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Our history is integral to who we are, yet ours is not a happy story. Thus, as many of the authors in this issue point out, it is unappealing to those whose focal point of Jewish identity, as revealed by the Pew Report, is a sense of humor. Within the pages of this issue of HaYidion are many suggestions for addressing this problem. Technology, creativity and an acknowledgement and awareness of the changing nature of the study of history provide the means by which we can make the teaching of Jewish history vibrant and meaningful...[more]
Sep 4, 2012 | Author: Gaby Kleiman | Location: | Category: 1203
A network can be proactive in identifying areas of common need and creating programs collaboratively to address them. This article describes an ambitious initiative.[More]
Nov 30, 2012 | Author: Philip Dickstein | Location: | Category: 1204
Dickstein, an experienced Jewish studies teacher and administrator, describes a method for using the exploration of challenging biblical stories to cultivate students’ Jewish identity.[More]
Sep 25, 2008 | Author: Rabbi Jay Goldmintz | Location: | Category: 0803
As a proud graduate of the kind of community day school that Berger describes and celebrates, I cannot help but agree with the case he makes for a purposeful and “intentional” education. Yet I now find myself associated professionally with the kind of day school and community which are much more...[More]
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
Jewish high school students from twenty Jewish high schools in the RAVSAK network convened in Kansas City, Missouri to compete in the 2014/5774 RAVSAK Moot Beit Din
, a program that applies Jewish law to address a contemporary...[More]
A front page article in the Kansas City Jewish Chronicle
on RAVSAK's Moot Beit Din program and Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy's role as host school.[More]
RAVSAK Board Member Dr. N. Shira Brown writes an article in eJewishPhilanthropy
on the challenges faced by small Jewish day schools and the benefits of a new online RESHET for small school leaders.[More]
Dr. Marc N. Kramer writes an OpEd in MyJewishLearning.com on special needs inclusivity and the day school field. Learn how day schools are adapting and changing to be more inclusive.[More]
Members of RAVSAK enjoy many benefits which support the overall work of the school and the professionals who lead them. Find out more about membership benefits and how your school can become a member.
Use our interactive map of member schools to find a Jewish Day School near you.
In addition to serving Jewish community day schools across North America, RAVSAK has a special category of membership for Jewish and educational organizations, consultants and companies which share our vision of excellence in Jewish day school education.