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Fundraising & Development, Governance, School Policies and Procedures
During my 30 years as an educational administrator and, most recently my 15 years as head of Denver Jewish Day School, I have come to appreciate the board and the lasting impact that an outstanding board can have on a school...
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Fundraising & Development
Recognizing the profound impact that day schools have on the vibrancy and vitality of a Jewish community, we aim towards creating a day school system which is affordable and sustainable and offers an excellent education. Our...
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Fundraising & Development
As Jewish communal leaders, we have a shared, sacred obligation to ensure that future generations have the resources to shape the future of our Jewish world and ensure our Jewish communities flourish. Each one of us is the...
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Fundraising & Development
Endowments are no longer a luxury, but rather a critical component of every school’s financial stability plan. Building an endowment, to provide a consistent source of annual funding for your operations, takes planning and...
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Fundraising & Development
Teachers truly provide some of the most formative influences in our lives. As both a school administrator and the proud parent of three alumni of Golda Och Academy (GOA), I have experienced firsthand the incredible dedication...
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Fundraising & Development
When faced with running a school during a pandemic, most of our school’s actions, like every school’s, were focused on the next pivot to adjust to the changing demands of the situation. When it came to our development...
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Fundraising & Development, School Policies and Procedures
It was spring 2020, and Covid-19 was running rampant in Los Angeles. Schools, both public and private, had closed their buildings, and many had moved to online education. The timing of the pandemic coincided with re...
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Fundraising & Development, Teaching and Learning
With a background in developmental psycholinguistics and as a Jewish day school parent, I have spent the last 40 years preoccupied with the state of Hebrew teaching and learning, especially in day schools, throughout North...
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Fundraising & Development
By Amy Adler and Dan Perla Over this past year, Prizmah’s work in the area of school advancement shifted to meet the urgent needs of the field during the pandemic. Much of our work was in response to supporting schools to...
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Fundraising & Development, Recruitment and Retention
Storytelling. It's a big idea. The theme of the 2017 Prizmah Conference was "The Power of Story" because stories are meaningful. Stories captivate our attention, play to our emotions. Stories are how we understand ourselves...