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The 24th issue of Teaching the Legacy, e-newsletter for Holocaust Educators, focuses on the fate of children in France during the Holocaust and the people and organizations that tried to hide them and save them. It features an interview with Israel (Zizi) Lichtenstein, himself a hidden child in southern France, and some of the artifacts that survived with him through the war. There is an article on the different organizations that worked to rescue children in France, and some of the heroic people who rescued a Jewish boy during the Holocaust.
Updated: Aug. 03, 2011
PEJE is proud to present two exciting development conferences—From Development to Advancement, for seasoned practitioners, and Beyond the Gala, for new development professionals—and one expanded admission conference — Growing Enrollment: A Two-Day Event for Admission Professionals, for newcomers and veterans to be held during the spring and summer months of 2011.
Updated: May. 31, 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 2010 PEJE Assembly for Advancing the Jewish Day School Field to be held in Baltimore between October 24-26, 2010 has announced its schedule. The Assembly is designed to harness collective strength—knowledge, experience, passion, expertise, and vision—and provide the setting for day school and community leaders to engage in national conversation, discover alternative possibilities, connect to new resources and ideas, and learn from each other.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2010
The 2010 PEJE Assembly for Advancing the Jewish Day School Field to be held in Baltimore between October 24-26, 2010 is designed to harness collective strength—knowledge, passion, expertise, and vision—and provide the setting for day school and community leaders to engage in national conversation, discover alternative possibilities, connect to new resources and ideas, and learn from each other.
Updated: Apr. 25, 2010
This recorded webinar is the first in a 3-part webinar series with Leora Isaacs, JESNA's Vice President for Programs and Organizational Learning, on the how-to's of program evaluation in Jewish education. Webinar 1 focuses on 'Why Evaluate,' and 'How to Get Started'.
Updated: Feb. 01, 2010
The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs Institute for Global Jewish Affairs interviewed Dr. Jack Wertheimer, professor of American Jewish history at the Jewish Theological Seminary, about developments in Jewish education over the last decades and its directions in the future.
Updated: Jan. 11, 2010
On December 22, 2009, Yeshiva University’s Institute for University-School Partnership convened a program on “Building Boards for Economic and Strategic Success for Yeshivot and Day Schools” in the Five Towns and Rockaways. The program is the sixth in a series this past year that helps schools to engage in research-based data-driven practices to improve their fiscal solvency.
Updated: Jan. 11, 2010
The AVI CHAI Foundation has released a summary of data on day school enrollment changes between the 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 school years. The data, collected by several organizations, including AVI CHAI, PEJE, RAVSAK, SSDSA and PARDeS shows that while day school enrollment has declined, the drop has not been nearly as steep as many educators and communal officials had predicted. Other highlights of the findings: larger schools (250 or more students) experienced an average drop of 3 percent; smaller schools were harder hit; South Florida suffered the greatest decreases; and emergency and other financial aid increased significantly.
Updated: Dec. 24, 2009
At a New York meeting in mid December 2009, convened by the Avi Chai Foundation, representatives of Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and community day schools discussed why and how most schools were able to retain students at a time of serious economic recession and what lessons can be learned going forward. On the table were the findings of a survey on enrollment changes in Jewish day schools from 2008-2009 to 2009-2010 compiled by Avi Chai. The most surprising finding of the survey is that while enrollment has declined, the drop has not been nearly as steep as many educators and communal officials had predicted.
Updated: Dec. 24, 2009