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This issue of HaYidion focuses on prayer, tefillah. While there are no scientific studies included, there are many examinations of the theme from different perspectives: poetic, analytical, pedagogical, philosophical. Prayer is not hard to define. Wikipedia calls it “an invocation or act that seeks to activate a rapport with a deity, an object of worship, or a spiritual entity through deliberate communication.”...[more]
Dec 12, 2011 | Author: Torah Lessons in Real Situations: New Community Jewish High School, Los Angeles, California | Location: | Category: Formal/Informal Programs in our Schools
The Jewish day school curriculum often is defined by long hours of rigorous study of both secular and religious studies in school, followed by hours of homework. Athletic programs provide a means of carrying out the mitzvah of caring for our bodies while also allowing for some down-time. It also...[More]
Mar 28, 2010 | Author: Hebrew Academy of Morris County, Randolph, New Jersey | Location: | Category: iSchool in Our Schools
With the introduction of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, educators have devoted their efforts toward the academic advancement of all American students. It is not enough to simply revise the curriculum, but instead to incorporate within it problem solving, creative thinking, technological...[More]
Dec 8, 2006 | Author: Dr. Barbara Davis | Location: | Category: 0604
This issue of HaYidion was being prepared by the RAVSAK staff as most of us were getting ready to dip apples into honey. It reaches you about the time that your apples are being turned into applesauce to accompany your latkes. As a Chanukah gift, this issue will prove to be of immense...[More]
RAVSAK is the organizational embodiment of Klal Yisrael; it’s a genuine Big Tent.”
Jerry Isaak-Shapiro, Head of School
Each fall, the seventh grade students in my Jewish social studies class begin the year by participating in the Jewish Court of All Time online simulation. JCAT is an innovative learning adventure that is a joint venture between the University of Cincinnati’s...[More]
RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network recently unveiled a new business plan that responds to the opportunities created by the growth in numbers and strength of Jewish community day schools. In recognition of RAVSAK’s leadership in the day school world and its potential, The AVI CHAI...[More]
As Hebrew language charter schools (HLCSs) arise in communities across the United States, they have added to the array of choices that parents face when making education decisions. In response to this change to the education marketplace, Jewish day schools have recognized the need to clarify the...[More]
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