by Dr. Marc Kramer A great many articles about day schools, including recent pieces by Gil Graff ("Of Blintzes and Jewish Education”) and Rabbi Josh Cahan ("Is day school worth it? How do you judge?”), take as their starting point the assumption that the main argument in favor … [Read more...] about Beyond Identity: Day Schools Deliver Jewish Literacy
Archives for August 2013
The Helen Diller Family Foundation has awarded 10 teenagers from across the U.S. with the 2013 Diller Teen Tikkun Olam Award in recognition of their leadership, innovation and commitment to making the world a better place. Each recipient will receive $36,000 in support of their … [Read more...] about Bay Area Philanthropist Gives $360,000 to 10 Jewish Teens for Social Action Service
A popular stop for many Taglit-Birthright Israel participants are the greenhouses on The Salad Trail in the northern Negev. Offering tourists and locals a priceless visit into the power of cultivation and determination, one mans' dreams and an organizations' thrill of exploration … [Read more...] about In Full Bloom: Taglit on The Salad Trail
by Sacha Litman and Rabbi Kerry M. Olitzky Our Jewish community’s capital campaigns are back, now that the economy is in recovery. That means tens of millions of dollars will be available for building renovations and new community campuses located closer to areas of rapidly e … [Read more...] about The Missing Piece in Our Capital Campaigns
As a Foundation, AVI CHAI is committed to supporting day schools (along with overnight summer camps) as effective vehicles for creating the energizing nucleus of the next generation of Jews: young people with the values, commitments, motivation and skills to lead the Jewish … [Read more...] about Why Be Bold?