Jewish Day School Principals Take Part in On Campus Chinuch Recruitment at Yeshiva University
Jewish day school principals and administrators from across North America convened at Yeshiva University on November 15 for a day of On Campus Chinuch [education] Recruitment. The event, organized by YU’s Institute for University-School Partnership, a division of the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration, in conjunction with the Center for the Jewish Future, was generously funded by the Jim Joseph Foundation as part of the Jim Joseph Foundation Education Initiative.
Educators spent the day networking with their peers, touring the YU Manhattan campuses and interviewing both Yeshiva College and Stern College for Women students interested in exploring careers in Jewish education.
“This is one of several efforts to professionalize the field of Jewish education,” said Scott J. Goldberg, PhD, director of the Institute for University-School Partnership. “Our best and brightest students should not only be recruited by the top accounting and business firms on campus but also by the day schools that are at the center of Jewish communities around North America.”
The day also included a professional development workshop with Dr. Jeffrey Glanz, Raine and Stanley Silverstein Chair in Professional Ethics and Values at YU, on “Cutting Edge Strategies for School Wide Improvement” and a Chinuch Job Fair, attended by more than 100 students.
“These students are on the cutting edge of how kids learn today,” said Dr. Roni Raab, head of school at Miami Beach’s RASG Hebrew Academy. “They are hungry for, and excited to, educate and inspire the next generation of Jewish children.”
Rabbi Avery Joel, dean of students at Cleveland’s Fuchs Mizrachi School, was equally impressed. “It was inspiring to see some of the future stars of Jewish education. YU students represent the values that we seek to inculcate in our students. They serve as wonderful role models for our students as to how to live lives full of kedusha [sanctity] while engaged in, and positively influencing, the rest of the world.”
To learn more about the Institute for University-School Partnership visit www.yu.edu/schoolpartnership.