The AVI CHAI Foundation has awarded a four-year, $2.35 million grant to RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network for organizational capacity building. RAVSAK’s new multi-year business plan is designed to build the Jewish community day school field, develop strong knowledgeable Jewish leaders, amplify Judaic program excellence and galvanize appreciation and support for day schools. The business plan projects that RAVSAK will grow from a … [Read more...] about AVI CHAI Foundation Awards $2.35m to RAVSAK to Jumpstart New Growth
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by Jon Mitzmacher I am sitting at JFK International Airport typing on my iPad, charging my iPhone, and missing my iFamily. But airports are sometimes ideal places for forced reflection, and these hours waiting for my flight home have provided me some much-needed time to reflect on the relationship between the recently held edJEWcon conference and a meeting I was privileged to attend this morning at the AVI CHAI Foundation. edJEWcon, which … [Read more...] about A Unified Theory of Jewish Day School Sustainability?
by Rabbi Avi Katz Orlow In Bamidbar, last week's Torah portion, we read: "The sons of Israel shall camp, each by his own flag, with the signs of their fathers’ households; they shall camp around the tent of meeting at a distance." Numbers 2:2 There they organized themselves around the central tent of meeting according to their households. Rashi, the classical 11th century commentator, explains that each had their own flag with its own … [Read more...] about Raise Your Flag
by Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld I confess! I am a freeaholic. What is a freeaholic? I am addicted to offering things to other people for free. But there is no such things as a free lunch, so it is time to look at my own behavior. Recently the Avi Chai foundation launched a new project called the ELI talks. The ELI talks (short for Engagement, Literacy and Identity) intentionally copy the more famous TED talks and invite dynamic minds in the Jewish … [Read more...] about Confessions of a Free!aholic
from The Jewish Week: Jewish Version Of TED Talks Launched At last, the Jewish community has its very own version of TED - sort of. TED, whose slogan is “ideas worth spreading,” began as a conference in 1984 that brought together people from the three disciplines in its acronym (Technology, Entertainment, Design), offering the best 15-to-18-minute talks and performances by experts in their profession or field of interest. ... After … [Read more...] about Move Over TED, ELI Has Arrived