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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

Sep 1, 2007 | Author: Susan Weidman Schneider | Location:  | Category: 0703

I was recently part of a 24-hour think-tank aimed at speeding the recognition of diversity in Jewish life. The three categories of Jews considered in need of attention were Jews of color; gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Jews; and—are you sitting down?—women.

Dec 11, 2010 | Author: Amos and Celia Heilicher Minneapolis Jewish Day School, Minneapolis, Minnesota | Location:  | Category: Nurturing Faith in Our Schools
During tefillah for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders, there is always a struggle between balancing the teaching of kevah (structure) and kavannah (intention), especially in a limited amount of time. As the children navigate their way through their siddurim learning the order of the service, mastering...[More]
Sep 3, 2014 | Author: Menachem Hecht and Pinchos Hecht | Location:  | Category: 1403

Beneath the surface, mission statements often give voice to competing values that exist within the school community. The authors describe two main strategies for school leaders to preserve productive relations among the school’s diverse elements.[More]

Our Client is the Jewish Future

Dean Goldfein
RAVSAK has been critical to the growth of our school.”
Dean Goldfein, Head of School
Contra Costa Jewish Day 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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