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Monday, March 18 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Day School Affordability

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As increases in day school tuition continue to significantly outpace inflation, innovative schools and communities are making dynamic change in the field to address this critical need, and other challenges to making Jewish education affordable for all. This panel reviews the state of the field, looking closely at a multi-school pilot project in L.A., and the efforts underway nationally and locally that are changing the culture of Jewish day school to increase resources and drive sustainability. We'll explore community funds, endowments, blended learning, and interventions to address the squeeze felt by middle-income families.


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avatar for Charles Cohen

Charles Cohen

Manager, Jewish Day School Affordability Knowledge Center, PEJE
Charles Cohen manages the Jewish Day School Affordability Knowledge Center at the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE). A strategic planner with experience building relationships between and among day schools, synagogues and central education agencies, Charles served as planning manager for Jewish continuity at the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh before coming to PEJE. Over the past year he has written white papers... Read More →
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Daniel Held

Daniel Held is a doctoral candidate in education at JTS and a Wexner/Davidson Graduate Fellow. He coordinates the educators' track at Yeshivat Chovevei Torah, is a senior associate at Rosov Consulting, and consults independently to a wide range of educational and communal institutions. Daniel served as director of student activities at TanenbaumCHAT, Toronto's community high school, and as a senior educator at Brandeis University's Office of High... Read More →
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Miriam Prum Hess

Director, Center for Excellence in Day School Education, BJE: Builders of Jewish Education
Miriam Prum Hess is the director of the Center for Excellence in Day School Education at BJE: Builders of Jewish Education. During her eight-year tenure, she has worked with 39 Los Angeles day schools to make Jewish education more affordable and sustainable, establish operational and educational best practices, and develop joint purchasing/cost cutting initiatives. Miriam also created JkidLA/Concierge Program, enabling families to navigate and... Read More →
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Dan Perla

Program Officer--Day School Finance, AVI CHAI Foundation
Dan Perla is a program officer in day school finance at the AVI CHAI Foundation. where he 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 increase day school affordability. He comes to the foundation after 18 years in the financial world, as a... Read More →


Monday March 18, 2013 10:45am - 12:00pm
Oakhurst Room Beverly Hilton

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