Professional Leadership

Yield vs. Effort: Improving Data Collection

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Professional Leadership, Research
Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), Greater Boston’s Federation, has long played the part of a central convener, grant maker, and thought leader for

Leading a Diverse Community During the War in Israel

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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
Like many community Jewish day schools around the country, at Portland Jewish Academy (PJA) we don’t always have uniformity of opinion about

Models of Support for Israeli Families Transferring to Our Schools

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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
With so many Jewish day schools and yeshivas welcoming temporary Israeli transfer students into their doors, we invited four schools to describe

Upping Our Security

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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
In the aftermath of the unprecedented events that transpired in Israel last October, our school community faced the harsh reality that the

United Against Fear: Galvanizing Support in Jewish Day Schools

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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
In the face of a chilling declaration by Hamas, designating Friday, October 13, as a “Global Day of Jihad” and a “Day

Leaders Must Ask: What Do Our Kids Need to Know Right Now?

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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
These are dark times. But in the midst of these difficulties, our children are experiencing a revitalized sense of Jewish pride. Asking

Head of School as Mourner-in-Chief

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Mental Health, Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
Tragic events, whether personal, national, or global, evoke responses which psychologists refer to as stages of grief (after Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s book On

The Jewish Youth Pledge: A Lasting Legacy of Jewish Identity, Heritage, and Connection

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Professional Leadership, Teaching and Learning
Imagine receiving a letter from your younger self, reminding you of your day school experiences, your dreams and aspirations for the future

Together, Let’s Shape a Brighter Future, One Survey at a Time

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Professional Leadership, Research
In this age of information, we hold the power to create positive change. Data, although raw and unassuming, possesses the potential to

Net Promoter Score: An Important Tool for Measuring School Impact

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Affordability, Professional Leadership, Enrollment
Research has shown that referrals are the best source of new students for Jewish day schools. But how do schools know if

From Survival to “Thrival”: Empowering Leadership Teams

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Professional Leadership
I am no expert on sustainable headship, at least in terms of years. I began my tenure in July 2020, so I’m

Overcoming Loneliness Through Relationships

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Professional Leadership
That first year of being a head of school, I didn’t feel like I was living my own life. I had to