Podcasts - Current
The PEJE Podcast consists of special content to complement our e-newsletters, such as interviews, expanded articles, moderated discussions, and "how to" guides. They can be listened to directly from the website or downloaded onto an mp3 player. To suggest a topic, please contact the Communications Assistant.
April 2010, Using a Coach
Wondering what working with a coach is really like? Listen to Ida Crown Academy Board President Michelle Friedman, Coach Marcy Balogh, PEJE Associate Program Manager Adrien Uretsky, and Strategy Manager Sharon Haselkorn discuss the benefits school leaders can derive from coaching. Their conversation highlights the coach's role in ongoing support, what working with a coach is like, the strong relationship between the coach and the client, and the reciprocal learning that takes place.
Order the PEJE Guide to Coaching for more information on deciding if your work could benefit from working with a coach, or contact the Leadership Line for a no-cost, one-hour conversation with a coach.
Duration: 22mins 09secs | File size: 2.7MB
January 2010, Using the Compass to Guide the "Bus"
Listen to PEJE staff Jill Goldenberg, Bonnie Hausman, and Matt Brown discuss an excerpt from The Leader's Compass: Journeying with Vision, Wisdom & Focus. Their conversation centers on page 18 of the publication, which addresses the need to make sure the "right" people are filling the "right" positions at a Jewish day school.
Duration: 28mins 38secs | File size: 3.3MB
November 2009, Day School Blogging
Blogs (web-logs) are a unique and high-impact communication tool for day schools. They provide a forum for conversation with community members; give school leaders a venue to share their personal, yet still informative, thoughts; and add real marketing value to the school. Day school bloggers Anne Greenspoon and Hallie Schein of the Shoshana S. Cardin School, Jack Sholkoff of Kadima Hebrew Academy, and Debbie Butler and Deb Frockt of the Seattle Jewish Community School discuss their experiences; to listen to the full recordings of those interviews, visit the PEJE Blog . If you are interested in starting a blog of your own, read the following articles and visit the following websites:
Should Every Head of School Be Blogging?
So You Want to Start a Blog for Your Admissions Office
A Beginner's Guide: How to Blog for Your Organization
Nonprofit Technology Network
Nonprofit Marketing Guide
Duration: 20mins 37secs | File size: 2.4MB
August 2009, PEJE's New Direction
In the first PEJE Podcast of the school year, Executive Director Rabbi Joshua Elkin elaborates on PEJE's exciting new direction and explains why it will bring Jewish day schools to a new level of excellence. He also previews what the day school field can expect in the 2009-2010 year. For background, read Josh's letter to the field sent in June
Duration: 13mins 4secs | File size: 1.5MB
Field-Wide Conference Calls
May 2010, The Jewish Communal Responsibility for Education
What role does the community have in securing Jewish education for students who can't afford it? Based upon Professor Jack Wertheimer's provocative article in the March issue ofCommentary, "The High Cost of Jewish Living," this Virtual Assembly Session will address loaded topics and preview the community-level thinking that will be a key component of the 2010 Assembly.
Featuring Jack Wertheimer, Professor of American Jewish History at the Jewish Theological Seminary; Meyer Denn, Executive Director of the Center for Jewish Education in Dallas; and Jaynie Schultz, Director of the Howard and Leslie Schultz Family Foundation. Hosted by PEJE Executive Director Rabbi Josh Elkin.
Duration: 56mins 20secs | File size: 6.5 MB
February 2010, Do Communities of Practice Yield a Good Return on the Investment
Have you ever wondered what the impact of a Community of Practice is? This webinar is appropriate for anyone interested in understanding the value of Communities of Practice. If your organization sponsors or is considering sponsoring a Community of Practice—or if you are a member of a PEJE CoP—be sure to listen to the audio and read the PowerPoint. An innovative approach to the 2008-2009 Evaluation of PEJE CoPs used a Tracer Study to document the way knowledge introduced through a CoP was promulgated to multiple school leaders.
Do Communities of Practice Yield a Good Return on the Investment
Duration: 59mins 50secs | File size: 6.9 MB