RAVSAK strengthens and sustains the Jewish life, leadership and learning of community day schools ensuring a vibrant Jewish future.




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

Mar 28, 2010 | Author: Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn | Location:  | Category: 1001
Academic research from neuroscience and cognitive science increasingly supports the notion that everyone learns differently. But there is considerable uncertainty about what those differences are, although researchers are making advances in this understanding all the time.[More]
Apr 3, 2008 | Author: Peter Pitzele, Ph.D. | Location:  | Category: 0802

Bibliodrama, as the name implies, makes drama out of Bible, and does so by the use of unrehearsed role-playing in which participants give voice to biblical characters (or objects) in a facilitated and structured process. Bibliodrama is a recognized form of contemporary experiential midrash...[More]

Dec 12, 2011 | Author:  | Location:  | Category: Formal/Informal Programs in our Schools
If someone wanted proof that our schools are hubs of innovation, dynamism and creativity, they need look no further then the following short articles. From high school business and social entrepreneurship to a professional-quality second grade Passover music video, from Ecuador and South Africa...[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


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]


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.

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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.