By Paul Bernstein There is nothing like Jewish day schools. They inspire and nurture young people, prepare them for remarkable and meaningful lives, and enable them to truly thrive. Fundamentally, our schools drive the trajectory of Jewish knowledge, identity, community, and leadership. Today, approximately 90,000 students attend mainstream North American Jewish day schools, in addition to many more in Charedi and other yeshivas. That’s … [Read more...] about Unlocking the Potential of Jewish Day Schools
By Dr. Chaim Y. Botwinick Much has been written about the evolving role and impact of professional leadership on institutional effectiveness. To be sure, the nonprofit field is inundated with descriptions and case-studies of leadership team best practices - from characteristics of effective leadership team styles, to empirical predictors of high impact team leadership outcomes; from recruitment and retention strategies to leadership team … [Read more...] about Creating a Leadership Team Growth Mind-Set in Jewish Day Schools
By Valerie Mitrani and Julie Lambert Affordability and sustainability. These are the two words we hear most often when talking about challenges facing Jewish day schools. Foundations have invested millions of dollars in multiple initiatives and programs on cost analysis, student recruitment, fundraising and leadership development to address these challenges. In Miami, we have participated in many of these national programs, but there is one … [Read more...] about CAJE-Miami: A Decade of Lessons Learned
After 22 years at Rose Community Foundation, Lisa Farber Miller plans to leave the Foundation effective February 1, 2019.
Lisa directs the Foundation’s Jewish Life program area, which works to create and sustain a more welcoming, vibrant, diverse and inspiring quality of Jewish life that engages more Jewish people. She has been instrumental in creating and directing many major initiatives that have had lasting impact on Jewish life including … [Read more...] about Comings and Goings:
Rose Community Foundation; Gann Academy
By Stuart Zweiter and Jan Morrison Jewish day schools, the dream and promise of the North American Jewish community of the late 20th and early 21st century, are facing multiple serious challenges. There is the well documented tuition crisis, there is the challenge of attracting talented individuals to enter the field of Jewish education, there is the challenge of motivating parents to send their children to the schools, and not as well-known … [Read more...] about Introducing the Jewish School Leadership Enterprise