Third Annual North American Jewish Day School Conference

January 15-17, 2012

Source: National Jewish Day School Conference 


The third annual North American Jewish Day School Conference will be held January 15-17, 2012 in Atlanta, GA at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel. Convened by the “quartet” of RAVSAK, PARDeS, the Schechter Day School Network, and the University-School Partnership at Yeshiva University - and new this year, in collaboration with PEJE- this extraordinary 3-day conference will convene more than 700 Jewish day school leaders across the spectrum of Jewish life for an intensive focus on the unique value proposition of day schools: ensuring a vibrant Jewish future through Jewish literacy, commitments, and values.


The theme of the conference is "Current Landscapes - Changing Horizons" and will deal with various sub topics of interest to day school education and administration:

  • 21st Century Skills for Students and Adults in Day Schools
  • The Jewish Day School Value Proposition
  • Reimagining and Sustaining Day Schools
  • Innovations in Jewish Education

The following keynote sessions have been scheduled:

  • Sunday Keynote - Author Nessa Rapoport and Artist Tobi Kahn, Creativity, Jewish Education and the Day School Value Proposition
  • Monday Keynote with Kristin Kipp, Teaching in the Education Frontier: Exploring the Impact of Online Teaching and Learning

Tuesday Mini Keynotes:

  • Michael Mino, 21st Century Learning Environments
  • David Streight, The Value of Moral Education/Character Building in Educational Excellence
  • Joy Anderson, Financial Imagination: How Day School Leaders can use the Practices of the New Economy to Sustain their Vision
  • Larry Rosenstock, Lessons from High Tech High
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011