Samis Blog

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 […]
January 22, 2020

Samis Foundation Master Teacher Award Recognizes Exceptional Excellence in Jewish Education

January 22, 2020 – For the first time in five years, the coveted Rabbi Dr. William H. Greenberg z”l Master Teacher Award has been awarded by […]
November 4, 2019

How Travel to Israel Helps American Teens Connect with Jewish Roots

By Samis Foundation November 4, 2019 – Teens wrestle with questions of identity every day. Questions range from what to wear and what music to listen […]
May 3, 2019

3 Families, 3 Stories: Jewish Day School in Seattle, Washington

Three local families wished to send their children to Jewish schools to teach them about the Jewish religion, history and culture, and ensure they received a quality general studies […]