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 »

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

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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 »