Outside it was a warm, sunny day. Inside there was a buzz in the air as 50 principals gathered last week at Apple's NYC HQ to discover what’s in store for the future of Jewish education during a joint all-day leadership training event held with Jewish Interactive, Centre for Innovation in Jewish Education (CIJE) and Apple. Following the success of 2 similar days at Apple's London HQ (UK), this was the first of a nationwide campaign to inspire … [Read more...] about Jewish Interactive and TinyTap announce Technology Partnership to Enable Next Generation Jewish Learning
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By Dawne Bear Novicoff In San Francisco, the school year is about to end. Teachers and children (mine included!) are counting down the final days to summer. In the Jewish calendar, we are counting, too, but upwards rather than down as we mark the days of the Omer. The end of the school year is a special time - one of marking accomplishments and celebration of learning. It is also a time to celebrate educators. We bring them gifts, make … [Read more...] about Counting All Educators, and Learning as We Count
New York, May 19, 2017 - The new Jewish day school organization (NewOrg) has selected Paul Bernstein as the organization’s founding Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Bernstein will drive NewOrg’s mission of unifying and strengthening the Jewish day school field following the combination of five organizations currently serving the field nationally. Mr. Bernstein brings a wealth of experience both in philanthropy and the commercial sector, having led … [Read more...] about Paul Bernstein named Founding CEO of New Jewish Day School Org
By Linna Ettinger “The leaning tower of Pisa is leaning because it needs a strong foundation.” When I was a preschool teacher a few years ago, one of my four-year-old students gave me this answer in response to my question to the class to explain why the Tower of Pisa was leaning. Even a four-year-old preschool student knows the importance of having a strong and evenly balanced foundation. Today, Jewish early engagement is leaning on an … [Read more...] about Who is The Architect of Early Engagement?
By Rabbi Eliot Feldman Challenge Facing All Day Jewish Education Most of the recent studies of Jewish communal life highlight the importance of all day Jewish education as an effective method for transmitting Jewish tradition, culture and texts to the next generation. For those committed to all day Jewish education this is rapidly becoming a fiscal challenge where paying full tuition for multiple children is beyond the means of most middle … [Read more...] about Meeting the Tuition Crisis: Out of the Box Thinking