ARJE (re)Design Lab for Clergy Educators


Welcome to the Rabbinic (re)Design Lab

Atra and the Association for Reform Jewish Educators are proud to be partnering on the newest iteration of the Rabbinic (re)Design Lab – exclusive for clergy educators who are members of ARJE! This experience will be facilitated by Rabbi Mike Mellen with several featured guests.

This 5-workshop collaborative and fast-paced virtual experience will guide and challenge Reform Clergy Educators through the Atra innovation methodology, providing a hands-on approach in real time to bring a new program or initiative to your community. The curriculum has been adapted to address the specific challenges and opportunities that impact this distinct group.

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What’s Involved

The Rabbinic (re)Design Lab cohort consists of the following elements:

  • Five 90 minute innovation and group coaching labs between February and April 2023
  • Structured peer support and small group collaboration to respond to and plan for the emerging conditions and needs in your communities
  • Support and guidance in strengthening, implementing, and evaluating a new project or program
  • Access to expert group coaching as you apply new learnings to shape your community’s future
  • One-on-one personal coaching

With gratitude to ARJE and several additional funders, registration is discounted to $450 per participant. Additional scholarship is available for individuals with limited Professional Development funds – please contact Rabbi Arianna Gordon at to apply for financial support.

Please contact us at with any questions about this form or other non-scholarship questions. Sessions start on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 and registration will close on Sunday, February 19.


Session Dates
Each session will take place on Wednesdays from 10am PT/1pm ET – 11:30am PT/2:30pm ET.
Please note the gap of time in between Sessions 4 and 5, intended to provide ample time for participants’ independent work as well as avoid conflicts with Passover.

February 22: The Unique Role of Clergy Educators in Driving Educational Innovation

March 1: Why this? Why you? And who else?

March 15: Why should anyone support you? Cultivating support for your vision

March 29: Ideation and Viability

April 26: What’s Next? A Roadmap to Change



This program is intended for rabbis, cantors, and Jewish spiritual leaders who are members of the Association of Reform Jewish Educators and are interested in piloting a new initiative in your community and/or want to workshop new models of community building with a cohort of your peers. 



Registration is $450/person and includes:

5 workshops and associated materials

1 private coaching session with a professional rabbinic coach


Payment will be due upon registration. This program is generously subsidized by Atra supporters as well as ARJE; scholarships are available as we do not want financial barriers to limit your participation.
Please email us at to learn about available subsidies.


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