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Sefaria’s Partnership Initiative - 2017-18

The Application Process is Now Closed  

We look forward to pursuing more partnerships in the future. The program information is below. For more information, contact Sara Wolkenfeld sara@sefaria.org.

For the 2017-2018 school year, Sefaria seeks creative educators who are ready to innovate and are open to new ways of thinking about teaching and learning. Sefaria provides consultation and mentorship as you discover the possibilities that arise when students have access to thousands of  years of Jewish texts at the tips of their fingers. We plan to include 12 new partners in this Initiative. Each partner institution should have one or two lead educators who are committed to working closely with Sefaria over the course of the year. We invite you to read more and consider applying!

Goals: This initiative will enable educators to experiment with Sefaria in a school setting, to think through best practices of teaching with Sefaria, to change and improve pedagogy around Jewish texts, and to foster a more innovative spirit in the community of Jewish learners. We will explore the following questions:

  1. What does Sefaria afford us in our teaching and learning that might be difficult or impossible without these tools?
  2. What would it look like to create new forms of pedagogy for teaching Jewish texts in conjunction with the new medium we have for exploring these texts?
  3. How can the teachers and learners of Jewish texts drive technological innovation that benefits our community? How can we nurture students who are creative in their learning, both inside and outside the classroom?
  4. How can we leverage Sefaria’s open source and open access platform to create a stronger culture of sharing in the world of Jewish education?

Partner educators are required to:

Partnership benefits:

Click here to apply! Applications are due by May 16th, 2017. Finalists will be contacted by May 23rd for follow-up, and our partners will be announced early June.

Questions? Please contact education@sefaria.org