Catalyzing Resources

Fall 2018
סתיו תשע״ט

Catalyzing Resources

Featured Articles

From the CEO: Levers and Catalysts

Paul Bernstein
It is a long time since I formally studied science, and I continue to be fascinated by how terms from basic physics and chemistry are appropriated for metaphoric use in our daily life. Over the past year, we have been in discussion with many day school stakeholders to help create Prizmah’s strategic...

From the Board: The Room Where It Happens

Lisa Coll, Gail Norry, Ann Pava
Prizmah board members Ann Pava, Gail Norry and Lisa Coll recently discussed the upcoming Prizmah Day School Investor Summit, taking place November 11-12 in Bal Harbour, Florida. Why get excited about an investor summit? Gail: It has been close to 20 years since major philanthropists who are...

How a Birthday Cake Changed Our Identity

Debby Kinman-Ford
One morning, I watched a news story about an organization in New England that made a “birthday in a box” for homeless children. I thought, “What a nice idea!” and wondered how hard it was to get that going. We reached out to the organization, but they only served their local community, far from our...
In This Issue

In the Issue: Catalyzing Resources

Elliott Rabin

“Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them; they’re not just lying around on the surface.”
Ken Robinson

This issue tells the story of the diligence and ingenuity that Jewish day schools employ to catalyze resources in support of their students. The term “resources” are often equated with funds, money. Of course, financial resources are essential for running anything, but they are only one part of the larger tapestry that comprises...

About This Issue
HaYidion Catalyzing Resources Fall 2018

This issue looks at ways that Jewish day schools find creative ways to increase and maximize their resources. In the first section, authors explore the partnerships that day schools forge with organizations in their community and beyond, to help raise money, foster teacher development, support students and cultivate relationships. Articles in the second section look at ways that schools work with the resources that exist within the school. We hope that the issue inspires you with fresh ideas for catalyzing resources at your school.

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Community Resources
Dan Ahlstrom, Beth Yeshurun Day School, Houston; Sharon Pollin, New Orleans Jewish Day School
Maury Litwack, Teach Advocacy Network; Cheryl Weiner Rosenberg, Prizmah
Student-Created Resources in Our Schools
Lanie Carter, Parent, Board Member and Marketing Chair
Jillian Bar-Or, Advancement Director
Beth DeLeo, First Grade Teacher
Dorothy Thursby, Art Teacher
Andrea Brothman, Director of Instructional Technology

Articles From This Issue

  • A Student Created Balcony Garden for the School
    Beth DeLeo, First Grade Teacher
  • How a Central Agency Can Catalyze Community Resources Effectively
    Jim Rogozen, Betty Winn
  • Collaborative Artwork: A Gift that Continues to Give
    Jillian Bar-Or, Advancement Director
  • Toronto’s Day of Giving: Raising $3M+ through “Co-Opetition”
    Seth Grauer, Daniel Held, Eric Petersiel
  • The Buddy Bench Unites Children at Recess
    Lanie Carter, Parent, Board Member and Marketing Chair
  • A Rising Tide Lifts All Ships: Day School and Temple Partnership
    Sari Laufer, Deborah Starr, Tami Weiser
  • Making Shared Classroom Space Successful
    J. M. Levine
  • The Resourcefulness of a Community Under Distress
    Dan Ahlstrom, Beth Yeshurun Day School, Houston; Sharon Pollin, New Orleans Jewish Day School
  • When Leaders Coach
    Shira Leibowitz
  • On My Nightstand
  • The Practical Problems of Resource Sharing
    Reuven Margrett
  • Reshet Roundup: The Force of Others
    Debra Shaffer Seeman
  • Creating Educational Collisions: School Partnership for Inclusion
    Rafi Cashman, Netivot HaTorah; Yaffi Scheinberg, Kayla's Children Centre
  • Spotlight on: Creating a Peak Moment: Middle School Moot Beit Din
    AARON FINKELSTEIN, MIDDLE SCHOOL RABBI
  • What the Jewish Organizational World Can Learn from the Sharing Economy
    Ari Segal
  • Research Corner: Endowments at Jewish Day Schools Have Come A Long Way
    Dan Perla
  • Net Tuition Revenue Modeling: Harness the Capacity of Financial Aid for Financial Sustainability
    DaRel Christiansen
  • On Board: Balancing the Annual Campaign and Endowment Building
  • A Primer in Campus Rentals
    David Marcus
  • Commentary: All in the Family?
  • Implementing Design Thinking in Partnership with a University
    Shara Peters, Lauren Quient
  • The Advice Booth: Getting on the Same Page With an Endowment Campaign
    Helen London
  • Schools and Camps: Partnering for the Future
    Jonathan Gerstl
  • From the Board: The Room Where It Happens
    Lisa Coll, Gail Norry, Ann Pava
  • Collaboration for Transformation: Young and Old
    Tammy Keces
  • From the CEO: Levers and Catalysts
    Paul Bernstein
  • How a Birthday Cake Changed Our Identity
    Debby Kinman-Ford
  • In the Issue: Catalyzing Resources
    Elliott Rabin
  • Building Community and Kindness
    Andrea Brothman, Director of Instructional Technology
  • Partnering to Access Government Funding
    Maury Litwack, Teach Advocacy Network; Cheryl Weiner Rosenberg, Prizmah
  • A Redesigned Beit Tefillah
    Dorothy Thursby, Art Teacher
  • Forming a Jewish Network of Schools: A Future Learning Environment for Pupils, Teachers and Robots
    Kirsten Jowett, Alan Capper