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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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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Apr 262018

A profile of Rabbi Marc Baker, Head of School at Gann Academy, and incoming President of Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP). In the study of leadership, a debate has long raged whether leaders are born or made.  That argument is likely never going to be resolved, but two traits are commonly found in the most successful

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Jun 102016

The Pardes Day School Educators Program (PEP) graduated its 15th cohort last week. The two-year program combines intensive text study at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies with a Master of Jewish Education from Hebrew College. The graduates will go on to fulfill their commitment to teach Jewish studies in a North American Jewish day

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Jun 032015

In this video, AVI CHAI Program Officer Michael Berger addresses the graduating Cohort 14 of the Pardes Educators Program (PEP) of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem. PEP is a highly selective two-year teacher training program combining intensive text study at Pardes with a Masters of Jewish Education (MJEd) from Hebrew College. The

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In Appreciation…

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Jun 192013

We are pleased to share with you Rabbi Dr. Michael Berger’s remarks to the graduating class of the Pardes Educators Program, an AVI CHAI funded program since 2000. While directed to the graduates, his words of inspiration and appreciation are truly an expression of how AVI CHAI, its Trustees and staff, feel towards those who

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And the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award Goes to…

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Jun 192012
And the Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award Goes to...

Tamar Rabinowitz has received this year’s Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education, presented by the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties at their Annual Meeting on June 10. Tamar is a graduate of the first cohort of the Pardes Educators Program, an AVI CHAI-sponsored two-year teaching training program

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The Pardes Educators Program: Preparing Textpeople

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May 042011

This new video is a beautiful celebration of teachers and their power to make a difference. The Pardes Institute in Jerusalem is a unique institution that nurtures each student’s own attachment to and passion for Jewish texts and the Jewish people.  Teachers in the Pardes Educators Program take that rich Beit Midrash experience with them

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