EN brings yeshiva day school Executive Directors, CFOs, COOs, Directors of Facilities, Operations, Development and other non-educational leaders together at conferences and through a Google Group to share innovative ideas to the similar challenges that each of our schools faces.
The Annual EDShare Conference will take place Monday-Tuesday, November 12-13, 2018 at the Chabad of Fort Lauderdale. It's taking place five and a half weeks after the chagim: The beginning of the year will be behind us, but it's still early enough to impact on this year. The first day is Veterans Day, when many schools have an inservice.
This year's session topics (which were chosen by prospective participants) will be: Preparing Budgets for Boards; Teacher Pay Scales; ED Work Life Balance; Educational Administration & Budgeting; Transition to a Paperless World; Private School Legal Issues; Administration & Non-Academic Staff Division of Labor; Maintaining Staff Morale; Internal & External Communications.
Thank you to our sponsors Measuring Success, Teach Advocacy Network, and Tower Furniture.
The conference fee of $295 includes includes all meals from lunch on Monday to a to-go dinner on Tuesday. Flights to Florida that week are particularly affordable, as are car rentals.
We have made arrangements at two hotels in walking distance to our conference. You may stay at either of them as many nights as you want- the rates below apply Sun, Mon and Tuesday nights;
Residence Inn by Marriot Il Lugano is on the intracostal and has 8 more rooms available at our special $189 rate, which can be reserved by next Friday, October 19. Email Tracy and mention the "Executive Directors Jewish Day School Conference".
Ocean Sky Hotel & Resort is on the beach and is offering us a deeply discounted rate of $129 per night. You can make reservations 24 a day by calling 800-678-9022, preferably by Monday, October 29. Mention the T.E.N. Conference or Group Code: “129519” .
Our most important takeaways from conferences are often from the conversations we had with colleagues between sessions. The sessions at EDShare Conferences themselves are structured as a discussion between colleagues at similar schools.
A committee of Executive Directors from throughout the country creates a list of 20 prospective topics, and participants chose the topics which they think should be discussed. Schools fill out questionnaires about their practices and policies about many of these topics, the result of which serve as the basis of the session.
The inaugural conference was held February 5-6, 2018 at the beautiful, new Katz Yeshiva High School in Boca Raton. Newspapers nationwide covered the event. The YHShare Summer Mini-Conference took place in Cedarhurst on July 18 and focused on just two topics- Financial Aid and Faculty Handbooks.
Ben Porat Yosef, Central, Darchei (Far Rockaway), Hebrew Academy (Margate, FL), HAFTR, HALB, HANC, Har Torah, Hillel Torah (IL), JEC, Kushner, Katz Hillel (FL), Katz Yeshiva (FL), Kohelet (PA), Ma'ayanot (NJ), Magen David (NY), Manhattan Day School (NY), MAY, MTA, Netivot HaTorah Day School (ON), Oakland Hebrew Day School (CA), Rabbi Pesach Raymon Yeshiva, RASG Hebrew Academy, RYNJ, SAR, Shalhevet (CA), Shulamith (Brooklyn), Moriah, TAG, Torah Academy of Bergen County, Torah Academy of Boca Raton, Westchester Day School, Westchester Torah Academy, Yavneh (Paramus), Yeshiva Beth Yehudah (MI), Yeshiva of South Shore, Yeshiva Tiferes Torah of Boca Raton, Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes (FL), Yeshiva University High Schools, Yeshivah of Flatbush, Yeshiva of Far Rockaway, Yeshivat He'Atid, Yeshivat Noam, and Yeshiva Sha'rei Zion (Forest Hills).