Back to School

30 April, 2010

Source: eJewish Philanthropy  


In a post for the eJewish Philanthropy's "Growing Jewish Education in Challenging Times" series, Maya Bernstein, Director of Education and Leadership Initiatives at UpStart Bay Area, asks: Why aren’t more of our creative social entrepreneurs dedicating their energies to re-envisioning, re-imagining, and re-shaping those institutions that, arguably, have the potential to make the biggest impact on the Jewish community – our schools?


She writes:


"The purpose of innovation in the Jewish world today is to help our community provide meaning and substance to today’s Jewish population, whose needs and interests are different from those of prior generations. Too often, though, innovation is confused with “new.” It should not be our only purpose to create a whole new slew of institutions, whose financial needs begin to rival and take a toll on existing structures that, ultimately, are relevant and meaningful."


Updated: May. 30, 2010