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Yeshivat Noam, an Orthodox Jewish Day School in Paramus, New Jersey, announced today that it is making the switch from conventional energy to clean, renewable solar energy. The Amberjack Solar Energy Company of Oakland, New Jersey, is currently installing 1,512 solar panels on the roofs of Yeshivat Noam’s two school buildings. Yeshivat Noam is the first Yeshiva Day School in Bergen County, New Jersey and among the first Yeshiva Day Schools in the United States to make the switch to solar energy.
Updated: Nov. 24, 2014
Harry Bloom of PEJE tells of some innovative approaches adopted by savvy Heads of School and Boards of day schools in order to overcome the marked fall off in day school enrollment over the last years. An increasing number of these schools are going on the growth offensive and investing in three strategies.
Updated: Oct. 26, 2014
For the first time, eight Jewish day schools in the Greater Toronto Area have partnered on a marketing campaign to entice parents to “choose Jewish” for their children’s education.The centre-spread ad, which ran in last week’s CJN, posted the dates and times for open houses for Associated Hebrew Schools, the Anne and Max Tanenbaum Community Hebrew Academy of Toronto, Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School, Bialik Hebrew Day School, Zareinu Education Centre, Leo Baeck Day School, the Toronto Heschel School and Robbins Hebrew Academy.
Updated: Oct. 06, 2013
Funding the Jewish Day School system, which by 2008 stretched over more than eight hundred schools and more than two hundred and twenty-five thousand youth, had always been a problem. Now the unresolved questions of how much parents could bear in tuition payments, schools could bear in enrollment and revenue shortfalls, and communal organizations could bear in subsidizing this system assumed new urgency.
Updated: Sep. 11, 2013
Harlem Hebrew Language Academy Charter School in Manhattan and Sela in Washington, D.C. are among three new schools affiliated with the New York-based Hebrew Charter School Center (HCSC) opening this school year: the other one, in San Diego, opened last week. Another Hebrew charter school, Eleanor Kolitz Hebrew Academy, opened this month in San Antonio, replacing a Jewish day school.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2013
At the YU School Partnership, we have adopted the principle of “stress testing” relative to helping ensure our Jewish day schools can sustain themselves under challenging conditions. The findings from our Benchmarking program with fifty Jewish day schools indicates that over half of our schools need to work on improving their scores!
Updated: Aug. 30, 2013
Five Jewish day schools have been selected for the BOLD (Blending Online Learning in Day Schools) Project, funded by The Affordable Jewish Education Project (AJE), The AVI CHAI Foundation and The Kohelet Foundation. The goal of BOLD Day Schools is to design and implement sustainable, cost-saving blended learning programs to ignite the potential of students through the delivery of innovative and personalized learning.
Updated: Aug. 21, 2013
Four Lessons for Maturing Your Social Media Practice: Evidence from the Jewish Day School Social Media Academy
Over the past nine months, 20 day schools from around the country have been immersed in an intensive Academy to catapult their social media work – and strategic goals of their schools – forward. The Jewish Day School Social Media Academy combines training, coaching, project-based learning and peer networks to help schools develop a social media strategy, put it into action, and measure their results.
Updated: Aug. 18, 2013
The Schechter Day School Network, recently announced that it has secured $1.7 million from the Avi Chai Foundation and “a substantial challenge grant” from an anonymous foundation. Currently a department within the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Schechter is in the process of becoming an independent nonprofit.
Updated: Aug. 07, 2013
Charles Cohen, manager of the Jewish Day School Affordability Knowledge Center, shares some of what he has learned over the last year about what should be done to attain affordability for Jewish Day Schools.
Updated: Jul. 17, 2013