Aug 262014
 

This post is cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy. By Sarah Blattner and Miriam Brosseau There is something sacred about the start of the school year. Who doesn’t love the smell of freshly sharpened pencils and the crisp new notebooks eagerly awaiting the next brilliant idea? But more than the new school supplies, it’s a rare opportunity to … Read More »

Aug 202014
 
As school resumes, how to talk to children about the Gaza war

This post is cross-posted from JTA. By: Jack Wertheimer With the new school year nearly upon us, Jewish educational leaders are scrambling to prepare their teachers to discuss this summer’s Gaza War. The most pressing challenge is to design age-appropriate conversations: At which grade level might classroom discussions include potentially frightening topics, such as the … Read More »

The Spirit of Education: A Message for the Start of School

 Posted by on August 12, 2014 at 9:46 am  4 Responses »  Categories:
Aug 122014
 

As we think about the events of this summer and the beginning of the coming school year, Micah Lapidus here presents an inspiring call to action regarding the power of education. The post is cross-posted from his blog, Rabbi’s Pen. Rabbi Lapidus is rabbi and Director of Jewish and Hebrew Studies at The Alfred and Adele … Read More »

Aug 072014
 

This interview is a continuation of a series featuring leaders who are participating in AVI CHAI-sponsored professional development opportunities this summer. In this interview, Amanda Pogany discusses the Jewish mission of the school where she serves as Head, the Luria Academy of Brooklyn, and how it is lived in the school and community. You may … Read More »

Jul 312014
 
Building Bridges, Leading Journeys: Interview with Rabbi Fred Elias

This interview is a continuation of a series featuring leaders who are participating in AVI CHAI-sponsored professional development opportunities this summer. In this interview, Rabbi Fred Elias of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County, New Jersey discusses his past work as school rabbi, and new position in the school as middle school co-principal … Read More »

Jul 282014
 
Cutting-Edge Consumer Marketing Meets the Middle-Income Tuition Crisis Challenge

This post was cross posted on eJewishPhilanthropy  By Dr. Harry Bloom and Daniel Perla  Is your Jewish day school contemplating middle-income programming? Based on our review of middle-income programs currently in the field, our advice is to design a plan that: Promotes new and retained enrollment Encourages nearly universal submission by middle-income families of household … Read More »

Top 5 Soft and Fuzzy Social Media Lessons

 Posted by on July 25, 2014 at 11:55 am  No Responses »  Tagged with:  Categories:
Jul 252014
 
Top 5 Soft and Fuzzy Social Media Lessons

Cross posted from the Darim Online blog By: Lisa Colton The most valuable mile marker of an organization’s social media maturity is how they integrate the tools, content and social experience into their organization’s operations and overall strategy.  Technology (of any sort) shouldn’t just be layered on top of status quo operations, and it isn’t … Read More »

Jul 222014
 

This interview is a continuation of a series featuring leaders who are participating in AVI CHAI-sponsored professional development opportunities this summer. In this interview, Dani Rockoff of the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy in Overland Park, Kansas discusses Matmidim, a track which he directs at his school, offering more rigorous Judaic studies developed by observant teachers. … Read More »

Jul 162014
 

Last week, 12 experienced Jewish day school leaders attended “Leadership: An Evolving Vision,” a program of The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with sponsorship from The AVI CHAI Foundation and Crown Family Philanthropies (two schools sent teams of two, with the second sponsored by either the school or a private donor). These … Read More »