Category - Education in Action

A Day School Educator’s Confession

By Joshua Seth Ladon What I miss most about working in a high school is the dynamism. It is addictive. On any given day, I would move from a vibrant morning minyan, where a student had taken on a new leadership role, leaving behind the shackles...

Through Birthright Israel, A Newfound...

By Sarah Pozzi While interfaith marriage and families have become increasingly more common, growing up with two different religious identities meant I never felt fully Jewish. That is, not until Birthright Israel. My mother is Jewish, which...

Affordable Tuition: Paths Forward

Screenshot: Private School Review By Gabe Aaronson In Part 1 of Kol HaBirah’s investigative series on Jewish day school tuition, we explored how the high cost of a day school education affects the Jewish community, and what supports local...

The Job of Making Mensches: Campers with...

Photo courtesy of JCC Camp Chi, Lake Delton, Wisconsin By Avi Katz Orlow Clayton M. Christensen (2017), professor at the Harvard Business School and one of the foremost authorities on disruptive innovation, wrote: “Customers rarely make...

A Pivotal Year for Welcoming Students &...

By Cindy Terebush In the best of years, the “Welcome Back” days of school can be intense.  Typically, the opening days are an emotional and tiring time. Young learners may be anxious.  Their families are nervous for their children and are...