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The economic crisis sweeping the USA is bringing Jewish parents to explore less expensive ways of providing their children with a Jewish education. One of the options being examined is the establishment of publicly financed Hebrew Charter Schools, such as the Ben Gamla Hebrew Charter School in Hollywood, Florida. Many Orthodox parents reject this option out of hand, while others examine it as a possible way of making Jewish education more affordable.
Updated: Mar. 23, 2009
A Lippman Kanfer Institute working paper report to help day school and community leaders thoughtfully consider the options available today for providing children and their families with a Jewish education that is effective in transmitting Jewish knowledge, fostering Jewish identity, promoting a sense of community, and developing strong Jewish values while facing challenges of limited enrollment and unstable finances.
Updated: Mar. 22, 2009
The Lookstein Center and the UJA-Federation of New York have announced the opening of the second cohort of the initiative to train promising teachers and administrators in New York area schools to take on larger leadership roles in Jewish Day Schools.The Educational Leadership Advancement Initiative (ELAI) program is designed for Jewish education professionals who aspire to increasing their impact on their schools and are looking for a career ladder.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2009
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.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2009
Kadima Hebrew Academy, a conservative day school in the LA area, recently announced lower tuition rates for the 2009-2010 school year. Through a partnership of parents and donors subsidizing the cut, yearly costs for students in grades K-8 would be reduced between 19 and 22 percent. This step was taken to meet a threatened enrollment decline as a result of the financial meltdown affecting many Jewish families. The school administration is hoping that the tuition cut would help to stem student attrition.
Updated: Feb. 11, 2009
In early December, 2008, PEJE convened a conference call with leaders of the denominational networks and major Jewish organizations to serve as a think tank on the harsh economic realities schools are facing. Out of this call grew the initiative for a series of field-wide conference calls to address crucial topics that schools are facing.
Updated: Dec. 28, 2008
Institute For University-School Partnership Continuing Education & Professional Development - Yeshiva University
A new division of Yeshiva University's Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Supervision, the Institute for University-School Partnership has launched a series of continuing education professional development programs for day school administrators, educators and professionals. Most of these programs are available either via videoconference or by live stream.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2008
A new division of Yeshiva University's Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Supervision, the Institute for University-School Partnership, has launched a two‐year Teacher Training Fellowship which seeks to identify and recruit top college graduates to expose and train them in the field of Jewish Education through a two year training fellowship servicing Jewish day schools across North America.
Updated: Dec. 03, 2008
In an effort to learn from the field, AVI CHAI’s Board of Trustees has recently allocated funding to support creative uses of technology for Jewish education. Grants of $2,000 to $10,000 are available for those educators in North American Day Schools who can identify and develop innovative approaches to using technology in their teaching. Applications will be accepted until December 1, 2008.
Updated: Nov. 12, 2008
A Review of 'Family Matters: Jewish Education in an Age of Choice' Edited by Jack Wertheimer (Brandeis University Press, 2007)
Family Matters: Jewish Education in an Age of Choice, funded by the AVI CHAI Foundation, contains studies by seven contributors who aim to examine the broader environment in which Jewish schools and educational programs function including how parents make choices about Jewish education and talk about these decisions, as well as how families are impacted by different types of Jewish education.
Updated: Oct. 04, 2008