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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

Dec 5, 2008 | Author: Patrick F. Bassett | Location:  | Category: 0804

Each year at the Institute for New Heads, I give the school leaders some sardonic advice: “If something goes terribly awry, and you need to buy time to rectify it before your parent body finds out, suggest a change to the dress code. This tactic will keep parents...[More]

Dec 8, 2005 | Author: Bathea James | Location:  | Category: 0504

It is so hard to believe that we are fast approaching 2006. I hope that you are all back to teaching full time after a very fragmented October. More so, I hope that the joy of the holidays is not simply a memory - that it sustains you in your important work as leaders in the Jewish community...[More]

Nov 1, 2007 | Author: Rita Cortes | Location:  | Category: 0704

Before getting too far into this commentary, let me make sure of full disclosure:  This article does not purport to represent any kind of scientific or organized study of the experience of Jewish day schools and interim Heads of School and their relationship with their Boards of Trustees....[More]

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Dean Goldfein
RAVSAK has been critical to the growth of our school.”
Dean Goldfein, Head of School
Contra Costa Jewish Day School


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]
RAVSAK Executive Director Dr. Marc N. Kramer is quoted in this piece from the Baltimore Jewish Times on the varied responses by Jewish day schools to the Common Core standards.[More]


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