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Being a classroom teacher can be an isolating experience. You may not know where to turn for new ideas and wish there was a way you could benefit from the experimentation and expertise of others in classrooms like yours across the country. Fortunately, in the past few years, Jewish day school educators have been able to find networks designed to incubate and spread ideas and practices. As a network-weaver working at the AVI CHAI Foundation, I have an interest in understanding and documenting these networks, which could range from organized programs, such as the JDS Collaborative, for which I serve as program officer at AVI CHAI, to a much less formal Twitter chat. Let’s look at what these networks are, which ones are more likely to scale through successfully spreading ideas, and why.
Updated: Jun. 27, 2018
It is a pleasure to announce the opening of registration for the return of the New York area Jedcamp, #JedcampNJNY to be held at the Magen David Yeshivah High School in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, October 20th, 9:00am-4:00pm. This event is open to all who are interested - day school teachers, high school teachers, Hebrew school teachers, all denominations, all subject areas, administrators, everyone. As long as you have a desire to share your thoughts and ideas about Jewish education or be shared with, this is the conference for you.
Updated: Oct. 09, 2013
The Jim Joseph Foundation has developed an alumni network component as part of some grants, while other grants are designed for the sole purposes of creating such networks in order to leverage newfound deep connections among cohorts of successful Jewish educational programs.
Updated: Aug. 30, 2013
A group of 75 educators from the tri-state area gathered at Yavneh Academy in Paramus, NJ on Sunday, April 21, 2013 for the first annual JEdCamp in New Jersey. 'JEDCamp' is short for Jewish education Camp, an innovative 'unconference' where participants gather in a vendor free environment and 'create' workshops and then lead them.
Updated: May. 07, 2013
It is a pleasure to announce the opening of registration for the first ever New York area Jedcamp! Officially titled JedcampNJNY (#jedcampnjny on Twitter), it will be held at Yavneh Academy in Paramus, NJ on Sunday, April 21st. This event is open to all who are interested - day school teachers, high school teachers, Hebrew school teachers, all denominations, all subject areas, administrators, everyone. As long as you have a desire to share your thoughts and ideas about Jewish education or be shared with, this is the conference for you.
Updated: Feb. 12, 2013
Deborah Fishman writes about creating a laboratory for experimentation around how network-weaving can be applied to improve the effectiveness of Jewish organizations in engaging their constituencies. From November 2012 to August 2013, in HaReshet (“The Network”), a pilot group of AVI CHAI grantees are learning together about network-weaving; developing and practicing skills in a guided and reflective way; and benefiting from sharing lessons with one another along the journey.
Updated: Jan. 15, 2013
The world of part-time Jewish education is changing rapidly. New models are emerging, both within congregations and beyond. A growing number of communities are engaged in initiatives to foster broad-scale improvement. And, national actors are accelerating their efforts to seed innovation and support local change. What can we learn from and what will be the impact of all this activity? Will today's alternative models become tomorrow's norm? What will this mean for children and their families, for institutions and communities, innovators and funders? JESNA is holding a series of three convenings for professional and lay leaders involved with complementary education to discuss these important questions.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2012
The 21st century has provided us with the technology to make this networking more efficient, more effective and more widespread than ever before. This issue of HaYidion will bring network weaving to your schools in ways that will enable you to fulfill your mission in newer and better ways. The articles contained in this issue include full definitions and explanations for novices to the more savvy who are already Google-eyed, blogging, twittering, crowdfunding, ustreaming and wofooing.
Updated: Dec. 31, 2012
Leah Meir, Program Officer at The AVI CHAI Foundation, writes about how Jewish institutions have begun to realize how social networks could serve as a tool for strengthening both the Jewish community and the broader world. Not only young entrepreneurs are taking advantage of social capital, prominent foundations in the Jewish community are also moving in that direction. She describes some of the initiatives of AVI CHAI to help Jewish day schools and camps think and function in a more networked way.
Updated: Dec. 07, 2011