Jul 302015

Cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy In this guest post, Jill Goldenberg, Executive Director of PEJE, shares thoughts about fundraising and school sustainability. She draws from her experiences with Generations, an endowment-building program, as well as a recent PEJE Governance and Fundraising Academy three-day intensive training. Both programs receive funding from AVI CHAI. By Jill Goldenberg This past

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Jan 302015

This post is cross-posted from The NY Jewish Week By: George Rohr A Jewish day school education was not an option for me when I was growing up in Bogota, Colombia. Having missed out on the experience, I was especially appreciative of the education my children received as day school students in New York. I

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Jan 162015

By: Harry Bloom It has been five years since I published the first quantitative study of North American Jewish day school governance practices as part of my doctoral work at the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration (“The Relationship Between Board of Directors Practices and Jewish Day School Financial and Educational Performance Based

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Dec 082014

Cross-posted from the PEJE website By Harry Bloom The good news: Jewish day schools remain an extremely good investment. Knowledgeable community leaders understand the high return that Jewish day schools provide by graduating Jewishly literate, passionate, proud, highly educated, socially conscious Jews. Thus they make great efforts to support Jewish day schools. That support has traditionally

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Oct 202014

This post is cross posted from the PEJE website By Harry Bloom Jewish day school growth is getting harder and harder to come by these days. According to a 2006-2010 survey of 50 cross-denominational schools across nine communities, enrollment declined by 14% in non-Orthodox schools and was virtually nil in Modern and Centrist Orthodox schools. 2012

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Jun 102014
Financial Challenges and Opportunities for Jewish Day Schools in Small Communities

This post was first published in RAVSAK’s publication – HaYidion. By: Daniel Perla Small schools often find themselves in an economic bind, having much less revenue and comparable expenses compared to larger schools. Here is a diagnosis and some suggested remedies. As part of a national day school conference nearly three years ago, I agreed

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Jul 172013

This article is cross-posted from the eJewish Philanthropy Blog. This article is part of a series focusing on new ideas emerging from the day school field with relevance for Jewish professionals in Jewish education and beyond. The post contributes to the conversation on the topic of Sustainability. by Arnold Zar-Kessler In his PEJE white paper

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Mar 292012

This piece is cross-posted here on by Yossi Prager Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill once said, “All politics is local.” Should philanthropy be the same? AVI CHAI’s spend-down goals include building funding partnerships with others whose values and interests align with ours. I have therefore had the privilege of meeting with and learning

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Why We Continue to Support PEJE

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Jun 202011

By:  Deena Fuchs and Susan Kardos Debra Nussbaum Cohen in the Forward claims mixed results for PEJE’s efforts over the last 14 years. In developing her story, she interviewed a number of the original PEJE partners who are no longer funding the national organization. Unfortunately, she did not speak with anyone from AVI CHAI, a

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