HAYIDION The Prizmah Journal
Good & Welfare
Mazel tov to new heads of school: Alina Gerlovin Spaulding, Akiva Community Day School (Nashville), Rabbi Allen Saks, Hillel Academy of Broome County (Vestal, NY), Amanda Pogany, Luria Academy (Brooklyn), Chaim Heller, San Diego Jewish Academy, Dr. David Finell, Rockwern Academy (Cincinnati), David Prashker, Shoshana S. Cardin School (Baltimore), Dr. Donald Zimring, Brandeis Hillel Day School (San Francisco), Einav Symons (interim), Kadimah School (Buffalo, NY), Jamie Cluchey, Levey Day School (Portland, ME), Kathryn Davis, Eleanor Kolitz Academy (San Antonio), Laila Lipetz, Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School (Toronto), Lara Samuels, JCOSS (London), Mia Severin, Akiva School (Montreal), Miri Ketayi, Jewish Community School of the Desert (Palm Desert, CA), Noah Hartman, Cohen Hillel Academy (Marblehead, MA), Pam Cohn, Friedel Jewish Academy (Omaha), Peter Greenberg, Kehilah Jewish Community Day School (Hamilton, ON), Dr. Rennie Wrubel (interim), Milken Community High School (Los Angeles), Rhona Birenbaum (interim), TanenbaumCHAT (Toronto).
Dr. Zena Sulkes, former RAVSAK president and past head of the Jewish Academy of Orlando , is the recipient of this year’s Heritage Human Service Award, given to a person in Central Florida who is outstanding in tikkun olam.
Gratitude to the Covenant Foundation and Hidden Sparks for creating a summer cohort of special education teachers from small schools, including Hillel Academy (Tampa), Charlotte Jewish Day School, Akiva Community Day School (Nashville) and New Orleans jweish Day School.
Jill Spielman, the high school Judaic Studies Curriculum Integration Specialist of Donna Klein Jewish Academy in Boca Raton, has been named the recipient of the 2012 South Palm Beach County Grinspoon-Steinhardt Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. Spielman is currently part of Project SuLaM’s Cohort 4 and also has participated in Facing History and Ourselves and The Holocaust and Human Behavior.
At The Schechter School of Long Island’s Upper School, Dr. Ari Yares will be taking the position of principal. Additionally, this fall the school is launching a Sci-Tech Track for 9th and 10th grade students with support from the Center for Initiatives in Jewish Education.
The Jewish Academy of Suffolk County has doubled its enrollment over the past two years and achieved outstanding academic results on the NWEA RIT Scale measure (that compares data from 13,000 schools and over 10,000,000 students). Four out of six grades scored in the 95th percentile or above, with 1st grade scoring in the 99th percentile.♦
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