Day School Financial Sustainability and Affordability

This book aims to fuel and inform the increasingly urgent conversation surrounding day school sustainability and affordability with an eye towards finding pragmatic solutions. To do so, the book offers funders:

  • A survey of past, present and possible initiatives that address the challenges of day school sustainability and affordability;
  • A catalyst to the sharing and creating of innovative ideas with other funders, lay leaders and practitioners;
  • A menu of opportunities to leverage investments in the financial sustainability and affordability of Jewish day schools; and
  • Links and citations to other resources, further information and deeper research. Resources and citations are also listed at the end of each chapter.

Greenbook:Jewish Day School Financial Sustainability and Affordability 

Greenbook Webinars (all linked to chapters in the Greenbook)

Part 1:

  • Setting the stage (Chapter One) for this field (making the case for Jewish day schools, the landscape of the field, sustainability vs. affordability)
  • The challenges and possible remedies of affordability for middle-income families (Chapter Five)

Part 2

•How can schools reduce expenses without harming the quality of education (Chapter Two)
•Initiative designed to help schools determine and reach capacity (Chapter Three)

Part 3

  • Communal initiatives that can bolster long-term financial health (Chapter 4
  • Survey of the state of Jewish day school endowments and initiatives aimed at growing these funds (Chapter 6)
  • What bold ideas have not yet been tested and calls for creative and collaborative thinking about the future of day school finance (Chapter 7)