Research, Ideas and Values


Nov 212016
 

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 »

Connecting Research to Practice

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Jun 302016
 

By Michael Feuer A dedicated community of scholars, education leaders, and funders is working to build new bridges and roads to connect good research to the problems and challenges of Jewish education. This vision forms the basic rationale for CASJE – the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education. At the risk of overdoing the … Read More »

Nov 062015
 

Last spring, AVI CHAI released 20 case studies exploring how Jewish day schools enact their Jewish missions. We have been further delving into the issues which the studies bring to life through a series of webinars, hosted by Dr. Jack Wertheimer, Director of AVI CHAI’s Center for Research and Policy and Professor of American Jewish … Read More »

Apr 232015
 

This past Monday, Dr. Jack Wertheimer hosted a webinar entitled: “What story does your school tell about its Jewish purpose?” This topic is one of the important themes of the case study series which Dr. Wertheimer directed, “How Schools Enact Their Jewish Missions,” available here on the AVI CHAI website. Presenting during the webinar were … Read More »

Hearts and Minds on Yom Ha’atzmaut

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Apr 222015
 

Today we celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut, the fulfillment of the Zionist dream of an independent Jewish homeland in the Land of Israel. In Jewish day schools across the country, children are experiencing this special day on the Jewish calendar in a variety of modalities — eating Israeli food, participating in school-wide ceremonies, creating arts and crafts … Read More »

Feb 232015
 

We are pleased to release “Moving Forward: An Interim Report of Select AVI CHAI Blended Learning Initiatives in Jewish Day Schools,” by Dr. Leslie Siskin. This report charts the progress of day schools involved in some of AVI CHAI’s funded initiatives in blended/online learning, providing a window into the current state of the field. Since … Read More »

What’s in it for Me? Selfishness in Philanthropy

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Jan 292015
 

“There was a wealthy philanthropist who added an extension to a synagogue. It was elegant, functional, beautiful. The philanthropist only had one request before he transferred title to the synagogue. He wanted his name inscribed over the entrance as an everlasting memory. As you might expect, some congregants objected, and the dispute eventually came to … Read More »

Nov 262014
 

Everyone knows that the American calendar dedicates a time explicitly for gratitude: Thanksgiving. But did you know that the practice of thankfulness is also embedded in the Jewish tradition? With the approach of the Thanksgiving holiday, it seems fitting to investigate these roots further. Dr. David Pelcovitz, Gwendolyn and Joseph Straus Chair in Jewish Education … Read More »

Nov 242014
 

What characterizes effective educational leadership in Jewish day schools? Specifically, what characterizes distinctively “Jewish educational leadership” in Jewish day schools? These are the two central questions which will form the core of a new research study of the Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE). CASJE is a consortium of researchers, practitioners, and funders … Read More »