By Rivy Poupko Kletenik We left school on Friday September 4th jubilant. Like all schools, Seattle Hebrew Academy had been wrestling, troubleshooting, brainstorming, weighing, and considering how to open school safely all summer long. Webinars, seminars, meeting and tweeting; … [Read more...] about Navigating Disappointment as a Jewish Leader
Jewish Education Today
By Rabbi Devin Maimon Villarreal The picture has become a common one. Educators from different cities, different schools and teaching scenarios, all gathering online for professional development. Minds are filled with questions and anxiety about how to perform the monumental … [Read more...] about Beyond Common Possibilities
By Arielle Levites According to the rabbis (Avot 5) in the twilight of creation, just before the first Shabbat, God created ten miraculous objects. Ten things were created on the eve of the Sabbath at twilight, and these are they:  the mouth of the earth,  the mouth … [Read more...] about On the Tongs at the Twilight of Creation
Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick During this COVID-19 Pandemic, many of us in educational leadership positions are experiencing unprecedented challenges against a backdrop of tremendous uncertainty. These daunting challenges and exigencies are fueled by a sense of urgency, resolve and … [Read more...] about Purposeful Day School Leadership During Times of Crisis
New research that surveyed nearly 1,400 9-12th graders at Jewish day schools shows that 60% of those students believe that “their remote learning has not had a notable negative impact on their education.” Students also appreciate the efforts made by their schools and, even when th … [Read more...] about Has Remote Learning Set Back Jewish Day School Students?