The Ideas Incubator

The Ideas Incubator aims to inspire and expand the ecology of Jewish education in greater Chicago. We are here to support Chicago Jewish professionals by offering a multitude of professional development opportunities. Each experience will offer a new paradigm of thinking and innovative ways to enhance you personally and professionally.

Incubator Workshops

Each workshop brings together educators and leaders from supplementary schools, camps, synagogues, community organizations, and youth groups from across the denominational and organizational landscape in greater Chicago. These workshops will introduce high-level learning from leading educational innovators, theorists, and practitioners. Over the last 4 years, these events have been the core of the Incubator's activity, and are highly desired by Chicago area Jewish educators.

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November 19, 2019: A Conversation with Ayelet Gundar Goshen

This workshop has concluded.


January 30, 2020: 2nd Story

Join us for an interactive storytelling workshop with the innovative and creative team at 2nd Story. 2nd Story is dedicated to creating and crafting story-sharing experiences that foster meaningful connections between individuals and communities in the workplace. 

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March 19, 2020: Keshet

Join us for this interactive experience that will offer you language and equip you with the skills and knowledge to build LGBTQ-affirming communities, and create spaces for all people to feel seen and valued.

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May 2020: Amplifier

Amplifier envisions a world where everyone has the opportunity to create positive, powerful change through collaborative giving. Join us for a taste of a collaborative giving circle as a new entry point to empower you in your personal and professional life.

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