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Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education Names Jill Goldenberg New Executive Director

Seasoned PEJE Executive Tapped in Board Decision Boston, MA – May 5, 2015 – The board of directors of the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) has named Jill Goldenberg its new Executive Director. “For years, Jill has provided a wealth of skills and talent to PEJE and the day school community,” stated board …

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Focus on the Family*

At PEJE, we think about schools. We think about communities. We think about the field. Each is critical to our work, and essential to support Jewish day schools across North America. But really, we’re trying to help families. In all of the talk of strategy, of flipping forward, of communities as ecosystems, of sustainability, we …

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Building and Managing Your Endowment: A Critical Resource for Jewish Day Schools

To best serve their stakeholders (parents, students, alumni, faculty, professional staff, and volunteer leaders) at Jewish day schools, nonprofit professionals must continually evaluate endowment-building programs. As you are involved with a Jewish day school, have you and other leaders prioritized endowment-building efforts? If not, you are committing a serious and dangerous strategic error; ignoring this …

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MATCH 4 Helps Jewish Day Schools Raise Nearly $10 Million In Donor Funding

The following is a guest post by Dan Perla, AVI CHAI’s program officer for day school finance. It is crossposted on the AVI CHAI Foundation Blog. The results of MATCH 4[1] are in and the numbers are impressive. Consider the following statistics: 119 Jewish day schools have received $9.7 million of gifts, including approximately $2.8 million …

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Need Some Free, Private, Helpful, Encouraging JDS Advice? Get on Line: The Leadership Line!

Do you recognize the name Shulamith Elster? The name might seem familiar—if you’ve ever rung up the Leadership Line (LL), PEJE’s coaching service. The LL provides the day school field with a free one-hour phone call with an experienced day school coach. She’s one of those who answer the Leadership Line calls, and she’s walked …

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Hitting the Mark in Development by Marking Donors for Life

Don’t look now, but there’s a growing prevalence of “ink”—on all segments of the population! Nowadays people across the age, income, education, and race spectrums sport tattoos. On TV, professional athletes in skin-revealing uniforms display muscled arms covered from wrist to shoulder. At my hair salon, mother and daughter stylists sport designs at the ankle. …

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Sure, Everyone SAYS Communities Should Support day Schools, but Who’s Actually DOING It?

We spend a lot of time learning here at the Affordability Knowledge Center. We learn about how day schools are taking on the affordability challenge. We learn, and we share. Share and learn. And so on. Today we’re sharing the first Affordability Knowledge Center White Paper. What’s a White Paper? For the Center’s purposes, a …

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