Jun 132019
 

Personalized learning seeks to increase student enthusiasm and learning by tailoring the instructional environment – what, when, how and where students learn – to address the individual needs, skills and interests of each student. We are proud that the Jewish day school field is making strides in the use of personalized learning to encourage students

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May 172019
 
OJSC: Creating a Community of Learners through Online Judaic Studies Courses

By: Lisa Micley Four years ago, we were offered the opportunity and the challenge to create a program that would provide online Judaic studies courses to Jewish day schools across North America.  The opportunity was exciting. We knew our expertise and experience was us up to the task; the Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.) has

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Growing Teacher Leaders the RBT Way

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May 072019
 
Growing Teacher Leaders the RBT Way

By: Amy Wasser We are excited to hear about the progress with Research for Better Teaching (RBT), first reported on here on the AVI CHAI blog. RBT, a professional development organization dedicated to improving classroom teaching and school leadership, is partnering with Prizmah: The Center for Jewish Day Schools to model teamwork among educators in

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May 062019
 

By: Joel Einleger Cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy.com After supporting a wide range of Jewish education programs and institutions through the mid 1990’s, AVI CHAI’s Trustees narrowed the focus in North America almost exclusively to Jewish day schools and overnight summer camps, which research had confirmed offer the strongest Jewish educational outcomes and promise. We have

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Apr 292019
 
It’s Time for Truly Disruptive Jewish Education

By: Dr. Jack Wertheimer Cross-posted from Gleanings, the ejournal of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of The Jewish Theological Seminary.  Observers of American Jewish life are divided about many issues, but there seems to be a solid consensus that Jewish religious life today differs radically from the past. On the one hand, rising numbers

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Seek and You Shall Find

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Apr 162019
 
Seek and You Shall Find

By Eli Kannai Cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy. [This post is part of a series on the new report, The Future of Jewish Learning is Here: How Digital Media Are Reshaping Jewish Education, by Stanford University’s Ari Y. Kelman. The report, commissioned by the Jim Joseph Foundation, was released in conjunction with the recent Jewish Funders Network conference. The

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Apr 042019
 

Cross-posted on eJewishPhilanthropy By Yossi Prager More than ten years ago, AVI CHAI received a report from Professor Joel Fleishman recommending best practices for spend-down foundations. One recommendation was that AVI CHAI invests ambitiously in building the organizational strength of our key grantees, including helping them plan for long-term financial sustainability. We took the advice and incorporated

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Yitro: The Shabbat Experience

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Mar 262019
 
Yitro: The Shabbat Experience

In this post and its accompanying photos, Teri McGuire from the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) reflects on the third seminar of the fourth cohort of the Yitro Leadership Program, which is funded by The AVI CHAI Foundation. The program works with associate and assistant camp directors, with the goals of strengthening their leadership skills,

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Mar 262019
 
Remarks by Joel Einleger at Ramah Leadership Convening

It’s wonderful to be here.  I’ve met some of the people in the room over the years, especially the directors, and had the pleasure of visiting almost every Ramah.  I’m delighted to tell you why AVI CHAI was an enthusiastic supporter of the Ramah movement, but I’d first like to tell you a little about

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