Chanukah Sparks: Susan Siegel

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Dec 292016
 

Our Chanukah Sparks blog series continues with a post by Susan Siegel, Head of School of the Bnai Shalom Day School. This series explores the moments or series of moments that sparked the day school careers of school leaders and educators. Just as our homes become illuminated by individual sparks that combine to create one glowing … Read More »

Chanukah Sparks: Dr. Barbara Gereboff

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Dec 272016
 

In this blog series, we are featuring school leaders and educators who discuss the “sparks” that ignited their careers in Jewish day school education. All it takes is one spark to illuminate an entire chanukiah — or, in the case of day school educators, untold students, classrooms, and communities. Sharing “sparks” in today’s post is Dr. … Read More »

Chanukah Sparks: Dr. Susie Tanchel

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Dec 262016
 

Chanukah is the Festival of Lights — culminating in nine blazing candles gleaming in the front window of your home, and homes around the world. Yet it all starts with just one spark on the first night. Similarly, the work of a day school educator illuminates untold students, classrooms, and communities. Yet often it all … Read More »

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What is Effective Educational Leadership in Jewish Day Schools and How can it be Nurtured and Sustained?

Cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy. By Susan Kardos and Ellen Goldring CASJE (the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education) recently released findings from the first phase of a study conducted by American Institute of Research (AIR). In Leadership in Context: The Conditions for Success of Jewish Day School Leaders, researchers offer valuable insight about specific leadership … Read More »

Reshet Ramah Engages Millennials on Sukkot

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Reshet Ramah Engages Millennials on Sukkot

This article, originally posted in the Washington Jewish Week, describes the work of one rabbi involved with Reshet Ramah, the national alumni outreach program for the Ramah movement’s camper and staff alumni. Reshet Ramah aims to build connections among Ramah alumni by offering local activities and programs inspired by the Ramah camp experience that will … Read More »

Case Study Webinar Available: Hebrew Instruction at JDS

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Sep 272016
 

As evidenced by the high rate of participation in an AVI CHAI webinar yesterday, Hebrew instruction is a topic which elicits passion in many Jewish day school educators and leaders. The webinar – hosted by Dr. Michael Berger, AVI CHAI Program Officer – sought to illuminate the challenges and possibilities of JDS Hebrew language education … Read More »

Aug 192016
 

This summer, Jewish day school leaders unlocked new leadership skills at two programs of the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. This is the first post in a series highlighting thoughts on leadership and the Jewish vision and mission of day schools from leaders who attended with AVI CHAI sponsorship. Etan Dov … Read More »

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Things I Learned Teaching an OJSC Course

During the past year, I have had two opportunities to teach a Judaic studies course online through the Online Judaic Studies Consortium (OJSC). I hope my personal experience will be informative to those of you who currently engage in this kind of teaching and motivating to those of you considering broadening your teaching to include … Read More »

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Cross-posted from eJewishPhilathropy When Rachel Beyda, an undergraduate economics major at the University of California, Los Angeles, was nominated for the Judicial Board, she did not anticipate being castigated by her peers for her Jewish identity and affiliations with Jewish campus organizations, such as Hillel and her sorority.  Never could Beyda have imagined that, in … Read More »