Holidays

Chanukah Sparks: Rabbi Ari Leubitz

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This is the last post in our Chanukah Sparks blog series. The series has featured the moments that sparked educators and leaders to pursue careers in Jewish day school education — becoming beacons of light for their schools and communities. We hope that telling these stories has not only helped brighten this Chanukah, but that it … Read More »

Chanukah Sparks: Mindy Schiller

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This Chanukah blog series is dedicated to sharing about the moments that sparked the careers of educators and leaders in Jewish day school education. Today, we share an educator’s perspective, written by Mindy Schiller, who teaches History and Humanities as well as serving as Marketing Director at Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School. When I Chose … Read More »

Chanukah Sparks: Susan Siegel

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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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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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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 »

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 »

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Purim starts tonight at sunset. In preparation, we polled the AVI CHAI staff as to their thoughts on:  What aspects of Purim do you find most meaningful and fulfilling? Here are the results: Rachel Abrahams: The familial nature of the holiday helps transmit your family’s customs and values around celebrations. What are the important pieces … Read More »

Ancient Jewish Wisdom for the Health of the Jewish Nonprofit Field in 5776

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Ancient Jewish Wisdom for the Health of the Jewish Nonprofit Field in 5776

Cross posted from eJewishPhilanthropy By Yossi Prager The Jewish nonprofit world has been my professional home for over 20 years. I am proud to have as colleagues very many passionate and talented professionals serving the Jewish community. And yet, as I look back on 5775, I remember a year punctuated by scandals that raised troubling … Read More »

Hearts and Minds on Yom Ha’atzmaut

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Hearts and Minds on Yom Ha’atzmaut

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 »