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Posted on
07 October 2014

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Exciting and Funded Opportunity for Jewish Educators!

Facing History and Ourselves is excited to invite you to our online course, Holocaust and Human Behavior for Educators in a Jewish Setting. Starting October 20th, you can progress at your own pace as you examine the range of choices that led to the failure of democracy in Germany and ultimately to the persecution of millions of Jews and other targeted groups. Join us as we explore how history is shaped by hatred, indifference, and denial, as well as by caring, compassion, and responsibility.

In this course, you will: 
• Engage in activities including reviewing source materials, watching video clips, journaling, and participating in facilitated online discussion forums
• Investigate the connection between Jewish history and identity, the moral questions inherent in everyday life, and how we as individuals and members of groups can make a difference in the world today
• Learn multidisciplinary pedagogical approaches for teaching a course on the Holocaust that is grounded in the study of Jewish ethics and values
• Participate in a live conference call with a Holocaust survivor
• Receive free copies of Facing History and Ourselves: Holocaust and Human Behavior and The Jews of Poland
• Have the opportunity to earn graduate credit (additional fees apply).

Click HERE for more details and to register!

Thanks to a generous grant from the Claims Foundation, participants in this online course will have the $300 course fee waived and will only need to pay the $50 registration fee. 

For more information, please contact: sara_bellin@facing.org

Posted on
01 October 2014

Lower School Psychologist - Temporary Leave Replacement (October 2014 - January 2015)

- Facilitates and interprets psycho-
educational/neuropsychological evaluations and educates
faculty on the needs of students
- Creates, implements, and tracks comprehensive
intervention plans for students in collaboration with the
student support team
- Supports students as they build social skills and
develops the tools for emotional management
- Plans and implements school-wide community-building
programs, in accordance with the school’s Jewish mission
- Collaborates with and provides consultation to school
leaders, teachers, and parents on matters regarding the
healthy development and well-being of children as they
develop independence, on matters affecting student
development and progress, and in determining appropriate
intervention plans
- Participates in school-based support team meetings to
gather information about student progress and assist in
developing program recommendations
- Ensures the use of data-driven decision-making
- Infuses a psychological framework into the school
experience and culture
- Plans and provides high-quality counseling services to
- Serves as a member of the Lower School Leadership Team

- Doctorate in psychology, licensed (or license-eligible)
psychologist or other related credentials
- Experience with a variety of psycho-educational and
behavioral assessment tools, including cognitive testing,
academic achievement testing, behavior rating scales, and
objective and projective emotional and personality
assessment instruments
- Excellent listening and communication skills
- Strong collaboration abilities
- Organization, efficiency, and ability to self-manage to
meet deadlines
- Dedication and passion for our school’s mission,
professional standards, and values
- Relentlessness in the pursuit of creative planning for
student success
- Commitment to multi-disciplinary integration and

For more information, please contact: jobs@schechterwestchester.org

Posted on
27 August 2014

Established Jewish Community Day School Seeks Head of School

Friedel Jewish Academy, a growing Jewish community day school
celebrating its 50th year, seeks an impassioned Head of School to take
us to the next level.  You must be a confident leader who inspires our
exceptional teachers and attracts and retains our families, an
enthusiastic Jewish educator whom students regard as approachable and
caring, and a collaborator who works well with multiple constituencies:
parents, teachers, Board members, donors, Federation, area synagogues,
and the general Jewish community.

Friedel is a K-6 elementary
school in Omaha, NE., fully accredited by the state, and employs the TaL
AM Hebrew & Heritage Curriculum.  Our students love to learn and
consistently rank in top percentiles in reading and math.  Programming
includes a science fair, band, orchestra, drama, swimming, and an
unparalleled fine arts program. Friedel has consistently produced
award-winning students, including the current State Speech Contest
Champion, a fifth grader!

These are exciting times. Friedel has
grown from 18-50 students in the past ten years. We recently expanded
our building to include a larger commons, new classrooms, and new
offices, and feel certain we have the potential and resources to
continue our growth.

Omaha is a city of opportunity and
prosperity. Everyday living is affordable and convenient. We
consistently rank at the top of national surveys for "quality of
life"(as many East and West Coast transplants can attest).

Omaha Jewish community is exceptional (jewishomaha.org) - welcoming,
cohesive and supportive -- offering a wealth of resources -- financial,
religious, cultural and recreational.

For the right leader, this
is a creative, rewarding and enjoyable career opportunity. See for
yourself.  Send your resume to friedelacademy@fjaomaha.com or mail to Friedel Jewish Academy, 335 South 132nd Stereet - Omaha, Nebraska 68154.

Elementary Education experience preferred
Jewish Day School credentials and experience preferred
A love for all things Jewish

For more information, please contact: FriedelAcademy@fjaomaha.com

Posted on
07 August 2014

Director of Special Education Junior High School

Director of Special Education Junior High School
Boys’ School Located in Passaic, NJ

Responsibilities Include:

Directing self-contained special education classroom for
grades 6th, 7th & 8th including development of modified
curriculum and mentoring of faculty. In addition,
coordinating special services for students in mainstream
classrooms for the Jr. High including interfacing with
providers, supervising staff, developing schedule and
coordinating with mainstream teachers. Parent communication
skills essential. Masters in Special Education or related
degree and prior experience required. Resumes can be emailed
to bhykop@gmail.com, or faxed 973-778-5697.

For more information, please contact: bhykop@gmail.com

Posted on
20 October 2014

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Early Childhood Special Educator

Yeshivat Noam, a Modern Orthodox private school in Paramus,
NJ, is seeking an Early Childhood Special Educator for the
current 2014-15 school year to work as a co-teacher in an
Inclusive Kindergarten classroom. Primary responsibility
will be to support a small group of Kindergarten children
who are demonstrating early signs of Language/Learning

Dual Masters degree and certification in Early Childhood
Education/Special Education (Birth-2nd grade) preferred.
Experience a plus, but recent graduates are welcome.

For more information, please contact: hiring@yeshivatnoam.org

Posted on
01 October 2014

Middle School Science Teacher Grades 6-8 - Immediate Opening

Schechter Westchester is looking for an outstanding middle
school science teacher experienced with grades 6 through 8
and with expertise in teaching earth and life sciences.
Ability to also teach physical science is preferred. The
ideal candidate is:
-Capable of creating dynamic and active lessons that engage
students in content while teaching critical skills
-Committed to scientific experimentation with authentic
real world applications
-Eager to join a professional team of colleagues committed
to the belief that middle school children need both caring
mentors and academically challenging instructors

For more information, please contact: jobs@schechterwestchester.org

Posted on
01 October 2014

4th Grade General Studies Teacher

Jewish Day School in Palm Beach County seeking experienced, creative, innovative full-time Grade 4 General Studies teacher.  Must have at least 3 years experience and a Bachelors Degree

For more information, please contact: resumes2014.15@gmail.com

Posted on
15 September 2014

High School Spanish Teacher - IMMEDATE OPENING

Schechter Westchester is looking for an outstanding High School Spanish teacher. The ideal candidate is capable of creating dynamic lessons at all levels that engage students and enable them to achieve high levels of proficiency in speaking, writing, listening, and reading, while also teaching about the culture of Spanish-speaking countries.

For more information, please contact: jobs@schechterwestchester.org

Posted on
08 September 2014

Middle School Hebrew Teacher - Maternity Leave Replacement

The Middle School of the Abraham Joshua Heschel School of Manhattan is seeking a Hebrew teacher for grades 6-8 as a maternity leave replacement. Applicants must have a Bachelors Degree and experience teaching Hebrew as a second language. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching students of all levels and abilities and with different learning styles.

‪The Heschel School is a dual curriculum N-12 Jewish community school with families from a range of backgrounds, practices and beliefs. We are dedicated to engaging students in a relationship with the language, culture, land and people of the State of Israel. Applicants are therefore expected to be passionate about language instruction as well as fostering the connection between a diverse student body and the State of Israel.

‪Please send your resume with a cover letter or email explaining your qualifications and interest in the position to Jack Nahmod, Middle School Judaics Head.

For more information, please contact: jackna@heschel.org

Posted on
27 August 2014

Deputy Head of Student Life, Moriah College, Sydney, Australia

Deputy Head of Student Life (7-12) Reporting directly to the Head of Secondary School and with a secondary reporting line to the Dean of Jewish Life and Learning, the purpose of this exciting newly created role is to take responsibility for the holistic growth and development of students in the Secondary School, developing young women and men of character. We seek to develop students with a strong Jewish Identity and values, who are innovative, resilient and empathetic, equipped with the capabilities and attitudes that will enable them to be effective and successful members of the wider community. 

Applications for this position close September 12, 2014

For more information, please contact: sharon@marlowrecruitment.com.au

Posted on
22 August 2014

HS Math Teacher

High School Math Teacher for 2014-2015

Donna Klein Jewish Academy, an independent non-profit school
for children grades Kindergarten through grade 12, is a
Jewish community day school serving families from a broad
spectrum of Jewish backgrounds and religious practices. The
school was founded in 1979 and lives its mission: To educate
our children and the greater DKJA community to be
knowledgeable and responsible citizens of the world,
committed to Jewish values and lifelong learning.

The candidate should be an experienced and degreed high
school Math teacher for Algebra I, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-
Calculus, Calculus, and Statistics. Previous teaching
experience in high school is required.

Candidate must relate well to students at all levels, work
well in collaboration with peers, puts learning first.

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to shafferk@dkja.org
or fax to 561/852-6007.

For more information, please contact: shafferk@dkja.org

Posted on
20 August 2014

General Studies Elementary Teacher

YBH of Passaic is seeking:


Afternoon General Studies teacher and an Assistant for our
elementary school division.  Fax cover letter, resume & references
to:  (973)
777-9477 or email to: gpersin@ybhillel.org


For more information, please contact: gpersin@ybhillel.org

Posted on
14 August 2014

High School Math and Science Teacher Needed

Mesivta high school in Passaic NJ is seeking a Science and Math teacher for late afternoon classes. Excellent working conditions and salary. 

Please call 845-596-8896 or send resume to: hsposition@gmail.com

For more information, please contact: hsposition@gmail.com

Posted on
14 August 2014


Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva in Edison, NJ, seeking:

-Full Time Middle School Science teacher. Teacher's certification and minimum 3 years teaching experience required. Candidate should be enthusiastic, engaging and creative.

-Part Time Art Teacher for Grades 1-8, experienced, passionate, professional, and certified, committed to developing the creative side of students. Skilled at planning educational art programs and teaching inspirational art lessons. Excellent classroom management skills.

-Part Time Music Teacher for Early Childhood through Middle School classes. Enthusiastic, experienced, skilled at creating and directing Jewish holiday and life cycle performances in Hebrew and English.

Email resume to teachingposition@rpry.org or fax to 732-572-3049.

For more information, please contact: teachingposition@rpry.org

Posted on
13 August 2014

Teacher Language Arts

Substitute Teacher wanted for long term maternity leave, Middle School Language Arts, 1:30 4:45 Mon-Thurs, 11-2 Friday. High-achieving students, collaborative faculty, in northern New Jersey. Beginning September. Competitive salary. Send resume to resumes@rynj.org.

For more information, please contact: resumes@rynj.org

Posted on
10 August 2014

F/T P/T History/English Teacher

Heichal HaTorah has a full time or part time position available in History or English for 9-10 grades. All classes are during the late afternoon hours. Excellent compensation. 

For more information, please contact: ras@heichalhatorah.org

Posted on
05 August 2014


Yeshivat Noam is looking for a full time Elementary School
General Studies Teacher. Please send your resume to

For more information, please contact: hiring@yeshivatnoam.org

Posted on
05 August 2014

5th Gr. Co-Teaching Position

Position:     Co-teaching Position -- Fifth Grade -- September 2014

Description:   K-8 student-centered Jewish Day school, is looking for a motivated and creative educator to teach in a collaborative and reflective environment. All K-5 classes are co-taught by two bi-lingual (Hebrew and English) teachers, both of whom are responsible for teaching Jewish AND General Studies.

Experience/Background:    Classroom experience preferred.  Relative Hebrew fluency required.

School Description:    Schechter Manhattan is a flourishing and growing school, with 145 students and dual curriculum in General and Jewish Studies from kindergarten to 8th grade, a constructivist educational outlook, an emphasis on menschlichkeit and personal development, and a strong culture of faculty reflection, collaboration, creativity and professional growth.

Salary:   Competitive, and commensurate with experience. Benefits included.

Contact:   Send resume to:  garypretsfelder@sssm.org,  Head, Elementary School

For more information, please contact: garypretsfelder@sssm.org

Posted on
03 August 2014

RPRY, Edison, NJ, seeks experienced Kindergarten Teacher

Kindergarten Teacher
, P/T, general studies. Knowledgeable in early childhood education; committed to
creating a warm, positive learning environment; dedicated to promoting every
child’s optimal development and to enabling children to find success by
reaching challenging and achievable goals; skilled at implementing a curriculum
that promotes successful social, emotional, physical, language, and cognitive
learning and development. Early Childhood/Elementary Education degree & K-8
teaching certification required.

Arial;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-bidi;font-weight:normal">Please send resume to:

For more information, please contact: teachingposition@rpry.org

Posted on
31 July 2014

Math Enrichment Teacher

Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey seeks MATH ENRICHMENT
TEACHER, 3rd-5th grades, PM hours only. Work with highly
motivated students and professional and collaborative faculty.
Teaching experience required. Benefits package available.
Send resume to resumes@rynj.org

For more information, please contact: resumes@rynj.org

Posted on
29 July 2014

Math Teacher, YUHSG, Queens, NY

Yeshiva University High School for Girls (Central), located in Holliswood, Queens, offers a rigorous and innovative academic program that seeks to utilize the best practices of education to inspire our students to become life-long learners.

YUHSG is seeking an experienced math teacher with proficiencies in Algebra, Trigonometry, and AP Statistics for September 2014. Experience / Masters preferred.

Please send resume and cover letter to teachyuhsg@yuhsg.org

For more information, please contact: teachyuhsg@yuhsg.org

Posted on
28 July 2014

Full Time Math Teacher

The Yeshiva of Greater Washington (YGW) is looking for an
experienced, enthusiastic, talented Math teacher for our 2014-2015 school year.  YGW is a small orthodox Jewish high school
and college program on two campuses in Silver Spring and has been serving our
community for over 50 years.

RESPONSIBILITIES: mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Teach Middle and High School
Students Math

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Observe, evaluate, report and record
students' performance

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Present subject matter to students,
using various teaching methods and technology, adjusting teaching style and
method to meet student learning style

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Communicate effectively and maintain
strong relationships with students, families and colleagues

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">The position will begin August 20,


mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Bachelor’s degree required

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Outgoing and friendly personality
with the ability to effectively manage a small classroom

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Detail oriented and organized with a
strong work ethic

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Must be comfortable and respectful
of the values in an orthodox Jewish environment

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">5 or more years experience as a
teacher in a Secondary Education setting preferred

mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">Advanced degree preferred

 To apply, send your cover letter, resume and salary
requirements (salary history is acceptable substitute), via email to ABenedick@Yeshiva.edu .  Please include “Math 2014” in the subject

For more information, please contact: ABenedick@Yeshiva.edu

Posted on
09 September 2014

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MOFET webinar: How to Innovate the Online Classroom Using Social Media Tools

Lecturer: Dr. Danny Glick
Language: English
Date: Monday, September 15 2014
Time: 22:00 – 23:30 Israel Time

Social media have revolutionized communication, business, and even the way we interact on a day-to-day basis. MOFET International’s Online Academy invites you to join Dr. Danny Glick, Director of Pedagogical Implementation at Edusoft and research fellow at the Center for Futurism in Education at Ben-Gurion University, for an interactive and engaging webinar on how social media tools can be used to innovate the online classroom. 

Participation in the encounter is free of charge, but requires advance registration. 

For more information, please contact: http://mofetinternational.macam.ac.il/itec/Pages/ITECWebinars/webinar-15-09-2014.aspx

Posted on
03 August 2014

Fall semester - MOFET's Online Academy

The next semester opens on October 26, 2014

NEW Courses:
Social Media Tools as Online Learning Environments
This course will show you how social media tools can be used to introduce innovation into the online classroom and how a course that you teach can be transformed into an online social media-enhanced course.

Becoming an Online Teacher: The Theory and Pedagogy Behind It
This course will expose you to an online environment that will enable you to experience online learning according to different learning theories and pedagogical approaches as well as supplement your knowledge about them.
Read more 

We run courses in the following programs:
Teaching Hebrew as a Foreign Language - Register Here  
Teaching Jewish Studies - Register Here  
Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Register Here

The duration of each course: 14 weeks
The price of a single course: $250
The price of a full program: $1,400
Teach in an educational institution? You may be eligible for a scholarship
Registering as a group? You are entitled to a discount

The courses are approved and supervised by the Ministry of Education in Israel.

For more information, please contact: aryebh@macam.ac.il

Posted on
20 October 2014

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Beta Bereshit in Art iBooks available from AlHaTorah.org

AlHaTorah.org is pleased to make available to educators beta copies of its Bereshit in Art iBooks, and we would be appreciative of all feedback. To obtain a copy, please contact us at: support@alhatorah.org.

To receive regular updates regarding additional new alhatorah.org resources, please subscribe at: http://alhatorah.org/About:Subscribe.

For more information, please contact: support@alhatorah.org

Posted on
20 October 2014

Free download of "Shabbat Interactive" materials

As a special service for participants in the "Shabbat Project",  Jewish Interactive is providing all the versions of Shabbat Interactive FREE for you to use to teach children ages 6 to 11 about Shabbat.

In addition, we highly recommend to download our "JI Studio" app with the newest addition of "Shabbat Collection" just in time for the "Shabbat Project".

Download details link -


Yisroel Porath 

For more information, please contact: yisroel.porath@gmail.com

Posted on
12 October 2014

Learn Chumash with Rashi and Ramban Each Week

Email LearnRashi@gmail.com (type "subscribe" in the subject line) to receive a weekly list of suggested Rashis from the Parsha on which to focus. Additionally, questions and answers will be provided to test your knowledge of these selected Rashis.

Email LearnRamban@gmail.com (type "subscribe in the subject line) to receive a weekly list of suggested Rambans from the Parsha on which to focus. Additionally, questions and answers will be provided to test your knowledge of some of these selected Rambans.

These services are provided at no charge to you. - Devora Strauch

For more information, please contact: devorastrauch@gmail.com

Posted on
05 October 2014

New MOFET International Jewish education newsletter

See our new MOFET International Jewish education newsletter with items on High Holiday learning resources, teacher education, Hebrew language education, Israel education and much more.


The MOFET Institute | The International Channel

For more information, please contact: reuw@macam.ac.il

Posted on
09 September 2014

New Shemita Guide

Dear Lookjed Community:

I have recently published a short booklet explaining the laws and concepts of Shemita in simple English. I find that for many people (especially those coming from abroad), Shemita is usually confusing, often frightening and sometimes downright overwhelming. I think it’s very sad that Jews can have negative attitudes towards such a beautiful and inspiring mitzva. As educators, we have the opportunity, and also the responsibility, to try to change that. This book is part of my attempt to work towards that objective.

The booklet, entitled The Kosher Consumer’s Guide to Shemita, is available for download from my website, here:http://rabbihaber.net/shemita. Feel free to download and distribute as much as you like. Printed copies can be ordered in bulk, at cost, directly from me.

Shana Tova!
Rabbi Alan Haber

For more information, please contact: ah@rabbihaber.net

Posted on
08 September 2014

Great new documentary for Jewish schools, synagogues and organizations

PatchWorks Films' Havana Curveball just premiered to a packed house at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and received a standing ovation. As the film launches at festivals around the world, we’re making a special offer to Jewish day schools, synagogues, JCCs, Hillels and other organizations, just in time for fall programming and lesson planning.

Havana Curveball tells the story of Mica. Enthusiastic. Idealistic. Dreaming baseball. At age 13, he is studying for his Bar Mitzvah. An earnest kid, he takes to heart his Rabbi's requirement to help "heal the world." Mica launches a grand plan to send baseballs to Cuba, a country with a mysterious pull. He knows only that Cubans lack resources and love baseball, and that Cuba gave his grandpa refuge during the Holocaust. On a hunch, his parents pick up their camera. They know the U.S. embargo with Cuba—and the complications of growing up—will throw him a curveball. To learn more about Havana Curveball click here.

“This wonderful documentary is a parable on tzedakah or 'righteous behavior'...ideal viewing for middle and high school students as well as Jewish religious school students and (especially!) their parents. May it fuel a much needed b'nei mitzvah revolution!” - Justine Shapiro, Academy Award nominated filmmaker, PROMISES

“Perfect for a kick-off to a 7th grade Bar Mitzvah year or a 10th grade Confirmation year as students, parents, clergy and teachers look for ways to make the year’s study and culminating life-cycle event more meaningful. It brings up not only the joys of doing something fulfilling…and in the process we learn some Jewish history, especially about refugees from Hitler’s Germany, as well.” - Diane Bernbaum, Former Director, Midrasha

There are many great ways your organization can utilize Havana Curveball, from regular classroom use, to launching a group service project, to creating an opportunity for intergenerational connection. Please visit our website to learn more, view the trailer, see our free classroom/discussion guide and order the DVD.

For more information, please contact: marcia@patchworksfilms.net

Posted on
31 August 2014

Free biblical fiction books for teachers and their students

In honor of the release of Ben-Tzion Spitz's new novel, Joshua: Conqueror, the publisher is offering all teachers free copies of Ben-Tzion's books for their classes (while supplies last).

The books being offered are Joshua: Conqueror, a biblical fiction novel set during the Israelite conquest of Canaan; Destiny's Call, Books One and Two, a collection of short fictional stories based on the books of Genesis and Exodus, respectively.

In order to qualify for the free books, please email the author at bentzispitz@gmail.com the following:
- Which book you want.
- Name, address and principal of your school.
- What grade you teach and how many copies you need.
- Outline of how you plan to use the book in your class.

Note: The Destiny's Call series was specifically designed for classroom use and includes Questions for Discussion for each story, to assist the teacher. Joshua: Conqueror is a pure novel, with classic fantasy elements. All the books are for Young Adults.

Links to the books:

Ben-Tzion Spitz

For more information, please contact: bentzispitz@gmail.com

Posted on
31 August 2014

New three year Jewish holiday calendar card

Hi Everyone!

I created a new, three year, Jewish holiday calendar card which I posted on my website for you to view, download or print.
The address is:

There are two image sizes and an Acrobat PDF file.

For best printed results use the Acrobat PDF file.
When printing the PDF file use the print option "fit to print margins".

Please share this message. Thank you.

Have a good day,
Jacob Richman 

For more information, please contact: jrichman@jr.co.il

Posted on
24 August 2014

Sefaria.org, a free resource for Jewish educators

Sefaria.org, a new database and interface for Jewish texts, is pleased to offer our site as a free resource for Jewish educators in all settings. Our database of texts in Hebrew and English is constantly expanding, and we continue to add new features to our website and source sheet builder, which allows people to create source sheets without copying and pasting. 

In addition, Sefaria is now looking for a few skilled educators who want to partner with our organization to optimize Sefaria for their own educational goals, and to help innovate news ways to use technology in service of a richer educational experience. Our partner educators will benefit from on-demand tech support, and we are open to building features to support their specific needs. We are particularly interested in projects that are replicable, as we intend to publish case studies detailing these experimental initiatives.

For more details, contact Sara Wolkenfeld at sara@sefaria.org.

All the best,

Sara Wolkenfeld
Director of Education and Community Engagement
The Sefaria Project

For more information, please contact: sara@sefaria.org

Posted on
03 August 2014

PEJE National Revenue Programs

PEJE is proud to announce the launch of our new National Revenue Programs with matching funds: Atidenu: our future (recruitment and retention), Governance & Fundraising Academy (GFA), and Generations National. This trio of results-oriented programs will provide schools with the knowledge and tools needed to achieve long-term fiscal strength.

The initiatives are generously co-funded by The AVI CHAI Foundation. We are honored that AVI CHAI has chosen to provide match funding to PEJE, the long-term leader in day school sustainability. The matching funds allow schools to participate in one or two programs with an automatic 50% match, once accepted and enrolled.

The programs, which will launch in Winter 2015, are focused on the key revenue sources of Jewish day schools.

Atidenu: our future, is PEJE’s premier recruitment and retention program. Participating schools will gain the skills to construct and maintain a robust enrollment pipeline. Learn more-http://www.peje.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Atidenu-7_20141.pdf

Governance & Fundraising Academy provides schools with strategic management of their fiscal health. GFA helps day schools make transformative changes to institutional advancement. Learn more - http://www.peje.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/GFA-7_20141.pdf

Generations National takes Generations—our premier, three-year, endowment-building initiative—to the next level. The goal of this muscular endowment program: to transform the way schools across the country fund their budgets. Learn more -http://www.peje.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Generations-National-7_20141.pdf

To begin the application process, click here -http://www.peje.org/grant-matching-programs-application.

For more information, please contact: solomon@peje.org

Posted on
20 October 2014

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Call for Abstracts: International Conference on Archaeology 2015

Announcement and invitation to the International Conference on Archaeology 2015

Ancient Cultures in the Lands of the Bible 
(Jerusalem, June 2015)

Call for Abstracts: The scientific committee of the conference invites experts to submit abstracts on the conference topics. The list of topics is presented on the conference web-site ARCHAEOLOGYISRAEL

More details on the conference are available on the site. For questions contact desk@archaeologyisrael.com

For more information, please contact: desk@archaeologyisrael.com

Posted on
31 August 2014

Call for Papers: HaYidion

RAVSAK: The Jewish Community Day School Network is seeking proposals for the winter issue of HaYidion. The issue theme is "Money." Articles may address any of the wide range of issues and challenges that schools confront regarding money. These may include the big items such as sustainability, affordability, and financial aid, especially from people with innovative approaches. Other possible article topics: the big picture / larger trends for day school finance; cultivating funders; foundation support; best practices for boards' fiscal oversight and for audits; foundation support, speaking to parents about money, and more.

Article topics are open to an area of your interest and research; they must be relevant to Jewish day school education ages pre-K through high school. Articles are typically 1000-2000 words, written in non-academic style (no footnotes) and offering insight and suggestions to school leaders, lay and professional, and educators. Adaptation of material previously published in academic journals or elsewhere is acceptable. Articles promoting a particular product or organization will not be published. If interested, contact Elliott Rabin at erabin@ravsak.org. Submit a brief description of topic only, not a full article. Article deadline is October 17; proposals requested by September 8.

HaYidion: The RAVSAK Journal is published quarterly for distribution to RAVSAK member schools and on a subscription basis. (Previous issues can be accessed at www.ravsak.org/hayidion.) Each issue focuses on a theme of importance to practitioners of Jewish education. The journal publishes articles by a range of authors, including scholars, outside experts, and leading educators in the field of Jewish day schools. Articles provide guidance, information and inspiration to administrators, teachers and lay leaders in Jewish day schools worldwide.

For more information, please contact: erabin@ravsak.org

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05 October 2014

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Holocaust Education – school visits from Yad VaShem educator

Anyone interested in having an experienced senior educator from Yad VaShem visit with your school's teachers to learn the Yad VaShem philosophy of teaching the Holocaust to elementary, middle school and high school students, is encouraged to contact:


I had the honor and privilege of meeting Lea this summer while participating in a ten day Seminar for Jewish educators at Yad VaShem and can tell you that she is truly an extraordinary educator with very profound understandings of the challenges in teaching and learning the Holocaust --facing both teachers and their students. Lea will be in the NYC area during November from approximately the 16th to the 23rd.

There is no charge, cost or fees whatsoever for this service. It is part of the Yad VaShem mission to ensure quality Holocaust education for future generations.


Avrom Miller

For more information, please contact: Lea.Roshkovsky@yadvashem.org.il

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05 October 2014

Gush Remote, a long-distance chavruta service from Yeshivat Har Etzion

Yeshivat Har Etzion is proud to announce Gush Remote, a new long-distance chavruta service in which you can learn with a Gush Kollel fellow via Skype, PolyCom, or Google Chat.

This will be a great way to start or refresh your relationship to the yeshiva while tapping into the tremendous resource that is the Yeshivat Har Etzion Kollel.

This is an opportunity to have a high-level chavruta to tackle some iyun or bekiut learning, or to learn an obscure masekhet that you always wanted to learn but couldn’t find an appropriate chavruta. You can also learn an area of Tanakh, halakha, or machshava that you want to delve into with a chavruta.

This is your chance to have a consistent chavruta before work, during your lunch break, or on weekends.

Why not take advantage of this offer today?

Chavrutot can be in English or Hebrew. Women: There is also an option to learn with the women in the Migdal Oz advanced Talmud study program.

Feel free to share this offer with relatives, friends, and colleagues.

Contact Yonatan Shai Freedman at YFreedman@etzion.org.il to arrange the logistics of your chavruta and to find you an appropriate chavruta for your schedule and what you want to learn.

For more information, please contact: YFreedman@etzion.org.il

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14 September 2014

Information for 2015 US Chidon HaTanach

School registration is now open for the 2014-2015 US Chidon HaTanach (Bible Contest) for American middle schools and high schools (both day schools and afterschool programs). 

This contest tests factual knowledge of specific books of Tanach. This year, we will be studying Shemot, Shmuel Alef, Esther, and Yonah (and additional selections from Trei Asar for high school students). Students in yeshivot and most Jewish Day School students are tested in Hebrew, while students who do not attend Jeiwsh Day School are tested with the NJPS English translation. Jewish Day Schools with limited Hebrew textual study may request permission to participate in English. 
Full information is available here. 

If you would like to register your school, please fill out the online registration form at http://tinyurl.com/Chidon2015Registration

Please register by the end of October. 

If you are unfamiliar with the style and level of US Chidon tests, old Chidon exams are available on our website.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. 

Rabbi Ezra Frazer 
Coordinator, US National Bible Contest 
633 Third Avenue—21st Floor, New York, NY 10017 
(212) 339-6042 [Fridays] 
FAX: (212) 339-6042 [all week] 

For more information, please contact: ezrafrazer@gmail.com

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14 September 2014

Tikvah Overseas Seminars

The Tikvah Overseas Seminars (TOS) for yeshiva, midrasha, and other post-high students in Israel is currently accepting nominations and applications for its fifth cohort of students. TOS is a unique opportunity for a select group of 30 students to engage in dialogue with leading Israel activists, rabbis, and intellectuals about central issues relating to philosophical and moral dilemmas facing Israeli society, the Jewish people, and the broader world. Scheduled speakers include Ruth Gavison, Daniel Gordis, Rabbi Yuval Cherlow, Gil Troy, Tova Ganzel, Rabbi David Stav, Micah Goodman, Yoram Hazony, Joshua Berman, and other leading figures. This year's program will be centered around two themes, "Jewish Ideals & Current Dilemmas in Contemporary Zionism" and "Political Philosophy and Biblical Values."

The program, which is fully sponsored by the Tikvah Fund, meets on Fridays and Shabbatot to avoid conflicts with yeshiva and midrasha schedules. If you know of intelligent and self-motivated students in Israel who would thrive on such a program, please send them a link to our new website, www.TikvahOverseas.org, or nominate them by contacting the program director, Rabbi Shlomo Brody.

For more information, please contact: brody@tikvahfund.org

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09 September 2014

Sparks of Eternity - a new vista in Jewish gaming

Your members may be interested in the following, free, Jewish text learning game - Sparks of Eternity. It is great for students to play alone, but in the hands of a skilled educator there are many learning opportunities (visit the website for lesson plans and ideas).

Our school is investigating how gaming enhances class learning and we'd appreciate any real life experiences of the game, as well as general feedback.

Kol tuv

Sparks of Eternity
Developed by Frankel Jewish Academy through the generous support of the William Davidson Foundation.

Discover the exciting world of Rabbinic Sages at one of the most terrifying times of the Jews - the destruction of the second Temple.
* Avoid the Jewish militants who seized control of Jerusalem.
* Help Rabban Yochanan ben Zakkai breakthrough the blockade.
* Preserve the precious teaching of the Rabbis before they are lost.
* Negotiate with the evil Vespasian who is besieging the city!
* Reveal you own inner power, collect sparks, and ensure Judaism survives.

This adventure explores the texts and traditions of the Jewish people. It is perfect for individual enjoyment or for engaging a classroom of students.
Special educational features include:
EDU-CODES: for educators to replay key dialogues with students.
GLOSSARY: for key Hebrew terms.
BIOGRAPHIES: for key characters in the game.
WEB-SITE: http://www.sparksofeternity.com for support materials to further enhance the game.

For the iPad version on the App Store Click here 
For the Windows download Click here 
For the Mac download Click here 

Rabbi Reuven Margrett
Minyan Coordinator, Rabbinics Instructor & Special Projects

For more information, please contact: rmargrett@frankelja.org

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02 September 2014

Global Day of Jewish Learning

Join a once-a-year opportunity to unite your community with hundreds of communities worldwide   through study of our shared texts. The Global Day of Jewish Learning  is Sunday, November 16th, 2014. This year’s theme is Heroes, Villains, Saints and Fools: The People in the Book. Participating in The Global Day is an easy way to offer a dynamic learning event that will create connections within your community, and connect your community with the world, answering Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz’s call to “let my people know”.

The Global Day Curriculum  is now available and comes ready-to-use with a facilitator’s guide, sourcesheets, and sessions for all ages. In addition, we provide a video class by Rabbi Steinsaltz and live online learning ("24x24 ") with leading Jewish educators from all over the world, plus marketing materials and a community resource guidebook to help you publicize and plan your event. All resources are provided free of charge to registered communities.

To get started, mark Sunday, November 16, 2014 on your community events calendar, then take two minutes to complete the registration at www.theglobalday.org/register  .

Questions? Contact Global Day Project Director Karen Sponder at212-840-1166 or karen@theglobalday.org .

For inspiration, check out the Global Day film !

For more information, please contact: karen@theglobalday.org

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02 September 2014

Areyvut: Upcoming Israel Fairs in the Greater NY area

Areyvut  is helping to organize organizing Israel Fairs featuring 30 vendors from the South. They will be held on:

September 7- Lincoln Square Synagogue- 11 am- 7 pm
September 8- Solomon Schechter Westchester Lower School- 6-10 pm
September 9- Keter Torah- 5-9 pm
September 10- JCC Staten Island- 5-9 pm
September 11- HANC Early Childhood Center- 4:30-10:30 pm
September 14- HAFTR Middle School- 9:30 am- 3 pm
September 15- Young Israel of Borough Park – 4-9 pm

Please come and show your support.

Daniel Rothner daniel@areyvut.org
Founder & Director
Areyvut, Inc.
Bergenfield, NJ 07621

For more information, please contact: daniel@areyvut.org

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31 August 2014

Shabbat program focusing on Accessibility and Sensitivity developed byMakom LeKulam

Makom LeKulam: A Place For All" works to promote an accessible society through a young leadership program of national service. Participants of the leadership program, themselves challenged with disabilities, run workshops on accessibility and inclusion in schools in the community. We believe that accessibility is not limited to people with disabilities, but describes a language and a way of life. 

Two principles underscore our workshops and programs. The first is a view of the world through the eyes of one's fellow human being. The second is openness to learning and receiving from everyone. Biblical verses and Rabbinic teachings stress the importance of these ideas. Examples include: “Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind, but fear your God. I am the Lord” (Lev 19:14). "Who is wise? He who learns from every person." "Who is respectable? He who respects others." (Avot 4:1). Perhaps the most far-reaching declaration is, "Love your neighbor as yourself" (Lev. 19:18). Rabbi Akiva contends that a major tenet of Torah is seeing the world through the eyes of the other, taking into account his/her needs the way you would want yours acknowledged. Ben Azzai suggests that the major tenet is found in the verse, “This is the book of the descendants of Adam.” Perhaps his interpretation reinforces the idea of seeing every person as an open book with a unique narrative comprised of both abilities and challenges.

Parshat Ki Tezei contains more mitzvot than any other Torah portion. Sefer HaChinuch lists 74 mitzvot – 27 positive commandments and 47 prohibitions. There are mitzvot between man and G-d, and mitzvot between man and man. The diversity of mitzvot is singularly impressive and affords us the opportunity to delve into the deeper meaning of the mitzvot. Ki Tezei includes laws pertaining to war, family, nature, and social justice. The laws and the mitzvot are infused with a profound understanding of accessibility and sensibility.

This year, Parshat Ki Tezei falls on Sept 6/11 Elul, the month of teshuva. We invite you to join in a unique Shabbat experience--a Shabbat of Ahava L’Re'echa U’makom L’Kulam. Our four suggestions at this time: a keynote speaker; a family beit midrash; a Shabbaton with another community or congregation; a committee to make the Beit Haknesset accessible.

Please contact us for the handbook that has been prepared for this Shabbat.

Every congregation will tailor the Shabbat to their community. We are sending you a handbook with a variety of ideas. Yehi razon that this Shabbat will enhance our awareness, and strengthen our commitment to one another.

We invite you to share with us your experiences from this special Shabbat:

Dr. Bryna Jocheved Levy 
Founder of the Tanach Program at Matan: Machon Torani L'Nashim, Jerusalem

Nechama Cohen nechama@mlekulam.org.il
Director of "Makom L'Kulam: A Place For All"

For more information, please contact: nechama@mlekulam.org.il

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10 August 2014

Tikvah Overseas Seminar for Yeshiva and Midrasha Students in Israel

The Tikvah Fund is pleased to sponsor a year-long seminar to promote serious thinking about the nexus of Jewish values and enduring human questions. Through presentations and retreats, the program brings together some of Israel’s finest rabbis, scholars, and activists with curious and motivated students. The program, directed by Rabbi Shlomo Brody, supplements overseas program curriculums by providing a forum for interdisciplinary study, dialogue, and camaraderie amongst a select group of students. By exposing our participants to a range of perspectives from public intellectuals and thinkers, we hope to help develop the next generation of learned and committed Jewish thinkers.

The curriculum includes lectures and readings based around central themes with a balance between sessions that focus on theoretical questions and others that discuss real-world dilemmas. The 2014-2015 (5775) curriculum will highlight two major themes:
- Jewish Ideals & Current Dilemmas in Contemporary Zionism
- Political Philosophy and Biblical Values

The first seminar will begin after Sukkot with subsequent meetings held twice-a-month until the beginning of June. The format of each seminar varies, including debates, panel discussions, and lectures. Regular sessions take place on Fridaymornings at Beit Avi Chai in central Jerusalem between 9 AM – 1:30 PM to avoid conflicting with program schedules. Three weekend retreats will take place over the course of the year. When necessary, transportation is provided to prevent conflicts with program schedules. A delicious brunch will be served at each meeting.

Students must commit to regular attendance, prepare two or three readings before each seminar, and actively participate in group and online discussions. The program is fully sponsored by the Tikvah Fund and is free of charge.

Apply at http://tikvahoverseas.org/apply/

For more information, please contact: http://tikvahoverseas.org/

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03 August 2014

Planting trees in Israel

As rockets rain down on Israel and IDF soldiers are literally risking their lives fighting Hamas terrorists, people from across the world want to help.
This is not a call for charity but a REAL program that creates facts on the ground, sends a powerful message and gets people involved.

Zo Artzeinu, the organization that has planted more fruit trees than anyone else in Israel, will be planting an orchard of 3,000 new fruit trees, in memory of Eyal, Gil-Ad and Naftali, the 3 boys who were brutally murdered. These trees will be near the site where they were murdered.

The main message of this campaign is two-fold:
1) Hamas wants to up-ROOT us from the land, we respond by planting new ROOTS in the ground
2) The murder of these 3 boys started the whole process of violence and we will show the world that their memory will last forever and will BEAR FRUIT!! We will not just use the ground for death; we will use the ground for life – new fruit trees by the thousands

Your Congregation can join others around the world and participate in this meaningful project by planting a fruit tree orchard of 100 or more trees. All trees will be planted by Jewish farmers and all Jewish agricultural halachot (laws), including Shmita will be strictly observed. A sign with your Congregation's name will be placed by your Congregation’s orchard and we will send you a picture of your orchard with the sign to proudly display. Congregation members who visit Israel will be inspired and amazed when they visit your Congregation's orchard.

Each participating member will receive a beautiful, personalized color certificate for the trees they planted, which can be dedicated to anyone, and will be mailed directly to them or anyone they wish.

An addition, Rav Yosef Eftati head of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Halacha for Agricultural Settlements בית מדרש להלכה בהתישבות and former assistant שמש to Harav Shalom Elyashiv for over a decade, known as the #1 expert on Halachot pertaining to agriculture in Israel, said that people around the world who buy trees for farmers to plant in Israel before Shmitta, are considered like partners and are mekayem (fulfill) the Mitzva of Shmitta.

We very much look forward to your participation and thank you for helping us show the world that Israel is here to stay, and we are planting NEW roots!

Please check out our website http://9nl.us/ICYahooGroups
Feel free to call me at 02-994-7621 Israel or 773-409-4846 (USA line, rings in Israel) and I will be very happy to speak to you and answer any questions you have about the program. Also, I can provide you with a Unique link so that your congregants can pay online and the tracking will accumulate all sponsorships from your congregation.

PLEASE NOTE: Tu B’Av (August 11th) is the LAST DAY permitted to plant fruit trees this year before Shmitta. Time is of the UTMOST importance. We greatly appreciate your quick response.

You can help Israel’s future by planting fruit trees today.

Hillel Levin
FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/hillel.levin.7
Israel Chesed Opportunities Job Opps in Israel

For more information, please contact: hillel.leib@gmail.com

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10 September 2014

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School Psychologist

Yeshivah of Flatbush Elementary School has an immediate
opening for a full time school psychologist. Experience
preferred. Please email resume and references to

For more information, please contact: Lwaide@flatbush.org

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10 August 2014

Join the "Statement of Concern" on behalf of Israel

The "Statement of Concern" attached below is intended as a response to the outrageous accusations of "genocide" that have been made against Israel in recent weeks.

This statement is intended to be signed by officers, board members, and staff members of Jewish organizations (including rabbis and officers of synagogues); Israel-related and Holocaust-related institutions; and Jewish Studies, Israel Studies, and Holocaust Studies programs at colleges and universities, as well as scholars in these fields.

If you have such an affiliation, and would like to add your name to the statement, please send me an email as soon as possible: rafaelmedoff@aol.com

Please be sure to indicate the institution with which you are affiliated. The disclaimer at the end of the statement makes it clear that in joining the statement, you are not speaking on behalf of your institution but are merely identifying yourself.

With thanks in advance for your support,

Rafael Medoff
The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies
Washington, D.C.



As officials of Jewish or Holocaust-related institutions, we are deeply troubled by the false accusations of genocide that have been made against Israel in recent days.

On July 9, Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas, in a speech in Ramallah, accused Israel of "committing genocide." On August 1, on Al Jazeera's English-language TV broadcast, Fatah foreign affairs spokesman Nabil Sha'ath described the situation in Gaza as "a Holocaust." Also on August 1, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan accused Israel of "Hitler-like fascism." 

The Holocaust was the deliberate, systematic mass murder of six million innocent Jews by Nazi Germany and its collaborators. By contrast, Israel is acting in legitimate self-defense against Hamas terrorism. Israel has no interest in harming innocent civilians, and indeed has done its utmost to avoid civilian casualties, whereas Hamas deliberately targets Israeli civilians. Any comparison between Israel and the Nazis outrageously distorts Israel's actions and trivializes the enormity and nature of the Holocaust.

For more information, please contact: rafaelmedoff@aol.com


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