Size Matters

Summer 2014

Size Matters

About This Issue
HaYidion Size Matters Summer 2014

In the Jewish day school ecosystem, schools can range from a few dozen students to more than a thousand. How does school size impact education, school governance and administration? Articles in this issue address a range of challenges and successes found in small day schools, while looking at the issues large schools face as well.

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Articles From This Issue

  • Dear Cooki
    Cooki Levy
  • Sizing Things Up: Two Leaders of Large Day Schools Share What Works
    Shana Harris and Cathy Lowenstein
  • Small School Bigger Job
    Elaine Cohen
  • Financial Challenges and Opportunities for Jewish Day Schools in Small Communities
    Daniel Perla
  • 18: The Chai Year Transitioning from Growth to Sustainability
    Tal Lewin-Wittle and Rachel Sobel Bearman
  • Promoting Federation-Day School Collaboration to Address Sustainability in Smaller Communities
    Mark L. Goldstein and Marilyn Forman Chandler
  • Creating an Organizational Ecosystem
    Andrew Davids and Ethan Tucker
  • Making the Most of Technology in Small Schools
    Russel Neiss
  • Jewish Learning for What?
    Jonathan Woocher
  • A Small Jewish Community and Its Day School: A Jewish Social Contract
    Joshua Elkin
  • A Small Jewish Community with a Big Educational Impact
    Raquel Katzkowicz
  • Meeting a Need by Addressing Special Needs
    Interview with Ilana Ruskay-Kidd
  • A Primer for School Growth
    Daniel Alter
  • A School Grows in Washington: Insights on Opening a Second Campus
    Ronit Greenstein
  • Endowment: A Strong Base of Funding for the Future
    Lynn W. Raviv
  • From the Editor
    Barbara Davis
  • Tuning the Choir: The Multicampus School
    Geoff Cohen and David Ginsberg
  • Small Schools, Big Challenges, Bigger Opportunities
    N. Shira Brown
  • Leading Large Jewish Day Schools: Seeking Answers Together
    Mitchel Malkus