By Rabbi Elchanan Poupko Having studied Jewish education, I was often perturbed by the attempts to professionalize and academize the filed. Rubrics, curricula, assessments, and so on were vigorously studied with the hope of full implementation. In a field like Jewish studies, … [Read more...] about What Makes a Good Day School Curriculum?
By Rabbi Hillel Adler Whether you work for a Jewish communal organization or provide funding for one, everyone is looking to make their project efficient and, of course, successful. Most agree that utilizing collaborative opportunities is a great way to achieve efficiency. But … [Read more...] about Efficiency, Collaboration and Altruism. Can All Three Concepts Work in Tandem?
To help more Jewish day schools infuse Israel into all aspects of school life and learning, The iCenter is welcoming eight new day schools across North America into the third cohort of its initiative, iNfuse: Israel in Jewish Day Schools. Each school will create a plan to make … [Read more...] about iNfuse Initiative Welcomes 8 New Schools
By Alex Pomson
I’ve been studying Jewish day schools for the last 25 years, a long time by most measures. Over two days recently, the potential of this enterprise to create Jewish cultural virtuosos - people with outstanding ability to contribute to Jewish culture - suddenly g … [Read more...] about The Promise of Day School Education:
By Rabbi Dov Emerson I could not get out of the car. It was a bright, clear morning in September, and I was parked in front of the sprawling front lawn of the school. “Just open the door and get out!” I told myself. But my feet refused to move. It didn’t make sense. This was … [Read more...] about Making the Case for Mentorship