The artwork on this note card was created by 5768 WRJ Art Calendar artist Césan d’Ornellas Levine.
Are you looking to remodel your religious school Madrachim program? You're not alone! Join colleagues and URJ staff members for a round table discussion where we'll dive into different Madrachim programming models being used by URJ congregations. We will have a loose agenda for the conversation, but we encourage you to bring all of your questions, challenges, and ideas to discuss as a group.
Rachel Margolis, RJE, is a Project Manager for Congregational Innovations. She has served as a coach and consultant for numerous congregations around the country. Rachel's passion is to help congregations strive towards educational models that are provocative, inquiry-based, thoughtful, nourishing, experiential, creative, and justice-driven. She is a graduate of Cornell University and has a joint masters in Jewish Education and Jewish Non-Profit Management from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Michelle Shapiro Abraham is the director of Learning and Innovation for the URJ Youth Department as well as a consultant for the Foundation for Jewish Camp and a clinical faculty member in Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Executive Master of Arts in Jewish Education Program. She is a 2015 recipient of the Covenant Award for Excellence in Jewish Education.