From the CEO: Delivering on Our Promise
From the Board Chair: Seizing the Moment
Accelerating Impact: Transforming the Field
In the Issue: Value Proposition
“Some time later, the word of God came to Abram in a vision: ‘Fear not, Abram, I am a shield to you; your reward shall be very great.’ But Abram said, ‘Oh Lord God, what can You give me, seeing that I shall die childless, and the one in charge of my household is Dammesek Eliezer!’”
In this striking passage, one of several in which Abraham argues with God, God attempts to reassure Abraham with the promise of protection and blessings. Abraham refuses to be comforted...
This issue looks at the mixture of elements, ranging from mission and leadership to curriculum and vibe, that draw people to Jewish schools. Sections explore the relationship between schools and their communities, the value that our schools provide and communicate for students and parents, and the centrality of teachers as creators and purveyors of that value. Articles balance the timelessness of Jewish education with contemporary educational, managerial and systemic trends impacting our schools and field at this moment.
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School Spread: Value Proposition Through the Eyes of New Students
From New York To Nashville
Fourth Grade, Akiva School, Nashville
This year, I moved to Nashville from the Big Apple, aka New York City, Manhattan. Everything is SO different. To start, There were around 840 people in my old public school and 100 at Akiva school. So yeah, HUGE difference. Also, we have to learn Hebrew. It’s my first language I got to study, and I am learning...