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NextGen Presentation: What is jewish education 12.16.13

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Presentation on Jewish Education in Metropolitan Detroit for Federation's December 16th NEXTGen Board meeting

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NextGen Presentation: What is jewish education 12.16.13

  1. 1. Jewish Education in Metropolitan Detroit Jeffrey Lasday Director, Federation’s Alliance for Jewish Education “You shall teach them diligently to your children” Shema
  2. 2. What is Our Jewish Education Experience? 1. Did you attend a Jewish Preschool? Yes ___ No ____ 2. Did you ever attend: A. Hebrew or Sunday School ____ B. Jewish Day School ____ C. Neither ______ D. Both ______ 3. Did you go to a Jewish Overnight camp? Yes ___ No ____ 4. Did you participate in a Jewish youth group? Yes ___ No ____ 5. Have you ever been to Israel? Yes ___ No ____ 6. What is your highest level of formal Jewish education? (Congregational school, Hebrew school, day school or college) A. I have never studied in a formal Jewish education setting/classroom ___ B. Preschool ________ C. 3rd grade ________ D. 7th grade (Bar or Bat Mitzvah) ________ E. 10th grade ________ F. 12 grade ________ G. College Judaic/Hebrew courses ________
  3. 3. Jewish Federation annually invests close to $8 MILLION in Jewish Education Why?
  4. 4. 1. Jewish Education is a Core Jewish Value “You shall teach these words diligently to your children. You shall recite them at home and away from home, when you lie down at night and when you rise up in the morning.” Mission Statement of the Jewish People: The Shema There’s a reason he’s called, “Moshe Rabainu”, Moses our Teacher
  5. 5. 2. More Jewish Education = More Jewish Involvement
  6. 6. More = More More Jewish education leads directly to: • Stronger Jewish identity • More giving to Jewish causes and organizations • More participation in Jewish organizations • More practice of Jewish rituals at home • Stronger connections to the Jewish people
  7. 7. What is Jewish Education?
  8. 8. What is Jewish Education? Jewish education is . . . . . Formal • • • • Hebrew/Religious School Day Schools Preschools Adult Education Classes Informal • • • • Camp Youth Group Israel In the home
  9. 9. 2012-13 Snap Shot of Jewish Education • Early Childhood 13 Schools = 1,148 children • Congregational Schools 17 Schools = 3,119 children • Day Schools 6 Schools = 1,983
  10. 10. Federation Funding for Jewish Education Provides • Scholarships for children to attend day school, congregational school, camp and Israel programs • Support for children with special needs • Professional development for Jewish educators • Innovation funds for rethinking Jewish education for 21st century learners
  11. 11. Jewish School Enrollment Trends 2001 - 2013 ENROLLMENT COMPARISONS OVER 12 YEARS 9,000 TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS 8,000 8133 7249 6988 7,000 6690 6404 6330 6250 3409 3218 3119 6,000 5,000 4919 3924 4,000 3819 3631 3,000 2061 2066 2035 1926 1908 1153 1259 1134 1133 1087 2,000 1,000 0 YEARS 1932 1180 1983 1148 TOTAL EARLY CHILDHOOD ENROLLMENT TOTAL CONG. SCHOOL ENROLLMENT TOTAL DAY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT TOTAL ENROLLMENT
  12. 12. Enrollment by Denomination 12 Year Comparison 2001-2002 993 12% 1444 18% 3829 47% 1867 23% 2012-2013 972 16% 2824 46% 1721 28% 640 10% TOTAL REFORM ENROLLMENT TOTAL REFORM ENROLLMENT TOTAL CONSERVATIVE ENROLLMENT TOTAL CONSERVATIVE ENROLLMENT TOTAL ORTHODOX ENROLLMENT TOTAL ORTHODOX ENROLLMENT TOTAL NON-DENOM. ENROLLMENT TOTAL NON-DENOM. ENROLLMENT 8,133 TOTAL STUDENTS 2001-2002 6, 250 TOTAL STUDENTS 2012-2013
  13. 13. NUMBER OF STUDENTS TOTAL EARLY CHILDHOOD ENROLLMENT 2012-2013 550 500 450 400 350 300 250 200 150 100 50 0 0 TOTAL EARLY CHILDHOOD ENROLLMENT 2012-2013 TOTAL ENROLLMENT 410 225 Day Schl 393 78 111 167 1,148 EARLY CHILDHOOD 225 DAY SCHOOL-K 141 CONG. SCHOOL-K 1,514 POTENTIAL ENROLLMENT 3,800 355 141 Cong 44 CURRENT MARKET PENETRATION 39%
  14. 14. 2012 -13 TOTAL ENROLLMENT BY GRADE CONGREGATION & DAY SCHOOLS GRADE PRE K-12 600 523 234 172 143 70 34 Pre K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 26 163 227 291 5th 6th Grades 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 340 274 NUMBER OF STUDENTS 500 36 65 400 300 200 100 0 BLUE = 5,102 ENROLLED RED = 2,598 NOT ENROLLED
  15. 15. Program Overview FedEd Adult Jewish Education Jewish Experiences for Families Alliance for Jewish Education Educational Services Opening the Doors Special Needs Education Policy, Planning and Innovation for Change Total Alliance Budget 2013-2014: $2,723,924 Direct Service: Students, Teachers, Families: 9,000 people
  16. 16. School Services • Helping schools define their vision for excellence in Jewish education and then helping them reach their goals through providing consultation and resources • Services include curriculum development, teacher training, and strategic planning
  17. 17. Policy and Planning and Innovation for Change • Federation’s “R & D” for innovation and change in Jewish education • Strategizing for how to best invest $8 million in Jewish education • Exploring how to best serve the Jewish educational needs of the community
  18. 18. Opening the Doors Special Needs Jewish Education Opening the Doors enables over a 1,000 children with special needs receive a Jewish education.
  19. 19. jfamily Detroit Jewish Family Education “Educating a child without educating the family is like heating a home while keeping open all of the windows.”
  20. 20. FedEd annually provides quality adult Jewish education to over 1,000 students.
  21. 21. Florence Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning • “Melton is my two hours each week of pure Jewish learning. No homework, no tests, no papers. I just show up and listen to amazing instructors whose knowledge seems endless…It is the highlight of my week.” – Amanda Warner • Providing adult learning for the wondering Jew
  22. 22. “With great power comes great responsibility!” (for Jewish learning)
  23. 23. What “Jewish” knowledge and skills does a person need to posses in order to be a “Formidable” Jewish leader? If you could spend some time expanding your own Jewish knowledge, what would you like to learn more about? “Don’t worry about preserving your traditions, let your traditions preserve you” Native American Saying

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