Time

Spring 2020
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Time

Featured Articles

From the CEO: Standing Together While Apart

Paul Bernstein
Schools are virtual time machines, and Jewish day schools are a model possessing the most sophisticated settings. In one classroom we immerse our students in the past, train them in ancient languages like Aramaic, and introduce them to legal texts from the Roman period, while in the next one over...

From the Board Chair: Hands on the Present, Eyes on the Future

Yehuda Neuberger, Prizmah's Board Chair
It is important that Prizmah practices what it preaches. We expend great effort in developing and supporting leaders, arguing that they must be capable of pivoting quickly in response to changing circumstances, while maintaining Jewish day schools as relevant, resilient and dynamic organizations. In...

Resetting the Clock

Tikvah Wiener
I write this article about time as we are all on coronavirus lockdown, when time has come to be something weird and strange. Jokes abound about canceling the days of the week, since it’s starting to feel as if each week is one long day. But this time spent apart from normal time allows us to think...
In This Issue

In the Issue: Time

Elliott Rabin, Editor

.לכל זמן ועת לכל־חפץ תחת השמים

A season is set for everything, a time for every experience under heaven.

Kohelet 3:1

Magazines, like schools, undergo planning a year in advance. When we planned for this issue on the theme of Time, we naturally had no inclination that the world would be plunged in the middle of a pandemic at the time of publication. Perhaps we should have renamed the issue Timing, according to the old expression: Timing is everything. With no other issue has that been...

About This Issue
HaYidion Time Spring 2020

This issue looks at ways that school stakeholders experiment to use their time more effectively or in service of particular goals. Time is considered one of the “commonplaces” of education, something assumed to be as unchanging as the classroom walls and the sports field. There are the daily schedule, weekly schedules, and annual calendars; calendars for development, admissions, sports, assemblies, and more. And then COVID-19 burst into our lives, ripping up all of those calendars, throwing our best-laid plans out the window and challenging us to recreate them as best we can, in the eye of an ongoing storm.

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Prizmah Features
Yehuda Neuberger, Prizmah's Board Chair
Amy Adler, Director, Enrollment Management, Prizmah
Adele Yermack, Shira Heller, Yael Steiner, Matt Williams

Articles From This Issue

  • In the Issue: Time
    Elliott Rabin, Editor
  • From the CEO: Standing Together While Apart
    Paul Bernstein
  • From the Board Chair: Hands on the Present, Eyes on the Future
    Yehuda Neuberger, Prizmah's Board Chair
  • Getting Rid of the Grand Gala: Lessons for the Field
    Deanne Etsekson and Melissa Rivkin
  • School Schedules that Reflect Values and Priorities
    Lena Kushnir
  • The Advice Booth: Making Virtual Recruitment Real
    Amy Adler, Director, Enrollment Management, Prizmah
  • What If? Teaching Young Children Skills for Their Whole Lives
    Jessica Kohn
  • Time Out Puts Learning In
    Nina Bruder and Fayge Safran Novogroder
  • Prioritizing Parent Engagement
    Michelle Barton
  • If Not Now, When: Connecting Jewish Concepts of Time to STEAM
    Vanina Sandel and Zvi Weiss
  • Creating Times for Spiritual Connection
    Jethro Berkman
  • Commentary: Leading Like Firefighters
  • Z’man Ivri: Jewish Time, Jewish Tongue
    Jeremy Benstein
  • TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS FOR FRAZZLED DAY SCHOOL HEADS
    Ari Segal
  • Prioritizing Time on the Board
    Gail Berger
  • Preventing Teacher Burnout: Use Your Time Where it Really Matters
    Faun Zarge
  • Where Does the Time Go for Jewish Day School Leaders?
    Arielle Levites, Tamar Rabinowitz, Suzanne Mishkin
  • Resetting the Clock
    Tikvah Wiener
  • Time Management as a Tool for Confronting Academic Pressure
    Brett Kugler
  • Jewish Identity: Goal or Mirage of Jewish Education?
    Interview with Jon A. Levisohn and Ari Y. Kelman
  • On My Nightstand: Brief Review of Books that Prizmah Staff Are Reading