Jan 162019
 

Are you looking for what’s trending in Jewish day school thought leadership? Look no further than eJewishPhilanthropy, where day school leaders have contributed many inspiring articles of late. We recommend you add the following to your reading list. “Unlocking the Potential of Jewish Day Schools” by Paul Bernstein Paul Bernstein, CEO of Prizmah: Center for

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Jan 152019
 
Harvard Learnings in Action: From Associate Principal Yehuda Jeiger

In 1997, The AVI CHAI Foundation began sponsoring day school leaders to attend one of two week-long summer institutes at The Principals Center, a division of the Harvard Graduate School of Education.  Many of the 566 participants who have attended since then found the institute to be among the most transformative professional development experiences of

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Tu B’Shvat and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Jan 142019
 

This year, we have a double celebration – the coinciding of Tu B’shvat, the Jewish New Year of the Trees, and MLK Day, when we commemorate the great civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. In Jewish day schools, this presents a great opportunity to think about ways to integrate your Judaic and general studies

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New Year’s Intentions

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Jan 082019
 
New Year's Intentions

Tefilah (prayer) and tefilah education are central to a Jewish day school education. At the same time, it is a challenge to transmit the skills and the spiritual underpinning for tefilah to students as they move through different stages of intellectual and emotional development. To help meet this challenge, AVI CHAI funds The Pardes Institute’s

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Jan 072019
 
A Holistic Approach to Israel Education: Day Schools and Summer Camps – Part 1

This is part one in a three-part blog series from The iCenter for Israel Education, sharing its approach to working closely with day schools and camps to create effective Israel education experiences for learners. By Dvora Goodman and Aliza Goodman Many Jewish education initiatives introduce educators to new approaches, curriculum, methods of instruction, or other

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Jan 022019
 
Yitro: Exploring Perspective and Hospitality in Austin

In this post and its accompanying photos, Briana Holtzman and Teri McGuire from the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) reflect 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

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Year in Review: The Top Posts of 2018

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Dec 282018
 
Year in Review: The Top Posts of 2018

As we near the end of 2018, we thought we’d look back at the most popular posts from this past year: Mem Bernstein: “Passing the Baton” Mem Bernstein, Chairman of The AVI CHAI Foundation, delivered this keynote address at the Day School Investor Summit, convened by Prizmah November 11-12 at the Ritz Carlton-Bal Harbour. More

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Re-digging the Wells of the Day School Field

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Dec 202018
 
Re-digging the Wells of the Day School Field

Cross-posted from eJewish Philanthropy Courtesy: JCDS-Boston’s Jewish Community Day School By Deena K. Fuchs When I joined the AVI CHAI Foundation, a little more than 18 years ago, one of the first events I participated in was a Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) Donor Assembly. It was a well-received effort to bring together

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Dec 112018
 

Over the past three years, Perlman Camp in Pennsylvania has brought their previously seasonal Jewish educator, Candice Goldstein, onto the camp’s year-round team, working with staff to ensure Jewish life is a focus throughout the year. She now plans for and supervises a team of summer staff including Cornerstone Fellows and members of the camp’s

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