HAYIDION The Prizmah Journal


Good & Welfare

by RAVSAK Issue: Bold Ideas

Mazal tov to these newly appointed heads: Susan Siegel, B’nai Shalom Day School, Greensboro, NC; Sharon Pollin, Community Day School, Metairie, LA; Adam Tilove, Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island, Providence; Dr. Daniel Goldberg, Paul Penna Downtown Jewish Day School, Toronto; Lee Buckman,TanenbaumCHAT, Toronto; Jeff Davis, Tarbut V’Torah, Irvine, CA.

Josh Sneideman, a teacher at Tarbut V’Torah in Irvine, CA, was one of 27 STEM educators selected for the 2013-2014 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Department of Energy in DC. He will spend a year in Washington working on national education policy and programs to encourage energy literacy.

The Jewish Academy of Suffolk County on Long Island, NY, is relocating to the largest Jewish campus in the United States. It is moving to the Suffolk Y – JCC where it will have tennis courts, indoor swimming, 4 gyms, a 600 seat auditorium and much more.

In the Florida State Science Fair, two students from Hillel Academy of Tampa received awards. Eighth grader Marlin Jacobson received 3rd place in the Microbiology category, and seventh grader Josh McMurray received honorable mention in the Botany category.

Bryna Leider of the Luria Academy of Brooklyn has been named a winner of the Jewish Education Project 2013 Young Pioneers Award.

Junior Orlie Smith at New Community Jewish High School in West Hills, CA, was selected as the most talented student choreographer in Los Angeles County by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Hundreds of entrants took part in the competition. Orlie is captain of the school’s JV Dance Team.

Middle school students from the Weizmann Day School in Pasadena, CA, participated in the Los Angeles County Regional Science Fair. All of the thirteen projects submitted were accepted for participation; they were chosen from over thirteen hundred entries. Eleven of them qualified for special judging, and one received honorable mention in the final round.♦

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Bold Ideas

Dream big! Sample a mix of current programs and blueprints for new initiatives, all dreamed up to be “game-changers” that can reconfigure day school education and possibly exponentially increase the impact of day schools on students and the Jewish community.

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