JDS-21: Jewish Day Schools of the 21st Century Evaluation Report

By Pearl Beck, Jacob B. Ukeles, Ron Miller

AVI CHAI Foundation, Ukeles Associates, August 2003

JDS-21 is a three-year project, implemented by Hebrew Union College in 8 liberal Jewish day schools. It aims to bring about significant cultural and paradigm shifts in the participating schools through self-reflection, Jewish text study, and the identification of the school's core Jewish values. To date, the greatest success of JDS-21 appeared to consist of its ability to inspire and motivate the participants to make the school more "Jewish" by implementing the core Jewish values. However, the limited number of people it reached tempered the success of this JDS-21 component. According to this evaluation, to be successful, JDS-21 will need to devise better strategies for involving the broader population of parents and faculty. It is recommended that a shorter, streamlined, and more focused version of JDS-21 be implemented.

Topic: Organizational Development, Educators, Jewish Content, Day Schools, Liberal Judaism, Education, Program Evaluation, Outreach, Identity Formation, Teachers, Values

Funder: Avi Chai Foundation

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Beck, Pearl. Ukeles, Jacob B. Miller, Ron. JDS-21: Jewish Day Schools of the 21st Century Evaluation Report. AVI CHAI Foundation,Ukeles Associates. August 2003: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=10794


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