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Prizmah Thought Leadership, Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures, Teaching and Learning
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At Prizmah’s Head of School Retreat earlier this spring, consistent with all we have heard since the pandemic, school leaders unanimously voiced their most pressing need: “More teachers,” we heard from schools across North...
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Prizmah Thought Leadership, Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures, Teaching and Learning
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A teacher pipeline issue is emerging, not only in the world at large, but in the yeshiva and Jewish day school field. School and field leaders are struggling with recruiting, training and retaining talented educators. As a...
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Research, School Policies and Procedures, Teaching and Learning
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Following discussions within Prizmah’s Head of School Reshet regarding the adjustments and planning processes that schools are undertaking for their annual Israel trip amidst the conflict in Israel, a brief survey was...
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School Policies and Procedures, Teaching and Learning
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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
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Like many community Jewish day schools around the country, at Portland Jewish Academy (PJA) we don’t always have uniformity of opinion about Israel among our kehillah, especially amongst our parent/guardians, faculty and...
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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
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With so many Jewish day schools and yeshivas welcoming temporary Israeli transfer students into their doors, we invited four schools to describe how they supported these students during this time of great stress and trauma.
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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
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In the aftermath of the unprecedented events that transpired in Israel last October, our school community faced the harsh reality that the safety and security of our students, staff, and faculty required immediate attention...
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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
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In the face of a chilling declaration by Hamas, designating Friday, October 13, as a “Global Day of Jihad” and a “Day of Rage,” our community at Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy (HBHA) in Kansas City transformed a potential day of...
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Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
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These are dark times. But in the midst of these difficulties, our children are experiencing a revitalized sense of Jewish pride. Asking “What do our kids need to know now?” can help ensure that they have the Jewish confidence...
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Mental Health, Professional Leadership, School Policies and Procedures
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Tragic events, whether personal, national, or global, evoke responses which psychologists refer to as stages of grief (after Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’s book On Death and Dying). For heads of school, the ways in which we publicly...