Prizmah's In-Person Convenings  

Prizmah’s Small School Retreat: An Experience Created for Heads of Small Schools
March 4-6, 2018, 2pm PT Sunday - 3pm PT Tuesday
Brandeis Bardin Conference Center Brandeis, California  

Raising Skills, Raising Funds: Jewish Day School Development In Action
Prizmah’s 2018 Development Convening
March 11-12, 2018
11am ET Sunday to 3pm ET Monday
Boston Marriott Quincy
Quincy, Massachusetts

Good, Better, Best: Creating Safe Respectful Cultures Through Competence & Compassion
Date: TBD
New York, New York

This program focuses on policies, procedures and training, going beyond narrow legal compliance to create safe respectful workplace cultures. Our approach encourages internal and external stakeholders to attend – senior staff, board, and volunteers. By its completion, you will have reviewed your policies, updated your knowledge, and started down the road of creating effective procedures for implementation at your school.

This program was designed and is being presented by Fran Sepler, whom the EEOC selected to design their national Respect in the Workplace training. This program will combine a workshop, training, and time for small group work with your colleagues.  The all-inclusive cost per organization to participate is $350.

National ELI 2018: Empowering Your Endowment
For schools in the Generations Program and its alumni
April 22 - 24, 2018
JW Marriott Buckhead Atlanta, Georgia  

Prizmah Community Wide Webinars  


Prizmah Member Exclusive Webinars 

Flexible Faculty Compensation Models
With Rabbi Laurence Scheindlin and Rabbi Maccabee Avishur
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
12:30-1:30pm ET / 9:30-10:30am PT

Should faculty members earn more money for advanced degrees? How about raises based on the number of years someone’s been working at your school? Join us to learn a new way to think about compensating faculty. We’ll present a flexible faculty compensation model which recognizes a teacher’s commitment to growing in their profession and emphasizes performance and professional development.

An Exploration of Personalized Learning 
With Rachel Mohl Abrahams, Senior Program Officer, The AVI CHAI Foundation Rabbi Rafi Eis, CEO, Mekorot Learning and Deganit Ronen, Principal, Westchester Torah Academy
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 12-1pm ET / 9-10am PT  

“Personalization” is the latest term of art for the effort to customize unique learning paths for each and every student in the classroom. Whether your school is in the process of transitioning to personalized learning, is having discussions about possibly trying it out, or is simply interested in learning more about it, come to learn about the promise and challenges of personalization. Bring your thinking hat and questions, and hear from people deeply involved in this educational method and knowledgeable about the steps needed to adopt it.   


How Can I Pray What I Don't Believe? A Case Study
With Rabbi Elie Kaunfer, President and CEO, Hadar
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1-2pm ET / 10-11am PT  

We will analyze the first blessing of the Amidah as a way of approaching the question: are traditional prayer formulas able to express my own values/ideas of prayer? What do you do when you "disagree" with the prayer's content? We will analyze the original Biblical context to help us connect to the prayer.