Nov 062019
 
Hebrew Language Education: Toward Fulfilling My Dream

Cross-posted here on eJewishPhilanthropy By: Leah Nadich Meir Looking back at the 19 years I’ve worked at AVI CHAI, I am thankful beyond measure that so much of my project oversight intersected so perfectly with my values and priorities. One prime example is my work on Hebrew language education. I’d like to share with you

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Addressing the Yitro Graduates

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Oct 252019
 
Addressing the Yitro Graduates

By: Leah Nadich Meir I’m honored and happy to have the chance to wish you – the graduates of Yitro’s 4th cohort – a “Yasher Koach” and send you on to the next step in your learning – because, as you know, Jewish learning is never-ending! AVI CHAI has enthusiastically supported four cohorts of Yitro

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Oct 232019
 

Cross-posted on eJewishPhilanthropy. By Tony Proscio Zalman Chaim Bernstein, entrepreneur, financier, philanthropist, master of research, lover of books, seeker after knowledge, violator of norms, died on January 6, 1999, at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, of complications from lymphoma. He was 72. A philanthropist and iconoclast, he was the creator of the giant

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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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