How Do You Think About “Jewish” Giving?

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Oct 022019
 

A version of this article was cross-posted on the eJewish Philanthropy Blog and here on the AVI CHAI blog in August 2013. by Yossi Prager When Dan Brown, the wizard behind eJewishPhilanthropy, suggested that I write for the Days of Awe about my view of the many discussions on Jewish versus non-Jewish giving, my first thought was,

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Ancient Jewish Wisdom for the Health of the Jewish Nonprofit Field

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Sep 242019
 
Ancient Jewish Wisdom for the Health of the Jewish Nonprofit Field

A version of this piece was first published in September 2015. View the original here. 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. As we look forward to great success

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Sep 192019
 
Getting to Sustainability: A Case Study of the Jewish New Teacher Project

Cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy. By: Michael S. Berger One of the roles foundations play in American society is that of “venture capitalists” in the social sector. Bold, creative solutions to social and educational challenges almost always need funding to get started, and many foundations are available to provide the early capital. However, most foundations do

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Sep 162019
 

The school year is now in full swing! Here we present you an alphabetical list with a range of resources from AVI CHAI grantees that Jewish educators, leaders, and your day school as a whole could benefit from. We hope you find them useful and inspirational. Check out educators’ videos from Ayeka, dedicated to helping

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Learning Hebrew at Ivriyon

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Aug 082019
 
Learning Hebrew at Ivriyon

The Ivriyon summer institute prepares day school educators to teach Judaic subjects in Hebrew engagingly and effectively. The four-week, full-time immersion program of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) was developed by the Department of Hebrew Language at JTS, and is supported by AVI CHAI. The program

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Jul 252019
 
Training Day School Leadership at DSLTI

Leadership training programs typically use several different metrics to assess their success: the number of participants they recruit, the leadership positions their graduates assume, and the tenure of their leadership.  Another interesting indicator could be the number of individuals who go through a program and then return years later to join in running it.  The

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Jul 182019
 
Pedagogy of Partnership at Hadar’s Day School Educators Institute

Pedagogy of Partnership (PoP) is an innovative research-based pedagogy for the design of relationship-centered education. Founders Dr. Orit Kent and Allison Cook have used educational research and their extensive experience to develop a pedagogical approach with concrete tools to improve learners’ communication and interpretive skills. The pedagogy teaches skills around havruta, or partnered text study,

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Jul 092019
 

By: Yossi Prager Cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy.com  One prominent nonprofit leadership challenge is attracting and retaining talented staff. As I come to the end of 25 years as Executive Director of AVI CHAI in North America, I have been reflecting on how fortunate I have been to keep together a team of program and support

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Jun 192019
 
BetterLesson Presents Showcases

Are you a Jewish day school educator or funder interested in improving instructional practice in day schools? You may want to participate in the BetterLesson Showcases happening at Ramaz in New York City on June 24 and at Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD on August 12. Teachers, coaches, and administrators from

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