Camp Massad: Reunited After 30 Years

I spent this past Monday night at summer camp. Together with hundreds of other former campers and staff members at Camp Massad, I spent an evening celebrating the continuing legacy of the Hebrew-immersive camp that existed from 1941-1981 – that’s right: it’s been closed for 30 years! So many showed up that an audio and

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Why We Continue to Support PEJE

By:  Deena Fuchs and Susan Kardos Debra Nussbaum Cohen in the Forward claims mixed results for PEJE’s efforts over the last 14 years. In developing her story, she interviewed a number of the original PEJE partners who are no longer funding the national organization. Unfortunately, she did not speak with anyone from AVI CHAI, a

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Jewish Education: Heirloom or Gift?

(My remarks to the 10th Graduating Class of the Pardes Educators Program)[i] Sarah Kass When I was asked a few days ago to step in for AVI CHAI’s chairman and say a few words to you on behalf of the foundation, I began to think about what I might say to young people about to

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Cross-post From Our Educational Technology Blog

Dear Colleagues, Thank you for contributing to and following the AVI CHAI educational technology blog over the last three years. Many of you have completed exciting projects that you took beyond the parameters of the original funding. As we wind down AVI CHAI’s funding of classroom based experiments, we are proud of the work you

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It’s long, but you asked for it. . . .

Here is the full text of Sarah Kass’s Memo on AVI CHAI’s spending down in the 21st century, referenced in yesterday’s post. Spending Down in the 21st Century By Sarah Kass, Director of Strategy & Evaluation [1] In North America, AVI CHAI’s planned spend-down has prompted a shift in our thinking.  We have moved from

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