Jul 302015

Cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy In this guest post, Jill Goldenberg, Executive Director of PEJE, shares thoughts about fundraising and school sustainability. She draws from her experiences with Generations, an endowment-building program, as well as a recent PEJE Governance and Fundraising Academy three-day intensive training. Both programs receive funding from AVI CHAI. By Jill Goldenberg This past … Read More »

Jul 242015
Meet a Day School Leader: Rabbi Mordechai Schwersenski

Who are the leaders ensuring the Jewish education of our children in day schools across the country? This series features interviews with selected school leaders – including those from Community, Orthodox and Schechter schools from across the US and Canada. We asked them about their thoughts about their personal day school leadership and their goals … Read More »

Jul 172015
Teaching Modern Israel’s History, Politics and Culture at the Ken Stein Workshop

By: Deborah Fishman Over 50 educators gathered in Atlanta from June 21-26 to attend “Modern Israel’s History, Politics, and Culture,” a teacher’s workshop run by The Center for Israel Education (CIE) and the Emory Institute for the Study of Modern Israel (ISMI) and sponsored primarily by AVI CHAI. The teachers who attended received professional enrichment … Read More »

Landing and Launching

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Jul 092015
Landing and Launching

This post is cross-posted from the Sanford Duke Center for Strategic Philanthropy and Civil Society. For a foundation spending down, the final years entail a lot of ending, closing, and exiting. But there are good reasons why they should also include some creative new work. The latest installment in Joel Fleishman’s long-running study of The … Read More »

Jul 082015
Day School Leaders at Harvard Ponder: How Will You Improve Your School This Year?

Summer is the perfect time for day school leaders to reflect, dream, and plan on how to strengthen and improve their schools in the coming year. To help them do just that, AVI CHAI sponsors selected day schools leaders to attend one of two leadership institutes at The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School … Read More »

Jul 022015

Cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy. By Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick Over the past several decades there have been a plethora of articles, papers and research regarding the new and evolving role of the Head of School as “instructional leader.” This reality takes place against an ever expanding landscape of schools which are faced with the difficult and … Read More »

Jun 032015

In this video, AVI CHAI Program Officer Michael Berger addresses the graduating Cohort 14 of the Pardes Educators Program (PEP) of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. PEP is a highly selective two-year teacher training program combining intensive text study at Pardes with a Masters of Jewish Education (MJEd) from Hebrew College. The … Read More »

The New Excellence Through Online Learning

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May 292015

This post is cross-posted from Hayidiyon: The RAVSAK Journal by Eli Kannai I clearly recall one day, in elementary school, when the rabbi came to our classroom and announced that the average class grade on a recently taken standardized test was better this year than it had been the year before. That was the way teachers … Read More »

Jewish Outreach Goes to Camp Ramah

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May 212015

This post is cross-posted from eJewishPhilathropy By Rabbi Abigail Treu Jewish outreach on college campuses and through synagogues has, over the past two decades, become the norm. We are no longer surprised to hear that freshmen who never self-identified as Jews were invited to a Shabbat dinner on campus, or that synagogues are revamping their … Read More »