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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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Sunday, January 19 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Board Leadership Institute: Sunday Workshops

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Choice of 3 workshops for day school boards and lay leaders.
  • Stepping Out of the Box Without Getting Burned: Mitigating risk while being innovative  (Morgan Room)

Orlee Turitz, RAVSAK

Explore how the world has changed to become a place where innovation is no longer optional but a required component of any organization, including schools. Yet we want to be sure we are not impulsively chasing the “shiny new thing” but are using innovation to achieve our school’s goals.  We will talk about measured, mitigated risk and the process to embrace change with comfort.

  • Complexities of Inclusion (Logan Room)


Day schools are increasingly faced with the opportunities and challenges of serving a diverse group of learners, who have special educational needs. In this session we will explore the role of a Board in setting school policies as they relate to full educational inclusion. What considerations does a Board need to evaluate and plan for? How can a board balance approach financial and administrative concerns without overstepping their governance function?

  • HOS Support and Evaluation: How do our Jewish values inform this critical board role? (LaGuardia Room)

Dr. Bruce Powell, New Community Jewish High School

One of the primary roles of a board is to support and evaluate their head of school. Despite the acknowledged necessity of the task, boards often find it difficult to effectively and appropriately provide the level of support a Head needs or the kind of helpful criticism that can allow them to do their jobs better. How does a board accomplish this task and how can our Jewish values guide us in how we conceive of this important relationship.

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Bruce Powell

Head of School, New Community Jewish High School
Dr. Bruce Powell is founder and current Head of School of the New Community Jewish High School (NCJHS) in West Hills, California. In addition to NCJSH, he has helped to found, develop, and lead two other Jewish high schools in the Los Angeles area over the past 30 years including the Milken Community High School, and Yeshiva University of Los Angeles High School. He has also consulted on the development of 23 Jewish high schools in cities... Read More →
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Orlee Turitz

Project Director for Sulam 2.0, RAVSAK
Orlee R. Turitz is RAVSAK's Project Director for Sulam 2.0. She also serves as Managing Principal of Orlee|Golden, a leadership coaching, facilitation and training firm. She was the Director of the Jewish Leadership Institute and lead professional for Leadership Development at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. She has an Executive Leadership Coaching practice and lectures on Jewish textual analysis and spiritual growth as well as... Read More →

Sunday January 19, 2014 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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