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The articles in this issue begin with a recognition of the difference and legitimacy of summer experiences, their necessity for the personal, social and spiritual development of children. Authors accept the notion that children need time away from school, not merely as “downtime” but as an opportunity to have experiences that will be meaningful and important to them for their entire lives. They need to swim, climb trees, play hours of soccer, spend time with friends and make new ones, to improvise, cope with disappointment and exercise some control over their lives. All of the authors acknowledge that there is value in not assigning summer homework.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2017
We thought it worthwhile to devote an issue of HaYidion to understand the concept of inspiration, to address it from multiple perspectives and to articulate some of the questions and challenges surrounding it. What is inspiration? Can it be transmitted, and if so, how? What methods best align with the goal of inspiring students? Where do day schools succeed, and where do they struggle? How do teachers, curricula, school activities accomplish it?
Updated: Apr. 05, 2017
Prizmah's YOU Lead is an eight-month leadership development program that combines the best of online and in-person learning and covers a wide breadth of topics that leaders grapple with every day. Together with peers, mentors, and top innovators in the day school world, participants reflect on practices and beliefs, challenge assumptions about Jewish education, and dive deeply into the defining issues of Jewish day school leadership in the 21st century.
Updated: Apr. 05, 2017
Welcome to the first Prizmah edition of HaYidion! Collaboration is a natural theme to begin this new issue of HaYidion, under the auspices of Prizmah. The merger of the five organizations has unleashed creative energies, surprising synergies, and the sense of tremendous promise in the ways that we can collaborate with each other and the thousands of day school stakeholders. HaYidion itself is of course a collaboration, representing the remarkable generosity of dozens of day school stakeholders and other contributors who are willing to share their knowledge, experiences, initiatives and insights for the benefit of the larger field of Jewish education. Articles in this issue demonstrate an eagerness to embrace new educational paradigms, to rethink the foundations of day school education and revamp programs in ways large and larger, to dream big and do the patient work to follow through.
Updated: Nov. 16, 2016
The 2017 Prizmah Jewish Day School Conference is a three-day (February 5-7, 2017), innovative learning experience designed for head of school and principals, Jewish studies leaders, education and student program administrators, board members and other lay leaders, community partners and federation leaders, business officers, admission and development professionals. We encourage all those interested in being inspired, challenged, informed about the day school field to attend. This year’s theme is “The Power of Story.” Drawing approximately 1,000 attendees from across North America, the conference will explore how to craft, tell, listen, and respond to the powerful stories that emerge from our work to deepen our schools’ impact and strengthen the Jewish day school field.
Updated: Nov. 09, 2016