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The AVI CHAI Foundation is delighted to release a new research report by Dr. Alex Pomson and Dr. Jack Wertheimer on the teaching of Hebrew language in Jewish day schools. As a foundation that has devoted significant energy and tens of millions of dollars toward Hebrew teaching and learning, we see a number of opportunities for future action emerging from the report. We hope that the reflections below will be helpful to others who share a passion for producing a new generation fluent in the texts and language of the Jewish people.
Updated: Apr. 05, 2017
Yossi Prager, the Executive Director – North America of The AVI CHAI Foundation, writes about his organization's vision of Jewish Peoplehood and it's philanthropic strategy to help realize it. For AVI CHAI, Peoplehood reflects the notion that Jews are family, distant cousins from common ancestors, who share a stake in our ancient homeland and now modern state in Israel. This notion of peoplehood encompasses all Jews, whether or not they accept the covenantal destiny of the Jewish people, its sacred texts and modern literature, or Hebrew as a common language.
Updated: Mar. 29, 2012
In a post from the eJewish Philanthropy's Growing Jewish Education in Challenging Times series, Yossi Prager, the North American Executive Director of The AVI CHAI Foundation, addresses the problem of maintaining Jewish Day School sustainability in the face of challenges of a slowly recovering economy.
Updated: Jun. 06, 2010
In an opinion piece in The Jewish Week, Yosi Prager, executive North American director of The Avi Chai Foundation, joined the public debate about day school tuition in the face of the global economic crisis. He suggests that instead of conceiving day school education as an economic proposition we view it as a value proposition. He argues that day schools are a critical Jewish value proposition, which strive to insure that young Jews have the textual skills, religious enculturation and commitment to the Jewish people to enable their graduates to be active participants – and often leaders — in Jewish life. In order to help continue to finance day schools throughout the US, he urges Jewish organizations to focus energies on advocating government support of the secular side of day school education.
Updated: May. 27, 2009