Avi Chai

  • Key findings of the Avi Chai report on young Jewish leaders

    Sociologist Jack Wertheimer released some preliminary findings Monday morning of a report that the Avi Chai Foundation has commissioned into young Jewish leaders. A team of six researchers studied Jews aged 22 to 40 who serve as Jewish leaders — defined as those who have spearheaded new Jewish initiatives, direct existing mainstream Jewish organizations or… More ▸

  • Avi Chai produces new data on day schools

    The Avi Chai Foundation released the preliminary key findings of its 2008-09 census of American Jewish day schools. Among the findings of the survey conducted by Marvin Schick: There were 228,174 students enrolled in day schools, an 11 percent increase from 2003-04. Orthodox day school enrollment continues to grow: Over the past decade, enrollment in… More ▸

  • Nextbook becomes Tablet

    Nextbook, the online the nonprofit publication financed by Mem Bernstein (she of the Avi Chai Foundation), relaunched its redesigned, revamped Web site today. It has a new name tabletmag.com. The new product, which is edited by former Forward arts editor Alana Newhouse, will still focus on Jewish culture and literature, but it seems the staff… More ▸

  • Is a new big Jewish foundation on the rise?

    That the Tikvah Fund gave a $4.5 million grant to Princeton University could be a fairly significant development – if it means that there is another big Jewish foundation on the block. Tikvah has been around for a while. It was started in the early 1990s by Zalman Bernstein – yes, the same Zalman Bernstein… More ▸