By COLlive reporter
Over 20 principals, educators and administrators from Jewish schools across the country visited Lamplighters Yeshivah in Crown Heights, last week.
The cohort is part of the Doctorate in Education program at Yeshiva University’s Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration.
The group gathers together a couple times a year to learn, meet and visit exemplary schools in their communities – and for their most recent school visit, the program leaders chose Lamplighters Yeshivah in Crown Heights.
“We’re honored for the opportunity to share our work and proud such an esteemed group found so much value in our beloved school community,” shared Yocheved Sidof, Lamplighters co-founder and Executive Director.
The groups spent considerable time observing Lamplighters’ preschool and lower elementary classes as well as participating in an in-depth presentation by Morah Rivkah Schack, Lamplighters’ Head of School, on Whole Systems Learning.
“Lamplighters marries well the hard and soft sciences of education. It was clear that a lot of thought that goes into every decision, and that choices are made based on real data,” Mrs. Leah Shollar, Director of General Studies, Girls 1-12, Yeshiva Schools of Pittsburgh.
“At the same time, the Chassidic heart of your school’s philosophy is beating strong at the core of that, too. There was a sense that children were growing into independent and enthusiastic learners — a skill and mindset that will carry them through life.”
Dr. Rona Novick, Dean of Azrieli, wrote: “Thank you for letting us learn with you and from you. A truly en’light’ening day and we look forward to more opportunities to share visions and passions.”