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Gleanings is the ejournal of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education of the Jewish Theological Seminary. Our Jewish day schools are at a crossroads. For this issue of Gleanings, we asked the top thinkers, leaders, and doers in the Jewish day school sector today to respond to three basic questions: 1. What does Jewish day school education look like today and what could it look like in the future? 2. Why is this important for our collective Jewish future? 3. What should day school leaders do to help us achieve the results we want?
Updated: Feb. 07, 2018
In this opinion piece, Dr. Marc Kramer of RAVSAK, takes issue with those who assume that the main argument in favor of day school – the main reason why parents should send their children there – is its impact on Jewish identity. He argues that the real argument is that Jewish day schools uniquely make possible authentic Jewish literacy.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2013
Tax credit programs are among the growing number of ways that private Jewish day schools and yeshivas nationwide are corralling hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer dollars annually. The money is helping to defray operating costs, provide teacher training, assist students with tuition bills and enhance educational offerings.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2013
This study, commissioned by the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation —the first of its kind—gathered the views of almost 4,000 young Israel advocates in an effort to gain a better understanding of what compels young people to become involved in Israel advocacy, to become leaders in this area and to maintain their involvement during high school, college and beyond. A group of particular interest in this research was those individuals who have the highest levels of involvement in Israel advocacy, known as the “leader advocates.”
Updated: Nov. 06, 2012
Amy Katz, Executive Director of the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education, writes that if we believe day schools are valuable community assets that contribute to thriving, robust Jewish communities of meaning, we must be able to measure their value for the Jewish community. She suggests a few ways to measure the worth of Jewish day schools—not just for an individual student or school, but for Jewish society as a whole.
Updated: Aug. 28, 2012
The Israel Diplomatic Fellowship is a six-month fellowship open to all college-graduated Taglit-Birthright Israel alumni living in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The fellowship will consist of monthly meetings, cultural dinners and events, and will culminate with an optional Taglit-Birthright Israel-style trip back to Israel.
Updated: Sep. 10, 2009
This intensive, two-year program, sponsored jointly by JUF News and the Community Foundation for Jewish Education of Metropolitan Chicago, combines history and politics with hands-on training in writing and public speaking. It is open to 25 exceptional high school juniors (as of fall 2009) who love Israel; who write and speak well, can commit to a 2-year extracurricular program in Israel and advocacy; and are ready for an extraordinary trip to Israel that goes beyond tourism to active engagement in the issues.
Updated: May. 20, 2009
The David Project, a non-profit Israel education organization, invites university undergraduate and graduate students from across the US to attend a four-day Israel advocacy and leadership seminar at Boston University during August, 2009. The Campus Fellows program provides students with the scholarship, strategies and skills which define effective Israel activism on campus.
Updated: Dec. 14, 2008