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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...[more]
Jul 1, 2011 | Author: Susan Couden, Krista Foster and Eran Rosenberg | Location: | Category: 1102
For the poems submitted to RAVSAK’s Hebrew Poetry Contest, fifth grade students at the Columbus Jewish Day School examined biblical and liturgical texts and melodies to uncover our tradition’s use of trees as metaphors for humanity. Upon the completion of text and melodic study, the students...[More]
Nov 30, 2009 | Author: Nora Anderson | Location: | Category: 0904
Jewish community day schools embrace pluralism as a philosophy and core value. Rather than having a specific religious philosophy (hashkafah), pluralistic schools embrace the concept of Jewish Peoplehood (Klal Israel). Kay defines three levels of pluralism: atmospheric, informational and...[More]
Mar 10, 2014 | Author: Sivan Zakai | Location: | Category: 1401
As someone who trains teachers of Jewish history, Zakai here tailors ideas about best practice in the teaching of general history for Jewish day schools.[More]
I can’t imagine Jewish day school education without RAVSAK.”
Mitch Flatow, Teacher
Pardes Jewish Day School
The Board and Staff of RAVSAK join with the Jewish people around the world in profound sorrow as we mourn the loss of Naftali Fraenkel z”l
, Gil’ad Shaar z”l
and Eyal Yifrach z”l
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]
Students from seventeen Jewish day schools across North America used their creativity, knowledge of Hebrew and passion for Judaism to create original works of poetry for RAVSAK’s annual Hebrew Poetry Contest.[More]
RAVSAK's Executive Director, Dr. Marc N. Kramer is quoted in this piece as to whether the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this month allowing local governments to begin their meetings with a sectarian prayer will lead to more religion in the public arena or possibly even government funding of...[More]
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