Prizmah Research

At Prizmah, we believe in the power of data-informed decision-making.

Our Knowledge Center collects and houses data, research and resources for and about Jewish day schools and yeshivas. To support field leaders, we conduct original research, gather and share data, report on Jewish day school trends, and partner with organizations to further important research in Jewish day school education.

Prizmah Publications

Salary Data Bank (Updated Annually)

This salary bank is a compilation of salary data from multiple sources on various positions

Enrollment Pulse Survey Report, December 2022

Prizmah’s Enrollment Pulse Survey December 2022 reports on Jewish day school and yeshiva enrollment trends

Year in Review: Data & Reflections on Jewish Day Schools & Yeshivas 2022

High level review of 2021-2022 school year trends.

Development Pulse Survey Report: Annual Campaign & Endowment Trends March 2022

This pulse survey report explores FY21 and FY22 development trends and the state of Jewish

Enrollment Pulse Survey Report, October 2021

Enrollment trends across the United States and Canada, from the school year starting Fall 2019

Seizing the Moment: Transferring To Jewish Day School During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Landmark study on Students who Transferred to JDS during the Covid pandemic. 

A Year In Review: Data and Reflections on Jewish Day Schools and Yeshivas: 2021

This report examines how Jewish schools performed during the pandemic year, with sections on learning

Development Pulse Survey Results, March 2021

Pulse survey results that provide a profile of Jewish day school development in the 2019-2020

Jewish Day School Boards: Snapshots of the Field, March 2021

Snapshot of data collected through the Board Self-Assessment (BSA), a tool designed for Jewish day

Fall 2020 Enrollment Survey Results, November 2020

Pulse survey results on how COVID-19 has impacted Jewish day school enrollment for the 2020-2021

Lay Leadership Full Study, Executive Summary and Data Informed Framework for Board Leadership, September 2020

This study, Unlocking Leadership: Obstacles and Opportunities for Improved Day School Volunteer Leadership, seeks to

Fall 2020 Planning: Second Pulse Survey Report, August 2020

Pulse survey results on how COVID-19 is impacting Jewish day schools.

Fall 2020 Scenario Planning Survey Report, May 2020

Pulse survey results on scenario planning for Fall 2020.

Thought Leadership: Hebrew Education, 2019

White paper on the reasons why Hebrew education is central to day schools and often

Learning Leadership Landscape: Experiences and Opportunities for Jewish Day School Personnel, 2017

This report focuses on critical questions related to learning opportunities available to day school leaders

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Data and Analysis for School Leadership (DASL)

Prizmah and NAIS have joined forces, enabling the Prizmah Network of schools to utilize the Data and Analysis for School Leadership (DASL) tool to generate fieldwide data and customized benchmarking reports in the areas of expenses, revenue, tuition, financial aid, enrollment, and fundraising.

School leaders are able to generate actionable data related to all aspects of school operations, including tuition, financial aid, admission, enrollment, salaries, and more. The tool allows for annual data collection, longitudinal reporting and easy-to-configure customized benchmarking reports to compare your school’s figures to national or regional trends and to a comparison group of schools that you choose.

You will be able to compare financial and enrollment metrics to other Jewish day schools, which can help you set goals, assess your progress, and make data-driven decisions.

Time frame: Data Collection June-November 2022
To participate, contact Odelia Epstein at

Other Research on Jewish day schools & Yeshivas

CASJE Jewish Educators Survey
The Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE), a research center located at George Washington University, is leading a multiyear, comprehensive research project addressing the recruitment, retention, and development of educators working in Jewish settings in North America. This study, CASJE Career Trajectories Study, is funded by the William Davidson Foundation and the Jim Joseph Foundation. As one component of the project, CASJE has partnered with The Greenberg Team to administer the CASJE National Jewish Educator Census, which will estimate how many people are employed in the formal and informal Jewish education field in the United States. Because Jewish day schools and yeshivas employ a large percentage of Jewish educators, your school’s contribution to the data is vital to the success of this study. The census asks about your school, your school’s staffing in 2019, and a few questions about changes and needs due to COVID-19. 

CASJE is collecting this data to better understand who works in Jewish education, how that is changing, and to inform funders how to best support Jewish education and Jewish educators during these challenging times.

Schooling from a Distance

A study on high school students’ experience of remote learning since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. This  study, supported by the Jim Joseph Foundation, was designed to help schools learn about their students’ academic and social-emotional experience of “schooling from a distance.” 
The research bulletin is available: Has Remote Learning Set Back Jewish Day School Students?

Upcoming Workshops and Series

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