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

Covenant in Action

The Art of the Family Meal

SLIDESHOWSan Rafael, CA, Mar 4, 2014—Family mealtime may be on the rebound. That is, if those who see it as key to Jewish continuity prevail against 21 st century forces staring them down.[More]

2013 Covenant Award Recipients

Three Jewish Educators Receive 2013 Covenant Award and are Honored by Jewish Community, Leadership

Covenant Award recipients Howard Blas, Judy Finkelstein-Taff and Zion Ozeri, with Covenant Foundation Chairman Eli Evans (second from right).
VIDEOSLIDESHOWChicago, Oct 27, 2013—Three educators from across the spectrum of Jewish life received The Covenant Foundation’s 2013 Covenant Award today, honored for their commitment, vision and wide-ranging impact by hundreds of Jewish community and educational leaders, philanthropists, students, colleagues and others.[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

Feb 6, 2014

The Covenant Foundation Announces New Grants

The Covenant Foundation announced $1.6 million in new grants today as part of its mission to support and advance excellence and impact in Jewish education.[More]
Oct 28, 2013

Celebrating Educators, Longstanding and New

VIDEOHundreds of Jewish educators and communal leaders joined influential and future-oriented thinkers here for Assessing Jewish Wisdom in the 21st Century: New Frontiers, a symposium sponsored by The Covenant Foundation.[More]

Community News

Mar 7, 2014

Upon Reflection

VIDEOThere is Jewish wisdom all around us—at our dinner tables, our work places, in our synagogues and community centers. What happens when we harness that wisdom, and use it to create a piece of art?[More]
Oct 25, 2013

Early Childhood Education Professional Development Study Now Available

The Covenant Foundation is pleased to share the full report of the JECEI-Covenant Fellows Program Impact Study. [More]

Past Award Recipients

Yaakov Bender

Yaakov Bender

Rabbi Yaakov Bender was born in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn to a family that has been steeped in Torah learning and education for generations. His father, Rabbi David Bender, was the...[more] Learn about more Past Award Recipients

Rare Finds

Mar 10, 2014

Celebrate Purim with our friends from G-dcast’s fabulous new app

“G‑dcast is a new media production company – our goal is to give every Jewish child and adult the chance to learn the basics with zero barriers to entry. No matter where you live or what you know, we have meaningful and fun Jewish learning for you online.”[More]
Mar 7, 2014

Return of the Jew: Identity Narratives of the Third Post-Holocaust Generation of Jews in Poland

A new, “unexpected” generation of Jews made an appearance in Poland following the fall of the communist regime. Once home to the greatest Jewish community in the world and then site of the largest tragedy in Jewish history, today Poland is experiencing what some have called a “renaissance...[More]