NORTHAMPTON – Amy Meltzer, lead kindergarten teacher at Lander-Grinspoon Academy in Northampton, has been selected to serve as a member of HaKaveret: JEIC Team Challenge, a new initiative launched by the Jewish Education Innovation Challenge (JEIC) to design pioneering and creative models for Jewish day school education.
JEIC Team Challenge is aimed at revitalizing Jewish day schools by reintroducing the dynamic of beneficent experimentation. For the first time, HaKaveret: JEIC Team Challenge, operated by Joshua Venture Group, has convened a group of creative, talented and motivated individuals from around the country to form an innovation design team with a focus on creating a new vision in Jewish day school education.
The inaugural team consists of ten carefully selected designers from a variety of backgrounds related to education, Judaism or psychology. Meltzer was selected as one of 10 team members who will work to create this new vision in Jewish education.
“As a teacher in a suburban – almost rural-Jewish community, I’m so excited to get to dream about the future of Jewish day school education with creative, pioneering educators from all across the country,” Meltzer said. “I am looking forward to meeting my colleagues and brainstorming together to create new models of Jewish education. I especially can’t wait to see our ideas piloted in schools over the next few years.”