Feb 122019
 
The Secret to Making Professional Development Stick

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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Meet Chana German

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Feb 072019
 
Meet Chana German

Congratulations to Chana German on becoming Executive Director of The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education. AVI CHAI Program Officer Galli Aizenman took the opportunity to ask her some questions about herself, her vision, and her passions. Can you tell us a little bit about your background? I’m from Canada originally, and am the proud graduate of

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Feb 062019
 
A Holistic Approach to Israel Education: Day Schools and Summer Camps – Part 2

This is part two 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 In our last post, we introduced a holistic approach to Israel education and described part of

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Feb 052019
 
Harvard Learnings in Action: “I Went in With One Project and Came out With Two”

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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Getting Beyond the Survey

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Jan 312019
 

By: Dr. Susan Kardos In November, I wrote a piece posted here about the wide chasm that often exists between research and practice.  In that post I promised additional posts related to the broader topic of “evidence informed decision making.” During the first week of January in a WeWork conference space in New York City,

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Jan 292019
 
Harvard Learnings in Action: Leadership through a STEAM Mindset

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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Jan 222019
 

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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Giving Away Knowledge, Free of Charge

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Jan 172019
 

This piece is cross-posted in eJewishPhilanthropy. By Deena K. Fuchs I woke up January 1st with an uneasy feeling. It was officially the first day of the last year of The AVI CHAI Foundation’s grantmaking. This is not the time, nor the place to go into how that feels and the myriad conflicting thoughts that go

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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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