Jul 032014

By: Deborah Fishman The Jewish Day School Social Media Academy is designed to help schools integrate social media into efforts in areas such as recruitment, alumni outreach and fundraising. Created in partnership with Darim Online, the program is in a third national cohort comprised of 15 schools. The Academy includes skill-building webinars, one-on-one coaching, peer … Read More »

Jun 302014

Last week, ten Jewish day school leaders were sponsored by AVI CHAI to join the Principals’ Center at Harvard University’s summer institute, “Improving Schools: The Art of Leadership.” This program brings together aspiring school leaders from across the country for a professional development opportunity that will help improve their leadership skills – and, as a … Read More »

Jun 192014
Webinars Now Available: JFN Greenbook on Day School Finance

Are you looking for information on how to invest intelligently in the field of day school finance? You may be interested in the JFN Greenbook, “Jewish Day School Financial Sustainability and Affordability: A Guide for Funders,” by Daniel M. Held, created in partnership with AVI CHAI. In addition to the guide itself, now available is … Read More »

Jun 182014

This post is cross-posted from eJewishPhilanthropy.By: Yossi Prager AVI CHAI made available $150 million in interest-free loans for construction and renovation at day schools and summer camps by borrowing a great idea from another foundation. In total, we assisted in capital projects of nearly $1 billion. By sharing this story, I hope to “pay it … Read More »

Making Community Involvement Normative

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Jun 122014

AVI CHAI’s recently released report, “Hearts and Minds: Israel in North American Jewish Day Schools,” took the measure of day school Israel education through comprehensive surveys of schools, teachers, and students and school site visits. As schools, educators, and others in the Israel education ecosystem consider the report’s key findings and their implications, we plan … Read More »

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 … Read More »

Sustainability by the Numbers

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Jun 022014

This post is cross-posted here on PEJE’s blog. By Amy Katz The following is a text version of the speech Amy Katz, Executive Director of PEJE, delivered at the Recruitment & Retention Academy Summit in Chicago.  In 1997, when a group of visionary philanthropists and Jewish leaders created the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education … Read More »

Israel Education: One Size Does Not Fit All

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May 282014

This post is cross-posted here on The Jewish Week. By: Yossi Prager On June 1, thousands of day school students in the New York area will march in the Israel Day parade.  While they will march by school, new research highlights differences among students within schools when it comes to caring about Israel.  The findings offer a … Read More »