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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]

HaYidion Archive Featured

Sep 11, 2013 | Author: Angela Marzilli and Jamie Cluchey | Location:  | Category: 1303

The authors demonstrate how the Common Core standards can be an ally to day schools, providing benchmarks against which they can be evaluated by prospective parents, and offering a framework for faculty collaboration and professional growth.

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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.

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Apr 2, 2007 | Author: Bathea James | Location:  | Category: 0701

Dear Chevre,

A month has passed since our national conference and I am still reveling in its success. I have witnessed both the growth of RAVSAK and the expansion of the size and quality of the conference, and continue to enjoy the “nachas.” In conversation with a colleague, I compared...[More]

Our Client is the Jewish Future

Betty Winn
RAVSAK’s exceptional and inspiring programs have helped me grow professionally as an educator and personally as a Jew.”
Betty Winn, Former Head of School
Abraham Joshua Heschel Day School

News

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]

Membership

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.