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This Jewish Day School Financial Sustainability and Affordability Greenbook is designed to raise the tenor of the conversation regarding Jewish day school financial sustainability and affordability by articulating the challenge, offering background information, and sketching a landscape of initiatives. The Greenbook may be read either from cover to cover or as a collection of independent chapters. If you’d like an overview of all the various initiatives currently in the field, work your way through the chapters. If you are specifically interested in an individual type of initiative, begin there.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2014
Engineering Enduring Change: Learning What it Will Take to Transform Day School Israel Education from a Study of BASIS
Launched in September 2008, at the stimulus of the Jim Joseph Foundation, BASIS—the Bay Area Schools Israel Synergy initiative—has been an ambitious initiative to intensify Israel education in eleven Jewish day schools. This report studies the BASIS initiative so as to learn what might lead to enduring change elsewhere in the field of day school Israel education and in any Jewish communal effort to produce systemic and sustained change across multiple educational institutions.
Updated: Jul. 15, 2012
This article takes up categories from literature on political and civic engagement to help make sense of data collected from interviews with 40 American Jewish day high school students about what they think and feel about Israel. Viewed through a set of lenses that distinguish between the manifestations and motivations of political and civic engagement, the article helps clarify why young Jews, even when actively and positively engaged with Israel, are uncomfortable labeling themselves as Zionists. The analysis points to an important distinction between the concepts of Israel as “home” and “homeland.” The article also raises important questions about what is presumed to be an increasing distance or alienation from Israel among young American Jews.
Updated: Jul. 04, 2012