Join The Conversation With Mishpacha's Weekly Newsletter



Executive Approach

Yisroel Besser

How Dennis Eisenberg is training the next generation of yeshivah administrators.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

There was a time when school happened in the classroom.Teachers taught. Children learned. And in a drafty, invisible underground office, a beleaguered fundraiser (yes, they used to call them that) worked valiantly to make payroll, call in late tuition payments, negotiate with suppliers to send more photocopy paper even though there was an outstanding balance.Somewhere along the line, things changed.The chinuch personnel are talented, the parent body engaged — and when you weren’t looking, the fundraiser climbed out of the basement, moving into a real office. In many cases, the title changed — leading yeshivos have executive vice presidents and CEOs — and with the title comes a different comportment, demeanor, and attitude.Mosdos got new faces. The meshulach in an ill-fitting suit, taking notes on scraps of discarded envelopes, was replaced by an ambassador capable of communicating with parents and donors with the eloquence of aTED star.Events such as Torah Umesorah’s President’s Conference — an upscale Florida convention for the administrators and volunteer board members of Torah schools — draw hundreds. The most capable and creative marketing professionals host conferences for executive directors, sharing insight and experience.Schools have become serious business, their finances and management conducted with the professionalism and transparency of publicly traded companies.

To read the rest of this story, please buy this issue of Mishpacha or sign up for a weekly subscription

Share this page with a friend. Fill in the information below, and we'll email your friend a link to this page on your behalf.

Your name
Your email address
You friend's name
Your friend's email address
Please type the characters you see in the image into the box provided.
CAPTCHA
Message


MM217
 
What’s in a Name?
Shoshana Friedman “What does Writer X have to say this week?”
Atonement — Fake and Real
Yonoson Rosenblum White confessionals and faux rituals
Four Walls Coming Full Circle
Eytan Kobre All the while, there’s been a relationship in the offing...
And Yet We Smile
Yisroel Besser We are the nation that toils to be happy at all costs
Out of This World
Rabbi Henoch Plotnick Dirshu Hashem b’himatzo — we are in Hashem’s company now...
Steven and Jonathan Litton
Rachel Bachrach The co-owners of Litton Sukkah, based in Lawrence, NY
Tali Messing
Moe Mernick Tali Messing, engineering manager at Facebook Tel Aviv
Sick Note
Jacob L. Freedman “Of course, Dr. Freedman. Machul, machul, machul”
Avoiding Health Columns Can Be Good for You
Rabbi Emanuel Feldman Only one reliable guide for good health: our Torah
Endnote: Side Notes
Riki Goldstein Most Jewish music industry entertainers have side profes...
Me, Myself, and Why
Faigy Peritzman Where there’s no heart and no love, there’s no point
Can’t Do It Without You
Sarah Chana Radcliffe When you step up to the plate, you build your home team
Eternal Joy
Mrs. Elana Moskowitz The joy of Succos is the fruit of spiritual victory
The Appraiser: Part III
D. Himy, M.S. CCC-SLP and Zivia Reischer Make sure your child knows his strengths
Hidden Special Needs
Rena Shechter You won’t see his special needs, but don’t deny them
Dear Wealthy Friend
Anonymous There’s no need for guilt. I am truly happy for you