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

Covenant in Action

Wisdom in Motion: Exploring the Proverbial Proverb with Studio G-dcast

VIDEOMay 21, 2015—Three months ago, grantees and award winners from across the country met at the Covenant Foundation Project Director’s meeting to study and share myriad ways of thinking about creativity and our work in the field.[More]

Girls in Trouble: A Curriculum and Music Just Right for Shavuot

VIDEOSLIDESHOWMay 21, 2015—On Shavuot we commemorate the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai. For some, this may mean honoring the holiday by participating in an all-night study session (see the sidebar!). For others, this may mean commemorating the Festival of Weeks by eating blintzes to symbolize the passage from Exodus 3:8, “a land flowing with milk and honey.” And still for others, Shavuot might be...[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]

Click here to congratulate the 2014 Covenant Award Recipients

Inspired Education

A Fresh Look at Three Inspired Educators

VIDEOMar 19, 2015—The Inspired Educator Video Series showcases exemplary moments of the Covenant Classroom in action. The educators featured here are a sample of the many talented educators who offer insight and inspiration for those seeking to raise the quality of Jewish education.[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.

Community News

May 21, 2015

Into the Night: A Downtown Tikkun Leil Shavuot program at the 14th Street Y.

VIDEOShavuot has a few distinctive customs, but perhaps none is more known than the practice of an all-night study session, or, Tikkun Leil Shavuot . A custom that originated in 16 th century Tzfat, tikkunim taken on myriad forms today; one contemporary spin on the practice is happening in New York this year, at the 14 th Street Y on Saturday, May 23rd, from 7pm to 2am.[More]
Mar 13, 2015

The Covenant Foundation Mourns the Passing of Our Colleague and Friend Janice Silverman Rebibo z”l

We join Arnee Winshall, the staff, and the board of Hebrew at the Center in mourning the death of Janice Silverman Rebibo z”l . Janice was a caring, creative, talented, and brilliant woman who was loved and admired by all who knew her. She was a tireless advocate for all things relating to the Hebrew language who has had a profound impact on so many as an educator, writer, and friend. We...[More]

Our News

Mar 19, 2015

A Fresh Look at Three Inspired Educators

VIDEOThe Inspired Educator Video Series showcases exemplary moments of the Covenant Classroom in action. The educators featured here are a sample of the many talented educators who offer insight and...[More]
Jan 7, 2015

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]

Past Award Recipients

Yisroel Boruch Sufrin

Yisroel Boruch Sufrin

Rabbi Yisroel Boruch Sufrin
Head of School
Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy
Beverly Hills, CA

“As educators we must provide a learning environment and...[more] Learn about more Past Award Recipients

Rare Finds

Mar 18, 2015

Making Passover More Inclusive with the Gateways Haggadah

The Gateways Haggadah utilizes over 150 picture communication symbols developed by Mayer-Johnson™, the leading creator of symbol-adapted special education materials that assist individuals in...[More]
Feb 12, 2015

New Technology Enhances Depth of African-American Oral History Project

Drawing on a wealth of oral interviews collected by activist and politician Julian Bond and historian Phyllis Leffler, Black Leaders on Leadership examines the lives of prominent...[More]