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Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in Jewish Education | Celebrating Excellence and Innovation in Jewish Education

Inspired Education

At Annual Awards Event, Three Jewish Educators are Recognized for Vision, Impact and Excellence

Eli Evans, left, Chairman of the Board of The Covenant Foundation, with the recipients of the 2015 Covenant Award, Michelle Shapiro Abraham, Amy Meltzer, and Dr. Sandra Ostrowicz Lilienthal.
Washington, DC, Nov 8, 2015—Three exceptional Jewish educators received The Covenant Foundation’s 2015 Covenant Award today, honored for their dedication, inspiration and vision by hundreds of thought-leaders, colleagues, philanthropists, students, family and friends, who gathered at the Foundation’s annual awards dinner.[More]

SPECIAL PROJECT Sight Line is a digital journal brought to you by The Covenant Foundation. It is intended to offer more information for and about the field of Jewish education in its broadest definition, to evoke conversation, and to create an opportunity for action.[More]

Covenant in Action

Jewish Museums Help to Repair a Fractured World

SLIDESHOWSep 10, 2015—Jewish museums, and those highly influenced by Jewish content, are moving far beyond their traditional roles as mere frontal presenters of history and collections.[More]

Bringing Mussar to the Masses

Sep 10, 2015— Have you heard? We’re just days away from the September 18 th global premiere of The Making of a Mensch, the newest film by Covenant Foundation grantee Tiffany Shlain and her team at Let It Ripple: Mobile Films for Global Change. [More]


Profiles in Great Teaching

Find inspiration and information in these profiles of our most recent Covenant Award recipients. Click here to find additional films and here for slideshows and multimedia presentations. Don’t miss our 18th anniversary publication, A Covenant of Dreams, celebrating in words and pictures the glorious work of those who received Covenant Foundation grants and Covenant Awards during our first 18 years.

Our News

Nov 8, 2015

Five Emerging Jewish Educators Receive 2015 Pomegranate Prize for Exceptionalism and Promise

Five innovative and outstanding emerging Jewish educators are the 2015 recipients of The Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize.[More]

Community News

Nov 11, 2015

InHEIRitance Project: Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets are on sale now for the Minneapolis inHEIRitance project shows! A collaboration spearheaded by performer and playwright Jon Adam Ross and funded by a Covenant Foundation grant, the project promises 5 pieces of theater in 5 cities in three years. Rooted in the stories of our biblical patriarchs and matriarchs, and with a process that includes text study, workshops, and the personal...[More]
Nov 11, 2015

Shababa of the Heart: A Concert

Join Karina Zilberman, 2012 Covenant Award Recipient and director of the Shababa Network at the 92Y and Rebecca Schoffer, 92Y Director of Family Engagement, for this joyous and interactive family concert, as they perform songs off their new album,  Shababa of the Heart ! “Karina and Rebecca’s fresh, soulful and energetic style of Jewish music will have your family singing, dancing,...[More]

Past Award Recipients

Misha Gabriel Avramoff

Misha Gabriel Avramoff

Misha Gabriel Avramoff was born to a Sephardic family in Sofia, Bulgaria, and, like many children of the Jewish middle class, attended a Catholic school. He spoke Bulgarian with his parents,...[more] Learn about more Past Award Recipients