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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 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
My Community: Define the concept of "Community" in your day school

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"Community” is one of the buzzwords in Jewish education that demands clarification if it is to be real hallmark of our schools.

What visions for thriving Jewish communities do Jewish community day schools deliver? Are the "communities" that we build and nurture in our schools able to be sustained beyond our school walls? Our mission statements tend to focus on success at the individual level, defined by the academic achievements and values of our graduates. But how do we prepare, empower, and inspire students to build the Jewish communities of the future?

This session is designed for all stakeholders in a school, to clarify the “big picture” of what the school is trying to achieve and create a roadmap for a thriving Jewish community that goes beyond identity and continuity.

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Noam Silverman

Principal of Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
Noam Silverman is Principal of Hebrew and Jewish Studies at Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School in Palo Alto. Noam received rabbinic ordination through Yeshivat Har Etzion and a Ph.D. in philosophy of education from Stanford University where he was a Wexner Graduate Fellow. He is passionate about pluralism, progressive education and the creative tensions inherent in utopian educational visions and pragmatic implementations.
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Miriam Heller Stern

Dean, Graduate Center for Education, American Jewish University
Dr. Stern is the Dean of the Graduate Center for Education. Previously, she served as Director of Curriculum and Research and Coordinator of the Teaching Certificate program for Orthodox teachers. She has been a Lecturer in Education since 2005, teaching on curriculum development, reflective practice, practitioner research and social foundations of education.   An alumna of the Wexner Graduate Fellowship, Dr. Stern has served in... Read More →

Sunday January 19, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Kennedy Room Westin LAX

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