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MENACHEM EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

Make Chinuch Your Shlichus®

aka MEF   |   Brooklyn, NY   |  www.mymef.org

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Mission

Our Mission The Menachem Education Foundation (MEF) was established with the goal of raising the bar for Jewish education, with a specific concentration on the Chabad educational world. At MEF, we have an uncompromising focus on student success. It is our mission to be the best champions of Chabad students. We accomplish this goal by working through Chabad schools, and empowering effective educational leadership, staff and lay leaders. Our Vision It is the vision of the Menachem Education Foundation that all Chabad students worldwide thrive to their full potential and graduate from a Chabad school with the tools needed to live their life as a Chabad Chassid in the present world. Find out more about our Vision for Chabad Schools.

Notes from the nonprofit

As an organization founded to professionalize education in the Charedi world, we have identified and addressed many varying needs of the educational community. In this report, we have highlighted our two main programs, the Teacher Induction Program and Zekelman Standards Program. Our other services to the educational community include:
Professional development workshops for schools and communities; inquiry work to build staff capacity within schools; a 360 degree school partnership program comprising of school inspections, classroom observations, leadership consultation, and more; a job placement service and annual job fair; inspirational events; a school board association; the annual Eisenberg Award to an outstanding alumnus of the Teacher Induction Program; leadership conferences and training; and more.

Ruling year info

2009

Principal Officer

Zalman Shneur

Main address

411 Kingston Avenue, Suite 300

Brooklyn, NY 11225 USA

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EIN

26-2117750

NTEE code info

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Professional Societies & Associations (B03)

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Our programs

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Annual Summer Chabad Educators Conference

The Annual Chabad Chinuch Education Convention provides teachers in the Chabad community the opportunity to improve their skills in pedagogy through in-depth learning of current educational best practices and collaboration with like-minded educators. Educators From 5 continents participated in all inclusive summer repair.
The retreat offers educators insight and training on cutting edge issues such as technology and sensory integration in the classroom, student mental health, and transmitting a value-based education in the modern world. Sessions on “Substance Abuse and Addiction: What Role Do Teachers Play?” which reviewed educators’ unique capacity as first responders in preventing crisis situations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Zekelman Standards for Judaic Studies are concise, clearly articulated descriptions of what students should know and be able to do at every stage of their educational journeys. Typically, Yeshivos do not use standards to direct their learning, leaving teachers without any way to plan and gauge their instruction. MEF has gathered a team of leaders in the field of education to fill this void. More than 50% of the Zekelman Standards align with the Common Core Standards, establishing across-the-board cognitive, language and learning skills. Our development team is also creating a comprehensive bank of accompanying resources for teachers and students. MEF supports schools in implementing the Zekelman Standards through the three step cycle of data driven instruction: assessment, analysis and action. Thus, schools can monitor and advance every student's learning journey in Judaic studies and critical skills for the first time.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of School Leaders Trained Annually

This metric is no longer tracked.
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Population(s) Served

Age groups, Family relationships, Religious groups, Social and economic status

Related Program

Annual Summer Chabad Educators Conference

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Menachem Education Foundation has a goal of training 20 School leaders annually.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

he Menachem Education Foundation (MEF) was established with the goal of raising the bar for Jewish education, with a specific concentration on the Chabad educational world. At MEF, we have an uncompromising focus on student success. It is our mission to be the best champions of Chabad students. We accomplish this goal by working through Chabad schools, and empowering effective educational leadership, staff and lay leaders.

Our Vision
It is the vision of the Menachem Education Foundation that all Chabad students worldwide thrive to their full potential and graduate from a Chabad school with the tools needed to live their life as a Chabad Chassid in the present world. Find out more about our Vision for Chabad Schools.

Children First We serve the students above all. We will always measure our success based on their success.
Torah Education Utilizing the Rebbes vision, we believe deeply that it is through the enhancement of a Torah education that all other skills, growth, and success will flow.
Positivity Our focus in all areas will be in sharing and expressing the positive.
Constructive No matter what, whatever we do will be with the end goal of building towards a result. Even when we deconstruct something, it will be to the end of building something better.
Excellence Every program we do, every bit of work we do, will be with a focus on excellence, no matter what the costs, financial or otherwise, of achieving it.
Fiduciary Responsibility We intend to use every dollar we receive towards furthering our mission, and to always spend responsibly and thoughtfully.
Transparency Transparency has always been our priority at the Menachem Education Foundation. MEF is one of the first organizations to receive the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the worlds largest source of nonprofit information. Were proud to share our full and complete story with the world.

The Menachem Education Foundation is achieving its goal by developing and disseminating learning standards for Judaic studies, facilitating the implementation of standards based learning and data driven instruction across schools, training school leadership across the spectrum - including school boards, principals, instructional leaders, and new and experienced teachers, engaging in school consultation and partnership to facilitate school improvement efforts, and through community education and awareness campaigns.

The Menachem Education Foundation engages as employees and consultants educational experts and leaders, both from within the Chabad educational world, as well as forerunners in the general world of education. With this unique partnership, we have developed educational materials, professional development curricula and educational programming that brings the best of contemporary pedagogy to our educators in a way that maintains the cultural values and sensitivities that define Chabad and Jewish education.

The Menachem Education Foundation has succeeded in raising the bar of education in Chabad affiliated schools.

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MENACHEM EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 01/23/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Alan Zekelman

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/10/2021

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Hasidic

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