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

Apr 3, 2008 | Author: Phil Trapani | Location:  | Category: Art in RAVSAK Schools

At Jess Schwartz College Prep: The Jewish Community’s High School in Phoenix, Arizona, our newly expanded performing arts program enriches our lives, strengthens our sense of community, and reinforces our Jewish values.

Mar 1, 2011 | Author: David Soloff, Ralph Schwartz, and Linda Hoffenberg | Location:  | Category: 1101
Jewish camp works as an educational experience. What can schools learn from camps? This mantra echoes across many conversations, from kiddush after shul to board of education meetings to thoughtful conversation among educators looking for fresh ideas and models of educational success to refresh...[More]
Sep 14, 2009 | Author: Michelle Bigelman, parent, B’nai Shalom Day School, Asheville, North Carolina | Location:  | Category: Engaging Parents in RAVSAK Schools
Parents are definitely an integral part of our school community. We have plenty of programming that is for our children, but also programming that involves and betters our parents, such as Go Far. Go Far focuses on healthy lifestyles for children and their families. The program targets third...[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]


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.