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What two congregations merge, what can be done to stabilize the experience for religious school faculty, families and students? How can the impact of tremendous congregational change be minimized for the religious school and those it serves? What are the opportunities created in such a situation? As two historic Reform congregations merged recently in Maryland, we asked these questions.
Updated: Jan. 13, 2020
However jarring it might seem from the outside to witness the transition from the Solomon Schechter Day School Association to the Schechter Day School Network to NewOrg over the course of just three years, the truth is that the story of Schechter and many of its schools is the story of NewOrg and that is why I am confident and enthusiastic that NewOrg is a game changer for Schechter and for the field. is not a weakness of either, but a strength of both.
Updated: Feb. 10, 2016
In a major restructuring of the Jewish day school organizational world, five national groups that run a range of educational and programming activities for day schools have agreed to merge into a new, and potentially more effective, entity, The Jewish Week has learned. The merger, estimated to be completed this summer, could result in a cost savings of $1 million (as well as some job losses). It consolidates the work of PARDES (Day Schools of Reform Judaism), PEJE (the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education), RAVSAK (The Jewish Community Day School Network), the Conservative movement’s Schechter Day School Network, and the Yeshiva University School Partnership (YUSP). Collectively, the organizations serve about 40 percent of the day school students nationwide.
Updated: Jan. 28, 2016
In what is a first in the Philadelphia area, three synagogues are joining forces to create a combined supplementary educational program for their students in kindergarten through sixth grade. The congregations, all located along the Old York Road corridor, include two Conservative synagogues — Beth Sholom Congregation and Adath Jeshurun — and Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel.
Updated: Dec. 21, 2014
July Wiener writes about how financial constraints and declining affiliation rates are bringing virtually every national Jewish institution, and many local ones, to restructure, redefine its mission, merge or even close. In the latest sign of the times, this week the board of the Jewish Education Service of North America (JESNA) — which has downsized dramatically in the past four years — announced it is considering merging with the Jewish Education Project, a New York organization that is itself the product of a 2010 merger.
Updated: Feb. 17, 2013
This Forward editorial praises the brave step taken by three Jewish environmental groups in pooling their resources and merging into Jewish umbrella organization to forward the cause of Eco-Judaism.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2012
JESNA's Learnings & Consultation Center released a new issue of Quick Bytes on Complementary School Mergers. In it they report on two online surveys (in November 2009 and February 2011) with the members of the Association of Directors of Central Agencies (ADCA) to gather data about proposed and/or completed school mergers in communities throughout North America. The report highlights recurring themes and important variations and raises questions for discussion. A subsequent edition will focus on day school and Jewish communal institution mergers.
Updated: May. 11, 2011