About the Convention

Mechanchim and Mechanchos the world over rise to the challenges of Chinuch with passion and purpose, selflessly dedicated to their students. The Chabad Chinuch Convention brings together these role models to draw strength and inspiration from each other. Through workshops, seminars, and networking opportunities, participants explore best practices and develop skills for their vital work. The Chinuch Banquet is the highlight of the convention, recognizing and honoring these incredible individuals who so powerfully impact the lives of our children—our future.

Convention Schedule

There will be two separate, concurrent programs for men and women. The Chinuch Banquet will have separate seating.

For the full men’s schedule, click here.

For the full Women’s schedule click here

Sunday Daled Tammuz 5776: A Day of דיבוק חברים and Celebration

Bnos Menachem, 739 East New York Ave, Brooklyn NY 11213**

  • A day of celebration, connecting educators together through networking opportunities, workshops and facilitated roundtable discussions. The day will open with a celebratory brunch and end in a Gala Banquet, and will highlight the individuals who dedicate themselves to the Rebbe’s Mivtza Chinuch.
    • 11:30 Registration Opens
    • 11:45 Welcome Brunch, Opening Remarks and roundtable discussions by grade.
    • 1:15-4:30 Multiple Tracks of Workshop Sessions
    • 5:00 The Chinuch Awards Reception followed by the Chinuch Banquet.

Babysitting will be available on site for children under age 2 (additional charge, reservation required).

Educational vendors are invited to join the convention for the opportunity to speak with teachers and offer their resources. For further information, please call 718-663-7215 or email [email protected].

Monday Hei Tammuz: קורסין מזורזים, A Day of Professional Learning

Men’s Program: Chovevei Torah, 885 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213

Women’s Program: Machon Chana 825 Eastern Pkwy, Brooklyn, NY 11213**

A day of professional learning for educators that will include in depth seminars and general sessions.  Presenters of the general sessions are: Dr. David Pelcovitz, Rabbi Dr. Aaron Fried and Rabbi Mendel Lipsker.  Educators will additionally choose from one of several intensive seminars led by leading Chinuch experts, and walk away with practical tools that will transform their classroom.

9:45 Registration and Welcome

10:00-1:00 Workshops and General Sessions

1:00-1:45 Lunch

1:45-5:00 Workshops and General Sessions

** Onsite babysitting option for the duration of the Convention. Childcare available for children up to age 2 at the same location of the women’s sessions.

Full Convention: $115

Sunday, Daled Tammuz – Day of Celebration: $36 (includes 1 reservation to the Chinuch Banquet)

Monday, Hei Tammuz – Day of Professional Learning: $100

Babysitting Cost:  

$65- Full Convention: Sunday and Monday sessions including the Chinuch Banquet.  

$40- One Day of Sessions – Sunday OR Monday

$20- Chinuch Banquet only

Educational vendors are invited to join the convention for the opportunity to speak with teachers and offer their resources. For further information, please call 718-663-7215 or email [email protected]

Session Highlights and Presentors

Men’s Program:

 

“Al Pi Darko”: Incorporating all Temperaments in your Classroom | Rabbi Zalman Friedman, Teacher, Cheder Menachem, Los Angeles CA

Motivating Our Students | Dr. David Pelcovitz, PhD Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Psychology and Jewish Education, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Yeshiva University, New York, NY

Chinuch Banquet Keynote Address | Rabbi Dovid Hazdan, Dean, Torah Academy, Johannesburg, SA

Active Participation: Understanding the Needs of All Your Students | Rabbi Zelly Silber, MA,Director, MEF Teacher Induction Program

How to approach the defiant student | Rabbi Levi Feldman, Teacher, Oholei Torah and Director of MEF’s Teacher Coaching Program

The Teacher as a Leader | Rabbi Menachem Greenbaum, Principal, Cheder Menachem Los Angeles  | Rabbi Yossi Rosenblum,Principal, Yeshiva School Pittsburgh

Tefilah: Helping our Students Connect  | Presenter TBA

Women’s Program:

Addressing 40 Years since Shnas Hachinuch, Presenter TBA

Panel: Imparting Chassidishe Chinuch in the Classroom  | Mrs. Bracha Landa, Teacher, Bais Chomesh High School, Toronto, Canada  | Miss Baylie Vail, Teacher, Beis Rivka, Brooklyn, NY

Panel: Off the Beaten Track; Helping Our Students Who Don’t Fit the Mold | Mrs. Dena Gorkin, Principal, Bnos Chomesh High School. | Mrs. Bronya Shaffer, Noted lecturer.

No More Bullying! A Multi-Pronged Approach | Mrs. Nami Friedman, Assistant Principal, Yeshiva Schools, Pittsburgh, PA

Self- Regulated Skills: Helping Students Thrive in the Classroom  | Mrs. Chavie Goldberger,MA, Dean, CyberSem

Lesson Planning for Chumash  | Mrs. Shaindy Shapiro Principal, Bnos Menachem, Brooklyn, NY

Chinuch Banquet Keynote Address | Rabbi Dovid Hazdan, Dean, Torah Academy, Johannesburg, SA

Active Participation: Understanding the Needs of All Your Students | Rabbi Zelly Silber, MA,Director, MEF Teacher Induction Program

Motivating Our Students | Dr. David Pelcovitz, PhD, Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Psychology and Jewish Education, Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, Yeshiva University, New York, NY

The Chinuch Banquet

In 5736, the Rebbe inaugurated the year as “Shnas Hachinuch—The Year of Education” urging that special efforts be made for every Jewish child to receive a Jewish education. The Rebbe’s call for Torah education was answered by Mechanchim the world over, who rose to the challenge with passion and purpose. This year, in addition to being a year of Hakhel, marks 40 years since the start of the Rebbe’s Mivtza Chinuch. To mark these important milestones, we honor those who selflessly dedicate their lives to the Rebbe’s campaign. The Chinuch Banquet puts a spotlight on these incredible role models who so powerfully impact the lives of our children—our future.

 

The Chinuch Banquet

An evening paying tribute to the dedication of our esteemed educators.

 

Keynote Address:  Rabbi Dovid Hazdan, Dean, Torah Academy, Johannesburg, SA

Partners in Chinuch Award: Mr. Nathan (Nissim) Franco

 

Sunday, 4 Tammuz, 5776, Shnas Hakhel │July 10, 2016

Razag Ballroom, 739 East New York Avenue, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, NY

5:00 Reception and presentation of the Chinuch Awards

6:30 Dinner

Couvert per person: Educators $36, Friends $100.

 

R.S.V.P

Valet Parking | Separate Seating

The Chinuch Awards

In keeping with the evening’s theme of saluting excellence in education, the Chinuch Awards will be presented in a special reception preceding the Chinuch Banquet. Chosen from hundreds of nominated teachers for their exceptional work, one Mechanech and one Mechaneches will be honored for their dedication and success in imparting Torah values to the next generation.

Men’s Award:

The men’s judging panel included: Rabbi Manis Frankel, Pittsburgh, PA, Rabbi Meir Perlstein, Darchei Menachem, Crown Heights, and Rabbi Faitel Lewin, Crown Heights.

Finalists:

  1. Rabbi Zalman Schapiro, Grade 3, Oholei Torah, Brooklyn, NY
  2. Rabbi Shuki Steinberg, Grade 5,  Lubavitch Educational Center, Miami, FL
  3. Rabbi Yossel Sirota, Grade 3, Cheder Chabad, Monsey, NY
  4. Rabbi Yosef Wolf, Grade 5, United Lubavitch Yeshiva, Brooklyn, NY
  5. Rabbi Yosef Wolowik, Grade 6, Cheder Menachem, Los Angeles, CA

Honorable Mentions:

  1.       Rabbi Shloime Newman, Grade 4, Lamplighters Yeshiva, Brooklyn, NY
  2.       Rabbi Shmuel Sharf, Grade 11, Lubavitch Mesivta , Chicago, IL
  3.       Rabbi Simcha Cohen, Grade 2, Nigri Shluchim Online School
  4.       Rabbi Avraham Granat, Grade 7, Hebrew Academy Community School, Margate, FL
  5.       Rabbi Mendel Weiss, Grades 3 and 4,  Lubavitch Educational Center, Miami, FL

Women’s Award:

The women’s judging panel included: Mrs. C Altein, Beis Rivka, Crown Heights, Mrs. S Shapiro, Bnos Menachem, Crown Heights, Mrs. G Newman, Bais Chaya Mushka, Los Angeles, and Mrs. B Landa, Bais Chomesh, Toronto.

 

Finalists:

  1.        Morah Henny Bartfield, Grade 2, Hebrew Academy of Margate, Florida
  2.        Morah Chanale Chanin, Grade 12, Bnos Chomesh, Crown Heights
  3.        Morah Miriam Gerber, Grades 2/3, Cheder Chabad of Philadelphia
  4.        Morah Nechama Tauber, Grade 5, Lubavitch Educational Center, Florida
  5.        Morah Baylie Vail, Grade 1, Bais Rivka, Crown Heights

Honorable Mentions:

  1.          Morah Chaya Kramer, Grade , Bnos Menachem
  2.          Morah Shulamis Rothman, Grade , Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh
  3.          Morah Esther Zeidman, Grade , Cheder Lubavitch Morristown
  4.          Morah Chany Polter, Grade , Bnos Menachem
  5.          Morah Fruma Shapiro, Grade , Ohel Chana High School, LA

Registration and Sponsorships

Registration for the Chabad Chinuch Convention is now closed. For more information please call 718-663-7215

Corporate Sponsors:

Convention Comittee

Rabbi Mendy Greenbaum, Chair

Rabbi Nissen Brenenson

Rabbi Reuven Deray

Rabbi Zalman Friedman

Rabbi Avraham Granat

Rabbi Shua Lustig

Rabbi Zalman Raskin

Rabbi Zalman Twersky

Rabbi Yossi Rosenblum

Rabbi Yaakov Akiva Steinmetz

Rabbi Shmuly Turk

Rabbi Mendy Vail

Rabbi Avraham Varnai

 

Mrs. Chava Altein

Mrs. Bracha Landa

Mrs. Geula Newman

Mrs. Chana Rose

Mrs. Shaindy Shapiro

Ms. Rivka Tauber

Mrs. Rena Udkoff