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It’s 2013, Do You Know Where Your Affordability Is?

You have opinions about day school affordability. Theories, ideas, firmly held preconceptions—they are in your brain, just bouncing around. I myself am currently holding three or four impossible perspectives in my head, and it’s not even breakfast. The Affordability Knowledge Center is not just about me giving you information; it’s also about you sharing your …

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Day Schools & The Jewish Week: A Round Up

Over the last month and a half The Jewish Week has run a series of news articles, opinion columns, and letters to the editor regarding the vitality of the Jewish day school field. Here are the links, in chronological order: Can Day Schools Survive? Day Schools Valuable Day School Survival Day Schools: Don’t Panic Prognosis for Day …

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The Case for Jewish Day Schools: Toward A Bright Future

The following opinion column appeared in The Jewish Week. A provocative question is circulating in the Jewish community: Can day schools survive, given the reality of reduced philanthropic support in this economic climate? While this is a vitally important question, it misses two salient points. First, there is strong evidence that the day school field is …

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Day Schools: Can we afford (to not have) them?

That is the theme of latest issue of The Lookstein Center’s Jewish Educational Leadership, focusing, as you may have guessed, on day schools and affordability. About half of the articles online require subscription, but I highly suggest you read whichever ones you can. And you should begin with “Making the Connection between Board Leadership and Fundraising,” written by some …

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Monday Links for Late May

The Pinellas County Jewish Day School is closing its doors at the end of this school year, but a group of concerned supports are looking at opening a new school in its wake [Jewish Press of Pinellas County] In a column in the JPPC, an area rabbi writes, “This school was our communal responsibility, and …

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Weekly Links

From across the pond, a piece on the lack of evaluation of the long-term impact of Britain’s Jewish schools [The Jewish Chronicle] In keeping with the British Invasion theme, Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks writes about the power of faith schools [Office of the Chief Rabbi] eJP & JESNA’s series on Growing Jewish Education in …

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Links from Last Week

Rabbi Elchanan Weinbach, head of school at Shalhevet in Los Angeles, has suggestions for selecting the “right” Jewish day school. [Jewish Journal] On his blog, New Jersey Jewish News E-I-C Andrew Silow-Carroll discusses what he sees as the subtext in Jack Wertheimer’s Commentary article. [JustASC]

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