Kick off your NAIS Conference experience with other Jewish day school and yeshiva heads

  • Explore leading practices and learn from the expertise of your peers
  • Tour several Jewish day schools and experience replicable models and unique programs
  • Develop a strong support network of peers, and enjoy informal social time

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM to Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Philadelphia, PA

Schedule at a Glance
Tuesday, February 25 / Rosh Hodesh Adar
12:30 PM  
Depart from Center City to Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, a 6th grade - 12th grade pluralistic school. Visit Barrack's Innovation Lab and learn about their STEAM offerings with a focus on their 4-year STEAM Institute. The Institute incorporates a year of engineering, a year of bio-medical engineering, independent research and opportunities for outside mentoring. View student projects and hear from students in the Institute who will be going to Israel to this spring to work with Ofanim for their senior hesed (service) projects.

4:00 PM
Depart Barrack and go to Kohelet Yeshiva, a Kindergarten - 12th grade Modern Orthodox school.
Experience Kohelet's ten principles of pedagogy that drive their approach to learning in their Lab and Middle Schools and the way they designed their new physical space to support these principles.

6:00 PM
Kohelet will host us for a cooking demonstration and dinner. A chef from the Philadelphia House of Kosher will join us for an interactive and fun evening.

Wednesday, February 26 / Rosh Hodesh Adar
7:45 AM 
Depart Center City for one of two choices:

  • Perelman Jewish Day School, a Junior Kindergarten - 5th grade Solomon Schechter School. Perelman will highlight its Hebrew-immersive Ganon (pre-K) program, recently expanded to include a beautiful, state-of-the-art classroom and playground designed especially for their youngest students. The Ganon curriculum, Ivrit b'Ivrit (taught in Hebrew), encourages each child to learn at an individual pace, allowing students to build dual-language skills with confidence, independence and resilience.

    We will also join Kitah Dalet (4th grade) for their Kabbalat Tikkunim ceremony, which takes place at the school's shacharit service.

  • Kellman Brown Academy, an early childhood - 8th grade community school. Ever heard of a “Hackathon?” Learn a how to engage students in a hands-on, time-bound, collaborative challenge grounded in the concepts of empathy and Tikkun Olam.

10:30 AM
Return to Center City Philadelphia for the optional afternoon sessions at NAIS.

Thursday, February 27/ 2nd Adar
7:30 pm 
Join your Jewish day school colleagues and the Prizmah team for a meet up in the bar of the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott.

Registration Fees
Participants from Prizmah Network Schools: $100 per person
Participants from Non-Prizmah Network Schools: $125 per person

Your registration fee includes a light lunch and dinner on Tuesday. Snacks and beverages will also be provided. All food will be glatt kosher.

For more information, please contact Amy Wasser, Senior Director of Field Advancement, at // 646-975-2839

Prizmah Cancellation Policy:

  • Full registration refunds are available prior to January 19, 2020
  • If cancellations are made between January 20 and February 10, 2020, 50% of the registration fee will be refunded
  • No refunds will be given after February 10, 2020