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Yawn, Yawn, Yawn….Endowment?

Yawn, Yawn, Yawn….Endowment? For those of you who were at the PEJE Assembly, “endowment” was the word of the week.  If only we had been raising endowment funds for all these years like our sister independent schools, perhaps then the middle-income affordability crisis...

Back in Boston: It was an Assembly

The following is a guest post by Judy Zorfass. The Assembly … How many hundreds of thousands of times did the PEJE staff utter these words over the past year? Remarkably, The Assembly is no longer a year away, or three months away, or three days away. Rather,...

The Vision Thing

The following is a guest-post by Assembly blogger Steve Rakitt, president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. In a wide-ranging discussion on, Sunday night of the Assembly, moderated by Larry Moses, President of the Wexner Foundation, Richard Joel, President...

Sophie’s Choice

The following is a guest-post by Assembly blogger Barbara Gereboff, head of school of the Ronald C. Wornick Jewish Day School. As I sat through two different sessions during Sunday of the Assembly on sustainability, I began to feel that the choices ahead are somewhat...

Reflections on the Assembly’s Opening Plenary

The following is a guest-post from Assembly blogger Steven Lorch, head of school of the Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan. Wow! I’ve gone to a lot of Jewish education conferences over the years, and I can honestly say that I’ve never been as inspired or energized...