PEJE, the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education, has published Is it Really Possible to Grow Jewish Day School Enrollment? - new research with a focus on enrollment in non-Orthodox Chicago day schools. Chicago represented fertile ground for such research as the area has a rich array of choices of high-quality non-Orthodox day schools, a creative and highly supportive federation, and a cadre of foundations eager to explore promising … [Read more...] about Is it Really Possible to Grow Jewish Day School Enrollment?
PEJE is excited to announce that applications for Atidenu (recruitment and retention) and the Governance & Fundraising Academy (GFA) will become available in mid-January. These initiatives, part of the National Revenue Programs, offer schools focused learning, coaching, and benchmarking in a way only PEJE, as the leader in day school sustainability, can deliver. Each program is 18 months long and, if your school is accepted, automatically … [Read more...] about Applications Opening Soon: PEJE Atidenu and the Governance & Fundraising Academy
[eJP note: This article is part of a series focusing on new ideas emerging from the day school field with relevance for Jewish professionals in Jewish education and beyond. The post contributes to the conversation on the topic of 21st Century Sustainability.] by Rachel K. Slaton For those particularly interested in the future of Jewish day school education (our assumption is that you fall into this category), you’re probably saying, … [Read more...] about How Is This Article Different From All Other Articles?
from Chabad.org: After Sandy, Volunteers Crisscross Manhattan to Help In a nearly dark corner of lower Manhattan, in an area otherwise known as Tribeca, Rabbi Zalman Paris stands tall, cellular phone in hand, to answer another call from a young volunteer eager to offer assistance. Days after Hurricane Sandy left millions across New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey without electricity, food or water, there are plenty of people … [Read more...] about After Sandy, NY Jewish Community Comes Together
by Deborah Fishman The North American Jewish Day School Conference’s session “What Funders Want” dealt with a few striking questions which funders - and anyone interested in deciding where to devote resources - face. One such question is whether the needs of individual schools or “the community” as a system take priority. This can manifest itself geographically: How does what is occurring on the local scene relate to the national picture? It … [Read more...] about On the Ground at NAJDS: What Funders Want