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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 11, 2010 | Author: Nancy Flam | Location:  | Category: 1004
There are so many ways for us to become more knowledgeable and skillful in nurturing the spiritual lives of children within the community day school environment. In the following reflections I focus mostly on a few of the challenges and opportunities of the middle and high school years.[More]
Oct 21, 2010 | Author: Rockwern Academy, Cincinnati, Ohio | Location:  | Category: Community in Our Schools
Judaism respects wisdom and experience, remembers its history both personal and communal, and celebrates all aspects of life. As Jewish day schools, large parts of our mission are centered on these concepts. All too often, though, aspects of how we function become abstract and academic rather...[More]
Jul 1, 2010 | Author: Arnee Winshall | Location: New York, NY | Category: 1002
Chevra, It is hard to believe that more than three months have passed since the Leadership Conference. We have celebrated Purim, Pesach, Yom Hashoah, Yom Hazikaron and Yom HaAtzmaut and are counting the Omer until Shavuot. The counting of the Omer is intended to remind us of the link between...[More]

Our Client is the Jewish Future

Jerry Issak-Shapiro
RAVSAK is the organizational embodiment of Klal Yisrael; it’s a genuine Big Tent.”
Jerry Isaak-Shapiro, Head of School
Agnon 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]


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