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Gary Rosenblatt of the Jewish Week reacts to a new study of day school students’ attitudes about Israel presented by Alex Pomson at The North American Jewish Day School Conference in Los Angeles last week. The study found that many of the 43 U.S. high school juniors interviewed by a research team from the Melton Center for Jewish Education at the Hebrew University were somewhat doubtful of their schools’ attempts to convince them of certain pro-Israel points of view. They frequently criticized the schools and teachers of being biased.
Updated: Feb. 22, 2011
More than 600 leaders and educators at Jewish day schools across the spectrum of Jewish practice opened the North American Jewish Day School Conference in Los Angeles this week. From making special education a priority within the Jewish day school framework, to harnessing technology to enhance and strengthen curricula and classrooms, to maintaining financially sustainable institutions of quality, the conference is addressing issues relevant to a day school movement committed to transmitting knowledge, enhancing practice, ensuring a vibrant future and solidifying its place on the educational landscape.
Updated: Feb. 13, 2011
In this article, Esther Feldman of The Lookstein Center shares the history and development of The Lookstein Center’s Remote Teacher program, and presents what Lookstein learned from its experience about conducting successful video-conferencing classes.
Updated: Feb. 01, 2011
The Avi Chai Foundation has given a $1.6 million grant to Yeshiva University to help Jewish day schools improve their financial situations.The grant will go to YU’s Institute for University-School Partnership to support its financial benchmarking work with 30 day schools in five different Jewish communities.The program is designed to help the schools with financial benchmarking and long-term financial planning, and it provides extensive consulting support for participating schools
Updated: Jan. 05, 2011
The Pardes Summer Curriculum Workshop is aimed at new Judaic Studies teachers of grades 4-12, combining professional development with Judaic learning in Jerusalem. The cost of tuition, housing, and most meals is provided by grants and contributions. It is open to Judaic Studies teachers in North American day schools, who have been teaching for one to five years who will continue to do so in the coming school year.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
SuLaM is open to Jewish heads of school and other administrative leaders working at Jewish day schools who are looking for an opportunity to grow Judaically as professionals. The two-year program gives people the knowledge and skills to take ownership of the Jewish vision of their schools. SuLaM is fully funded, thanks to the generous support of the AVI CHAI Foundation. It is open to administrators working in any Jewish day school, including community and denominational schools.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2010
The Lookstein Center for Jewish Education is pleased to announce the launch of the Jewish Counselors of Practice (JCoP), a professional online community of practice developed by and for mental health professionals in Jewish day schools. Together the community creates and shares resources and best practices, discusses trends and needs, develops collaborative research and works together to maximize the positive impact on the well-being of their students.
Updated: Nov. 23, 2010
Despite a challenging economic climate, enrollment at Jewish community day schools in the U.S. and Canada holds nearly steady with last year’s levels, according to a just-released annual school survey. Current school enrollment decreased less than one percent – 0.66 percent – from levels recorded during the 2009-10 academic year. The figure stands in sharp contrast to the 4.6 percent decline recorded a year ago.
Updated: Nov. 17, 2010
Seven honors students from the Yeshiva University high schools — four from the Yeshiva University High School for Boys/Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (YUHSB) and three from the Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls (YUHSG) — will be participating in a new independent study Hebrew literature course in which they will be mentored by a renowned Israeli author with the goal of developing their Hebrew-language creative writing skills. Entitled “Meet the Israeli Author,” the workshop is the first of its kind in a North American Jewish high school.
Updated: Nov. 15, 2010
The William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education and the Department of Hebrew Language at JTS are offering a unique opportunity in the summer of 2011 for 15 qualified day school teachers to enter a four week Hebrew immersion program geared for teaching Judaic studies (Limudei Kodesh) in grades K-12 – the Ivriyon.
Updated: Nov. 02, 2010