Jewish Educators and School Leaders Convene at Cutting-Edge iJED 2014 Conference
On December 22, Yeshiva University’s Institute for University-School Partnership convened a program on “Building Boards for Economic and Strategic Success for Yeshivot and Day Schools” in the Five Towns and Rockaways. The program is the sixth in a series this past year that helps schools to engage in research-based data-driven practices to improve their fiscal solvency.
Throughout North America, schools in smaller Jewish communities often struggle to find qualified teachers that will develop the next generation. A new grant from Legacy Heritage Fund Limited will address this problem by providing support to attract, train and retain more high-quality teachers for placement at Jewish day schools.
Winners of the girls’ division, L-R: Ariel Karp, third place; Gabrielle Hiller, first place; and Michal Elias Bachrach, second place.
The phenomenon of post-high school study in Israel is no longer a phenomenon. It has become a mass movement within the Orthodox community. A new Web site, www.yu.edu/cjf/gis, developed by Yeshiva University’s Center for the Jewish Future (CJF) and based on the efforts of the Orthodox Caucus, will help students and parents, and Israel guidance counselors to select the right program of Israel study from among 60 schools and to navigate smoothly through the year in Israel.
Eight professors will join a growing roster of distinguished scholars at Yeshiva University (YU) this fall – four as senior members of the undergraduate faculty, and four as members of the graduate faculty. The new appointments are part of an ongoing plan to increase the number of tenured scholars at YU’s undergraduate colleges.
At a ceremony that was at once intimate and momentous, Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, held its first commencement exercises May 29.
How do you bring a first-rate professional development program to educators in day schools from Baltimore to Seattle all in one day?
Students in Jewish day schools around the country will soon benefit from technology that will allow them to do their class work from home, the library, or any other location. The Distance Learning Project, developed by the Association of Modern Orthodox Day Schools and Yeshiva High Schools (AMODS) at Yeshiva University, is part of a broad distance-learning initiative of the university that will alter how Jewish day schools and yeshivas educate their students.