Apr 232015

This past Monday, Dr. Jack Wertheimer hosted a webinar entitled: “What story does your school tell about its Jewish purpose?” This topic is one of the important themes of the case study series which Dr. Wertheimer directed, “How Schools Enact Their Jewish Missions,” available here on the AVI CHAI website. Presenting during the webinar were … Read More »

Hearts and Minds on Yom Ha’atzmaut

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Apr 222015
Hearts and Minds on Yom Ha’atzmaut

Today we celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, the fulfillment of the Zionist dream of an independent Jewish homeland in the Land of Israel. In Jewish day schools across the country, children are experiencing this special day on the Jewish calendar in a variety of modalities — eating Israeli food, participating in school-wide ceremonies, creating arts and crafts … Read More »

Apr 162015

Recently, AVI CHAI has released two research reports on day school online/blended learning, as well as a case studies series on how day schools enact their Jewish missions. So far, we have received positive feedback as to the value of this research and thought leadership to the day school and wider Jewish education fields. We … Read More »

Apr 022015
Pesach and Abraham Lincoln’s 150th Yahrzeit: Reflections on God’s Role in History

This post is cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy By Yossi Prager A new exhibit on Abraham Lincoln and the Jews, paired with a beautiful new book by Jonathan Sarna and Benjamin Shapell, has refocused Jewish attention on Abraham Lincoln. The proximity toPesach is appropriate, as both the Jewish Exodus and Civil War are freedom stories. The connection is even deeper, however. Lincoln … Read More »

Mar 312015
Online Learning Continues Rapid Growth in Jewish Day Schools

      Many Jewish day schools are shifting rapidly toward online and blended learning. Providing differentiated learning environments — thereby meeting the individual learning needs of students — continues to stand out as the most common perceived benefit in utilizing blended/online modes of instruction. This is one of the findings in two new “State … Read More »

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 »