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I’m with the Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy in Overland Park, Kansas, in the greater metro Kansas City area. The school was founded in 1966. It’s a community day school that recently affiliated with RAVSAK. It has 230 kids in grades K-12. I’m also the rabbi of an Orthodox synagogue in town. Five years ago, we started a Judaic studies track in the school called Matmidim, offering more rigorous Judaic studies developed by teachers who are observant. I’m now the director of the program.
Updated: Jul. 31, 2014
This issue of HaYidion is devoted to the effects of the size of Jewish community day schools on their impact. This issue of HaYidion will make the case that Jewish community day schools of all sizes have similar impact. They also have challenges, some in proportion to their size, others common to all. Unique to this issue is the inclusion of articles about schools outside of North America. One is a school enrolling more students than there are Jews in the country, and another that enrolls 80% of all Jewish children. There are several fascinating proposals advanced by our authors, including one that challenges funders to recognize the vibrancy and importance of small schools as a collectivity and to provide support nationally to ensure their continued vitality.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2014
Over five hundred day school educators, lay leaders, and administrators gathered in Los Angeles for “Moving the Needle: Galvanizing Change in Our Day Schools.” Hosted by RAVSAK and Pardes and geared toward Community and Reform schools, this day school leadership conference featured keynotes, workshops, networking opportunities, and “deep dives” into areas of field-wide interest. Several pressing areas affecting day schools attracted significant attention.
Updated: Feb. 05, 2014
Yesterday was the end of the three-day Ravsak/Pardes Jewish Day School Leadership conference in Los Angeles which I attended. In fact, I actually stayed on a bit longer speaking with Ken Gordon of PEJE and JEDLAB fame engaging in a very thoughtful conversation about Jewish education, its present state, its future and ways to move the needle (the theme of the conference) in our schools and the field. I could not think of a better way to end the conference as it was the personification of my conference experience.
Updated: Jan. 29, 2014
RAVSAK, the Jewish Community Day School Network and PARDES: Day Schools of Reform Judaism, are convening a joint day school leadership conference entitled: “Moving the Needle: Galvanizing Change in Day School” at the Westin LAX, January 19-21, 2014. Inspirational keynotes, workshops and networking opportunities for educators, administrators, board members and stakeholders of network member schools will engage participants around design thinking, school change, board development, educational leadership, innovative technologies, contemporary ideas of Jewish pluralism, Israel curricula, modes of prayer education, special needs inclusion, early childhood education and more.
Updated: Dec. 25, 2013