Tag - Jewish Day Schools

Hebrew Academy (RASG) Becomes First School in Nation to Implement Entrepreneurship Course developed in Israel

The Hebrew Academy is introducing a weekly elective course in Entrepreneurship in both the Middle and High School with the aim to bring it to the elementary division in the future. The course, Entrepreneurship for Kids (EFK), was developed by Galit Zamler, an Israeli expert in Entrepreneurship education. To date, the course has been implemented in...

Jewish Day School Leaders Go to Harvard

By Deborah Fishman This summer, AVI CHAI is once again sponsoring Jewish day school leaders to participate in the Art of Leadership (AOL) and Leadership: An Evolving Vision (LEV) programs of the Principals’ Center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. AOL participants completed the program the week of June 26, and LEV is taking place this...

My First Day at Prizmah

By Elissa Maier Today is your day. You’re off to great places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. I can’t help but think about this quote as I begin my journey with Prizmah. My Jewish day school journey began with my children when we enrolled them...

As our children bloom in the Spring

By Ilana Ruskay-Kidd There are moments when I get a clear reminder of what it is that we are all doing at Shefa, when the lens zooms out and suddenly the forest emerges from the trees! Yesterday morning, I had one such experience. I was observing one of our teachers teaching a writing lesson to our Nitzanim (1st/2nd grade) students. These...

TikkunXDesign: A Brief Introduction

Pre-K children with a group of students from an engineering class at Brown University. This article expands upon a previous article published “Design helps define Jewish experience for next generation” By Ian Gonsher The Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island has been collaborating with community partners to develop an innovative...

There is a Price to Pay for Having a Price to Pay: Where Should Innovation Live in the Jewish Day School Ecosystem?

By Jon Mitzmacher When you live your life by the school calendar – as I have only ever done – you know that we are in the season for closings and openings. The period of the omer in many Jewish day schools is not simply the counting up from Passover to Shavuot; it is often the mad rush to do all that needs to be done to close out the...