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                                                                                               August 2015
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JData is currently gathering 2014-15 data from part-time schools across the U.S. and Canada. Be certain your school is counted.

The 2015-16 profile forms will be available on Sept. 1.

Day camp data collection expands nationally this fall and begins Sept. 10.
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Double your impact. Every gift to JData in 2015 will be matched dollar for dollar, up to $100,000, thanks to the generosity of the Jim Joseph Foundation.




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Note from the Director

Amy Sales
As summer slides into autumn and Elul calls us into Tishrei, Jewish camps close their books on Summer 2015 and schools open their doors to new and returning students.

At JData we review last year's findings and launch a new year of data collection, once more extending our longitudinal view of the field.


Financial Sustainability:
A JData Benchmarking Project

In order to assess their financial strength, schools need to keep track of their own data and to benchmark these data against those of other schools. To this end, JData undertook a financial sustainability benchmarking project in 2014-15.

The results presented below help Jewish day schools see where they stand in the field and rate their own performance against others'. They can see what is possible and desirable. They may find things to celebrate, and they may find areas for improvement.


JData in Action:
Using JData to Inform Day School Policy

Dr. Harry Bloom By Dr. Harry Bloom, PEJE
I was recently asked by a board-appointed committee of a large, respected day school to help assess the school's financial aid program. The program had been experiencing a consistent increase in the percentage of families requesting and receiving aid. The size of financial aid awards was growing as well.

As I thought about how to help them assess the situation, a number of questions came to mind.


Day School Executive Salaries

A common question in the Jewish day school world concerns executive compensation. This information is needed by many people, including boards that are hiring new executives, heads of schools who are negotiating their contracts, and financial managers studying their school's personnel costs.

Check out JData's newest report on top professional salaries to see if your school is in line with other Jewish day schools.


News from JData

Nate Vaughan
  • Nathan Vaughan has joined the JData team as research specialist for JData's community partners. Nate is a recent graduate of the Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program with a Masters in Public Policy. He will be working with local communities on data collection, reporting, and usage.
  • JData Help has been updated with additional information on how to get the most from the JData system.

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