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March Newsletter: From our CEO

I write this on the heels of the inaugural Prizmah Conference, where more than one thousand of our colleagues joined together to learn, share, and experience the next chapter of the North American Jewish day school community’s story. Writing in The Jewish Week, Gary...

JDS Stories: All Inclusive

“If 20% of our American population has special needs, can we afford to continue to exclude this significant segment of our Jewish community in our schools, synagogues, and programs?” This question, posed by Shira Ruderman, Director of the Ruderman Family...
Mindfulness as School Practice

Mindfulness as School Practice

A Conversation with Oakland Hebrew Day School’s Tania Schweig In this fast-paced world, more and more people are discovering a need to reconnect with their surroundings by becoming active observers and listeners in their own lives. This is also true in the education...

Reflections of a Head of School coach

Being a Head of School (HoS) isn’t easy. After all, today’s Heads are charged with creating and maintaining relationships with the teachers, students, parents, and board members; engaging in donor relations; and ensuring academic excellence, all while providing strong...

The Value of Data

School leaders need to make numerous decisions every single day and rely on having a full picture of what is going on in their schools to inform these decisions. Our partners at Measuring Success, a firm dedicated to helping foundations and nonprofits do better with...

January Message from Paul Bernstein, Prizmah CEO

As we approach the Prizmah Conference in early February, we are anticipating the learning, connections, and insights that will emerge from our three days together in Chicago. The buildup to the conference comes as we read the early parshaot in the Book of Shemot. This...