20 Case Studies Now Available: How Schools Enact Their Jewish Missions

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Mar 262015
 
20 Case Studies Now Available: How Schools Enact Their Jewish Missions

Even as they inevitably pay close attention to financial issues, enrollment trends and the quality of general studies offerings, day school leaders—both professional and lay—are concerned about enacting their school’s Jewish mission. That mission, after all, is what justifies the existence of a Jewish day school and makes it so central to the health and … Read More »

Mar 242015
 

By: Dr. Steve Brown The AVI CHAI Foundation has devoted much time and energy to understanding the nature of blended and online learning and its power to personalize instruction in Jewish day schools. We would like to direct you to rich resource material to help educators understand this growing approach to learning and teaching. This … Read More »

Mar 172015
 

If you are a school leader, you can apply to attend the AVI CHAI Harvard experience launching at The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education this summer. But – apply today! The deadline for applications is this Friday, March 20th. Why should you apply to this program? You (or someone you know) … Read More »

Mar 122015
 

Are you considering applying to attend the AVI CHAI experience launching at The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education this summer? Here is another guest post from a past participant describing how her participation has galvanized school improvement centered around her school’s Jewish mission and vision. Helena Levine, Donna Klein Jewish Academy … Read More »

Uncommon Conversations at NAJDS 2015

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Mar 102015
 

Cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy This week, more than 1,000 Jewish day school educators, lay leaders, and administrators are gathering in Philadelphia for the North American Jewish Day School Conference 2015: Uncommon Connections. With a tagline of “Schools, systems and success,” the conference set out to “unleash the power of the multiple systems that comprise our … Read More »

Mar 062015
 

AVI CHAI will once again sponsor day school leaders to attend one of two institutes at The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education this summer. Not only will participating leaders gain from the Harvard education – they also will become part of a year-long project-based school change process to enhance and advance … Read More »

Feb 252015
 

This post is cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy By Micah Lapidus I’m writing this post because I’m something of an anomaly – I’m a rabbi that works at a Jewish day school. Most rabbis, especially Reform and Conservative rabbis, don’t work at Jewish day schools. They work primarily at synagogues – which is great. If they don’t … Read More »

Feb 232015
 
Now Available: Interim Report on AVI CHAI Blended Learning Initiatives

We are pleased to release “Moving Forward: An Interim Report of Select AVI CHAI Blended Learning Initiatives in Jewish Day Schools,” by Dr. Leslie Siskin. This report charts the progress of day schools involved in some of AVI CHAI’s funded initiatives in blended/online learning, providing a window into the current state of the field. Since … Read More »

Feb 192015
 

It may not feel like it, but summer is just around the corner. AVI CHAI sponsors several opportunities for the professional development of Jewish day school leaders and teachers. Applications are now open for two such programs. As you think about your summer plans, consider whether either is right for you. Ivriyon: Hebrew Immersion Institute … Read More »