Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Soar or Sink

At the recent PEJE Assembly, AVI CHAI's Executive Director, Yossi Prager, shared the foundation's articulation of why we are so invested in day schools and overnight camps, asking for their reaction to this formulation.

What do you think? Does it resonate for you? Do you think it will resonate with others?

We believe that the intensive and immersive Jewish education provided in Jewish day schools and overnight summer camps provides the foundation for an energizing nucleus of young people who will lead the Jewish people intellectually, spiritually, communally and politically in the 21st Century.

Does it soar or does it sink?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Your input is critical to our collective success. Please help us, and one another, consider three issues that are currently receiving particular attention at AVI CHAI:


  • What is the best way for schools to engage day school alumni, both to extend the impact of their years of education and to draw on alumni as potential funders?
  • How can the field accelerate the journey of day schools into the digital age, in which virtually all students already have handheld computers as part of their cellphones?
  • How can we all encourage the ongoing development of a sufficient supply of effective and Jewishly-inspiring day school leaders?


We hope that you will share your ideas with us and one another, so that the conversation, building comment upon comment, will provide the field with the guidance necessary to achieve our shared goals.