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A philosophy which fosters Whole Child Educational Development—coupled with the programs of data-driven educational decision-making, individualized instruction, and building a stronger Jewish community—develops students who value confidence, leadership, a love of learning, and a sense of responsibility.

Dan Ahlstrom, Ed.D.

HEAD OF SCHOOL

dahlstrom@byds.org

During my time in Jewish Day School education I have had the opportunity to work with many outstanding individuals and have had great experiences leading a school within a religious context of morals, ethics, and values. I have found Independent Day School success (both secular and religious) is directly proportional to the school’s ability to serve the unique needs of its community.

Teachers and administrators need to have the freedom to listen, gather information, and make decisions that are in the best interest of their students. Parents and students need to feel they have the freedom to be able to discuss their needs, goals, and hopes in an atmosphere of respect and
kindness.

I love working at a Beth Yeshurun Day School because it affords me the opportunity to help young people realize their potential.

As an annual fundraiser, Dr. Dan happily participated in a dunk tank competition. Student after student aimed for the red bullseye to Dunk Dr. Dan in 500 pounds of water.

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Beth Yeshurun not only provided me with an excellent early education, but I was also exposed to teachers who taught...
2017-03-13T11:54:16+00:00
Beth Yeshurun not only provided me with an excellent early education, but I was also exposed to teachers who taught and reinforced fundamental Jewish values...
Throughout my education at BYDS, I was surrounded by a warm and nurturing environment that fostered a love of learning...
2018-07-03T03:12:44+00:00
Throughout my education at BYDS, I was surrounded by a warm and nurturing environment that fostered a love of learning in a wide variety of Jewish and secular areas.
My favorite subject is Judaic Studies. Look – I’ve got friends at every school around this area, but the way...
2018-07-03T03:17:50+00:00
My favorite subject is Judaic Studies. Look – I’ve got friends at every school around this area, but the way we do Judaics makes Beth Yeshurun perfect for me.
The teachers I’ve had have all made learning fun…They simplify the more complicated concepts and make them easier to understand.
2018-07-03T03:19:20+00:00
The teachers I’ve had have all made learning fun…They simplify the more complicated concepts and make them easier to understand.
BYDS more than educated me, it helped shape my character. Jewish day school’s influence reaches far beyond the years we...
2018-07-03T03:20:29+00:00
BYDS more than educated me, it helped shape my character. Jewish day school’s influence reaches far beyond the years we spend at school.