Calling All Schools on Instagram: A Chanukah in Pictures

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Dec 112014
Calling All Schools on Instagram: A Chanukah in Pictures

The AVI CHAI blog seeks to capture trends and ideas emerging from the field of Jewish day school education and its crucial work to instill Jewish engagement and commitment in the next generation. Usually, we communicate those ideas primarily in prose format. Yet, in thinking about Chanukah, we were struck by the highly photogenic nature … Read More »

Dec 082014

Cross-posted from the PEJE website By Harry Bloom The good news: Jewish day schools remain an extremely good investment. Knowledgeable community leaders understand the high return that Jewish day schools provide by graduating Jewishly literate, passionate, proud, highly educated, socially conscious Jews. Thus they make great efforts to support Jewish day schools. That support has traditionally … Read More »

Jewish Day School Census – A Roundup of Reactions

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Dec 022014

Last month, AVI CHAI issued our fourth census of Jewish day schools, conducted by Dr. Marvin Schick. The censuses have been conducted at four-year intervals, beginning with the 1998-99 school year. Please visit here to read more about the census, and you can access the full census here. Some of the major census findings were: … Read More »

Nov 262014

Everyone knows that the American calendar dedicates a time explicitly for gratitude: Thanksgiving. But did you know that the practice of thankfulness is also embedded in the Jewish tradition? With the approach of the Thanksgiving holiday, it seems fitting to investigate these roots further. Dr. David Pelcovitz, Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Jewish Education … Read More »

Nov 242014

What characterizes effective educational leadership in Jewish day schools? Specifically, what characterizes distinctively “Jewish educational leadership” in Jewish day schools? These are the two central questions which will form the core of a new research study of the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE). CASJE is a consortium of researchers, practitioners, and funders … Read More »

Oct 282014
Buttressing Day School Financial Sustainability and Affordability

This post is cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy. By: Daniel Held Nearly two years ago I began research for the Jewish Funders Network Greenbook on Jewish Day School Financial Sustainability and Affordability. The publication, sponsored by The AVI CHAI Foundation, offers a landscape study of initiatives designed to buttress the financial picture of day schools. Conveniently, the … Read More »

Oct 202014

This post is cross posted from the PEJE website By Harry Bloom Jewish day school growth is getting harder and harder to come by these days. According to a 2006-2010 survey of 50 cross-denominational schools across nine communities, enrollment declined by 14% in non-Orthodox schools and was virtually nil in Modern and Centrist Orthodox schools. 2012 … Read More »

Ivriyon 2014

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Sep 222014
Ivriyon 2014

This article was cross-posted from the Schechter Day School Network By Cheryl Stone Cheryl Stone, Judaic Teacher at Gross Schechter in Cleveland, attended Ivriyon this past summer. The Ivriyon program strengthens the Hebrew language proficiency skills necessary for teaching in Hebrew by way of peer teaching, participant presentations, and textual study. She is committed to ongoing professional … Read More »

Sep 052014

This interview is a continuation of a series featuring leaders who participated in AVI CHAI-sponsored professional development opportunities this summer. In this interview, Harry Pell discusses the Jewish mission of the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, where he serves as Associate Head of School for Jewish Life and Learning. You may also view a video … Read More »