By Zev Eleff and Alex Jakubowski In December 2002, in a Forward article, the late Jonathan Woocher admonished the Jewish day school community. He declared that “great Jewish education doesn’t happen serendipitously.” Woocher demanded that schools “experiment,” “assess,” and the … [Read more...] about What Do Day Schools Do?
By Jane Taubenfeld Cohen “I barely see my family - my days are spent in school and my nights in meetings.”“I was recently admonished for being late to shul on Shabbos.”“I don’t know how to stop the gossip that is spreading throughout the community about my family - especially m … [Read more...] about When School Leaders Fail: It is in Our Hands
By Rabbi Jethro Berkman In the face of the shifting sands of Jewish identity in contemporary America, Jewish day schools urgently need to answer the question: “what is the value-added of Jewish day school education?” For some families, mostly the highly-Jewishly-engaged, the r … [Read more...] about Day School Education for Student Thriving
Thanks to the Open Door program, which cuts tuition in half at San Diego Jewish Academy for Kindergarten and 9th grade, and maintains that reduction for those students for four years, more families are finding a top Jewish private school education affordable. With high … [Read more...] about San Diego Jewish Academy Expands Tuition Affordability Program
By Talia Graff Imagine a classroom where students not only help each other learn, but thank each other for their listening skills and identify strategies for working together. This classroom is more than just a fantasy. It exists at Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the … [Read more...] about Teaching For Depth, Gratitude and Connection