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Inspirational keynotes, workshops and networking opportunities for educators, administrators, board members and stakeholders of network member schools will engage participants around design thinking, school change, board development, educational leadership, innovative technologies, contemporary ideas of Jewish pluralism, Israel curricula, modes of prayer education, special needs inclusion, early childhood education and more. 

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Tuesday, January 21 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Middle Income Families: Can we adjust tuition to ease the squeeze?

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Questions about the affordability of Jewish private school remain at the forefront of many parents’ decisions about whether to enroll their children in day school. Financial challenges can be experienced acutely even by those families in the middle income brackets of their schools. In this workshop, participants who are currently experimenting with different approaches to middle class affordability will engage in a conversation designed to share their experiences, learn from one another and jointly problem solve some hurdles in their path.

AVI CHAI GREENBOOK on Middle Income Affordability

Note: This session is intended for schools who have already begun to examine these affordability questions and who want to participate in a group problem-solving learning experience. It is not intended to provide basic information about how these programs operate.

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Andrew Davids

Head of School, Beit Rabban Day School
With over twenty-five years of involvement in Jewish education and leadership, Rabbi Andrew Davids currently serves as the Head of School of Beit Rabban Day School. Ordained in Jerusalem by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, and holds graduate degrees in nonprofit management and in Hebrew literature. A graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education Principals Center Art of Leadership certificate program, Andrew... Read More →
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Jerry Isaak-Shapiro

Head of School, The Agnon School
Jerry Isaak-Shapiro has served as Jewish Education Director at the San Francisco Jewish Community Center; as Northern California Hillel Regional Director, supervising fifteen Northern California campuses; and as Associate Director for the Jewish Community Relations Committee for San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties, during which time he was the community’s media spokesperson and Middle East specialist. For ten years he... Read More →
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Balthea James

Head of School, Tehiyah Day School
Bathea James has been Head of School at Tehiyah Day School in Northern California since 2007, and was formerly Director of the Tucson Hebrew Academy in Arizona. She is proud to have helped both schools receive the National Blue Ribbon Award for academic excellence.   Prior to coming to the United States, Bathea worked at the King David School in Johannesburg, South Africa. She holds numerous degrees in the fields of Educational... Read More →
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Dan Perla

Program Officer, Day School Finance, The AVI CHAI Foundation
Dan Perla is a program officer in day school finance at the AVI CHAI Foundation. In this role, Dan oversees ongoing grant programs geared toward improving the financial viability of day schools. Through research, networking and collaborating with grantees, Dan also works on developing creative new initiatives to strengthen day school finances and increasing day school affordability. | | Dan spent nearly 18 years in the financial world. He worked... Read More →
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Moshe Vaknin

Head of School, Hebrew Academy of Morris County
Moshe Vaknin has served as the head of school at the Hebrew Academy of Morris County in Randolph, NJ, since 1996. Moshe was born in Tzfat, raised in a traditional Sephardic family, and served in the IDF during the 1982 Lebanon War. He moved to the US in 1990. Moshe is a graduate of DSLTI.

Tuesday January 21, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm
Kennedy Room Westin LAX

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