With the generous support of the AVI CHAI Foundation, Project SuLaM: Study, Leadership and Mentoring, RAVSAK's program of intensive Jewish studies for seated heads of schools and other key administrators, has been extended from a one year program to a two year venture. Whereas year one focused on the Judaic growth of 16 individual school leaders, "phase II" focuses on 10 school-based leadership teams composed of a year-one participant, a second administrator, and an influential lay leader who, together with the guidance of a program mentor, develop and implement new initiaitives to strengthen the school's Judaic culture and curriculum.
This past month the 30 "Sulamites," together with mentors Jerry Issak-Shapiro, Mariashi Groner, Susan Koss, Dr. Larry Kutler, and Susan Weintrob, gathered in Plantation, FL for a 4-day Shabbaton to explore the theme of Jewish Peoplehood. An extraordinary text-based curriculum, developed by Rabbi Joseph Kanofsky, Ph.D., of the Toronto Board of Jewish Education, served as the core of the Shabbaton learning.
In addition to covering all costs related to program Shabbatonim, Project SuLaM will provide each participating school with a mini-grant of $1,500 to support Judaic programmatic growth. AVI CHAI has also committed to funding a second cohort of program participants (see page 23 for more details).
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]
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