Trends in Judaism Impact iTALAM Thinking

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Apr 072014

By: Deborah Fishman The iTaL AM Think Tank was designed to explore important issues necessary to consider in developing a digital Hebrew and Heritage curriculum.  One such topic was: “Trends in Judaism in the 21st Century and Their Implications for Jewish Education.” A panel was facilitated by Yossi Prager, AVI CHAI’s Executive Director – North … Read More »

The “Jewish” at Camp: It’s Leader-Powered

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Mar 272014
The “Jewish” at Camp: It’s Leader-Powered

This post is cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy. By: Deborah Fishman Over 650 Jewish camp professionals and devotees gathered for the Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Leaders Assembly this week. With the tagline of “One field. Moving Forward,” the conference featured an impressive array of speakers and skill-builders inside and outside the camping world, and even an … Read More »

Mar 192014

By: Rachel Mohl Abrahams Earlier this month at the iJED conference, AVI CHAI hosted a café that was devoted to online and blended learning.  Throughout the conference, attendees could come in and have a cup of coffee, relax, network with colleagues and find out more about online/blended learning from the iJED Cafe vendors and presenters. … Read More »

Lay Leadership: Galvanizing a Movement

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Mar 172014

Who are some of the educational leaders advancing the day school field? I had the opportunity to meet with some of them during the recent Moving the Needle and iJED day school conferences, where hundreds of day school administrators, lay leaders, and other educational professionals gathered to learn and network. In this series, I will … Read More »

From the TABLETS to Tablets: iTaLAM Think Tank

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Mar 122014

TaL AM, the widely used curriculum integrating and aligning Hebrew Language Arts with Judaic Studies, has touched the lives of more than 30,000 students each year in almost 400 schools around the world. Now TaL AM, in partnership with Compedia, is embarking on a new journey to develop iTaLAM, a digital Hebrew and Jewish Heritage … Read More »

Mar 062014

We are now accepting applications for two summer leadership institutes at The Principals’ Center of the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Up to 20 Jewish day school leaders will receive AVI CHAI sponsorship to enhance their ability to improve the quality of their schools, and particularly to enhance and advance their Judaic mission. Learn what … Read More »

Mar 042014
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: “If You Want to Save the Jewish Future, You Have to Build Jewish Day Schools”

By: Deborah Fishman Though Rabbi Jonathan Sacks is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest Jewish leaders of our time, not everyone is privileged to be exposed to his words in person. Last night, the attendees of the iJED Day School Conference had that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The crowd of day school leaders and educators … Read More »

Harvard Leadership Programs through a Jewish Lens

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Feb 262014

This summer, AVI CHAI will sponsor up to 20 day school leaders to attend one of two institutes at The Principal’s Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. The two institutes are: Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership (AOL), for leaders with 1-3 years of experience; and Leadership: An Evolving Vision (LEV), for leaders … Read More »

Feb 192014

The Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE) has announced an exciting new collaboration among practitioners, researchers, and funders of Jewish education. The Consortium will lead efforts to identify key education questions, assist researchers in designing more robust methods, and facilitate work that translates research findings into strengthened practice — in informal and formal … Read More »