokie Illinois. This is the fourth set of sessions for the eleven women educators from across the United States, and they have met thus far in…

Changing Standards in Education – The Huffington Post

by Kim Silverton, for the Huffington Post What skills do you expect your child to know by the end of 1st grade? Reading comprehension? Basic spelling? In the world of religious Jewish education, these are relatively new questions. One organization, the Crown Heights-based Menachem Education Foundation, set out to find answers. The resulting initiative -- the Data Driven Instruction program,…

DDI Teachers Awarded Across the USA

Menachem Education Foundation, an non-profit organization founded in 2008 to break the cycle of poverty in underserved communities through professionalizing the structure of education, is honored and excited to announce that following a most successful year of the Data Driven Instruction (DDI) Pilot Program in four schools across the US, The Teacher Award sponsored by Daily Steals will be presented…