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Latest Issue: Size Matters

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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]

HaYidion Archive Featured

Sep 12, 2011 | Author: Arnee Winshall | Location:  | Category: 1103
The focus of this issue led to me to re-read a 2006 column written for Sh’ma by Dr. Bruce Powell, one of RAVSAK’s board members and head of school at New Community Jewish High School in West Hills, California (see page 22 in this issue). Bruce talks about the importance of “culture and context”...[More]
Mar 11, 2009 | Author: Paul Shaviv | Location:  | Category: 0901
Israeli emigrants[1] are now a significant part of every Diaspora community, in some places accounting for 25% or more of the local Jewish population. It has been extremely...[More]
Nov 30, 2009 | Author: Michael A. Kay | Location:  | Category: 0904
The notion of creating a Jewish institution characterized by a commitment to ideological pluralism is not new. As long ago as 1934, Mordecai Kaplan envisioned a “community center” that would aim “to be affirmatively Jewish without committing itself to any specific type of Jewish religion.” He...[More]

Our Client is the Jewish Future

Michael A. Kay
RAVSAK provides a forum for engaging with colleagues to craft an innovative, shared vision for pluralistic Jewish education in North America.”
Michael A. Kay, Ph.D., Head of School,
Solomon Schechter School of Westchester


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]
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]


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