By Deborah Court How can Jewish day school leadership be re-imagined, revitalized, re-energized and repaired so that schools can find the educational leaders they are so desperately seeking? More than 2,000 years ago, Aristotle wrote that there are "five states of mind by … [Read more...] about Reimagining and Reenergizing the Jewish Day School Leadership Ecosystem
By Abby Saloma and Sharon Price At the beginning of every Rockwood Leadership Institute program, each participant is given a simple task: stand in front of the group, speak for two minutes and, at the end, calmly and confidently accept the resulting applause without looking … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Strengthen Your Leadership Development Program
By Andrea Kasper
[This is the third in a five-part series on “Big Questions on Our Jewish Minds,” featuring alumni of the Day School Leadership Training Institute (DSLTI), part of the Leadership Commons at the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of JTS. You … [Read more...] about The Big Jewish Question On My Mind:
Where Am I Complicit in Perpetuating Bias?
By Or Mars A poll published in July in The New York Times found that close to 40% of young adults surveyed said they are choosing not to have children (or to have fewer) due to their fears about global instability. What a statistic of despair! Getting our daily overdose of … [Read more...] about Optimism, Leadership and the Order of the Teaspoon
By Barry S. Mael I have always been fascinated by characters in the Torah and the leadership lessons we can learn from them. Many of the most prominent personalities such as Abraham, Moses, Joseph and Jacob get much of the attention. However, I have always been very interested … [Read more...] about What Synagogue Leaders Can Learn from Yitro