Category Archives: Day Schools

All Things to All People?

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October 1, 2001

Yossi Prager One of the more interesting recent develop-ments in day school education is the large number of new schools that aim to serve a broad spectrum of Jewish families. Most of the non-Orthodox elementary schools – and 10 of the 12 non-Orthodox high schools – that opened in the past decade are trans-denominational (sometimes More »

A Vision for Day School Excellence

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October 1, 2000

Joshua Elkin In 1978, when I was 29 years old with little experi-ence in school administration, I was given the privi-lege to head the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston, a then 17-year-old Conservative movement day school. At the time, the school was temporarily renting a public school building from the City of Newton; More »

The Meaning of Pluralism for Jewish Education

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October 1, 2000

Peter Geffen Contemporary Jewish life often hears the word “pluralism” and assumes it to refer to the re-lationship (or lack of it) between different strands of Jewish religious life. Although we do encourage what we might call this “sociological pluralism,” the Abraham Joshua Heschel School in New York City is far more concerned with allowing More »

What Is the Real Vision of Excellence?

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October 1, 2000

Svi Shapiro It is hard not to be impressed by the record of Jewish day school expansion that Rabbi Joshua Elkin describes. There can be little doubt that this growth has brought a Jewish experience to many thousands of children who would, otherwise, surely have had little contact with Jewish tradition. I myself am the More »

A Vision for Day School Excellence

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October 1, 2000

Joshua Elkin Day Schools as Organizations of Jewish Learning Michael Zeldin The Jewish day schools of the 21st century will be unlike the day schools we have come to know in the last several decades. They will serve new kinds of students, face new challenges, and as a result provide new opportunities. But will day More »