Foundation for Jewish Camp, Nadiv Program
In 2010, the Foundation for Jewish Camp, The AVI CHAI Foundation, and the Jim Joseph Foundation began working collaboratively on Nadiv, a ground-breaking initiative that created six new positions for Jewish experiential educators that are each shared by a Jewish summer camp and a Jewish school. The purpose of the program is to demonstrate how Jewish educational institutions collaborating in this way might measurably improve the quality of the educational experiences they provide to the young people they serve.
In September 2012, six talented Nadiv educators began working in dual roles in their camps and schools, leveraging their unique skill sets and beginning to share practices. While still in its early stages, Nadiv is exhibiting potential as a sustainable model of collaboration that other camps and schools could seek to emulate.
These evaluation memos from BTW informing change chronicle the formation and early implementation of the new Nadiv program – and openly discuss successes, challenges, and lessons learned. The memos will inform the foundations as well as other Nadiv participants and stakeholders as the Nadiv initiative continues to develop.