By Elana Weissman What is it that you hope your children will become as a result of their Jewish day school education? As a parent of young children and as a Jewish day school educator, I want my children and students to grow into knowledgeable and literate Jews, to sustain engagement with their Jewish learning and to take pride in their Jewish identity. I want my children to be invested in building their lives around Jewish values, while also … [Read more...] about What Does It Take to Engage Our Students?
Ayeka: Center for Soulful Education has announced that The AVI CHAI Foundation, Kohelet Foundation and Mayberg Foundations have awarded Ayeka a two-year grant to partner with Jewish day schools in North America to implement Ayeka’s Soulful Education methodology for Judaic Studies teachers beginning in Winter 2018. The goal of the multi-year program is to enable selected Judaic Studies teachers in each school to become proficient in … [Read more...] about Ayeka Awarded Grant to Implement its ‘Soulful Education’ Pedagogy
By Shara Peters Artificial intelligence. Self-driving cars. Industrialization’s carbon footprint. Treatment-resistant diseases. There are so many game-changers headed our way (or already here), and schools need to prepare graduates who are ready to tackle these curveballs. And to do so ethically. We educators have often heard that we have to prepare students for a world that we cannot yet imagine, and for jobs that do not yet exist. It’s … [Read more...] about Design Thinking, Day Schools, and the d.school
The Amos and Celia Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School has received a $9 million grant over ten years from the Lynne & Andrew Redleaf Foundation, the largest single gift in the school’s 33-year history. Heilicher alumni parents and philanthropists Lynne and Andrew Redleaf provided the ten-year grant for the purpose of making a Heilicher education financially accessible to more families. The Redleaf Affordability & Endowment … [Read more...] about Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School Receives $9 Million Grant
By Gabe Aaronson Special Correspondent [This article was originally published in the August 3, 2017 issue of Kol HaBirah: Voice of the Capital, a bi-weekly print and online publication serving the Maryland, DC, and northern Virginia Jewish community. Despite being local in nature, JDS sustainability is an issue many communities grapple with. ] Education has been a cornerstone of Jewish life for millennia, and American Jewry's increasing … [Read more...] about Tackling Tuition with Local Day Schools