We know that each and every school is unique.

Prizmah members receive personalized customer service, advice, and support through one-to-one contact with one of Prizmah’s School Advocates. Our School Advocates are skilled day school professionals and lay leaders with expertise in different ideologies, school types, and issue areas.

When you join Prizmah, you’ll be matched with a School Advocate whose professional experience is aligned with your school’s identity and priorities. As your primary point-of-contact with Prizmah, your School Advocate will work with you to identify your needs, connect you with the right mix of Prizmah and other resources to address those needs, and offer ongoing support.

School Advocates also facilitate Prizmah’s affinity groups, ensuring that within each school’s ideology or identity—PARDES, RAVSAK, Schechter, or Yeshiva Day School—affinity group members can access relevant guidance and resources.

Prizmah’s School Advocates and affinity groups will ensure that your school has:

  • an advocate who deeply understands your religious affiliation or role within multiple ideologies/affiliations;
  • access to a community of peers who share your school’s religious affiliation, practices, or identity; and
  • a safe space to discuss complex issues affecting your type of school

Whether or not your school was a member of a particular legacy organization, you are welcome to request membership in the affinity group(s) that most closely align with your school’s philosophy and practice. Schools have total discretion in defining their affiliation(s), needs, and interests—and will determine for themselves which affinity group(s) best meet their needs.

Reshet PARDES: This affinity group is a space where the PARDES School Advocate, Traci Stratford, will join all schools interested in discussing the aspects of Jewish day school education specific to Reform day schools. All schools that self-identify as Reform day schools and/or embody significant aspects of the Reform day school educational and religious philosophies are invited to join. Not sure this is the group for you? Please contact Traci Stratford to learn more.

Reshet RAVSAK: This affinity group is a space where the RAVSAK School Advocate, Amy Wasser, will join all schools interested in discussing the aspects of Jewish day school education pertaining to Community Day Schools. All schools that self-identify as Community Day Schools and/or embody significant aspects of Community Day School educational and religious philosophies are invited to join. Not sure this is the group for you? Please contact Amy Wasser to learn more.

Reshet Schechter: This affinity group is a space where the Schechter School Advocate, Chaya Friedmann, will join all schools interested in discussing the aspects of Jewish day school education pertaining to Schechter schools. All schools that self-identify as Schechter schools and/or embody significant aspects of the Schechter educational and religious philosophies are invited to join. Not sure this is the group for you? Please contact Chaya Friedmann to learn more.

Reshet Yeshiva Day School: This affinity group is a space where the Yeshiva Day School Advocate, Shira Heller, will join all schools interested in discussing the aspects of Jewish day school education specific to Yeshiva day schools. All schools that self-identify as Orthodox day schools and/or embody significant aspects of Yeshiva day school educational and religious philosophies are invited to join. Not sure this is the group for you? Please contact Shira Heller to learn more.

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Interested in joining Prizmah?
Submit your school’s Membership form here.
Contact Robin Feldman, membership@prizmah.org, 646-975-2803, with any questions.

Access to the Reshet group platforms, Member Directory and Online Day School Search tool will be available in January 2017.