Samis Blog

January 29, 2021

Winning It Together

Winning It Together Local Jewish day schools went against the grain and opened in person while public schools stayed remote. None to date have become super-spreaders. […]
November 6, 2020

The Time is Now for Future Planning in Jewish Education

An Existential Crisis for Jewish Schools By Melissa Rivkin & Ariel Lapson It’s not easy to plan decades into the future when the moment we’re in […]
November 6, 2020

Samis Grants $768,000 in Response to COVID-19

*Jewish Agency beneficiary receiving laptop to study at home during COVID-19 pandemic in Israel. Photo credit: Peggy Peyker SAMIS GRANTS $768,000 IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 The […]
September 10, 2020

It’s an old-growth forest. It’s also home to a Washington school’s first foray into outdoor learning amid COVID-19.

By Hannah Furfaro Seattle Times staff reporter Education Lab is a Seattle Times project that spotlights promising approaches to persistent challenges in public education. It is produced in partnership […]
May 12, 2020

Strong Distance Learning Programs Can Build Community Connections

May 12, 2020 – When Governor Inslee’s March 12 COVID-19 announcement prompted school closures across Washington State, distance learning took on immediate importance. Schools, teachers, parents […]
May 1, 2020

Getting Rid of the Grand Gala: Lessons for the Field

By Deanne Etsekson and Melissa Rivkin Over the past week in Seattle, fundraising galas, dinners and luncheons have been cancelled at a dizzying rate due to the […]