RAVSAK strengthens and sustains the Jewish life, leadership and learning of community day schools ensuring a vibrant Jewish future.




Latest Issue: Mission & Vision

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This issue of HaYidion is unique. Rabbi Lehmann’s essay, “Beyond Continuity, Identity and Literacy: Making a Compelling Case for Jewish Day Schools to 21st Century American Jews,” forms the basis for a series of brilliant responses that both reinforce and challenge his assertions. Some of our most renowned thought leaders share their expertise and wisdom in thoughtful, thought-provoking and compelling...[more]

HaYidion Archive Featured

Sep 12, 2011 | Author: Jeffrey Leiken | Location:  | Category: 1103
Anyone raised in the Jewish tradition has been taught that every human being is an image of G-d. Great philosophers and teachers throughout history have echoed how vital it is that we honor this. The great principle of the Golden Rule—treat others as you wish to be treated—has appeared in...[More]
Dec 8, 2005 | Author: Rebecca Cohen | Location:  | Category: 0504

The first Jews, Abraham and Sarah, can be thought of as the first Jewish educators. Moses, most certainly, was a teacher (in fact, he is often referred to as Moshe Rabeinu- Moses Our Teacher), charged with the unimaginable task of explaining the Torah to the nascent Jewish People. Tradition...[More]

Dec 12, 2011 | Author:  | Location:  | Category: Formal/Informal Programs in our Schools
If someone wanted proof that our schools are hubs of innovation, dynamism and creativity, they need look no further then the following short articles. From high school business and social entrepreneurship to a professional-quality second grade Passover music video, from Ecuador and South Africa...[More]

Our Client is the Jewish Future

Betty Winn
RAVSAK’s exceptional and inspiring programs have helped me grow professionally as an educator and personally as a Jew.”
Betty Winn, Former Head of School
Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School


RAVSAK has created an animated video capturing the spirit of Jewish day schools and the values they teach their students juxtaposed with traditional lessons of Rosh Hashana. Share with your community using #RAVSAK5775!

Contribute your thoughts and add annotations such as comments, questions, explanations or photos to a series of essays about day school mission and vision![More]
Dr. Marc Kramer and fellow leaders have been awarded an alumni collaboration grant from The Wexner Foundation to research the learning needs of special needs students in North American Jewish day schools.[More]
Articles and resources for helping students understand and contextualize the recent Israeli conflict.[More]


Members of RAVSAK enjoy many benefits which support the overall work of the school and the professionals who lead them. Find out more about membership benefits and how your school can become a member.

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In addition to serving Jewish community day schools across North America, RAVSAK has a special category of membership for Jewish and educational organizations, consultants and companies which share our vision of excellence in Jewish day school education.