Mechanchim directly touch the future of Klal Yisroel by guiding, teaching, and hopefully deeply inspiring our children and youth to Torah, Yiras Shomayim and Darkei Hachassidus.
This concept is what drives the Menachem Education Foundation’s commitment to enhancing our schools and supporting the vital work of our educators. MEF has built a repetoire of workshops, mentoring, content and standards to help principals and teachers acquire and grow their leadership, classroom, and teaching skills over the past decade.
That same dedication and focus is now being deployed in MEF’s newest offering: a unique opportunity to learn and refine the skills needed to organize and run a mosad chinuch on the executive level.
With the integral participation of Rabbi Yitzchok Wolf, dean of Cheder Lubavitch Hebrew Day School of Chicago, this new series of intensive workshops is designed to equip new and aspiring menahalim to hit the ground running.
Rabbi Zalman Shneur, Executive Director of MEF, says there are currently 9 major Chabad schools and education institutions that are looking to fill the role of a Menahel.
“The Menahel Moisad Chinuch is one of the most important positions in Lubavitch today,” he explains. “The Menahel does not only lead his school, but also shapes the community in a real way.
Rabbi Shneur says that many Moisdois Chinuch have reached out to him to find the right person to lead their Moisad forward, “but it is not an easy role to fill and the right candidates are not readily available.”
He said that under Rabbi Wolf’s guidance, the organization has committed itself to meet this need by building such leaders in this program.
From truly understanding the school clientele and environment, to hiring of staff and establishing guidelines for curriculum, to building a powerful fundraising machine and setting a fair tuition policy, to interacting with the local Federation and the local authorities, and much more, participants will leave empowered to guide and make an impact on their schools – and their communities – in the best possible way.
MEF’s interactive training style and built-in mentoring offers what’s needed to make this dream a reality. We explore what it really means to head a Chabad school – what makes it a Chabad school? What are your responsibilities to your parents, your students, and the Rebbe – and how do you meet them in today’s challenging environment?
The program includes 7 professional development workshops of approximately 2 days each, to take place in different locations over 18 months, and beginning 19-21 Adar I (February 24-26) in Los Angeles, CA. Participants will visit institutions in each city to gain insight into successful techniques and approaches.
Join our dynamic group as we prepare to lead these vital Moisdos into the next generation!
New and aspiring Executive Directors are invited to join MEF’s Menahalei Mosdos Chinuch Program, starting 19-21 Adar I (Feb 24-26, 2019) in Los Angeles, CA, b’shaah tovah u’mutzlachas, and continuing over the next 18 months in other locations across the U.S.
For details or to sign up, call 718-663-7215 or [email protected]