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Supporting Jewish Diversity

Roni Ben-David, Lauren Cook, and Yael Krieger write about creating support structures that encourage Jewish diversity in the latest issue of Prizmah's HaYidion.
Roni Ben-David (Director of Social Justice & Inclusion), Lauren Cook (Dean of College & Gap Year Advising), and Yael Krieger (Director of Educational Support) co-wrote an article about "Creating Support Structures for Jewish Diversity" and reference the methodology of how we implement these support structures at JCHS, published in this Prizmah:CJDS Hayidion digest.

"Jewish schools, as identity-based schools, and their leadership, can fall into the trap of assuming students share experiences based on a shared Jewish identity. This blind spot can compromise a climate of inclusion and interfere with student learning. Too much focus on unity can come at the expense of recognizing difference and acknowledging diversity within the community."

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