Dec 142017
Shine a Light on: Collaboration

Since Chanukah is the Festival of Lights, we wanted to shine a light on some bright spots we are seeing in the Jewish day school field. It is our hope that each day of Chanukah will grow even brighter as you learn about these bright spots and consider your work in a new light. Shine … Read More »

Jul 122017
Jewish Day School Leaders Go to Harvard

This summer, AVI CHAI is once again sponsoring Jewish day school leaders to participate in the Art of Leadership (AOL) and Leadership: An Evolving Vision (LEV) programs of the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. AOL participants completed the program the week of June 26, and LEV is taking place this week. … Read More »

The Power of FJC’s Cornerstone

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Jun 202017
The Power of FJC’s Cornerstone

Cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy By Mark Kachuck “Kol Yisrael Arevim Ze Bazeh,” translates to “all of Israel is responsible for one another.” This spoke to the theme of Foundation for Jewish Camp’s Cornerstone Fellowship 2017: “Get Invested,” which had a big impact on me. It resonated with my feelings towards the global Jewish community; together, we … Read More »

Mar 292017

Cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy  By Yossi Prager The AVI CHAI Foundation is delighted to release a new research report by Dr. Alex Pomson and Dr. Jack Wertheimer on the teaching of Hebrew language in Jewish day schools. As a foundation that has devoted significant energy and tens of millions of dollars toward Hebrew teaching and learning, … Read More »

Providing Opportunities to Speak in Hebrew

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Mar 282017
Providing Opportunities to Speak in Hebrew

Cross-posted from Jeducation World By Hadas Heyman How do I provide more opportunities for my students to speak Hebrew inside and outside the classroom? As a Hebrew language teacher, I’ve always asked myself this question over and over again. My students spend a short amount of time in my class every day, and this time … Read More »

Mar 142017
Approaches to Online/Blended Learning

In 2010, AVI CHAI began supporting projects that focused on blended and online learning.  Our motivation and goal was two-fold: 1) to improve the quality of education by increasing individualized instruction and enabling students to develop skills and ways of thinking needed in the 21st Century, and 2) to bring down the cost of education.  … Read More »

Mar 132017

In this previous blog post, I wrote about one trend in day school Jewish mission and vision that I observed at the Prizmah Conference: an emphasis on standards for different aspects of Judaic studies. In this second post, I will explore a second takeaway from the sessions I attended: It is crucial for school leaders … Read More »

Reminder: Come to Harvard AOL/LEV!

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Mar 082017

Application deadline is next Wednesday, March 15 Time is running out to apply to a structured and proven process for enhancing the quality of your school’s Jewish mission sponsored by AVI CHAI. The year-long program includes: A week of professional development at Harvard Principals’ Center world-famous Summer Institutes for educational leaders – Improving Schools: The … Read More »