Literacy

Mar 232016
 

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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Sep 092015
 
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 »

Sep 032015
 

Who are the leaders ensuring the Jewish education of our children in day schools across the country? This series features selected school leaders – including those from Community, Orthodox and Schechter schools from across the US and Canada. We asked them about their personal day school leadership and their goals for their schools. The interviews … Read More »

Jul 242015
 
Meet a Day School Leader: Rabbi Mordechai Schwersenski

Who are the leaders ensuring the Jewish education of our children in day schools across the country? This series features interviews with selected school leaders – including those from Community, Orthodox and Schechter schools from across the US and Canada. We asked them about their thoughts about their personal day school leadership and their goals … Read More »

Truth and Peace: Values in Tension

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May 132015
 
Truth and Peace: Values in Tension

By: Yossi Prager The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty seeks to protect the freedom of religion for people of all faiths. In the past, AVI CHAI funded the Becket Fund to support a fellow to work on cases that would benefit Jewish day schools and other parochial schools.  The following is an invocation given by Yossi … Read More »

Jul 162014
 

Last week, 12 experienced Jewish day school leaders attended “Leadership: An Evolving Vision,” a program of The Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, with sponsorship from The AVI CHAI Foundation and Crown Family Philanthropies (two schools sent teams of two, with the second sponsored by either the school or a private donor). These … Read More »

Sustainability by the Numbers

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Jun 022014
 

This post is cross-posted here on PEJE’s blog. By Amy Katz The following is a text version of the speech Amy Katz, Executive Director of PEJE, delivered at the Recruitment & Retention Academy Summit in Chicago.  In 1997, when a group of visionary philanthropists and Jewish leaders created the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education … Read More »

Why Jewish Engagement, L’Dor Va’Dor?

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May 192014
 

This post is cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy. By Deborah Fishman Conversations about Jewish engagement (for better or worse, often centered around engagement of the “next generation”) frequently involve a certain degree of hand-wringing about the state of “the Jewish establishment.” In these pages, David Bryfman recently wrote on the characteristics of the Old Guard which … Read More »

Mar 042014
 
Rabbi Jonathan Sacks: “If You Want to Save the Jewish Future, You Have to Build Jewish Day Schools”

By: Deborah Fishman Though Rabbi Jonathan Sacks is widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest Jewish leaders of our time, not everyone is privileged to be exposed to his words in person. Last night, the attendees of the iJED Day School Conference had that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The crowd of day school leaders and educators … Read More »